HQM Sachsenring GmbH

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HQM Sachsenring GmbH
Industry Automotive
Founded 1957
Headquarters Zwickau, Germany
Products Automobiles
Number of employees
Website HQM Homepage

HQM Sachsenring GmbH is a Zwickau-based company that supplies chassis and body parts to the automotive industry.

The company was named after the Sachsenring race track.

Called VEB Sachsenring until 1990, it was a producer of vehicles in the former German Democratic Republic, its most famous product being the Trabant.

After three years in bankruptcy, Sachsenring AG was purchased in February, 2006 by Härterei und Qualitätsmanagement GmbH (HQM) of Leipzig. The company supplies among other things, the Volkswagen factory with parts for the Golf and Passat models.

Entrance to Sachsenring AG buildings



  • AWZ P70 Zwickau (1955–1959)
  • Trabant P50 (1957–1962)
  • Trabant 600 (1962–1965)
  • Trabant 601 (1964–1990)
  • Trabant 1.1 (1990–1991)
  • Sachsenring UNI 1 (prototype, 1996)

Luxury vehicle[edit]


  • IFA H3A (1957–1958)
  • IFA S4000 (1959–1960)

Cultural Impact[edit]

The German bitpop pioneers Welle: Erdball are using a rotated version of the Sachsenring emblem as their band logo since 1996.


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