ECS Off-Road Propulsion Systems for Wheeled Military Vehicles

Magna Powertrain Engineering Center STEYR (ECS)

Magna Powertrain Engineering Center STEYR (ECS) – founded by ‘STEYR DAIMLER PUCH AG’ – is a world-leading engineering and production company for exceptional off-road propulsion systems focusing on wheeled military vehicles in all classes.

Our competitive edge in the global industry is innovation. As a division of one of the most diversified automotive suppliers in the world, we have the experience, the testing facilities and the commitment to push the boundaries of technology.

Military vehicle engineering

With over 100 years of experience in the field of vehicle engineering and chassis development, ECS is a competence center for special vehicle engineering. By simulating and investigating interactions and movements of components under operating conditions, we are able to increase the maturity of concept design and perform a real simultaneous engineering process.

During the design process we establish the customer’s requirements, the technical and financial feasibility of individual parts and the supplier’s various manufacturing demands. We provide solutions according to customer requirements, from initial concepts to specifications for production.

Engine engineering

Our highly skilled engineers can carry out a complete engine development that takes modularity and customer expectations into account, including high durability, long lifecycles, cost-efficiency, and feasibility of design under consideration of local manufacturing requirements.

Drivetrain engineering

From advanced modular systems to innovative concepts for special vehicles, entire drivetrains and innovative engineering software solutions, ECS can provide the right solution for your military application.

Our systems offer a high torque-to-weight ratio, as well as outstanding durability, efficiency and robustness. The exceptional quality offered by ECS makes the company a key partner in the provision of complete powertrain architecture for all leading military vehicle programmes.

ECS provides engineering, testing and simulation services, including components for the hybridisation and electrification of military powertrain systems according to military standards. Our vast vehicle engineering experience gives us the ability to assist in the layout, benchmark and specification of powertrain systems, while also considering chassis and vehicle requirements.

System integration

ECS can develop and produce components and subsystems for its clients. As an additional benefit, ECS also offers the integration of complete systems. We accomplish this extra customer value through our extensive know-how, and application of highly sophisticated tools, methods and processes over the complete product development process.

Military vehicle testing

ECS has its own proving ground for military vehicle testing. The facility has a variety of on-road and off-road tracks and obstacles for performing complete vehicle testing and evaluations, benchmarks, load data acquisition, and NVH and endurance testing of a range of vehicles, from SUVs, to pick ups, to 8×8 heavy-duty trucks.

The proving ground at the STEYR facility is ideal for heavy-duty applications and off-road vehicles, including obstacles according to NATO standards.

Technical application software and support

ECS offers modular calculation and simulation software solutions for vehicle engineering and manufacturing. ECS software manages design and manufacturing tasks in a timely and cost-efficient way. Even at the beginning of the engineering task, critical areas, processes and interconnections can be simulated. ECS supports design and engineering teams by means of individualised engineering software that reflects the laws of physics for highest level demands.

Military vehicle development and production

Due to its long experience in the field of vehicle design engineering and the production of automotive components, ECS can supply a full range of services in the field of product development, including product definition, concept, design, simulation, prototyping, developing the production process, serial production, delivery and testing services.

Our expertise and high level of innovation, as well as our continuous improvement process, enables us to offer our customers the best performance to cost ratio. ECS offers the following services:

  • Systems architecture and integration
  • Commercial vehicle and special vehicle development
  • Engine and engine components development
  • Powertrain systems and development
  • Electrical systems / electronics / mechatronics
  • Simulation services and software solutions for production development
  • Testing services (motor, powertrain, noise vibration and harshness, durability, total vehicle)
  • Production of power drive systems

Recent ECS innovations

Our most recent innovation for hybrid powertrain is the development of an integrated motor generator (IMG). Using the IMG with disconnecting clutch in a conventional drivetrain extends the operation modes significantly and saves energy. Furthermore, operation in silent mode is possible due to its double-clutch system.

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ECS discusses their latest product development and innovations, and company events, in this month's newsletter.

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ECS – Your Competence Partner for Vehicle Engineering Worldwide

As one of the most diversified automotive suppliers in the world, we have the experience and the commitment to push the boundaries of technology.

Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG

Steyrer Strasse 32

4300 Sankt Valentin


+43 7435 501 2402 +43 664 200 7005 (mobile) +43 7435 501 9402

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24VDC Electric Steering Pump

ECS's 24VDC electrified steering pump is suitable for commercial vehicles with axles of up to 8t (>150bar).

AMPV AWD Drivetrain

ECS's 4WD-drivetrain is well-suited for AWD special vehicles and commercial vehicles in class N2 up to 10t for optimised off-road mobility.

eAMT300-2e Electric Drive Module for LCV

ECS's electric drive module for LCV is compact, light and highly efficient for front axle modules for electric driven commercial vehicles.

Front / Rear Differential for 5.5t Axle Load

The front / rear differential developed by ECS is for AWD special vehicles and commercial vehicle class N2 for optimised off-road mobility.

Hybrid Control Unit (HCU)

The hybrid control unit (HCU) is a powerful automotive 32-bit ECU solutions for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Integrated Motor Generator – Generation II

The integrated motor generator - generation II is a parallel hybrid module that provides integration between the internal combustion engine and the transmission.

Planetary Wheel Hub for 5.5t Axle Load

ECS manufactures the planetary wheel hub for AWD special vehicles and commercial vehicle class N2 for optimised off-road mobility.

Planetary Wheel Hub for MPV

The 4WD planetary wheel hub was developed and produced by ECS St Valentin.

Rear Axle Differential with Add-on Flanged Transfer Case

ECS has create a rear axle differential with directly mounted two-speed transfer case.

Transfer Case for 10 to GVW

ECS's two-speed synchronised transfer case is made for AWD special vehicles and commercial vehicles in class N2, and isoptimised for off-road mobility.


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17 June 2014

ECS discusses their latest product development and innovations, and company events, in this month's newsletter.

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10 June 2014

Engineering Center Steyr (ECS) is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at Eurosatory 2014, which will take place from 16 - 20 June 2014 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center hall 5A und 6.

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7 April 2014

Engineering Center Steyr (ECS) will be exhibiting at DSA 2014, which will take place 14-17 April 2014 at the PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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2 December 2013

The contribution of transmissions to the overall noise level of a vehicle can be significant, especially when the transmission noise is not masked by other noise-emitting components (such as an internal combustion engine).

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2 December 2013

Based on the Seebeck-Effect, Thermoelectric Generators (TEG) can convert unused exhaust gas heat into useful electrical energy.

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2 December 2013

Increasing customer demands and stringent emission regulations require today's vehicles to be more efficient than ever. Today's customer demands for driving dynamics, comfort and safety require sophisticated and complex chassis systems.

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9 August 2013

We are pleased to inform you that Engineering Center Steyr (ECS) will be exhibiting at DSEI 2013, which will take place 10-13 September 2013 at the ExCeL in London, UK.

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Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & Co KG

Steyrer Strasse 32

4300 Sankt Valentin


Hans-Peter Zuschrader +43 7435 501 2402 +43 664 200 7005 (mobile) +43 7435 501 9402

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