autop took part in the development of the luxury "Phaeton" class
At the beginning of 1998, VW made the decision to construct a new and modern 4000 sq. metre factory hall for the development of the luxury class. This project was named D1.
autop Maschinenbau GmbH, from Rheine, has been supplying the research and development sector of Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg with automotive lifting technology since 1997. This is where about 7500 technicians develop the latest VW models.
For a new quality control workshop autop has supplied and installed 18 Cargolift units along with various power modules in 2002.