INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT & SUPPLY
Chevalier is an Advanced Technology and Development Company.
From its founding Chevalier’s primary objective has been to innovate, develop and supply products that represent a clear departure from the prior art. For over 23 years, it has been designing innovative engineering solutions in the areas of Safety Critical Systems, Power Actuators and Control Electronics Systems. Relying on its extensive expertise, Chevalier has excelled in entwining its large portfolio of worldwide patented innovations with the latest advances in science and engineering to produce products that are inarguably unique.
OUR TECHNOLOGY AS SEEN BY THE MARKET

“NASA grade cinching technology”

TOM PELEG

Global Supply Manager @ Tesla

“You guys are right in line with our requirements needed for the future”
“Let’s have no misunderstanding; this will be our Global Corporate Latch…”
“One motor is definitely the right way to go, it is the future.”

JEFFREY L KONCHAN

Technical Integration Manager @ GM

“The pull on the door handle very smooth.” “Sound is very nice.”
“Electrical Child Safety is also very nice.”, “Whole latch is very good.”
“Packaging of the latch is much more desirable than any other that I have seen.”

NEIL SWANSON

Engineering Manager @ Cadillac Division

“How does one motor work the latch? … Fascinating” “You have got something that we are very interested in”

JOE FANNON

Engineering Group Manager @ GM

“This is the Latch of the future. It has everything that a manufacturer needs and the savings it proposes are quite phenomenal. As well, the idea of including the Electronics in the housing of the Latch is another very, very good idea and represents further massive savings to the automotive manufacturer.”

ROLF LOHR

Manager Door Latches @ GM-Opel

"The speed of the latch is very fast. It is the fastest that I have heard of"

THOMAS FELLNER

Design Engineer Door Mechanism @ BMW

“Satisfies all PAG’s present and future requirements …Very impressive"

STEVE COX

Chief Engineer Door System @ FORD

“Very impressive, very quiet, very quick; I have never heard of another latch that is as fast as that” "Ideally suited for our global latch requirements… Best in Class”

TIMOTHY O GOODCHILD

Product Design, NAE-Body Engineering Systems @ FORD USA

“All features and functions controlled with one motor - Incredible,”

MASAYUKI NOMURA

Group Manager, Closure Group Body Function Design Dept. @ TOYOTA

“Very good design”, “size and weight of the latch very impressive” “This will save a great deal of cost.”

KOJI KAWAMATSU

Group Manager, Equipment Group Body Functional System Development @ TOYOTA

“I am very impressed… What a design”

N. ADACHI

Deputy General Manager, Body Function Design

“this latch is a much better product than the latch we currently fit in our cars" " due to its size and weight, it would be an ideal latch to fit into all of our vehicles - making it our corporate latch"

BERND DEGEN

Head of Regulations & Homologation @ Hyundai

"I can see that there is 'not' a need for any special handles; that is good" "Very interesting… we will be pushing for this"

KAI SCHRENKE

Senior Development Engineer Door Latch Systems @ Kiekert AG

“One motor concept for all functions…Power of one single 5 amp motor closing 1200 Newton in 1.5 seconds … incredible”

GUENTHER BOEHM, FRANZ XAVER DAUM

Mechatronics Engineers @ AUDI

“You have all the functions that PSA require.”

AUDE MAURY

Corporate Purchasing Manager @ PSA (Peugeot & Citroen)

“All possible functions operated with a single motor – very, very impressive”

LAURENT MALLET

Project Leader @ PSA (Peugeot & Citroen)

“The latch is quite extraordinary” “You have all the functions and features required by the industry”

DICK GEORGE

Engineering Manager @ Lear Corp.

“Very impressive, indeed” “Kick-start” actuator “wow that is something else”

TODD DE PUE , DAVID HEIN & TIM GRESHAM

Engineering Managers @ Lear Corp.

“Kick-drive is of immense interest - Unbelievable”

MICHAEL GRAEF, BOB HARRISON & KENAN AHMED

Vehicle technology Project Managers @ BMW

"It is very clever and simple" "It is very lightweight"

GREGOR POERTZGEN

Design EPB Foundation Brakes @ TRW

"This will give us a serious edge in the market place"

BORIS KOETH

Project Manager @ TRW

"That's an interesting piece of technology you have there!"

BILL KELLEY

Vice President @ Drivetrain Research & Technology

"What I have seen today was very impressive" "The size is very good ...it is lighter than our existing motor"

MICKAEL TURPIN

Responsible for Window Actuators @ Renault

"BMW wants to have future technologies. You have the future"

RAINER POLLMAN

Manager Access Systems Window Regulator Systems @ BMW

Very interesting & very new.

PETER R. WOODCOCK

Senior Engineer @ GM Europe
KEY INNOVATION EVENTS
APPLICATIONS IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY
AUTOMOTIVE
Chevalier’s patented products bring comfort and eco-technology to spheres of applications previously considered unreachable and offer unparalleled solutions that deliver considerable cost savings, weight reduction and energy efficiency. The specific advantages of Chevalier’s unique safety critical systems and power actuators make them ideal for use in all types of vehicles and in particular those sustainably developed.
AVIATION
Chevalier offer unique power actuators with integrated control electronics designed to fit in the most constrained of spaces. These are designed to function autonomously and can be controlled or reprogrammed in situ or remotely. In particular, these actuators provide ideal solutions for applications in unmanned vehicles, drones, satellites and self-directed or driven systems where weight, size and energy consumption are always considered critical.
NAUTICAL
Chevalier’s unique power actuators and safety critical systems are designed to provide comfort and utility across a wide range of applications from the cabin to the engine room. Due the integration of a high level of electronic intelligence, the Chevalier actuators enable unprecedented level of autonomy and reliability.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
At the forefront of Chevalier’s product design strategy is ensuring sustainable developments at all stages from prototype to series production.
Guided by the principle of “Irreducible Minimum”, Chevalier has been successful, through innovation and design, in pushing the boundaries of technology to new levels by introducing unique product solutions that meet our environmental challenges. Chevalier’s approach has been to produce efficient designs that deliver the set objectives with certainty using only the absolute minimum of resources. Chevalier has been introducing complex electromechanical systems integrated with innovative technologies decades ahead of the competition. These systems have always exceeded the feature-function sets associated with the prior art by a sizeable leap.
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