Launched in 2016, the startup provides the automotive industry with innovation management solutions, as well as with software development products and services. The digitalization of business pro-cesses and products is the accelerator for the new business model within the EDAG Group.
trive.me has now also convinced "RIO" of its competencies. RIO is the digital brand of Volkswagen Truck & Bus (soon to be TRATON GROUP), and the first manufacturer-independent, cloud-based platform used for the global transport of goods. Within the context of this new order, trive.me will be working on the further development of the cloud-assisted plat-form and related devices. Experts in front end and back end development, cloud computing and big data will be employed on this project. Securing "over-the-air" update functions is a further important element of this project.
We are delighted to be able to implement this important project in cooperation with RIO," ex-plained Cosimo De Carlo, CEO of the EDAG Group. "The EDAG Group is continually extend-ing its range of digitalization services, in this way establishing its position as a creator of the new world of mobility. The growing number of high profile digitalization orders shows that we are setting the right priorities and that our team supplies first-class results."
EDAG is an independent engineering service provider working for the global automotive industry. The company has a global network of some 60 branches at the world's major automobile centres to serve leading national and international vehicle manufacturers and technologically discerning automotive sup-pliers.
In addition, EDAG also offers engineering services in the vehicle engineering, electrics/electronics and production solutions segments. This extensive competence enables EDAG to provide its customers with all-round support, from the original idea to design, through to product development, prototype construc-tion and even turn-key production systems. As an innovative technological leader, the company also has competence centres for ground-breaking future technologies for the automotive industry: lightweight design, eMobility, car IT, integral safety and new production technologies.
In 2017, the company achieved a sales volume of € 717 million and an adjusted EBIT of € 32.6 million. On 31st December, 2017, EDAG employed a workforce of 8,404 (including apprentices) in 19 countries.
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