Quality, dependability, performance, and safety start with exceptional engineering, and our engineers are second to none in the industry. All products are built and tested to exceed expectations.
GSS hires the most forward-thinking engineers in the business and gives them the most advanced tools available to ensure our product lineup is as relevant tomorrow as it is today. As part of our process, we build prototypes to ensure that our products work in the real world, not just on the computer. If a customer needs it, we can design and build it.
Fast delivery of high-quality protypes is just one reason why GSS is a global leader in the development of intermediate shaft and column components. Our prototype methodology, which meshes design with manufacturing, uses representative production processes that account for typical variables, including materials and environment. The result is a prototype that accurately represents and performs like the final product.
We’re always looking for ways to advance technology. For example, our R&D engineering teams are using novel materials to create a new generation of steering shafts that weigh less, cost less, and offer advanced corrosion protection as well as higher stiffness, among other benefits.
To ensure that we remain on the leading edge of industry technology and trends, GSS is a regular presence at the prestigious China Automotive Steering Summit, EU Automotive Steering Systems Conference, and other global conferences. Here, we collaborate with Tier 1 systems suppliers to co-jointly develop and support customer-specific needs and broader applications. Attending these meetings also gives our team invaluable insights into new trends and capabilities, market needs, customer requirements, and industry expectations. We gather input from leading experts via real-world case studies, technical demonstrations, focused presentations, and panel/roundtable discussions. Attendees and leaders of these conferences solve some of the most daunting challenges in steering design, safety, and automated driving, such as:
Report of China Automotive Chassis Innovation Summit 2019
Industry Trends Steering to the Future 2019
Agenda of China Automotive Steering and Brake Summit 2021
IHS Markit – NYC Auto Show 2019
Nexteer – Health Management for Steering Systems
Robert Bosch Automotive Steering 2022
14th Automotive Steering System Summit 2022
We understand that clear, consistent communication is vital throughout design and development. We assemble custom product development teams to liaison with the client and ensure that everything—from design, real-world prototyping to manufacturing—is handled according to project specs and customer expectations.
Before any of our safety-critical steering components leave our facility we test them in our own labs, using accelerated methods that simulate real life. This ensures that the design, materials, and tolerance of our products outperform expectations for the life of the vehicle. Here are some of the methods we use to ensure we meet our targets:
GSS offers a full range of products to meet light and heavy-duty vehicle requirements. We keep pace with electric vehicle (EV) needs, with steering system assistance and modular product designs that offer variety in size, weight, and performance.