The independence and
360° development expertise advantage

Our 360° development expertise for vehicles and production facilities as well as our independence make us a recognised engineering partner during the entire development process: from strategy development through the concept phase and series to production planning and optimisation. We are in an ideal position to further expand our role as the world's largest independent engineering partner to the mobility industry. 


EDAG Group Executive Management

  • Since 04/2018

    EDAG Engineering Group AG, Chief Executive Officer


    Altran Technologies SA, Group Vice President Automotive


    Altran Deutschland S.A.S. & Co. KG, Benteler Engineering Services GmbH, Altran Concept Tech GmbH, Altran Technologies Czech Republic s.r.o., SWELL s.r.o. - Chief Executive Officer


    Altran Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, IndustrieHansa Consulting & Engineering GmbH - Chief Executive Officer


    Altran Technologies SA, Executive Director Automotive Infrastructure and Transportation


    Altran GmbH & Co. KG, Industry Director Automotive


    Berata GmbH – Company Officer and Business Unit Manager


    RSI Sistemi S.p.A. – Senior Consultant


    Daimler AG – Research & Development


    Master of Computer Science Engineering, Master of Business Engineering
  • Since 06/2019 

    EDAG Engineering Group AG / EDAG Engineering GmbH,

    Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Since 01/2019 

    EDAG Engineering Group AG / EDAG Engineering GmbH,

    Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    01/2015 – 12/2018 

    EDAG Engineering Group AG / EDAG Engineering GmbH,

    Director (authorized representative) Group Accounting & Tax

    05/2004 – 12/2014 

    EDAG Engineering + Design AG / EDAG GmbH & Co. KG,

    Head of Department Group Accounting & Tax

    08/2001 – 04/2004

    EDAG Engineering + Design AG,

    Team Leader Investments & Financial Statements

    02/2000 – 07/2001

    EDAG Engineering + Design AG, Investment Controller


    MBA, University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management, Frankfurt am Main

    Postgraduate degree in Social Skills, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz

    Business Administration, University of Applied Sciences Fulda

EDAG Board of Directors

  • Since 2018

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDAG Engineering Group AG, Arbon, Switzerland

    Since  2018

    ATON GmbH, CEO, Munich

    2004 – 2017

    LINDE AG, Munich

    2006 – 2016

    Member of the Executive Board, CFO and labour director

    2004 – 2006

    Member of the Divisional Board Gas & Engineering

    2001 – 2004

    APOLLIS AG, Munich, CEO

    1993 – 2001

    MANNESMANN AG, Duesseldorf / Vodafone Group Plc., Newbury/UK

    From 2000

    Member of the European Board Vodafone Group Plc., Managing Director and Head of the Business Unit TeleCommerce & IT

    From 1999

    Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Mannesmann AG

    From 1997

    Head of Group Controlling, Mannesmann AG

    1986 - 1992



    University Konstanz, Information Science (Diploma)
    Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Business Administration (Diploma)

    Memberships in supervisory boards whose establishment is required by law or in comparable domestic or foreign controlling bodies of  business enterprises:

    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee 
    SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden

  • Since 2019

    Member of the Board of Directors of EDAG Engineering Group AG

    Since 2020

    Manfred Hahl Management + Innovation GmbH, Fulda, CEO

    Since 1996

    FFT Group, Fulda

    Since 2020

    FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fulda, Member of the Supervisory Board

    2001 – 2020

    FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fulda, CEO

    1996 – 2000

    FFT Flexible Fertigungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Mücke, Head of Sales and Project Management

    2006 – 2011,

    2001 – 2004,


    1987 – 1996

    EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fulda

    EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fulda


    EDAG GmbH & Co. KGaA, Fulda

    2008 – 2011


    2006 – 2008

    Member of the extended Executive Board (Segment Manufacturing Equipment)

    2001 – 2004

    Head of Plant Engineering

    1992 – 1996

    Head of Planning

    1987 – 1991

    Planning engineer


    Ferdinand-Braun-School Fulda, Certified Mechanical Technician

  • Since 2019

    Member of the Board of Directors of EDAG Engineering Group AG

    Since 2011

    SAP SE, Walldorf

    Since 2017

    Senior Vice President, Global Head of SAP Cloud Platform Strategic Customer

    2016 – 2017

    Senior Vice President, Head of SAP Cloud Platform Region EMEA/MEE

    2014 – 2016

    Senior Vice President and Global General Manager SAP Analytics

    2011 – 2014

    Senior Vice President of SAP Business Analytics EMEA

    1999 – 2011

    MicroStrategy, Cologne

    2010 – 2011

    Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA

    2005 – 2010

    Vice President Sales EMEA

    2001 – 2005

    Managing Director Central Europe

    1999 – 2001

    Managing Director Germany

    1996 – 1999

    Oracle, Duesseldorf, Datawarehouse Manager Germany

    1995 – 1996

    Planning Sciences Ltd., Country Manager Central Europe

    1992 – 1995

    IRI Software, Cologne, Consulting Manager


    University Konstanz, Master Degree in Information Science

    University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Master Degree in Industrial Engineering

  • Since 2015Member of the Board of Directors of EDAG Engineering Group AG
    Since 2015Head of Group Accounting, Tax & Controlling at ATON GmbH
    2013 – 2015Consultant Group Accounting at ATON GmbH
    2011 – 2013Manager International Controls Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
    2010 – 2011Consultant Consolidated Accounts PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co. KG
    2005 – 2010Auditor at the accountancy firm Ernst & Young GmbH
    DegreeBusiness administration from Furtwangen University of Applied Sciences
  • Since 2015Member of the Board of Directors of EDAG Engineering Group AG
    Since 2015Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Niederer Kraft & Frey AG
    2009 – 2015Member of the Executive Committee of Niederer Kraft & Frey AG
    2002 – 2009Partner at Niederer Kraft & Frey
    1994 – 2001Law firm Niederer Kraft & Frey
    1992 – 1994Legal assistant on the committee for foreign policy of Swiss National Council and Upper Chamber (Parliament)
    DegreePhD in law from the University of Zurich and an LL.M. from the European University Institute (EUI) in Fiesole, Italy

Group structure

EDAG Engineering Group AG is a public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft) under Swiss law.

EDAG is led by a Board of Directors.

EDAG Magazine

Twice a year, the EDAG Magazine provides an overview of Mobility Engineering Trends, Innovations, Competences & Projects and current developments in our company.

Read the current issue now



50 YEARS OF EDAG – major company anniversary and successful positioning as the leading engineering and production specialist for future mobility.


The initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange took place on 2 December 2015.


Construction of the EDAG Technology and Development Centre in Wolfsburg-Warmenau. This year also sees the world premiere of the EDAG Light Cocoon concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The company’s legal form is changed to EDAG Engineering GmbH.


At the Geneva Motor Show, EDAG presents the futuristic vehicle sculpture EDAG Genesis, which demonstrates the revolutionary potential of additive manufacturing using the example of a bionically inspired body structure.


With the acquisition of the BFFT Group (approx. 600 employees), EDAG strengthens its position in the E/E segment. The Competence Centre for Car IT is founded.


With the acquisition of the Rücker Group (with approximately 2,500 employees) EDAG becomes one of the leading independent automotive development service providers, now employing more than 7,000 people.


The E-Mobility Competence Centre is established at EDAG’s head office in Fulda.


In just 13 months, EDAG and Dürr design, build and hand over a turnkey assembly line for the Airbus A320 in Tianjin, China. In its anniversary year, EDAG has more than 5,800 employees worldwide.


Successful completion of the full development project for the new Opel Meriva. This was the first time in Opel’s history that an external partner had been given complete responsibility for developing a new vehicle model.


EDAG gains a new, financially strong shareholder. ATON GmbH takes over 100 per cent of the ordinary shares from the families who founded EDAG Engineering + Design AG.


The first office in China is opened close to the company’s major customer, Changan Motors, in Shanghai. EDAG acquires 100 per cent of the shares in FFT (Flexible Fertigungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG). Founded in 1974, FFT is one of the leading plant construction companies for the automotive industry.


Ewald Vollmer passes away on 15 March 2002 after a short but serious illness. An outstanding engineer and businessman, he played a significant role in shaping Eckard Design/EDAG for over 30 years and helped the company become the world’s largest development services provider.


EDAG builds a 10,500 m² production hall at the Fulda-West site. It is now possible to preassemble complete production facilities and test them under real-world conditions. The EDAG successfully completes its largest vehicle development project to date, the S203, for which it had overall responsibility.


World premiere of the EDAG 2000 concept car at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle demonstrates how the one-box concept can be formally transferred to the classic saloon car segment. The number of employees passes the 3,000 mark.


With its Scout design study, a pick-up derivative of the Mercedes M-Class, EDAG successfully demonstrates the company’s design and model construction expertise at the Geneva Motor Show. At the IAA 1999 in Frankfurt, the EDAG presents the world debut of the EDAG Holospace – a milestone in virtual reality technology.


EDAG Holding Sdn. Bhd. is established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a wholly owned subsidiary of EDAG. In Germany, EDAG is the first automotive service provider to be admitted as a member of the VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry).


With foreign markets becoming increasingly important for development services, EDAG initiates new activities in North and South America (USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina) as well as in South Africa and Asia (Malaysia). Sales exceed the DM 300 million mark.


EDAG Inc. begins operating in Detroit, the birthplace of automotive mass production.


Eckard Design GmbH becomes EDAG Engineering + Design AG, with share capital of DM 10.5 million.


Eckard-Design Ltd is founded in Witham, UK, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Eckard Design.


In the company’s 20th anniversary year, sales exceed the "magical" threshold of DM 100 million.


In Ingolstadt, a development order for Autolatina (Ford/VW) is carried out completely in CAD for the first time.


The company begins building an international presence by opening an office in Witham (UK). The first design orders for Opel are acquired.


Eckard Design employs more than 250 people for the first time. Federal President Carl Carstens officially recognises the company’s achievements in the field of professional training.


The first CAD systems are introduced at EDAG as part of a project for Audi.


The first body development order for Daimler-Benz.


Start of collaboration with Audi. As a customer of Eckard Design, the Ingolstadt-based car maker is in good company alongside the likes of Ford, BMW, VW, Roth-Electric, KUKA, Voith and FFT.


One of the company’s first major orders is received from Karmann in Osnabrück. It is completed well ahead of the agreed deadline. The flexible working time model with payment for any extra hours worked proves successful.


VW is the latest addition to the customer portfolio. Sales increase to over DM 3.3 million. EDAG begins to offer training, with Willi Schwarz becoming the company’s first apprentice.


After opening offices in Cologne and Munich, the company opens an office in Fulda which becomes the company’s headquarters. All car manufacturers are located within a maximum 300 km radius of the Fulda office.


Horst Eckard establishes the company Eckard Design in Groß-Zimmern near Darmstadt. The Ford factory in Cologne is the first customer. At the end of the first year, BMW also becomes a customer.







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