Automotive

Solico is an expert in composite construction design and stress analysis. With 30 years of experience, Solico has a wide understanding of customer requirements. Our designs contribute to the best possible performance for each vehicle.

Engineering for automotive

Our strength lies in our in-depth expertise in engineering and composites markets. This experience ensures a fast turn-around time for each project. Thanks to our independence of production methods and materials, we are cost-effective, and the best design is always our primary focus. We have a large multidisciplinary network, allowing us to anticipate and think in terms of providing solutions quickly.

Most recently, we completed the (impact crash-) analysis and determined results effects of a composite vehicle, crashing into a solid object, as well as the roll-over of a composite vehicle.

Most of our solutions focus on design- and engineering. However, we have possibilities to support in more directions, such as design- and build, or supervision- and quality assurance, or Project Management. In a design- and build case, we will design-, engineer- and provide the components. If we are asked to perform supervision- and quality assurance roles, we can visit a builder, review their performance and assure that the quality of the composite works are of required quality. This will be done with the support of our in-house test lab.

With a specialism like ours, we are able to see the advantages of composites to the world of automotive:

  • Composite can be produced using biobased materials from renewable resources.
  • Composite materials are lightweight and extremely strong. 
  • Composites can be designed and fabricated to obtain high stiffness and low weight. The result is a faster vehicle with a better response.
  • Composites can also be designed for flexibility, providing more impact resistance when compared to other materials.
  • Design lighter and more agile vehicles
    - Reducing fuel consumption
    - Realise higher load volumes

In summary: Composites are very suitable for the optimisation of the performance of automotive. Check all benefits of composites here.

Services

Solico takes care of services such as engineering, quality testing via our lab and the possibility for an office on site. View the variety of architecture cases here.

For more information, please contact us.


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Case
Crash tender cabin

Crash tender cabin

Solico carried out the structural verification of the composite cabin of this airport crash tender, designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting. 

Customer: Plastisol

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Case
Bulk trailer

Bulk trailer

Together with our customer, Solico developed a bulk carrier trailer for transporting sludge (residue from the purification of waste water). The integration of the lightweight characteristic in the design offers a larger load capacity. 

Customer:Polem, CCH

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Case
Dashboard bulkhead – Luxurious camping car

Dashboard bulkhead – Luxurious camping car

Solico provided the expertise to build a 100% composite material dashboard bulkhead for the luxurious camping cars of Niesmann+Bischoff. 

Customer: Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH

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Buses & Coaches

Buses & Coaches

Solico designed the composite structures for several modern buses including the composite roll over bars, covers for luggage compartments and bus front- & rear end structures. 

Customer: VDL-BOVA, Fokker special products

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Coen Meerbach

Business Unit Manager
Coen Meerbach