The ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH operates one of the largest and most manufacturer independent automotive proving grounds for passenger and commercial vehicles in the world. Located in the northwest of Germany, the area measuring 780 ha offers excellent conditions for over-all tests on vehicles.
Modern and partly unique tracks, fully equipped workshops as well as the proper testing devices are available for lease to national and international automotive manufacturers and their suppliers for the execution of their testing activities.
Since the opening of the proving ground in the northwest of Germany in fall of 1998, national and international developers, suppliers, system suppliers and automotive manufacturers of commercial vehicles and passenger cars use the extensive variety of tracks and services of the ATP Automotive Testing Papenburg GmbH.
In order to step up to growing demands, two new workshop buildings and a new test bench building have been put into operation since then. A total sum of ten double and eight single workshops are available for passenger cars now as well as two summer workshops, in addition to a HGV workshop. The engineering team conducts projects meeting customer demands regarding driving dynamics, brakes, endurance run, load data collective recording etc. at its own authority. An additional highlight of ATP's performances is the organization and arrangement of events.
Companies that want to have their products presented or an incentive event executed for their employees or customers find a competent partner in ATP as any kind of event no matter of what size can be arranged in a unique manner.
Furthermore, ATP offers the organization and execution of driving training and driving safety training with varying degrees of difficulty -especially for customers of the automotive industry- that are conducted with several instructors on the site.
In May 2003, the specialist journal "testing technology international" has gained an impression of the ATP proving ground within the range of a continuous examination of all proving grounds.
For the first time, the best evaluation was given, namely five stars with the additional remark: "The best proving ground ever tested." ATP does not rest on this laurels, the enlargements of tracks and buildings (workshops) which have been carried out since 2003 will be continued in the future.