This expertise is based in the Passive Safety Systems division in Alfdorf, Germany. The location has dealt with safety issues since the 1970s. Back then, executive managers and other volunteers sometimes even served as live crash test dummies. Although this was admittedly an impressive way of convincing customers of the effectiveness and quality of safety solutions, it is no longer practiced today for good reasons.
In any case, the former Repa GmbH (a fine-blanking and refurbishment plant), the German specialist for seatbelts and later also airbags, set up a new, second plant in Alfdorf at that time. The capital for this was provided through a 70 percent stake held by the US Group TRW. And this was acquired by ZF in 2015.