Since May 2017, the renowned automobile designer Walter de Silva is exclusively responsible, as chief designer and consultant in Barcelona, for the styling and development of model and brand strategies. Most recently, De Silva worked as chief of the Volkswagen Group and brings his expertise, after 18-month absence from industry, to future-oriented vehicle development projects for the globally operating engineering services provider EDAG.
In a first project, he will be involved in the styling of an e-vehicle fleet for a large Chinese OEM. "I'm very happy to work for the EDAG Group - one of the world's largest development companies." The company gives me as a designer access to many interesting projects in the old and new automotive world," explains Walter de Silva.
With more than 560 designers, development engineers and technicians, the Spanish subsidiary of EDAG in Barcelona is one of the largest foreign branches of the Wiesbaden company. Besides the classical design and simulation services, the company has the largest styling center of the EDAG Group with more than 200 employees. The range of services in the vehicle design comprises the exterior and interior design, starting with the so-called "Color & Trim" trough to "User Interface Design" as well as the visualization and simulation of new HMI concepts.
"The solid experience of Walter de Silva, the creativity of our styling team in Barcelona, combined with the special spirit of the city of Barcelona is a perfect breeding ground to develop new styling concepts for a very changed automotive world," says Barbara Kersten, the Managing Director of EDAG Spain.
In addition to styling, Barbara Kersten's team provides comprehensive development services in the fields of bodywork, electrics/electronics, vehicle integration and production facilities.