Your partner for product development

From product development, Technical metrology to prototyping

Since 28.06.2023 we are accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025.

DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 is an international laboratory certification

From automotive to consumer products

Design and engineering from a single source to series production

Extension of the process with Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

From now on we will first create parts in TPE. TPE is an elastomer that creates flexible, rubber-like parts…

From a single source: digitizing, engineering, rapid prototyping and measurement technology.

From idea to product:
Together with our customers and design service providers, we develop products with a high degree of innovation, outstanding design and the best functionality.

Design + Engineering from one source

Complex product development since 1999


Sauter Engineering + Design provides engineering services for the automobile industry, also for the rail, aerospace, medical, machine construction and consumer goods industries. Our aim is to shorten the development time of new products in the engineering work-flow, using direct creation of virtual CAD models to connect the whole CAX process chain.

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Product Development

Sauter Engineering + Design delivers ’Class-A Quality’ styling and 3D design from conception to interpretation, simulation and drawings of the finished product. Project management, resident engineering, documentation and the building of 3D printed prototype parts is also included.

Technical metrology

The Sauter group offers high end optical measuring services with its main focus on applications like industrial computer tomography (CT), 3D digitizing with the ATOS 3D scanner, optical 3D coordinate measurements with the high precise TRITOP system, deformation measurements and quality control with GOM aplications. This service is used for product development and for quality assurance, material and component testing. The range of measurement ranges from small components like clockwork parts to large objects such as aircraft.


Our powerful Stratasys 3D printer systems creats parts directly from CAD data. The workshop of Sauter AG produces prototype parts from customer drawings.



Sauter Engineering + Design is a competent development partner to the automotive industry. The focus of the enterprise is on the conceptualization and realization of complex assemblies, from design to production readiness. Development work is particularly oriented toward the major automotive assemblies body, exterior design, interior design, engine components, Suspension components, kinematic systems, and Mechatronic systems

In addition to automotive development, we have also been providing general industrial product development services, 3D coordinate measurement and as well industrial design and design optimization for many years.

Click here through our reference customers per industry segment or look in one of our project reports:

Automotive OEM

  • AMG Mercedes GmbH
  • Audi AG
  • Daimler AG
  • Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Automotive system suppliers

  • Alcan
  • Continental Temic (mechatronic)
  • Delphi
  • Faurecia
  • Georg Fischer
  • Keiper
  • Kromberg & Schubert KROSCHU
  • Magna
  • Polynorm Grau
  • PWO Progress Werk Oberkirch AG
  • Raymond
  • RECARO GmbH & Co. KG
  • TI Automotive
  • Yazaki Europe Limited

Specialized vehicles

  • Ambulanz Mobile GmbH & Co. KG
  • Bucher Industries AG
  • Evo Bus
  • Hess AG
  • Ketterer Spezialfahrzeuge GmbH
  • MOWAG GmbH


  • QVR AG

Industrial and consumer goods

  • Alstom (Schweiz) AG
  • Dürr Systems
  • Fischertechnik
  • Würth AG


  • Roche Diagnostics AG

Rail vehicles

  • Alpha
  • Tram Design Studie

Construction machines

  • Schaeff – Terex GmbH

Aerospace engineering

  • Diehl Avionik Systeme
  • DLR
  • EADS Deutschland GmbH
  • Jet Aviation AG
  • Oerlikon Space AG
  • Pilatus Aircraft Ltd


  • PSI Paul Scherrer Institut


1946 Kurt Sauter established Sauter Carrosserie in Basel. He got soon an excellent reputation mostly because of special car-bodies for sports and racing cars. More than 50 years later, in 1999, Sauter Engineering + Design was founded by Stephan Sauter. With two locations in Gempen and Herrenberg, Sauter Engineering + Design is today to deliver ’Class-A Quality’ styling and 3D design from conception to interpretation, simulation and drawings of the finished product as with project management, resident engineering, documentation and the building of 3D printed prototype parts.

Location Germany

Sauter Engineering + Design GmbH
Rudolf- Diesel- Str. 23
D-71154 Nufringen
+49 (0) 7032 913 967
+49 (0) 7032 913 689

Location Switzerland

Sauter Engineering + Design
Hauptstrasse 39
CH-4145 Gempen
+41 (0) 61 703 17 77
+41 (0) 61 703 17 79


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