IBAF GmbH is a development partner to industry specializing in the fields of construction machinery, power train engineering, materials handling systems and plant technology. 

Engineering excellence

Our highly qualified team located at three German sites in Bochum, Dresden and Magdeburg offers design, development and engineering services, metrology and testing – all on a single-source basis. IBAF is more than just an extended workbench, it is a problem-solver and expertise donor. Like all the companies of the IAMT Group, IBAF is proud of its track record in delivering reliable, directly monetizable results.

Development expertise as a trademark characteristic

A high-performing development partner needs to provide both extensive methodological expertise and specific product know-how. IBAF offers both!

Specific product know-how

  • Construction and mining machinery
  • Agricultural and special-purpose machinery
  • Materials handling and warehousing systems
  • Railway and rail vehicle engineering
  • Plant engineering and bulk handling equipment
  • Drive engineering

Extensive methodological expertise

  • CAD development (Concept and system planning, component and system development)
  • Strength analysis and structural optimisation
  • Acoustic and vibration problem-solving
  • Tribology and wear reduction
  • Laboratory and field measurements
  • Component and assembly testing

 Targeting measurable client benefit

Winning against international competition, securing market or technology leadership – these are two of the objectives voiced by IBAF clients. Our goal as their development partner is to make a tangible contribution to making this happen.

Sound scientific and engineering knowledge 

With this objective in mind, we place high demands on our own performance levels.

IBAF works continuously on the further evolution and optimisation of its development methods and processes, leveraging the very latest scientific and engineering expertise. This is effectively acquired and disseminated through intensive knowledge transfer within the entire IAMT Group and close cooperation with the Construction Machinery and Materials Handling Working Group of the Ruhr University of Bochum, the Continuous Conveyor Subfaculty of the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg and also the Faculty for Construction Machinery and Materials Handling at Dresden University of Science and Technology. 

Put simply: We deliver engineering excellence.