The Wingquist Laboratory is a joint venture agreement between Chalmers and industrial partners.
Over the years, there has been a growth and a broadening in the number of partners in the centre. Today, Wingquist Laboratory gathers end users from all the automotive and aerospace OEM companies, as well as a number of other large manufacturing companies in Sweden. The centre also gathers a number of strategically important SME:s that can support the realization of the centre’s vision.
Collaborating research partners
Wingquist Laboratory is a research collaboration between Chalmers and Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre.
Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. Chalmers has approximately 3200 employees and about 11000 students.
Chalmers participates in the centre with two departments, Industrial and Materials Science (IMS) and Electrical Engineering (E2). IMS is the organizational host of the centre. Chalmers contributes to the centre with research facilities and personnel, is a member of the board and has actively been involved in proposing and forming the research agenda and the project portfolio.
The Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre
Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics (FCC) is a research centre focusing on how to apply mathematics. FCC is 50/50 owned by Chalmers and Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft and is a partner for international industry and academia to mathematically model, analyze, simulate, optimize, and visualize complex phenomena in industry and science.
FCC employs around 50 people in Sweden. FCC contributes to the centre with research personnel and provides simulation technique and support in development of demonstrators. FCC is a member of the board and has actively been involved in proposing and forming the research agenda and the project portfolio.
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GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
GKN Aerospace Sweden (GAS) is a first tier supplier to the global aerospace engine industry. A leader in the manufacture of highly complex composite and metallic engine products, the business is equally focused on military, space, and civil markets. The business philosophy is based on close cooperation with the aerospace partners. GAS employs over 2,200 people in Sweden. GAS is a member of the board and has actively been involved in forming the research agenda and the project portfolio. GAS has been a partner since the start in Stage 1.
IKEA of Sweden AB/IKEA Group
IKEA group is a world leading Home furnishing company, dedicated to create a better everyday life for the many people. 2014 turnover was 28,7 Billiard Euro. The IKEA Group has 147,000 co-workers, 315 stores in 27 countries, manufacturing are done worldwide (59% in Europe). The IKEA Group franchises the IKEA retail system from Inter IKEA Systems B.V. in the Netherlands. Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor, with a total of 366 stores in 47 countries under franchisee agreements (incl. IKEA Group). IKEA of Sweden AB is responsible for developing and supplying the global IKEA range to all IKEA franchisees and is located in Älmhult Sweden.
RD&T Technology is a small spin-off company located in Mölndal, that develops the simulation software RD&T for robustness and tolerance analysis. RD&T Technology offers software and services to a variety of customers in different industrial areas and in close collaboration with research. RD&T Technology participates in the centre to provide simulation technique and to support the development of demonstrators. RD&T Technology has been a partner since the start in in 2007.
Saab AB serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defense to civil security. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Its most important markets today are Europe, South Africa, Australia and North America. Saab has around 14,700 employees. Annual sales amount to around SEK 24 billion, of which research and development account for about 25 per cent of sales. Saab has divided operations into six business areas: Aeronautics, Dynamics, Electronic Defense Systems, Security and Defense Solutions, Support and Services and Industrial Products and Services.
Scania CV AB
Scania is a leading manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses and coaches and industrial and marine engines. Scania operates in about 100 countries and has more than 35,500 employees. Of these, around 15,000 work with sales and services in Scania’s own subsidiaries around the world. About 12,300 people work at production units in seven countries and delivery centres in six emerging markets. Research and development operations are concentrated in Södertälje, Sweden, and employ some 2,900 people. Scania’s Head Office is located in Södertälje, the workplace of most of the 5,300 people who perform administrative and other tasks. Scania’s corporate purchasing department in Södertälje is supplemented by local procurement offices in Poland, the Czech Republic, the United States, China and Russia. Scania has participated since start of Stage 3.
AB Sandvik Coromant
AB Sandvik Coromant, is the world largest manufacture of cutting tools for machining of metals, employing more than 7,000 having representation in over 130 countries and offices in 38 countries. In the organization close to 600 engineers work with developing new cutting materials and coatings as well as new improved designs of the cutting tools and processes. AB Sandvik Coromant centre for methods and platforms in R&D, situated in Sandviken, has successfully developed a deterministic way of working parametric and rule base design, handling the wide product space covering cutting tools for micro machining up to machining of engines for large ships. The strive for optimization and cost cutting in manufacturing leads to increasing demand of more robust cutting tools enabling a higher utilization of the life of the cutting tool.
Volvo Car Group AB
Volvo Car Group (VCG), the major car manufacturer in Sweden, employs over 24,000 people globally and sold about 465,000 cars in 2014. VCG Design Centers are located in Gothenburg, Sweden, in Shanghai, China, in Barcelona, Spain, and in Camarillo, California/USA. The component manufacture is carried out in Skövde, Floby and Olofström, in Sweden and Zhangjiakou, in China. The car production plants are located in Gothenburg, Sweden, in Gent, Belgium, and in Chengdu and Daqing, China. VCG has also assembly plants in Malaysia. VCG is a member of the board and has actively been involved in forming the research agenda and the project portfolio. VCG has been a partner since the start in Stage 1.
Volvo Group Trucks Technology AB
Volvo Group Trucks Technology covers the entire value chain from long-term research to final delivery of complete vehicles for production to the Volvo Group truck business as well as supporting the products in the aftermarket. We play a vital role in contributing to the profitability, by providing competitive brand unique products that are based on common architecture and shared technology. By leveraging the combined size of the truck brands, we support the Volvo Group’s vision to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions. Volvo Group Trucks Technology has 10,000 employees working in global teams with focus on delivering world-class engineered products and services. They have been a partner since the start in Stage 1.