Innovation and engineering

Our Engineering department has specialists in fields such as structural engineering, design, ergonomics and software development. It has a good mix of highly experienced personnel and the younger generation who grew up with the Internet.

Innovation, ergonomics, efficiency and quality are the key challenges our engineers face. Every day, they aim to develop the best solutions for a range of technical issues. This has helped to make Terberg a world leader in this field - often considered to be setting the benchmark in this industry.

The new generation of vehicles includes more and more electronics, software, fuel efficiency features (start/stop, electronically controlled air conditioning) and alternative power sources, including a fully electric driveline.

In the past, the electric cabinet contained many relays and electronic modules, while the new models contain far fewer components. We develop software for CAN bus systems in-house, using a modular structure. This facilitates reuse of software modules and means that improved software can be rolled out immediately to all vehicle models.

Our Engineering department uses a range of modern software development tools such as Canalyzer, Matlab Simulink, PEAKCan, Tortoise, etc. We mostly use the J1939 CAN bus protocol, and others where appropriate.

Innovation is clearly reflected in the design of our products and mechanical structures. When developing new models we work closely with specialists in interior and exterior design.

Engineering aims to strike the right balance between attractive design, ease of manufacturing, cost price and easy access for vehicle maintenance. All our designs are developed in 3D and validated using PTC Creo and Windchill.

Our CAD system, product configurator and AX 2012 ERP system are all interfaced for the automated exchange of bills of materials between these systems to minimise the administrative effort.

Terberg encourages engineers to undertake further training and education to ensure that they keep abreast of the latest developments in technology.

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