Development and Testing

Test Stand


Detailed Testing is a key element of Horstman’s product engineering. We draw upon a large sum of experience, to produce testing specific to individual vehicle applications in cooperation with our Customers.

Product development tests are conducted using in-house test rigs and at external test facilities. Testing conducted includes structural, shock, vibration, environmental, climatic from individual components to complete wheel stations.

Horstman custom designs numerous tests to generate results which are representative of vehicle usage and operation or to correlate to FEA models/simulations. Testing is also derived from sources including Legislative Standards, OEM requirements and Customer load cases.

Horstman enthusiastically supports vehicle testing activities conducted by our Customers including vehicle trials and data collection, providing on-site Engineering Support where required.

We are committed to the continuous development of our products to improve performance while reducing space, weight and cost of ownership. Our objective is always to add value to our Customers’ products, to our mutual benefit.