AVL List

Dr. Peter Prenninger
Hans-List-Platz 1
8020 Graz
+43 (0)316 787-253

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines.

Development of Powertrain Systems

AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and is an expert partner to the engine and automotive industry. In addition AVL develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the development work.

Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems

The products of this business area comprise all the instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.

Advanced Simulation Technologies

The developed simulation software is focusing on design and optimization of powertrain systems and covers all phases of the development process.

Research Activities

AVL’s research focuses on improving fuel economy, reducing emissions and the development of test systems and methods to reach the ambitious goals with greatest accuracy within the shortest possible time frame. Research activities cover petrol, gas and diesel engines as well as all kind of transmissions for applications ranging from two-wheelers to stationary power generation. Electronics and system integration are key aspects. Hybrid technology and transmission activities as well as simulation tools have a high priority. In the field of fuel cells, the main objectives are simplification and economy, durability and reliability of peripheral system components. On a system level, the  activities concentrate on  control  and  fuel  cell stack diagnosis with a special technique, AVL THDA™ (Total Harmonic Distortion Analysis).

AVL is particularly active in the sector of electrification  of  all  types  of  powertrains,  also  by  providing development methods, processes and test systems. This  includes  in particular  the  development  and optimization of battery systems, electric motors and electronic control for all types of hybrid and electric powertrains. 

Instrumentation and test system research focuses on the creation of a seamless, open and integrated development platform covering in-depth simulation on component level as well as simulation of complex powertrain systems. This platform further includes test facilities, sensor technologies, battery test systems,  real  time  calibration  tools  and the related instrumentation.

Employees: More than 9.500 worldwide (3.850 in Graz)

Affiliates: 45 worldwide

Export quota: 96%

Proportion of company-financed research: approx. 10% of the turnover

Turnover 2017: 1.55 Billion Euros