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Welcome

… to CARTEC Autotechnik Fuchs GmbH, the specialist for automotive Smart Repair systems. In the field of professional alloy wheel refurbishment – and especially in the segment of diamond cut wheels – we are market and technology leader with our TÜV-certified WheelDoctor and the other components in the WheelMaster programme.

But we can also offer you an appropriate and inexpensive repair possibility for almost every other type of damage. Dealerships, independent repair shops, body and painting specialists, automotive suppliers and major German car manufacturers all rely on almost 30 years of CARTEC know-how and products.

Why not also benefit from our clever solutions for minor damages with major market potential.

  • Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

    Opinions differ these days where the topic of alloy wheel refurbishment is concerned. The market potential is great. ...

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  • The WheelMaster-System

    A perfect result within an average 30 minutes for painted alloy wheels and 45 minutes for diamond cut wheels...

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  • Become a partner

    More than 600 partner companies in the German-speaking part of the world rely on CARTEC and the WheelDoctor technology...

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CARTEC Company Profile

Experienced Developers

CARTEC Autotechnik Fuchs was founded by Roland Fuchs in 1990. Today, our company is one of the leading and most innovative developers and providers of Smart Repair systems. Almost 600 partner companies in the German-speaking part of the world work with the TÜV-certified WheelDoctor and the other systems in the WheelMaster family for professional alloy wheel refurbishment. In the field of diamond cut alloy wheels, we are the only company in Germany which - within the scope of the WheelDoctor structure pad technology - offers a safe and reliable process for reproducing the original structure. “There must be a better way.”

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Skills

Pioneer and Market Leader

CARTEC Autotechnik Fuchs GmbH was founded by Roland Fuchs in 1990. The company is one of the pioneers and until today leading providers in the field of Smart Repair. The ProKuR Repair System for all 52 types of plastic (appropriate courses at professional painting schools), KLIPS (six systems in one case) – and, of course, alloy wheel refurbishment with the TÜV-certified WheelDoctor revolutionized the branch.

TÜV-certified (a technical inspection association) WheelDoctor

Alloy wheels are absolute safety components. Therefore, the wheels may only be processed with utmost caution and expertise.

CARTEC has more than 20 years of experience in this field and has set important safety standards:

  • The WheelDoctor process was tested intensively for three years at the TÜV-Süd in Garching (one year together with AUDI).
  • Scientific knowledge of the resilience of processed alloy wheels was gained from tests such as the rim flange pressure test and the all-round bending test with addition of sodium hydroxide solution. Only maximum stresses as far as breakage of the rim can provide information about up to what damage depth alloy wheels can still be processed safely or when it becomes critical to illegal.
  • The CARTEC limit value catalogue which clearly defines what is allowed for alloy wheel refurbishment and what is not was compiled after this test process.
  • In their Technical Report on the influence of damage and refurbishment on the operational resilience of alloy wheels, Report No. 76232807-1 of 7/8/2008, the TÜV confirms: …, “that, with compliance with the CARTEC limit value catalogue for damages, the operational resilience of wheels processed with the WheelDoctor method is not impaired.”
  • Therefore, the WheelDoctor can only be purchased in connection with the Training courses for professional and safe alloy wheel refurbishment.

Diamond Cut Wheels

Until recently, diamond cut alloy wheels were still thought of as being exotic. But they are now enjoying a boom and almost all new cars have them. However, until now it has not been possible to repair damage from kerb scrapes or corrosion/oxidation, because reproducing the lathe groove structure and powder clear coat has presented insurmountable problems, even for qualified paint specialists.

In addition, renowned German car manufacturers have declared the so-called metal-cutting process (processing by CNC machines) to be impermissible for safety reasons.

With the unique WheelDoctor structure pad technology, the refurbishment of diamond cut wheels is not only perfect in appearance but also possible within the permissible scope.

Training Courses

In the CARTEC Training Center at the company headquarters in Plüderhausen near Stuttgart, we teach you the technical know-how and, at the same time, provide you with marketing strategies to win customers.

Experienced application technicians hold the courses on the individual CARTEC systems. The number of course participants is limited for intensive and effective training. The courses last one day to one week depending on the product or system. Every participant receives a certificate after successful completion.

In-house Technology Center

CARTEC Autotechnik Fuchs GmbH has been familiar with the daily routine and the challenges in the automotive industry for almost 30 years. Since they still carry out repairs themselves today, the technicians and developers are very aware of the practical requirements and problems. In addition, the company’s own Technology Center constantly researches improved Smart Repair solutions and is engineering new systems.