As a dynamic partner for vehicle manufacturers across the globe, Suter Industries combines in-depth know-how with rapid development processes. To be on the safe side when testing prototypes on the test stand, the Swiss engineers opt for KiBox – the universal system for combustion analysis and engine indication from Kistler.
Key player in the motor racing business, valued partner for engine development and prototype construction: Suter Industries, the Swiss provider of engineering services, can look back on some remarkable advances over the last two decades. Founded in 1996 by motorcycle racing driver Eskil Suter, the company has taken just 20 years to evolve from a specialist in motorcycle sport into a research and development center for cutting-edge drive technology – which, of course, includes the trend towards electrification of the drivetrain. 'We do have some highly specialized products for the racing market that are in heavy demand – such as the Suter Clutch, which we developed ourselves – but the racing segment accounts for only 15% of our sales nowadays,' the company's CTO Alessandro Giussani points out.
'We currently offer one-stop development services for various vehicle industries – including watercraft and aircraft as well as land vehicles. Suter has a particular advantage: we offer end-to-end handling of the project here in house – from engineering, design, production and assembly through to comprehensive prototype testing,' Giussani continues. 'That means short distances and fast throughput times – for which we are well known.' Although Suter is a relatively small company with a workforce of 40, prestigious names pass through its doors: cooperation partners include renowned motorcycle brands such as Kawasaki and BMW as well as Liebherr, Alinghi, Oerlikon Metco and Belassi, the jet ski manufacturer. Suter's development work also focuses on another important business area: compact APUs (Auxiliary Power Units) – auxiliary generators used to supply power on yachts and in special vehicles, for example.