Hockenheim – Thermal Systems

Hockenheim is the home of Valeo’s climatic wind tunnel.

From an organizational perspective, the Hockenheim site belongs to the Thermal Systems Business Group headquartered in Bad Rodach. Around 40 employees conduct heat, cold, wind and acoustic tests here. The facility is available to industry customers for testing and research purposes all year round. Accordingly, the facility has appropriate dimensions for passenger vehicles as well as commercial vehicles and buses.

The focus at the site

Vehicle tests under difficult climatic conditions, such as cold, heat, or wind, for example for simulating traffic jams in the summer or extreme winter conditions.


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