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EDAG Engineering GmbH
HeadquartersWiesbaden, Germany
Number of locations
More than 60 (2017)
Area served
Key people
Cosimo De Carlo (CEO), Harald Poeschke (COO), Jürgen Vogt (CFO)
Revenue717 Mill Euro (2017)
Number of employees
8404 (2017)
ParentEDAG Engineering Group AG
Divisionsnew product development, automotive supcontractor
SubsidiariesEDAG Production Solutions GmbH & Co. KG

EDAG Engineering GmbH is a German company based in Wiesbaden, in the state of Hesse, Germany. The company works in the fields of product development and production plant development. The EDAG Group is one of the world's largest independent development partners to the automotive industry.


In 1969, Horst Eckard founded the company Eckard Design in Groß-Zimmern near Darmstadt. In the same year as the company was founded, the first branch office was opened in Cologne. A year later, the head office was moved to Fulda, and the company developed motor vehicles and production plants. Prototypes have also been constructed since 1986. The company's international activities began in 1987, with the opening of a branch office in Martorell (Barcelona) in Spain. The company's Rechtsform was changed in 1992, when it became a Aktiengesellschaft and the name Edag Engineering + Design AG came into being. In 1998, EDAG was the first automotive service provider to be admitted to the Verband der Automobilindustrie (Association of the German Automotive Industry). In 2004, FFT Flexible Fertigungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, which is today called FFT Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, was integrated into the company. In February 2006, Lutz Helmig, owner of Aton GmbH and founder of the Helios-Kliniken, purchased EDAG from the nine founding families. In 2007, personnel service provider ED Work GmbH & Co. KG was founded.

As a result of the takeover by Aton GmbH, the legal form of the company changed on 11 January 2008 from a joint-stock company to a Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien.[1] A further consequence of the re-structuring was that directors Klaus Blickle and Jürgen Böhm left the company on 8 April 2008, and were replaced by long-standing managers Jörg Ohlsen, Manfred Hahl and Rainer Bauer.[2]

In the course of the merger with Rücker GmbH early in 2014, the executive board was re-structured. The Executive Board is composed of Jörg Ohlsen (CEO), Harald Poeschke (COO) and Jürgen Vogt (CFO). The head office was transferred to Wiesbaden. Since March 2015, EDAG has been operating under the name EDAG Engineering GmbH.

With the listing of EDAG Engineering Group AG on the German stock exchange in Frankfurt am Main (Prime Standard), ISIN 0303692047, EDAG Engineering GmbH became part of EDAG Engineering Group AG. As in the past, the company's operative business continues to be carried out at the corporate group's branch offices. Founded in November 2015, EDAG Engineering Group AG is based in Arbon, Switzerland, and, as a Swiss joint-stock company, is managed by a Board of Directors, the president of which is Thomas Eichelmann. Mr. Ohlsen (CEO) and Mr. Vogt (CFO), both directors of EDAG Engineering GmbH, are also directors of EDAG Engineering Group AG.


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

Selection of sites in Germany
:Aachen, Eisenach, Friedrichshafen, Fulda, Gifhorn, Hamburg, Heilbronn/Neckarsulm, Ingolstadt, Cologne, Munich, Osnabrück, Recklinghausen, Rostock, Rüsselsheim, Sindelfingen, Weissach, Wolfsburg
Selection of sites in Europe

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.[3]

EDAG Show Car No. 8
EDAG Light Car Sharing

Concept Cars and Prototypes[4][edit]

  • EDAG Scout (1999)
  • EDAG 2000 (2000)
  • EDAG Keinath GT/C (2001)
  • EDAG Keinath GT/C Cabrio (2002)
  • EDAG Pontiac Solstice Hardtop
  • EDAG Cinema 7D (2003)
  • EDAG GenX (2004)
  • EDAG/Rinspeed Chopster (2005)
  • EDAG Show Car No.8 (2005)
  • EDAG Pontiac Solstice Hardtop (2006)
  • EDAG Biwak (2006)
  • EDAG LUV (2007)
  • EDAG Light Car - Open Source (2009)
  • EDAG Light Car Sharing (2011)
  • EDAG Genesis (2014)
  • EDAG Light Cocoon (2015)[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA - Change in legal form of EDAG". 2008-04-19. Archived from the original on 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  2. ^ "EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA - New Appointments to EDAG Executive Board". 2008-08-07. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  3. ^ Newman, John (1 January 2015). "3D Printing Advances Design". Manufacture. Desktop Engineering. Dublin, New Hampshire, United States: Peerless Media. Designing the Future.
  4. ^ "Concept Cars". on www.edag.de. Retrieved 2015-11-18.
  5. ^ "EDAG Light Cocoon: World premiere in Geneva 2015". 27 January 2015.