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MVO (Metallverarbeitung Ostalb) GmbH

Nikolaus-Otto-Str. 1
73529 Schwabisch Gmund

Tel: +49 (0) 7171 10424-0


MVO (Metallverarbeitung Ostalb) GmbH is a manufacturer of precision steering racks and other components. Through the purchase of the Bishop Steering Technology (BST) group of companies in 2011 and the subsequent fusion with BST GmbH, MVO now also offers Bishop technology in Europe. MVO is now in production with Bishop’s patented variable ratio technology (BishopVR™ and ActivRak™) as well as supporting the power steering valve technology in Europe.

BishopVR™ is a state-of-the art technology that offers an exceptionally wide range of steering variants including the recently released ActivRak™ technology, which allows chassis engineers to tune the yaw gain response of the vehicle via the rack gain.

MVO offers an integrated product with full support to its customers, ranging from vehicle dynamics consulting and testing, through steering gear and component design, to the supply of prototypes, production tooling, machines and gauges.

BishopVR™ is also used in motorsport applications ranging from Formula 1 to Formula Student – MVO's prototype capabilities are ideally placed to support the requirements of this specialized market. The latest product for the motorsport market is the Bishop Variable Boost Valve. From fingertip light to manual steering feel, this externally adjustable hydraulic valve is suitable for every vehicle setup and driver preference.

MVO is located in Germany, with branches of Bishop Steering Technology in the USA and Australia.


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