VDS Variable Drive Systems

The success story: CVT/IVT high-tech from the centre of European transmission specialists


Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Aitzetmüller

Dipl.-Ing. Heinz Aitzetmüller


Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Hörmann

Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Hörmann


Milestones and awards

2020     A new performance level for tractor transmissions has been reached, commissioning of a 240 hp tractor with a VTP1100 stepless transmission

2019     Delivery start of the VTP1750 transmission for the carrier vehicle SYN-TRAC

2018     VDS Driveline GmbH starts series delivery to a customer in the USA with the VPD transmission (Variable Power Divider)

2018     Spin-off of gearbox assembly for small series into the newly founded VDS Driveline GmbH

2017     Commissioning of the first prototype vehicle of the new SYN-TRAC device carrier with VTP1750 stepless transmission for practical testing

2017     McCormick tractor with VTP450 stepless gearbox wins the “Tractor of the year” award at AGRITECHNICA MESSE in Hanover

2016     Market launch / Sales launch of Landini – McCormick tractors with VTP450 continuous variable transmission

2015     Commissioning of the first prototype vehicle of a device carrier in the USA with VTP1750 stepless transmission for practical testing

2014     Presentation McCormick Tractor with VTP stepless transmission at EIMA in Bologna

2013     Agritechnica award: AEBI Transporter is “Tractor of the Year 2014” in the class “Best of Specialized”

2012     Presentation of AEBI Transporter with VTP stepless transmission on Agrama in Bern

2011     Young Entrepreneur Award, Winner Category Export

2009     Foundation

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