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In-house Ownership

In-house Ownership of R&D, Design, Testing & Manufacturing

We’re built for innovation and agility because we own the entire engineering process under one global roof – from R&D, design, testing and validation to manufacturing.

Our vast, in-house capabilities include:

  • State-of-the-Art Prototype Facility
  • Vehicle Performance
  • State-of-the-Art NVH Testing
  • EMI, EMC and Validation Testing
  • Vehicle Characterization, Modeling and Performance Testing

Our Virtual Engineering capabilities also improve efficiency & effectiveness in all phases of product design, development, validation & manufacturing.


  • Cost savings – Reduces product life cycle cost & reduces prototype sample cost
  • Faster design & development process – Quickly evaluates design solutions; reduces or eliminates validation testing
  • Optimized manufacturing processes – Build it right the first time

Vehicle Performance: In-House Test Tracks and 24/7 Access to On-the-Road Analytics

Thanks to our state-of-the-art, on-site test tracks in Saginaw, Michigan, and Tychy, Poland, our customers reap the benefits of enhanced product development insight and speed.

Our track facilities offer a safe, consistent and controlled environment for durability and reliability testing, data acquisition, design development, audit and diagnostic testing, product demonstrations, competitive analysis and vehicle evaluations.

Our customers also appreciate experiencing our products on their vehicles – in action – under a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Multiple road surfaces
  • Concentrated steering
  • Ride and loop handling
  • Straight-away course
  • And more…

Test Track Data Acquisition

We gather data at our vehicle performance centers, then we re-create these conditions in laboratory test stations. This approach saves time, money and provides accurate verification and validation testing.

State-of-the-Art NVH Test Facility

We solve customers’ complex NVH challenges on-site in our best-in-class Acoustics and Vibration Center.

We measure vehicle, system and component level acoustic and vibration performance. Then, we take what we learn to optimize our solution and seamlessly integrate into our customers’ vehicle systems.

Our NVH Test Facility Includes

  • Full vehicle and multiple system and component world class semi-anechoic chamber
  • Several component level semi-anechoic chambers
  • Full steering system or component level noise testing: Airborne noise, structural noise, squeak and rattle and sound quality analysis
  • And more…

Additional in-house, global test capabilities include

  • EMI, EMC and Field Data Replication Validation Facilities
  • Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • Vehicle Characterization, Modeling and Performance Testing

Award-Winning Digital Trace™ Manufacturing

Nexteer is redefining global manufacturing with award-winning Digital Trace™ Manufacturing (DTM) technology. DTM is one of the most advanced, holistic approaches to design and manufacturing systems ever seen in the automotive industry, using cutting-edge technology and data analytics within one common global architecture to provide Nexteer with a more intimate understanding of our global operations at any time and from any location.

Learn more about DTM and recent awards here.