Build Services

Highly experienced technicians building top quality prototypes in a specifically tailored environment.

Vehicle Engineering & Build
Vehicle Engineering Centre

Our Value Add

  • Vehicle Engineering Centre (VEC)
  • Fully equipped vehicle workshop with six vehicle build stations catering for engine and drivetrain installations, demonstrator vehicle builds and comprehensive instrumentation requirements
  • Dedicated client bay with privacy curtains and separate access
  • Skilled workshop technicians experienced in a wide variety of vehicle tasks

Our Tools, Facilities and Services

  • Prototype vehicle development and vehicle integration [PDF; 2946 KB]
  • Demonstrator, mule and small series vehicle builds
  • Conversion or upgrade of donor vehicles into fully-functional demonstrators
  • Hybrid powertrain installations
  • From alternative engine installations to full REEV conversions
  • Vehicle preparation for RDE testing with PEMS (VCA approved)
  • Extensive modifications to induction, exhaust, cooling and fuel systems
  • Fitting of test instrumentation and data logging test equipment
  • Design and installation of prototype electronics
  • Installation of EV battery, inverters, controllers and e-motors (wheel or chassis mounted)
  • Wiring harness design, manufacture and installation
  • In-house machining and fabrication support
  • Secure, enclosed vehicle storage compound for up to 20 vehicles
  • 2.5t vehicle transporter with fully enclosed body

Engine Assembly

MAHLE Powertrain’s highly skilled team are experienced in building prototype assemblies from V12 engines. The engine build facility is equipped with:

  • 18 x engine build bays with computerised documentation / build records
  • Ability to screen off build bays to provide confidential build areas
  • Machining and fabrication support
  • Instrumentation fitting for temperature, pressure, vibration and strain
  • Hot test stands for integrity checking
  • 3 stage component wash

 Our Tools, Facilities and Services

  • Well-equipped, in-house engine build shop
  • Highly experienced engine build technicians
  • Build of high performance engines for race applications
  • Assembly of prototype and pre-production engines
  • Secure room for engine strip and layout
  • In-house machining and fabrication support
  • In-house wash and metrology facilities

Supplier Quality Assurance

MAHLE Powertrain have developed a Supplier Quality Assurance, Logistics and Metrology service that offers:

  • SQA engineer support for supplier and deviation management
  • Inward logistics for components using SAP
  • Temperature controlled metrology area, traceable to UKAS standards
  • 3D Laser scanning FARO arm
  • Mitutoyo Scanning CMM
  • Valvetrain component measurement spring rates, camshaft profile etc