We focus on developing solutions for methodical support of the design and optimization process of electrical drive components in mechatronic systems. In doing so, we pursue the ideal of the "turnkey prototype", i.e. we design, optimize, manufacture and test novel drive solutions in close cooperation with our industrial and university project partners - all from a single source. We incorporate the knowledge gained from the practical implementation of our working methods and solutions in a wide range of different applications into the application-oriented training of our students in order to ensure the excellence of the next generation of engineers. In doing so, we look back on an eventful and successful history that began in 1901 and is closely associated with the name Johann Ossanna.