IBAF - Institut für Baumaschinen, Antriebs- und Fördertechnik GmbH

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

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

Key competence – Development of machine systems
from concept to prototype

In the development of machine systems, IBAF assumes responsibility for an agreed work package.  We work for machine and component manufacturers and support users in system integration and optimisation. IBAF brings comprehensive methodology and project management expertise to the partnership as well as specific product know-how. Acting as a systems partner, we adopt a holistic approach extending from concept to production drawing, and from specification-aligned design to component test in the laboratory or metrological analysis in the field. Control and drive technology are invariably integral components of our project work.

Specific product know-how 

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

Key competences
of IBAF Institute for Construction Machinery, Drive Engineering and Material Handling Systems

  • CAD development
  • Strength analysis and structural optimisation
  • System optimisation and simulation
  • Development of drive and control systems
  • Process simulation and optimisation
  • Vibration analysis and engineering acoustics
  • Laboratory and field metrology
  • Simulator development projects
  • Project management and documentation

Personal contact


Prof. Jan Scholten


T: +49 234 36979-0
F: +49 234 36979-29

Dr.-Ing. Frank Tintrup


T: +49 234 36979-0
F: +49 234 36979-29

Dr.-Ing. Lutz Hohaus

Leiter Vertrieb

T: +49 234 36979-0
F: +49 234 36979-29