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BK Werkstofftechnik
Prüfstelle für Werkstoffe GmbH

BKW is a key material testing provider for industry and the aeronautical sector.

Our company performs a range of services including:

  • non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • mechanical testing for metallic and composite materials
  • metallurgical analysis BKW became part of Applus+, a global inspection, testing, certification and quality assurance company, in July 2011

This strategic alliance has reinforced our company as a first-tier supplier of Airbus for testing services and enlarged our services portfolio, which now includes:

  • structural testing
  • equipment testing
  • tooling engineering
  • production quality control
  • pre-series and test coupon (metallic and composites) production

BKW is accredited for 120 test methods in accordance with DIN/EN/ISO 17025 and is also an Airbus approved laboratory for 63 sector-specific test procedures.


Facts and figures:

  • BKW was founded in 1983 and boasts state-of-the-art laboratories as well as highly specialized technicians and engineers.
  • BKW is based in Bremen, one of the major aeronautical clusters in Europe.
  • Applus+ has been working for 20 years for the aerospace sector.
  • Applus+ has over 14,000 employees and is present in more than 66 countries.