Each and every component is tested for reliability and functionality as part of extensive test programmes. Tests down to -40 degrees are run in the cold chamber to see if the engines would start in the most adverse weather conditions and whether the entire drive train would work perfectly at any temperature.
In parallel with these endurance tests, supplier quality as well comes in for close scrutiny. Suppliers do not merely undergo a rigorous selection process but the parts they supply are subject to an ongoing checking process as well. On three levels.
Kässbohrer quality assurance people are involved right from the production of the models and tooling. Then there is a thorough quality inspection of the first pre-production samples and finally the Laupheim specialists gain a thorough understanding of how the parts are manufactured in series conditions.
We perform vehicle audits in addition to the routine end checks at PistenBully and subsequent release by our quality centre. We perform further function testing with attachments on individual vehicles randomly selected from the delivery-ready stock. This is how we simulate transfer of the vehicle to the customer.
To guarantee lasting continual improvement, Kässbohrer has implemented comprehensive quality management in all business processes and is certified in accordance with the internationally recognised quality management standard ISO 9001:2008. The process security achieved in this way in many areas, actually leads to better quality products.