Company Tours


AVL List GmbH

avl list gmbh

AVL is a privately owned company for powertrain engineering. It offers advanced development work globally for the automotive industry, provides world-leading instrumentation, test equipment and simulation tools for powertrain R&D. The tour starts with an overview of AVLs activities, continues with a demonstration of in-use measurement system, acoustics measurement in vehicles and the GaPo crystal production for high temperature pressure transducers. Participants will see the advanced powertrain test lab with necessary emission and test equipment for legal emission tests. The tour ends looking at specialized labs for batteries as well as optical combustion diagnostics.

Company Tour AVL at 2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (Wednesday May 16th, 2012, 15:00–17:30, max. 100 participants)

The company tour starts with a plenum speech for all participants in the AVL Forum at 15:00 imparting an overview of the company. After that, the tour is split into up to 6 separate groups that are lead to the following stations:

Station 1:    In-use vehicle measurement systems
Station 2:    Powertrain testbeds, emission equipment, climatic chassis      dyno testbed
Station 3:    Vehicle acoustics measurement
Station 4:     Optical combustion diagnostics (North testbeds)
Station 5:     Battery testlab
Station 6:     GaPo crystal pressure transducers


The time schedule for the company tour is:
15:00 – 15:30 Plenum : AVL Overview (Forum)
15:30 – 17:30 Station tours in small groups:

  15:30 15:50 16:10 16:30 16:50 17:10
Group A 1 2 3 4 5 6
Group B 2 3 4 5 6 1
Group C 3 4 5 6 1 2
Group D 4 5 1 1 2 3
Group E 5 6 2 2 3 4
Group F 6 1 2 3 4 5

Anton Paar GmbH

Anton Paar develops, produces, distributes and provides support for analytical instruments used in research, development and quality control worldwide. The company currently counts 1480 employees and is active in over 110 countries worldwide. Anton Paar is the world market leader in the field of density measurement, the determination of dissolved CO2 and the analysis of materials’ deformation and flow behaviour. Customers of Anton Paar include the biggest international soft drink producers and breweries, petroleum and food companies, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, Formula 1 racing teams and many more. Anton Paar invests about 20 % of the yearly turnover into R&D. Innovation builds on research and development, but goes beyond technology and involves all of Anton Paar’s employees. Innovation is the art to find answers before the question is asked. Therefor company Anton Paar is committed to long-term partnerships with customers and employees as well as responsibility towards society in general. Since 2004 Anton Paar is owned by the Santner Foundation, a non-profit organization exclusively and directly aimed at charitable work and serving the public good.

The following issues will be covered in the company tour (max. 100 persons):

  •  Get an overview of the history and core purposes of the Austrian-based company Anton Paar.
  •  Visit our presentation lab and have a look on our measurement instruments.
  • Learn about our diversified product-portfolio and the extensive range of solutions we provide.
  • Join the tour through our mechanical, electronic and industrial glass productions and find out about our long-standing tradition of high-precision manufacturing.

"Measure what is measurable and make measurable that which is not."
(Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642)

austriamicrosystems AG


austriamicrosystems AG is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog ICs (integrated circuits). We develop and produce industry-leading analog semiconductors, including high performance standard products and customized solutions.
    austriamicrosystems AG focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces and mobile infotainment in its markets Consumer & Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. We combine almost 30 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with our own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities, offering the benefits of a vertically integrated supplier.
(max. number of visitors: 30)

Details of the tour at the Unterpremstätten headquarters of austramicrosystems AG for attendees of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference 2012:

1.) Introduction austriamicrosystems (30min.)
Company overview on markets and applications austriamicrosytems is involved in
2.) Fab/Lab Tour (60min.)
Window Tour showing the cleanroom including background on semiconductor processing
3.) Campus Tour (15min.)
Brief tour on the company campus.