CTS strengthens the management

Photo from left to right: Dr. Mirko Dobberstein (Managing Director), Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig (Managing Partner), Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Bührmann (Head of Test Department)

Dr. Mirko Dobberstein has been Managing Director of crashtest-service since 1 February 2020.

Born in Cologne, he studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and received his doctorate in 1996 at WZL in the field of production planning and control. After holding various management positions at the automotive supplier Hella and the data and process specialist Eucon, he was Managing Director of DAD - Deutscher Auto Dienst in Ahrensburg.

Now CTS is looking forward to new impulses from the experienced businessman. Together with the managing partner Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig, the focus of the cooperation is on the further strategic orientation and the expansion of the capacities of the Münster-based company. 


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Cooperation with the UKM

Once again a PRIMUS dummy was crashed as part of a customers request. In order to evaluate the damages of e.g. the ribs or vertetebral bodies, the dummy underwent a CT-scan.
For this purpose, the CT-equipment at the Münster University Hospital (UKM) were made available. Under the leadership of University Prof. Dr. W. Heindel, Dr. C. Schülke (senior doctor) and Dr. S. Roßlenbroich (senior doctor / specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery) a complete computer tomography of the PRIMUS dummy was carried out to detect bone fractures and other internal damages.
Also in the future, the UKM and CTS will continue to work together as part of the scope of assessing damages of crashed dummies.


CTS supports the Child Protection Agency

Colleagues from CTS used this year's christmas campaign to support Münsters Child Protection Agency with a donation action.

As part of the prize draw, for various prizes were up for grabs, e.g. half-day holiday or exemption from the kitchen service, donations were collected for the Child Protection Agency. In order to increase the proceeds, management decided not to send out christmas cards as in previous years but to donate these savings too. The Child Protection Agency were happy about the middle five-figure amount, which the managing director of the Child Protection Agency Mr. Kaiser accepted this week.

We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!


Milipol Paris

Photo: Dipl.-Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig (CTS) / Georg Scharpenack (Managing Partner Ulbrichts GmbH)

Another trade fair visit was on this week's agenda for the managing partner Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig. Besides expert discussions on vehicle restraint systems, Peter Schimmelpfennig presented the PRIMUS-Dummy at the trade fair "Milipol" (trade fair for homeland security and safety) in Paris, which in future will play a decisive role in the development of safety technology.



Students at oncoming traffic collision

Led by Prof. Birgit Hartz (teaching field: traffic planning and technology), around 30 students from the FH Münster visited the crash test facility last week. Besides a tour of the crash facility and a lecture on the current scope of CTS, together with managing partner Dipl.-Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig the students were able to be present live at a crash test. From the field of accident reconstruction and under the direction of Dipl.-Ing. R. Bührman, an oncoming traffic collision at around 100 km/h was carried out.



Currently, CTS is represented at the Airtec19 exhibition in Munich. The Airtec exhibition is known as an international specialist trade fair for products and services from the aerospace industry. Alongside the current PRIMUS dummy, CTS presents the vision of the PRIMUS-Bird (bird strike test). More information on the PRIMUS-Bird can be found over the next few weeks on the CTS-Homepage. Visit the CTS-Team, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelfennig (Managing partner) and Felix Mackel until Wednesday at the exhition stand Hall 2 CO3.



Photo: Dr. S. Roßlenbroich (senior doctor / specialist in orthopaedics and traumatology / UKM), Dr. I. Holtkötter (managing director / S+B), Dr. C. Schülke (senior doctor / UKM)

As part of a TV project, the new PRIMUS dummy underwent a CT scan.
At the A&E surgery department of the University Hospital Münster, Dr. Roßlenbroich and Dr. Schülke used a computer tomograph to produce images of a PRIMUS dummy that had suffered internal damage as a result of a previously conducted crash test. The images were compared by expert for accident reconstruction Dr. Holtkötter with a real injury picture and correlated with the accident sequence of events.