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Our product portfolio covers a wide range of solutions aimed at protecting occupants, minimizing injuries and enhancing the feeling of safety on the road.

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We are the market leader in actuators for active hoods. These actuators’ functions protect pedestrians, cyclists and children who could otherwise be seriously injured in a collision with a vehicle.

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Our products close or interrupt an electrical circuit in milliseconds in the event of a short circuit or error message. This enables faster shutdown than conventional systems, protects occupants, and minimizes the risk of fire.

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All renowned automotive manufacturers and their suppliers rely on our pyrotechnic igniters. Our core components are developed and manufactured in-house, and can thus be perfectly tailored to your requirements.

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Pyrotechnic components are also used outside of automotive applications. Our products offer enormous advantages wherever smallest installation space, speed, reliability and weight require a cost-efficient use.

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Only pyrotechnics can produce sufficient power to bring certain applications into motion or activate them in milliseconds. We are your partner for custom-made, innovative solutions.


At our test centre in Hirtenberg, we’re able to test products, concepts and even entire systems using our state-of-the-art technology.

Our purpose: Future powered by excellence

This guiding principle is what drives us to create innovative solutions that make the world a safer and better place every day.

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Can you help power our excellence? Join the ASTOTEC team. Browse our open positions and submit an application. We look forward to hearing from you!