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Innovation

Convincing Technological Leadership

Alternative drive systems, digitalisation, autonomous driving, industrial 3D printing, new materials. Now, more than ever before, the automobile is on the brink of total reinvention, to enable it to meet current ecological and sociopolitical challenges. 
As the world's largest independent design engineering company in the automotive industry, EDAG will be playing an active role in shaping this technological transition.

Our competence centres (CC) are "enablers" for EDAG

They identify our customers' future requirements, and then provide concepts, solutions and competencies for the automobile of the future. 
The issues dealt with in the CCs are geared to the strategic levers for the development of the automobile, to future solutions and to innovative technologies. 
The know-how relating to innovative matters is structured across all departments and divisions by our CCs. The constant exchange of information means that they have access to and can interact with all EDAG departments. And in this way, we strengthen the acquisition and exchange of knowledge. At the same time, we initiate ground-breaking pilot projects and make it possible to access internal and external know-how.

The EDAG Competence Centres, currently three in number, are working in the following future-oriented fields:

This pre-competitive innovation and technology management helps to secure EDAG's position by actively shaping future topics relevant to our engineering business model. With their interdisciplinary networking, the CCs initiate and carry out corresponding research and development projects.
Know-how networks: in order to be able to continually develop and keep our technical experts' knowledge of important engineering disciplines up-to-date, we maintain and promote know-how networks within the technical departments.

Success factor innovation management

With the innovation management of our competence centres, we proactively develop solutions, concepts and strategies for important future-related issues, while also developing new engineering services for our customers. 

As the internationally leading engineering partner to the automotive industry in the field of product and production development, we handle wide-ranging, technologically challenging and pre-competitive projects. The key to our success is our globally available expertise combined with our extensive consulting experience. 

Our innovative ability is our acknowledged USP. EDAG aspires to acquire broad mastery of newly emerging technologies and to provide market-relevant resources as quickly as possible. 

"Innovation management in engineering calls for methods, high levels of technical expertise, interdisciplinary skills and tenacity." 
Dr.-Ing. Martin Hillebrecht.

 


Innovation Enablers

As innovation enablers, we have identified the future-oriented technologies mentioned here for the automotive industry. For engineering specialists like us, the future is already happening. We are therefore constantly adapting our organisation and technological focuses, so as to continue our sustained development of tailored solutions for the dynamic market environment of the mobility industry. This attitude helps us to accomplish our mission, which is to position EDAG as the leading engineering company in the automotive industry. 

 

FUTURE MOBILITY

Business models, mobility services, and vehicle and system technologies
 

SUSTAINABILITY

Systems for greater energy and resource efficiency
 

   

Best fit materials for best cost production and high performance vehicles

DIGITALISATION

Digitalisation of the engineering and digital product
 

  

Digital transformation in production and the factory of the future
 

GLOBAL NETWORKED ENGINEERING

Fully integrated process chain, holistic approach, global networked engineering


Awards

Let our awards speak for themselves.

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German Innovation Award Gold (2018)

LightHinge+ Excellence in Business-to-Business
EDAG with simufact engineering und voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center

JEC Innovation Award (2018) 

"MAI Hiras + Handle", with the participation of EDAG, received the JEC Innovation Award 2018 in Paris

Materialica Award Gold in the category CO2 (2017)

Additively manufactured lightweight hood hinge with integrated pedestrian protection
EDAG with simufact engineering und voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Center

Materialica Award Gold in the category Surface & Technology (2016)

Functionally integrated, bionically optimised vehicle lightweight structure in flexible production. EDAG with Fraunhofer IAPT, ConceptLaser and BLM

Hessen Champion in the category Innovation (2015)

Awarded by the Hessian Minister President Volker Bouffier, VhU President Wolf Matthias Mang and Hessian Economics Minister Tarek Al-Wazir at an event held by the Federation of Hessian Employers Associations (VhU) attended by more than 1,000 guests.

Materialica Award Silver in the category Surface & Technology (2014)

Ultra-lightweight, multi-functional additively manufactured structural part.

TOP 100 Innovative Medium-sized Businesses (2014)

Engineering service provider EDAG among the "Top 100": Prize awarded by Ranga Yogeshwar at the German Medium Business Summit

Materialica Award Gold in the category CO2 (2013)

Energy-efficient lightweight design: body joints made from thin-cast steel plate.
EDAG and CX Group

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BatteRange – highly versatile chassis concept

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NextGen Spaceframe 2.0 (2017)

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LightHinge+ (2017)

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