Öhlins engineers develop both conventional and mechatronic suspension systems. Staffan Sandberg works as a team leader for the application engineering team in the Mechatronics Group.
As an application engineer, Staffan works with the customer-oriented part of the software that controls the mechatronic suspension system.
- You could say that I tie together the different parts of the software and customize them for a particular motorcycle. Working closely with customers means I can understand their requirements and preferences, and maintain a continuous dialogue. I guess I am the face of the software to the customer!
Software is a young discipline at Öhlins, which means that the working methods are constantly evolving.
- I have the opportunity to influence our way of working, which is special. I really enjoy seeing the results of my efforts being used in a real product, for example on track tests.
Although software is relatively new for Öhlins, it is an important and growing area for the company. Staffan welcomes the prospects:
-I think the possibilities for my personal development are very good here!