Alternative drive systems, digitization, autonomous driving, industrial 3D printing, new materials. Now, more than ever before, the automobile is on the threshold of being reinvented, to enable it to incorporate ecological and sociopolitical changes. This implies a technological transition which EDAG, as the leading independent design engineering company in the automotive industry, can help to shape and define.
Our competence centers (CC) are "enablers" for EDAG, they make it possible to identify our customers' requirements as early as possible, and provide concepts, solutions and pre-competitive competencies for the development of the automobile of the future, which we can then implement with the manufacturers and suppliers.
The issues addressed in the CCs are geared to the strategic levers for the development of the automobile. Through the competence centers, know-how relating to innovative matters is structured across all departments and divisions. Interaction means that they have access to all EDAG departments. This leads to an increase in the acquisition and exchange of know-how, ground-breaking pilot projects are initiated, and access to internal and external know-how is made possible.
There are currently three competence centers focusing on:
- Lightweight Design, Materials and Technologies
- Integral safety
This innovation and technology management that keeps the company ahead of competition helps EDAG to win a position by actively focusing on future topics which are relevant to our engineering business model. The creation of cross-divisional and interdisciplinary networked competence centers with relevant future topics allows to initialise and implement corresponding research and development projects.
Martin Hillebrecht (Dr.-Ing.)
Head of Competence Center Lightweight, Materials & Technology
Tel.: +49 661 6000-255