KEY is a international network of product development offices. The scope of our competences includes interior & exterior design projects in automotive and car electrical systems. Additionally our knowledge and experience supports industries such as: aviation, railway and white goods. We also carry out mechanical projects. We provide comprehensive engineering service in the virtual design area – from the first concept until serial production.
Our rich portfolio and passion for the design allow us to realise some of the most astonishing car interior projects.
Steering wheels cover
Covers and decors
Covers and decors
Pneumatics (e.g. massage systems)
Covers and decors
Our experience allows us to comprehensively execute projects of external car elements.
The exemplary project that was carried out by our engineers is a design for the entire line of vehicles developed by Volkswagen (body versions: sedan, coupe, station wagon). As a part of this order we designed the construction for rear lamps, plastics and many elements for small, confined spaces. The project included the design for both high and low cost lamps while using light propagation analysis. A big challenge in such tasks is a small space for development, as well as outside factors, like optics, electrics and temperature.
Engine compartment covers
Our engineers are among the best specialists in this part of Europe in the field of wiring harnesses development. We design both harnesses and electromechanical components (e.g. connectors).
What is an electrical harness?
Electrical harness development is a field of car electrics. Car harness is an advanced product that comprises of (among others) connections (wires) that are carried out by properly selected connectors and mounting systems with protection (insulation).
Dedicated 3D and 2D software used in KEY meets high demands of this type of construction, making it easier for our engineers to create very complex designs.
Without a harness that has been properly designed and connected we will not be able to even open a car! Systems that are monitoring the work of the car as well as its driver are the latest technology that we have a pleasure to work with.
We have experience in working with industries associated with road transport. We cooperate with leading bus manufacturers and work on the construction of urban, suburban as well as coach vehicles (serial, small-series and prototype productions).
Our designs include:
We work with calculation teams, suppliers and, above all, with requirements of the production process.
To meet requirements of the project we cooperate with certified welders who approve our welded construction designs.
We work on interior equipment, such as wheel arches with seats, partition walls, or ceiling installations. Our engineers also co-create structures of entire front and rear walls, together with steel-made supporting elements.
To meet our clients’ needs our engineers have experience, access and certification for working PDM systems. We work on site and remotely from our office.
Our field of expertise includes design projects for the railway industry, including trains and trams.
Our portfolio includes:
In addition we realised a number of designs dedicated to support the production process of rail vehicles. Among others:
Designing the components for the needs of the white goods industry. Our competences include realization of the following projects:
Our components are, among others, external panels, functional elements of the drying system, components for the hydraulics system in the dishwasher.
Our engineers participate in global projects, taking active part in every step of the product development (from initial concepts to assembly tests during pre-production).
The demands that designers need to meet are similar to those in the automotive industry (visual parts, plastic elements, functionality, user friendliness). The quality of the aesthetics design does not differ from the requirements of interior design in automotive.
In addition our engineers’ designs need to meet the high safety threshold set by white goods manufacturers.
Mechanical design department carries out multiple projects in following areas:
Projects for road transportation and railway industry:
Along with our partners we can deliver the finished product, with both realization and implementation.
At the end of 2017 we have successfully completed the implementation of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in our design department. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows us to shorten the time that is necessary for design process by increasing efficiency of CAD data management and facilitation access to the data for people who aren’t directly responsible for the design. Our next step is the integration of the 3DEXPERIENCE with other CAD tools that are currently used for carrying out projects for our customers.
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