As a partner of the automotive industry, RAPA shapes the current trends in automotive engineering. With innovative solutions in safety, comfort, e-mobility and efficiency, the family-owned company based in Germany will soon be celebrating 100 years of success as a reputed technology partner and hidden champion.
RAPA provides engineering and installation services for premium automotive brands and focuses on the development of parts, components and systems for vehicles assisting along the entire cycle from pre-development to the start of volume production. Our latest innovation is a fully active suspension regulation with ICE independent Motor-Pump-Unit for active dampering of corner moduls.
With an modern laboratory at its headquarters, the latest test equipment and a prototype production, RAPA offers an excellent infrastructure. But this is still not enough - every production system is developed in-house and tailored exactly to specific requirements. RAPA - high tech made in Germany.
RAPA has developed a unique, ICE independent engine-pump unit with a finely-tuned and intelligent control which enables the leveling of the vehicle in any driving situation. The vehicle can also take any bend safely. The motor pump unit with integrated control electronics is a milestone in RAPA company history. It consists of three main components: an internal gear hydraulic pump, a permanently excited synchronous machine as an electric motor, and a 48V control device.
Once a year, Daimler presents its Daimler Supplier Award to acknowledge the exceptional services and partnerships with ten suppliers over the previous year. Their services are rated in the categories of quality, partnership and innovation. Profitability, reliability and sustainability based on trust and communication are also evaluated. In the last five years, RAPA with its team of approx.
50 employees have developed a unique engine-pump unit for the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL chassis, with a finely-tuned and intelligent control which enables the leveling of the vehicle in any driving situation. The vehicle can also take any bend safely. For this development for the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, RAPA has received the Special Award for Innovation from Daimler. The innovation, the fully networked, 48 Volt active E-ABC chassis, is the only system available on the market which can individually regulate the spring and suspension forces on each wheel.