Over the last 20 years we have been offering our services in design, product engineering, and production for renowned OEMs and their suppliers.
We offer technical support for automotive suppliers of innovative operating and lighting concepts including interface design screens e.g. cambered and programmable touch surfaces with real glass, optimized haptic feedback, gesture control, and 3D lighting effects.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DESIGN – BUS & TRUCK
Our employees have several years of experience in the development of production-ready vehicle concepts. With regards to interior concepts, trim levels or modular design, the range goes beyond user compatibility and that of the interraction.
AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR DESIGN
Our team is encouraged by the dynamic and emotional aspects of automotive design. Areas such as proportion, design theme, and detail design play an important role in our design services. We chose to view the overall vehicle as an awe inspiring object.
AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR DESIGN
Our designers bring several years of experience into the interior design and concept development. Not only do the latest technologies play a role in the development, but also feasibility, ergonomics, and package restraints are considered.
AUTOMOTIVE USER INTERACTION & DETAIL DESIGN
Details are the jewels of the interior. Our design and engineering departments were involved in the early development of central MMI control units. Meanwhile, our competence in this area has influenced the interpretation of human interaction in most vehicle interiors.
AIRCRAFT INTERIOR DESIGN
Economy seating for Aircraft supplier ZIM. Through the creation of several innovations, the EK Design Team was able to develop a lightweight, ergonomic airplane seat to serial production standards. It was awarded the Crystal Cabin Award of 2014.
3D SURFACE MODELLING
The realization of the design proposals are done with the latest 3D software. High demands are set on the quality of surface made visible through reflection and highlights. We specialize in precision for visualization, series, or model-renderings of the design.
We use highly complex systems for representing surfaces to indicate light and shadow as well as to visualize various materials in highly realistic situations. Virtually, there is no limit to the level of detail we can enable to communicate form and function.
COLOR & TRIM DESIGN
The choice of colors and grain patterns define a product and largely determine its emotional impact. Our Colour & Trim Team accompanies the first draft of the mood boards to define the character for seam patterns and the realization of prototypes.
CABLE / WIRING SYSTEMS
We offer support for various system suppliers of EE physical integration and system architecture development for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW, MAN Truck & Bus plus many more.
UTILITY VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT
An important factor in the development of commercial vehicles is the customer request. Our team is accustomed to meet needs and assist you in the design realization in terms of technical feasibility, functionality and economics.
The design of innovative functional and component concepts on the exterior is an important part of the vehicle development and one of our specialties. The spectrum ranges from the initial design to the complete development of complete new systems.
LIGHTING & VISIBILITY
Beginning from concept development to the stages of production, our experienced R & D engineers develop headlights, fog lights, tail lights, or lights of any kind for the OEMs and also for various suppliers.
Design, surface feel, weight, ergonomics, material selection and processing are familiar topics for our team. In addition to the design of interior concepts, our teams deal with infotainment, security and climate control concepts.
Our engineers have several years of experience in the design of sliding and folding roofs, as well as all familiar kinematics of the interior.
FEA SIMULATION AND STRESS ANALYSIS
Strength calculations help to identify the stress on the components of the early construction and thus to identify important optimization potential. They also serve as a theoretical verifiction of structural safety.
AIRFLOW SIMULATION AND AERODYNAMIC OPTIMIZATION
Optimization of exterior cladding parts to increase fuel efficiency with savings of up to 5%. In 2012 Innovation Award was given at the EXPO Petro Trans in Kassel for an aerodynamically optimized tractor-trailer cladding.
Our engineers are familiar with the process of developing and gearing of innovative components for internal combustion engines, which represent an important aspect of the overall vehicle development.
Our engineers are familiar with the process of development and dimensioning of chassis for the areas of commercial vehicles and passenger cars. At the most superior levels we are comitted meet the highest technical requirements.
Automobile electronics are an important element in new vehicle development. Especially in the interaction of complex hardware / software systems, the V-model is essential and experienced by our team in all phases.
TOOL MAKING DATA
Through our world-class design and visible surface data, we are able to develop complete vehicles to production and provide capable tooling data for all major processes.
MODEL REALIZATION EXTERIOR
Through our experience in working on first-class design and visible surface data, we can produce quality models in extremely short periods of time. This can be a real help in presentations, pre-communication, and judging of proportions.
MODEL REALIZATION INTERIOR
Using our first-class design and visual surfacing data, we are able to create finished models and kinematics in little time. This can assist in experiencing pre-production surface feel, quality, interaction, and ergonomics in early development.
With 3D and 2D visualizations we can make your trade show appearance for all purposes. Whether for lighting, printed matter, visioning or virtual presentations - you are always in the limelight.
EK Design GmbH - MunichGoogle Maps
Management: Elisabeth Knobloch
Frankfurter Ring 129
Tel: +49 89 5529963-500
Fax: +49 89 5529963-840
EK Design GmbH - IngolstadtGoogle Maps
Tel: +49 8131 5173-0
Fax: +49 8131 5173-800
BUSCOTEC GmbH - LandshutGoogle Maps
(Member of the EK-Design Group)
Manager: Ernö Bartha
Am Banngraben 16
Tel: +49 871 9748297-0
Fax: +49 871 9748297-200
EK Design Stuttgart AG - RenningenGoogle Maps
Management: Karina Götz, Christoph Götz
Tel: +49 7159 80580-50
Fax: +49 7159 80580-20
EK Design Stuttgart AG - EmmendingenGoogle Maps
Management: Karina Götz, Christoph Götz
Zum Übergang 4
Tel: +49 7641 95828-0
Fax: +49 7641 95828-20
EK Design Köln GmbHGoogle Maps
Manager: Stephan Vogt
Tel: +49 221 379538-600
Fax: +49 221 379538-200
EK Design GmbH - WolfsburgGoogle Maps
An der Zuckerfabrik 2a/2b
Tel: +49 5362 93881-100
Fax: +49 5362 93881-200
EK Design GmbH – SteyrGoogle Maps
Manger: Robert Peischl
Im Stadtgut A1
Tel: +43 1235 9045-10
Mobil: +43 664 2260068
EK Design GmbH – ViennaGoogle Maps
Manager: Martin Gerger
Carlbergergasse 38 Top 3+4
Tel: +43 1235 9045-50
Mobil: +43 664 88788615
EK Design Co., Ltd. – TaicangGoogle Maps
No.16 Huaxing Road, Ludu, Taicang, Jiangsu Province, P.R.C.
Tel: +86 512 53879600
Tel: +86 512 53879601
EK Design Co., Ltd. - ShanghaiGoogle Maps
Room 601, JT Tower, No.1033, Moyu (S) Road, Anting, Jiading District, Shanghai, P.R.C. 201805
BIRMINGHAM. GREAT BRITAIN
EK Design & Engineering Ltd.Google Maps
EK Design is one of the leading engineering companies in the special vehicle and automotive industry. We offer full service across the entire development process from the first idea to serial production. As a development and engineering company with interdisciplinary know-how, a broad competence network and a visionary approach, we are looking forward to undertaking your product development projects. Our services include design, concept development and engineering until serial production.
We are the ideal partner for short and long term projects as our employees are tightly integrated directly in customers processes (through temporary or service contracts). Thus, we have been able to successfully develop and handle various interesting customer projects during the last few years.
EK Design supports its customers in the Automotive, Commercial vehicle and Aerospace Industries, as well as being a System Development Service provider and a Systems Integrator both “In House” at our customers Location, as well as in our numerous project offices with core competencies in design, development & design and production.
EK Design was founded in 1994 by Elisabeth Knobloch, Christian Seiberl and 6 Design Engineers. Since then Elisabeth Knobloch and Christian Seiberl conduct the company’s business of the EK Design and its subsidiaries jointly.
We currently employ nearly 400 employees worldwide (as of Q1 2015).
The EK Design Group has currently 6 subsidiary companys and 15 locations: Dachau, Munich, Ingolstadt , Landshut, Wolfsburg, Renningen (near Stuttgart), Emmendingen (near Freiburg), Cologne, Vienna (A), Steyr (A), Birmingham (GB), Taicang (CN), Anting (CN), Hong Kong (CN) and Recife (BR).
Our annual turnover for the calendar year 2014 amounted to ca. 25 million Euros (2013: 20 Mio.).
Quality at its best - quality management according to DIN EN ISO 9001 from Dekra.
Process management at its best – Process-oriented approach in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 from Dekra.
Member of the Association of Automotive industry (VDA) and the Association of German Engineers (VDI).
MARTIN BALAZSHead of Electrical and Electronics
EK Design GmbH Austria
The EK Design Austria GmbH is an important partner for the automotive, commercial vehicle, special vehicle and mechanical engineering industry in Austria.
Like the EK Design GmbH, we are a system development service, placing both engineers “in house” at our customer’s locations, as well as in our own project offices in Vienna and Steyr.
Our core competencies being in engineering development and specializing in vehicle engineering, interior trim, exterior, powertrain , electrics & electronics.
Initially, we established ourselves in April 2011 at our location in Vienna. From the first minute on EK design was a success story in Austria. Now, after about 5 years, we have about 75 innovative, highly motivated competent employees ,who have earned the full satisfaction of our renowned Austria customers .
Robert PeischlManagement, CEO
Martin GergerManagement, CTO
EK Design Stuttgart AG
EK Design Stuttgart AG is part of the EK Design 2013 as a result of EK Design GmbH acquiring a majority holding of Goetz Engineering GmbH.
The EK Design Stuttgart AG develops and designs exterior and interior components as well as system components for the automotive industry.
Over the years of close cooperation with automotive manufacturers and their suppliers, our employees have gained an extensive knowledge regarding the design and development of complex plastic components.
In addition, we support our customers in project management, project engineering, tolerance calculation and FMEA.
EK Design Köln GmbH
EK Design Cologne GmbH was founded in 2013 and since then been supporting its customers from the automotive and mechanical engineering industries from the initial concept to series production in the electrical / electronics ,as well as in mechanical design and development engineering as project at our premises or alternatively “in House” at our customer location .
In addition to the classical development competence, we are a reliable partner in the areas of project management and quality management.
BusCoTeC GmbH is a independent development and consulting company for customers from the Bus & Coach manufacturing as well as for the tram and railway industry.
We are supporting those divisions with system development services and system integrations with the key competences in conception and project management for the total vehicle including design (3D/2D), development of virtual prototypes and consulting during the product launch process.
BusCoTeC GmbH was founded in October 2014 as a member of EK Design GmbH.
For more information about Buscotec, see www.buscotec.com.
Christian DittertHead of Product Development
Christian VanaProject Manager
EK Design (Taicang) Co . Ltd.
The EK Design (Taicang) Co., Ltd. was founded in 2012 as a 100% subsidiary of EK Design GmbH.
The company, based in Taicang near to Shanghai, offers engineering support to the 300 or more automotive suppliers in Taicang, as well as supporting the large Shanghai-based OEMs directly.
Further to this, our employees are now working directly for their customers “onsite” all over China (e.g. in Beijing and Shenyang).
Our Shanghai (Anting) project office was opened in early 2013, it processes local development engineering projects, as well as managing global projects together with our European offices.
EK Design Engineering Ltd.
EK Design Engineering Ltd. was founded in 2013 as a 100% subsidiary of EK Design GmbH.
The company is based near Birmingham, and offers the possibility of both local support to our customers in England, in addition to managing global projects with its European mainland subsidiaries.
Our employees in England are predominantly directly placed at our customer locations.
Our UK branch provides a facility for local business transaction and invoicing, compliant with the British Tax Authorities.
Our customers include well-known companies. We offer our customers a reliable partner for the successful implementation of ideas and projects.
Airbus Helicopters, Audi, Belassi, Bentley, BMW, BMW M, BMW Motorrad, Bulmor, CNH, EADS, Ford, GM, Göppel, Jaguar Land Rover, MAN Truck & Bus, Maurer Söhne, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi Motors, MTU Aero Engines, Neoplan, Nordex, Opel, Piaggio, Porsche, Renault, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, Rolls-Royce, Rosenbauer, Scania, Skoda, Volkswagen, Wacker Neuson, Yutong
Akatech, ALPS, Aspöck, Aurora, Autokabel, AVL, BOS, Clusterland Österreich, Continental, Delphi, Dr. Schneider, Dräxlmaier, Gebauer & Griller, Grammer, Hanon Systems, HELLA, Intercable, Jabil, Kieback, Knorr Bremse, Kostal, Kromberg & Schubert, Lear, Leoni, Magna, Nexans Autoelectric, Parat Austria, PKC Group, Preh, Prettl Group, Ressenig Fahrzeugbau, Röchling, Rohr Nutzfahrzeuge, Roth-Technik Austria, Schieffer, SMP, Steyr Motors, Stoneridge, Sumitomo, TELE Haase, Webasto, Würth Elektronik, Yazaki, ZIM Flugsitz, Zizala Lichtsysteme
Starting with Renderings and Designsketches our Designprocess guides you through to production feasible surfaces. Additionally we support your Color & Trim Department with your Material Requirements. Our team, consisting of creative Concept Engineers together with young experienced international Designers, works closely together from initial design requirements to preproduction prototypes.
EK Design supports projects along the Product Development Process. Our Engineers develop solutions for your tasks in basic design as well as in running production. A broad Know How in the complete development process secures future oriented solutions in the areas of Body in White-, Interieur, Exterieur, Chassis, Engine, Electric and Electronicdevelopment. Timemanagement and Budgetcontrolls garantees your projects to Success.
With our experienced Project Engineers we accompany your Project from initial idea to production Launch in Engineering and Production. Our Product Service supports you in complete Project- and Qualitymanagement. Our Engineers support you with Product Definition, Definition of Quality Parameters, Monitoring of costs and Product Launch in time.
|Design:||Alias Surface, Maya, ICEMsurf, Adobe-2D-Programme|
||Catia V5, ProE, Siemens NX, Autodesk, Ansys, Fluent, OpenFOAM, Ruplan-KABI, EB Cable, LDorado|
|C/C++, Matlab, .NET, Boost, FPGA, JAVA, LabVIEW, QT, Python, UML|
Together with our customers from the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, we assit in designing the vehicles of the future. From design to a production-ready implementation, we support the product development process with our employees and the latest technologies. Particularly in the expanding field of electrics and electronics integration for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, we are currently looking for:
EK Design GmbH
Frankfurter Ring 129
EK Design Österreich GmbH – Steyr
Im Stadtgut A1
EK Design (Taicang) Co., Ltd.
No.16 Huaxing Road, Ludu, Taicang, Jiangsu Province, P.R.C.
Social responsibility is an important part of our corporate culture. We promote various social projects and sports clubs with donations and sponsorships. Social organizations are not able to keep pace with the economics of industry. Therefore EK Design GmbH intervenes and donates annually 3% of their income to charities and social institutions. Par excellence in fair competition make athletes into role models. We support people and ideas in order to promote the identification in the economy together with the community.