IAV in Gifhorn


IAV’s largest development center is located in Gifhorn, in close proximity to Volkswagen, our key account customer and shareholder. More than 3,000 development engineers from all disciplines and areas of expertise work here to develop the mobility solutions of the future. The technical infrastructure at this site is also second to none. It extends from our own crash facility via various roller dynamometers, battery and fuel cell test benches, acoustic labs and climate chambers through to the VR Lab for virtual and augmented reality (xReality). Furthermore, the canteen at IAV Gifhorn serves the world’s best Currywurst (sausage in curry sauce). Welcome to IAV in Gifhorn!

Standort Gifhorn 16 9

Facts and highlights

  • IAV’s largest site with numerous test facilities for near-reality testing of individual components and subsystems
  • IAV’s own test track for final function tests and testing the very latest safety concepts at IAV’s own crash-test facility
  • Good transport links – railway station right next to the site
  • Sponsoring of the Formula Student Team of Leibniz University of Hanover, Ostfalia University and Braunschweig University of Technology
  • Numerous sports and sport groups like ice-hockey, football and volleyball (with its own court) and annual Dragon Boat Race
  • Intensive links with higher education institutions in the region
IAV in Gifhorn

Nordhoffstraße 5
38518 Gifhorn

T +49 5371 80-50


Registered Office: Berlin
Court of registration: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg
Company registration number: HRB 21 280
VAT identification number: DE 136647090
Managing Directors: Dr. Uwe Horn (Chairman), Martin Mahlke
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Nikolai Ardey