- The company
KST was founded in 1967. Their first activities revolved around fuel testing. In the 1980s, this was expanded to include engine durability testing and testing of motor assemblies and components.
In the years that followed, test benches were installed to test and develop: heavy duty engines, turbochargers and powertrains, systems for the after-treatment of exhaust, and electric and hybrid powertrains.
Almost five decades after its founding, KST now provides a broad scope of services, performed by 170 employees working on a 3-shift system.
As an independent development service provider and test field operator, KST has many years of success in project development for automotive manufacturers, manufacturers of automotive powertrain assemblies and components, and manufacturers of heavy duty engines and automotive operating supplies, as well as suppliers.
KST operates a test field with modern testing benches for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and heavy duty engines, as well as for the development and testing of automotive powertrains. The test benches required for testing and development of alternative powertrains are also available:
KST’s service portfolio includes testing and development work, such as:
- Combustion engines
- Electric/hybrid drives in the automotive industry
- Exhaust systems
- Operating fluids
- Road trials and fleet aging
KST is certified as per all relevant provisions to provide services in these areas.