Volkswagen AG Case Study

Europe’s biggest carmaker, Volkswagen Group comprises 12 leading brands and has annual group sales revenue (2013) of €197 billion; its Kassel plant manufactures 3.5 million exhaust systems per annum.

Aiming to identify possible improvements within a transmission to make the manufacturing process more robust, while optimising product quality, the use of Romax software to support reliability-based design optimisation of gears provided a whole-system approach.

In this way, the identification of possible changes and improvements to transmission and gearbox design helped to optimise manufacturing and production costs, further support product quality, and address issues including NVH (noise, vibration, harshness).

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