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Bertrandt is an independent and international engineering service provider with 50 years of automotive expertise. Through their development performance, the company accelerates technological progress and make a relevant contribution to a sustainable future. With cross-industry know-how and a holistic understanding of systems and products, Bertrandt creates technological solutions along the entire value chain. 

Bertrandt supports customers in megatrends such as digitalization, e-mobility and autonomous systems, mainly for the automotive, aerospace and mechanical engineering sectors, and consistently facilitate the development of tailored solutions in these areas. The company consists of more than 14,500 employees in more than 50 subsidiaries worldwide.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

We deliver comprehensive solutions to our customers throughout the entire development process and lifecycle of their products from automotive, aerospace, mechanical and medical engineering industry. The focus of our business is electronics and software, digital engineering as well as validation and testing.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

Our activity is driven by megatrends such as digitalization, e-mobility and autonomous systems. With almost 1,000 experts in Romania, we are working on international projects, mainly from the automotive and aerospace industry, offering tailored technological solutions in software development and software testing, mechanical design and project management. Our newest services relate to production optimization based on robotic installation and programming, consulting, and software development as well as cyber security.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

Bertrandt’s comprehensive range of services provides each customer with customized and all-in solutions throughout the entire product engineering process. We are a reliable partner when it comes to meeting current and future challenges across all engineering project stages. With a global engineering network, we support our customers with a pool of specialists in different locations worldwide. This is how Bertrandt leverages synergies in order to provide our highest expertise to customers no matter which industry they are from. We enable tailored developments in future-relevant fields such as digitalization, autonomous systems, connectivity and electrification. Our services consider all processes in the project phases, from conceptual design and development through to start of series production and in-series support. Furthermore, the individual development steps are ensured by simulation and validation.

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E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active? 

The market environment for R&Dservices has been encouraging recently and we benefited from an increase in project assignments and successful project acquisition efforts. However, we also realized some temporarily project postponements. The sudden discontinuation of subsidies to promote the sale of electrically powered vehicles – the so-called environmental bonus in Germany – at the end of 2023, resulted in a weaker domestoc market. In addition, the planned ban on combustion engines from 2035 on has begun to be questioned in political discussions throughout Europe. In China, the market for hybrid vehicles has been growing noticeably faster than the market for battery-only electric cars since 2023, while the market share of electrified vehicles in the USA has stagnated at below 20%. Based on this market trends, decisions regarding future R&D projects were temporarily postponed. 

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? 

Almost 90% of our revenues, representing the largest portion by far, come from the automotive sector. The key drivers of the Bertrandt business model are innovations in environmentally friendly individual mobility, automated and connected driving, and the growing variety of battery electric vehicle models. We also prioritize digitalization and resource efficiency as cross-industry megatrends. We are an active contributor to innovations both in the mobility and non-mobility sectors and never lose sight of customer needs and changing market conditions. 

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E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

We do not have our own products. Our aim is to support our customers in the development of innovative and sustainable technological solutions. The current focus is on services related to electrics/electronics and IT solutions. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

One of our main targets is to establish Bertrandt as a key engineering services supplier in different transnational projects. These projects, with a lifetime of decades should provide a strong basis for the growth of the Bertrandt Group and become a pillar of our activities.
We have extensive expertise in international and national projects. We are committed to support our customers also in their international locations and to manage projects across national borders. This enables us to deliver added value and ensure our competitiveness. Around 25% of our employees already work at international locations such as Europe, USA, China, or in our newest subsidiary in North Africa (Morocco). We expect to continue to grow above market and to further strengthen our market position organically and through acquisitions.