What Really Constitutes a Good Passenger Seat
Good design is essential and it is an important component of our success. The perfect passenger seat, however, can only be created in connection with innovative technology that takes different requirements and applications into account.
In the passenger transport arena seats for buses, coaches, and trains also have to withstand the strain of heavy-duty usage which requires the utmost quality of a product – and this will in turn ensure the cost-effectiveness of our products for our clients.
Research & Development - Only Change is Permanent
Our society is constantly evolving and changing and so are the demands that we have for passenger transportation. Buses, coaches, and trains today are equipped with capabilities that were not even relevant a short time ago.
At Kiel we place great emphasis on the research and development of innovative passenger seat technologies. Kiel seats are not only keeping up with the times but we pride ourselves with creating seats that are actually one decisive step ahead. Our passion for innovation and creativity allows our clients and their buses, coaches, and trains to be innovative and responsive to future demands.
Kiel R&D Core Competencies:
- Extensive design and ergonomics research
- Light-weight construction technologies
- 3-D Design (Catia V 5.0, ProE, Inventor, Autocad, FEM, Mold Flow)
- Development/ Construction/Project Management
- Prototype construction
- Satisfying all standards
- Consideration for ergonomics
- Attractive design
- Weight reduction
- Highest degree of quality
- Cost reduction
The Way Kiel Operates:
All of our research and development activities are centrally conducted and controlled to ensure a maximum level of innovation, continuity, and quality. We conduct extensive durability, fire safety, and crash tests based on homologation standards in our company testing facilities. In house we also conduct pull tests and life-cycle tests.
Additionally, we have established a competent and impressive R&D network. We have several long-standing design collaborations with reputable companies and work together closely with external design and development partners.
Our Kiel test lab is also equipped with the capability to conduct static tests, various endurance tests, as well as a vibration test. We collaborate with distinguished external institutes for dynamic tests and fire protection tests.