ELEKTRA Schalkau

Product and process development

development partner from the start of a project

In close collaboration with our customers we introduce our longtime know how into new systems and products.

Increasing integration of functions, development of novel fields of application and the continuous increase of reliability of today’s systems in automotive industry also requires besides products development and integration of process development at an early stage.

Though it is essential to include approved production technologies into product development process. This concept applies for our products and also for those of our suppliers.  At the end there has been developed products and processes that are outbid to the limits of technically feasible.


In our development department, the following CAD systems are being used:

  • Solid Works
  • CATIA V5
  • CREO


In the phase of product development process, the following internal possibilities are available:

  • 3D Printing 
  • rapid prototyping (stereolithography, external)

Measuring and testing devices

For validation of development results there are available numerous measuring and testing devices:

  • optical 3D-scanner
  • pressure-strain tests with heating chamber
  • climate test chamber
  • temperature shock chamber
  • vibration test with heating chamber
  • multiple testing possibilities for leakage tests of our products

Project management

Our project teams accompany the projects from development to transfer of series production and beyond.

For this, the testing and process procedures as well as specification sheets are already being prepared in concept phase to be confirmed by several feasibility analysis. Such documents are being amended and developed continuously.

The project managers are the first contact persons for our customers and take care of their projects through all project phases to serial launch.

By a competent automation planning and process optimization, we are able to improve available production solutions respectively make new development for this.

Sample building

In our sample building department, there are being built besides first manual samples and A- and B- samples also first realization of new process ideas respectively process steps for the planned serial products. Using the core technologies of our company were able to produce smallest and small series in our sample building department.