IAV and Sonplas enter partnership for product distribution

13.06.2023  — 

Berlin/Straubing: Increasing demands from automotive manufacturers and suppliers require new sales strategies: IAV is cooperating with Sonplas, a manufacturer of testing equipment, on the sale of measuring instruments for validating and optimizing injection systems for alternative and conventional fuels.

IAV Cross – Injection Analyzer
Injection Analyzer for hydraulic measurement and functional analysis of fuel injection valves

As part of a partnership, Berlin-based technology company IAV has transferred to Sonplas GmbH the sales rights for IAV Cross, a technical system for hydraulic measurement and functional analysis of fuel injection valves.

This involves both, the sale of new equipment and the servicing of existing equipment. Sonplas, a mechanical engineering company based in Straubing, Bavaria, has until now integrated the IAV Cross into its test rigs. In future, Sonplas will sell this IAV product exclusively under the name IAV Cross and will also be responsible for maintenance and spare parts service for the IAV Cross.

Everything from a single source

“For customers, the advantages are obvious. They save time and money, as in future they will have just one central point of contact for the entire sales and after-sales process,” say Kevin Schössow and Jens John, Sales Manager Products at IAV. “In this way, we offer professional customer service from a single source.”

«30 years of experience in building test benches coupled with almost 20 years of technical know-how in measuring injection rates and quantities is quite an announcement.»

Werner Riederer — Sales Engineer at Sonplas

“IAV Cross by Sonplas is now the logical extension of our portfolio.”

For years, IAV has been using IAV Cross to investigate the injection rates and quantities of any injectors for gasoline, diesel and gaseous fuels. In a cooperative project with Sonplas, the system was geared to hydrogen applications in 2022. In future, hydrogen will become increasingly important as an energy carrier for engine combustion because it does not release CO2.

As a sign of their new cooperation, IAV and Sonplas will be jointly exhibiting the IAV Cross at the “Automotive Testing Expo” – the leading international trade fair for testing and validation technology in Stuttgart (13-15 June, 2023).

For more information on the IAV Cross, its features and technical details, please visit www.sonplas.de/iav-cross-by-sonplas

About IAV:

As one of the automotive industry’s leading global engineering and technology partners, IAV develops the digital mobility of the future. The company has been developing innovative concepts, methods and solutions for 40 years and generated sales of 837 million euros in 2022.

With 7.600 employees, IAV brings together the best from a wide variety of worlds: Automotive and IT world, hardware and software world as well as product and service world. In addition to vehicle and powertrain development, the company focused on topics such as e-mobility and autonomous driving at an early stage and is now one of the leading technology providers in these fields.

Alongside its development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV has further locations in Germany including Munich, Sindelfingen and Ingolstadt, as well as in Europe and Asia and in North and South America.

About Sonplas:

Sonplas is a machine manufacturer based in Straubing, Lower Bavaria. Since 1993, the company has been developing flexible and scalable special-purpose machines for processing, assembly and testing, which are supplemented with external technologies according to customer requirements. To date, Sonplas has supplied more than 1.000 special-purpose machines worldwide to well-known customers in the automotive, supplier and commercial vehicle industries, among others – but also to companies in the aerospace sector.

For example, Sonplas develops equipment and systems for the assembly and testing of hydrogen-carrying components used in fuel cells and H2 combustion engines. In the field of testing technology, customers use Sonplas solutions to test their components for leaks, check the function, service life and flow of components or measure injection quantities.