FTE Podbořany Research & Development Centre
At the beginning of 2014, FTE Podbořany launched the activities of the Research & Development Department. This department focusses on design development and long-term testing of clutch hydraulic systems.
CAD design and long-term testing
This is focused on development of clutch systems for mechanical gearboxes. Since it is located directly at the Podbořany production plant, the designers keep in close touch with manufacturing. This is positively reflected in improved production processes as well as final products.
Testing room for components manufactured by the FTE Group
The testing room is focused on functional and long-term testing of hydraulic clutch system components, primarily clutch central switches and clutch master cylinders, at temperatures ranging from -40°C to +180°C.