How it all began.
For more than 70 years we have provided world-class solutions, empowering the automotive industry to achieve sustainable, market-leading performance improvements.
A team of diesel engine experts headed by Prof. Dr. Hans List sets up the “Ingenieurbüro List” (IBL).
IBL becomes AVL (“Anstalt für Verbrennungskraftmaschinen List“).
Central research premises were established in Kleiststraße with funds from the Marshall Plan.
AVL expands is business to include engine instrumentation systems.
The first fully automatic digital testbed is installed at AVL headquarters.
Helmut List is appointed CEO.
Operating a real engine in a virtual vehicle becomes a reality with AVL’s highly dynamic testbed.
AVL launches its newest division, Advanced Simulation Technologies.
AVL is the first and only company worldwide to supply engine testbeds that can simulate the dynamic requirements of racing engines.
Testbed technology of the future: The worlds of numeric simulation and testbed technology are converging.
Acquisition of engine testing center MTC AB in Sweden and opening of AVL Test Track near headquarters.
AVL takes over the engine developer Dr. Schrick in Germany.
The new subsidiary “AVL Software and Functions GmbH” is established in Regensburg, Germany.
Opening of battery laboratory at AVL Shanghai Tech Center in China.
AVL acquires a majority share in qpunkt, which specializes in thermal management, fluid dynamics and acoustics.
AVL opens its second technical center in China, the “AVL Tianjin Technical Center”.
Announcement of the partnership with Greenlight Innovation Corp., a global leader in the supply of testing and manufacturing equipment for hydrogen fuel cells, electrolysers, batteries and energy storage systems.
AVL and TU Graz jointly open the world’s most advanced competence center for R&D of novel transmission systems.
AVL launches its new ADAS Competence Center and doubles its testing capacity with the new Battery Test Lab at the headquarters in Graz.
AVL offers its comprehensive know-how in new technologies to the maritime business and opens its very first AVL maritime office in Hamburg.