Transformation from component- to system supplier


  • Automotive Supplier, European business unit with several independent companies
  • Producer of classical mechanical / electric components in the areas of powertrain, chassis and interior


  • Company objective: enhancement of product portfolio to mechatronic systems
  • Challenges:
    • Limited competence in electronics, software and system engineering
    • Missing development processes, -methods and -tools
    • Customer pressure for rapid introduction of mechatronic systems


  • Establishment of a product- and technology roadmap
  • Plan to close competence- and process gaps and implementation thereof
  • First series production awards in at least two companies


  • First series production awards for mechatronic systems in two companies
  • Recruitment of more than 30 software-, electronics- and system engineers in 2019
  • Established and qualified supplier of mechatronic actuators with several European customers

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