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  • adapt engineering 03631 6054-0
  • Motorenstraße 1a, 99734 Nordhausen

The company, adapt engineering GmbH & Co. KG, was established in 1993 and employs a staff of 35 today. 

Find out more about our history:

Year Occasions
2019 Setting up of a fifth transient testing facility with the performance data: P=650kW, MD=4300Nm, nmax=6.000min-1
2014 Construction of a high-temperature cooling system to expand the recooling system, recooling capacity: 2700kW (expandable up to 4000kW)
2012 Installation of an intake air conditioning system on the engine test stands for the treatment of combustion air regarding to temperature and humidity (T=20…30°C ±1°C; f=20…50% ±2,5%)  
2011 Setting up of a further two transient testing facilities with the following performance data:            
P=495kW, MD=2.800Nm, nmax=6.500min-1
2010 On 01.01.2010 TÜV NORD Mobilität GmbH & Co.KG, the groups Mobility Business Unit, acquires adapt engineering GmbH with its headquarters in Nordhausen.
2009 Setting up of a second transient testing facility with the following performance data:
P=650kW, MD=4,000Nm, nmax=6,000min-1.
The expansion of the industrial premises was co-financed by the European Union (the European Regional Development Fund i.e. ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia (the Thuringia Ministry for Economy, Technology and Labour i.e. TMWTA).
2008 Commissioning of the first transient test bench with the following performance data:
P=530kW, MD=3000Nm, nmax=7500min-1.
2007 Commissioning of a mixing plant for the manufacture and use of synthetic biogas in dynamometers.
2003 - 2006 Commissioning of the first Genset test bench (1000kW). The expansion of the industrial premises was co-financed by the European Union (the European Regional Development Fund i.e. ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia (the Thuringia Ministry for Economy, Technology and Labour i.e. TMWTA).  
2002 Certification according to ISO 9001:2000.
2001 Constructional measures undertaken to business premises.
Renewal of the infrastructural integration within the industrial estate.
1999 Move to new premises at the Motoren Strasse 1a site.
Handover on 3rd May 1999 by the Head of the State Development Corporation of Thuringia in the presence of the Thuringia Premier.
Expansion of the test bench capacity at the Motoren Strasse 1a site.
Commissioning of three gas engine test benches.
Expansion and commissioning of four engine test benches connected to the natural gas grid.
1998 Setting up of a construction division with CAD workstations.
1995 Setting up of engine test benches (14/80/160 kW) at the Lokomotiven Strasse 22 site.
1993 On 1 May 1993 establishment of the company as a limited liability company i.e. GmbH in Germany with headquarters in Nordhausen by the managing partners Dr Ferdinand Herms and Horst Sülzle.
The company was launched with staff and equipment from the development department of the IFA Motorenwerke Nordhausen on their premises at the Lokomotiven Strasse 22 site.
The experienced development engineers, measurement technicians and mechanics have extensive expertise between them, based on large-volume production of diesel and gas engines for automotive, industrial and marine applications.
Constituting the main line of business: Experimental R&D achievements in the areas of combustion engines; drives, energy and environmental technology.
In the state of Thuringia the company operates as a “leading research centre for applied technology in commerce“.