Research & Development is rooted in Punch Powertrain´s very genes. Spread across the six sites worldwide, around one in four employees of Punch Powertrain is active in R&D. By 2020 a 65 million euro strategic expansion plan of the department will be completed. The expansion includes the creation of new test centers, test tracks and installation of state-of-the-art equipment and processes. This strong growth ensures that Punch Powertrain will continue to bring innovative transmissions, powertrains and drivetrain systems to the market.
Full in house capabilities
Punch Powertrain´s R&D activities succeed, as no other, in economically translating state-of-the-art technology to fulfil the demands of our customers. Moreover, the entire process - from intensive research, prototyping and testing in real-life conditions to the production - takes place entirely in house.
Can Do mindset
Our engineers have a single clear goal in mind: thinking together with the customer in order to jointly deliver the best transmission or powertrain. Within Punch Powertrain a culture dominates where an “Open-Minded, Can Do” attitude is appreciated and encouraged.
Punch Powertrain is committed to bringing together the best talents from different cultures and continents. New transmission and powertrain technologies and concepts are constantly emerging from the cross-fertilization between the R&D departments in Sint-Truiden (Belgium), Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Flechtorf & Munich (Germany), Clermont-Ferrand (France) and Nanjing (China). The cooperation with various knowledge and educational institutions also strengthens this innovative framework of co-creation.