Research & Development are rooted in Punch Powertrain´s very genes. Spread across the four sites worldwide, around one in four employees of Punch Powertrain are active in R&D. Moreover, this department belongs to one of our fastest-growing divisions. All of this guarantees that Punch Powertrain will also be putting innovative transmissions, powertrains and drivetrain systems on the market in the future.

Everything in-house

Punch Powertrain´s R&D activities stand out because they succeed as no other in economically translating state-of-the-art technology to fulfil the demands of our customers. Moreover, the entire process - from intensive research, prototyping and testing in real-life conditions to the ultimate production in our own factories - takes place entirely in house.


Can Do mindset

Our engineers have a single clear goal in mind: thinking together with the customer in order to jointly deliver the best transmission or powertrain. Within Punch Powertrain a culture dominates where an “Open-Minded, Can Do” attitude is appreciated and encouraged.

Global cross-fertilization

Punch Powertrain does everything it can to bring together the best talents from different cultures and continents. New transmission and powertrain technologies and concepts are constantly emerging from the cross-fertilization between the R&D departments in Sint-Truiden (Belgium), Eindhoven (The Netherlands), Flechtorf (Germany) and Nanjing (China). The cooperation with various knowledge and educational institutions also strengthens this innovative framework of co-creation.