KATE LLC is an independent transmission developer and manufacturer, established in 2004
More than 13 years we specialize in research and development work as well as production of modern automatic transmissions and Hybrid/EV torque transfer solutions for a wide variety of automotive industry applications. With deep knowledge, classical technical experience and unique innovations we support our Customers during the complete way from concept to smart intelligent industrialization.
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Our abilities and competence
Market analysis and development targets definition;
Development of special methodics and tools for transmission components calculations considering planetary transmission features;
Synthesis of new transmission kinematic schemes with planetary gear set;
Planetary gear set deep analysis and calculations;
Scientific articles and works publication in AT’s field.
Automatic transmissions development
Complex intellectual property searches in the field of transmission design;
Protection and support of Patent rights;
Providing all required calculations for AT systems;
Simulation of the transmission internal systems behavior in real-time tools;
Designing of innovative automatic transmissions for front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or full wheel drive vehicles with implementation of modern design features.
Transmission components development
Complex intellectual property searches in the field of transmission components design;
Protection and support of Patent rights;
Reducing gear trains for hybrid and electric transmissions development;
Transfer cases development;
Designing of wheel reduction gears.
Incoming inspection control, as well as testing and measurement of final samples;
Optimization of technology and processes of components manufacturing and final product assemblies;
Recommendations for possible improvements of the design as well as assembly processes of components and final product;
Production of prototype batches and small series of approved product.
Creation of unique test programs and different test procedures;
Components test studies;
Test bench preparation (modifications and improvements as well as totally new design&build);
Testing organization and full support;
Reports and recommendations generation due to the test results.
Transmission installation into the prototype or test vehicle;
Providing of full number of the required tests within the test vehicle, including road tests at a special proving ground near Moscow;
Test reports generation including recommendations concerning required changes in design of AT or components.
We are a perspective company, acting in field of researching, engineering and manufacturing of automatic transmissions;
We are a participant and sponsor of international transmission symposiums and conferences;
We research and study unique&innovative concepts of AT’s and transmission components;
We provide wide range of bench tests for all parts, assembly units and final units;
We provide multiple obligatory tests of products in the vehicle;
40 high-qualified engineers;
Team consists mostly from graduates of MSTU named after Bauman;
In team there are several experienced candidates and Doctors of technical science;
Scientific researches and articles in the field of synthesis, calculation and AT design;
Cooperation with leading international researchers and components manufacturers.
Strong relations with well-known worldwide suppliers;
Continuous increase of suppliers’ database;
Optimization of delivering processes, decreasing of transport costs;
Successful components localization in Russia;
Huge experience in cooperation with leading engineering companies;
We are working with different international test and certification centers.
Provides protection of Intellectual Property Objects in form of patents and licenses;
Cooperation with Rospatent, WIPO and other International patent law organizations;
Protecting and supporting Patent rights at the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad;
Received more than 45 KATE patents, including international patents;
Experimental production facility
Located in Moscow and ready for prototypes manufacturing and small series production of new products;
Responsible for test programs and procedures definition, test benches and test objects preparation as well as carrying out of required tests;
Responsible for a technology development;
Provides recommendations for improvement of product design as well as for assembling and implementing processes;
Assembly of demo and prototype vehicles.
Plant is now under construction in Kaliningrad, at the square of 80 000 sq.m.;
Planned production volumes: up to 150 000 AT per year;
Approximate staff: 180 employees;
Working spaces: 8 064 sq.m – at 2019; : 16 128 sq.m. – planned till 2022
Start of the first assembly line: in the middle of 2019.