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EDAG Engineering + Design AG
Joint stock company
Founded Groß-Zimmern, Germany (1969)
Founder Horst Eckard
Number of locations
32 (2007)
Area served
Key people
Manfred Hahl, Jörg Ohslen, Rainer Bauer
Revenue 611 Mill Euro (2008)
Owner Dr. Lutz Helmig
Number of employees
5541 (June. 2008)
Parent ATON GmbH
Divisions new product development, automotive supcontractor
Subsidiaries ED Work GmbH & Co. KG, FFT Flexible Fertigungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, ELAN-AUSY GmbH
Website www.edag.com

EDAG Engineering + Design AG is a German firm founded 1969 in Groß-Zimmern by Horst Eckard as eckard design. The headquarters are located in Fulda, Germany. The company has more than 4000 employees in 32 offices all over the world. It serves for new product development, production facility development, production system, aviation and spaceflight, tool development and subconstruction for automotive industry.


Together with the French based company AUSY (51%) EDAG (49%) is shareholder of ELAN-AUSY, an engineering service provider for the international aerospace industry. Based in Hamburg, Germany the subsidiary company offers engineering services (conception, design, simulation, documentation), project management, testing, on-site-support and consulting. The customers of ELAN-AUSY are, in addition to airbus and its risk partners, airlines and companies of the repair and overhaul industry. ELAN-AUSYs quality management systems comply with the requirements to organizations of aerospace and defense, and are regularly verified by the audit of the EN 9100 certification. In aerospace engineering the subsidiary company is specialized in:

  • Structure
  • Cabin
  • Composite
  • System integration
  • Electrical systems
  • Software

Aerospace Locations[edit]

ELAN-AUSY operates 9 sites worldwide: Germany



Automotive industry[edit]

EDAG is noted for its concept cars such as EDAG Biwak estate concept on the Beetle, the EDAG Pontiac Solstice Hardtop and the EDAG Show Car No. 8 based on smart mechanicals. EDAG has conducted design work for the application of 3D-printing (additive manufacturing) technology under their "Genesis project", in which Fraunhofer, Laser Zentrum Nord and DMRC Paderborn participated.[1]

Concept Cars and Prototypes[edit]


Edag Light Car - Open Source (LCOS),[2] uses Protean Electric[3] wheel hub motors, powered by 180 Gaia[4] battery cells featuring lithium iron phosphate technology, with a maximum range of 150 kilometers (93 mi) and a top speed of 140 km/h (87 mph). Using the charger developed by EDAG and a charging rate of 10 kW, recharging takes approximately 2 hours[5]


The 32 offices on five continents are mostly located at important sites of partner industries.

Offices in Germany
Offices in Europe


  1. ^ Newman, John (1 January 2015). "3D Printing Advances Design". Manufacture. Desktop Engineering (Dublin, New Hampshire, United States: Peerless Media). Designing the Future. 
  2. ^ http://www.edag-light-car.com/
  3. ^ http://www.proteanelectric.com
  4. ^ http://www.gaia-akku.com/
  5. ^ http://www.greencarcongress.com/2010/03/edag-genf-20100308.html