R & D
The company has a state-of-the-art technical base with highly skilled engineering and scientific personnel, including specialists in system technologies, schematic technologies, programmers, designers, electrical and mechanical engineers and technicians, which makes it possible to constantly expand its product list, upgrade the products and develop new sophisticated parts that meet the requirements of the most current world standards. An impressive list of patents and inventions that were implemented in production is the best proof of the quality of work being done by company’s engineers and designers.
Regular participation in seminars and training sessions conducted by leading component manufacturers allows employees of the Research and Development departments to maintain a high level of professionalism.
R&D departments are equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software means and measuring tools to allow a complex approach to product development and reduce its lead time.
From synthesis and simulation of schematic solutions through mock-ups, prototyping and extensive testing – to high quality and reliable products.
Mandatory use of FMEA procedures during all stages of component development: schematic solution – mock-up and test samples – design – manufacturing process guarantees the required level of product development quality.
The company uses a pilot assembly operation with modern equipment where potential assembly problems are identified at very early stages of development, and corrected making sure they do not occur in commercial production.
An excellent test center equipped with a wide range of testing equipment, including heat, cold, humidity and thermal shock cells, vibration flow benches, salt spray chambers, and other specialized equipment provides an opportunity to assess the quality of schematic and design decisions made at mock-up and prototyping stages, which, in the long run, helps to reduce the product development lead time and ensure the required quality.
Close cooperation of various R&D departments helps to develop the products as well as the whole complex of testing and non-standard equipment of any level of product complexity.
Testing of product functionality after each manufacturing process operation at all assembly stages guarantees high final product quality.
The product design and process documentation developed and released by the company meets all the requirements of domestic and international standards, e.g. ÅÑÊÄ, ÃÎÑÒ I PC.
The strategic objective of the Itelma R&D departments is to provide Russian automotive manufacturers with modern components that are competitive in terms of the functional level, technological application, and price.