Cornaglia Research & Development actively supports its customers to meet today's requirement and anticipate future needs.

50 people work at Cornaglia R&D Centre facing global challenges of lower fuel concumption, lower emissions, reduced weight, improved cost efficiency.



Project management

Cornaglia's product development process is ISO-TS certified and includes:

  • analysis of customer needs
  • system design and preliminary verification with the aid of CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) tools
  • in-House prototypes manufacturing
  • system validation through engine and laboratory testing

The entire process is managed by APQP tool to assure it meets the requirements of demanding automotive customers.



Cornaglia designs and develops complete systems and components for passenger cars, light commercial vehicle, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses as well as agriculture and construction machinery.

The following CAD systems are used:

  • CATIA V5 R24
  • NX 9,03

Design for manufacturing is assured by simultaneous engineering of production processes.


Virtual simulation

Cornaglia's product development process is highly accelerated by using Computer-Aided Engineering tools in the early development phase.

Many different layouts and designs can be evaluated in the concept phase and checked by means of simulation, even before the first prototype is built.

The following state-of-the art simulation codes are used:

  • Gamma Technologies gt-potenza
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • CD-adapco StarCD
  • MSC Nastran
  • Abaqus




Cornaglia's prototype shop is located inside our R&D Centre and is equipped with all the basic tooling and machines that are needed to support first protos manufacturing.

A metrological room is used to check parts are dimensionally conform to the drawing before shipping.



Cornaglia R&D Centre is equipped with a complete set of testing rooms, benches and instruments to fully support prototypes physical validation:

  • flow test benches
  • engine test benches
  • emissions analyzers
  • semi-anechoic chamber with roller bench
  • acoustic chamber
  • electrodynamic shaker
  • fatigue bench
  • cclimatic chambers
  • salt spray cell
  • pressure test bench
  • tanks test bench
  • coven chamber
  • leakage test unit
  • high temperature oven
  • dynamometer





Cornaglia heavily invests on innovation as a vital part of the advanced process development, to assure our solutions meet and anticipate customers needs.

Examples of Cornaglia's innovations are:

  • static urea mixer for exhaust aftertreatment SCR system
  • urea sender unit with integrated quality sensor



Cornaglia cooperates with the main Italian and European technical universities and research institutes.

Consolidated partnerships with selected suppliers allows us to access the latest product innovation and solutions even before they reach the market.