AKKA Austria, your partner for innovative technologies

As a leading engineering and consulting service provider in the mobility sector, AKKA supports well-known manufacturers and suppliers in innovation, product development and operational support activities.  AKKA Technologies, Erlkönig, GIGATRONIK and MBtech have now been fully integrated to join forces as a leading, European engineering and consulting service provider under the common AKKA brand.

AKKA Austria combines its expertise as a strong and reliable partner for the industrial sectors and provides high-end engineering and consulting services to Austrian and international clients operating in the automotive, consumer goods and transportation sectors. AKKA Austria has its own in-house engineering center and is certified according to ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, and makes full use of its own dedicated quality control and assessments teams. We are member of the Automotive Cluster Austria and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce.

AKKA Austria is an active sponsor of the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM Graz racing team. In addition, we support selected projects at the Graz University of Technology, sponsor master theses and contribute guest lectures on relevant topics.


Key dates

— 2008

AKKA GmbH, engineering specialist in the automotive, aerospace, transport, energy and defence sectors, is founded in Germany.

— 2009

Octogon GmbH is integrated into the AKKA Group.

— 2011

Aeroconseil Germany GmbH is integrated into the subsidiary AKKA Octogon of the AKKA Group.

— 2012

AKKA acquires 65% of the former Daimler subsidiary MBtech, the provider of engineering and consulting services in the mobility sector with a focus on the automotive industry.

— 2014

Establishment of the AKKA Germany Business Unit, bringing together all legal entities within a single organisational framework under one management team. Integration of Auronik, an engineering specialist focusing on infotainment, online services and eMobility.

— 2015

Integration of AKKA RT, a specialist in the development of "light and vision" in the automotive sector and sound engineering

— 2017

Acquisition of the Gigatronik Group, a provider of development and consulting services for the electronics and IT industry

— 2018

Purchase of MBtech and completion of the rebranding and integration process of the units forming AKKA BU Germany

Growth Strategy

Artificial intelligence, big data and connectivity as well as virtual reality are technologies that greatly accelerate the transformation of entire industries and their product development cycles. In order for industrial companies to be able to successfully shape this change, AKKA continues to focus on supporting them with powerful innovation and implementation.

Friedrich Nachtmann

COO & Head of Site Graz

Friedrich Nachtmann co-founded AKKA's first location in Austria. For more than 10 years, he has been working in the field of electrics/electronics as well as software development and, together with his colleagues, has been shaping the direction of AKKA in Austria. He gained numerous experiences in series development projects in the national as well as international environment of large-scale industry. In 2019, he took over the operational management of AKKA in Austria.

Oliver Hrazdera

Head of Site Linz

Oliver Hrazdera has been managing the new AKKA site in Linz since October 2019 and is thus the central contact for customers in the region for all competencies. He has 25 years of experience in the electrical and electronics sector, served for many years as R&D manager in the E/E area at well-known OEMs and has many years of expertise, especially in the field of electromobility. In addition, he is actively involved in the Austrian Standard Institute and the Austrian Association for Electrical Engineering in the development of key standards in the electrical and automotive sectors.

Michael Sinnl

Director Sales and Strategy

Michael Sinnl started in 2011 together with his colleagues to build up the location of AKKA in Graz efficiently and now accompanies the successful expansion of AKKA in Austria in the networking of AKKA worldwide. He looks back on 30 years of international industry and management experience in the automotive and consulting industry in Austria, Italy and Germany, which is based on an international university education in Austria and Australia.

Peter Mehrle

SVP Germany

After starting his career as a project leader at IAV, in 2011 Peter joined MBtech as Senior Consultant and played a key role during the acquisition phase of MBtech by AKKA. Following the successful integration of MBtech, Peter joined AKKA’s finance organization where he held several positions prior to becoming CFO BU Germany in 2017. Peter was up to now Group Operations Director in charge of the implementation of Fit-2-Clear. In June 2021, Peter Mehrle has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of BU Germany.

Christian Hagen


Since the beginning of December 2020, Christian Hagen is part of the AKKA management team as CFO BU Germany. As a graduate in business administration from renowned business schools, he has experience in the aerospace, aviation, and industrial sectors. Since 2013 he has held various management positions in the Finance & Controlling department for the AKKA Group and successfully accompanied the company in several integration programs and restructuring.

‘’ Our cross-sector expertise means we can support our customers as a development service provider on a global scale. In Austria, we support both regional and international customers by deploying agile and connected working methods with a focus on achieving results. We also care greatly about the collaboration with local universities and academic institutes as this work helps us gain talented new staff for our AKKA team in Austria. ‘’

Peter Mehrle


Key projects

— Full service IT software development

Development of IT solutions to improve the development and quality assurance processes of a German automotive OEM.

— Full service electric prototype hardware development

Engineering of an electric hardware evaluation board for a leading truck equipment company, integrating a wide array of wireless communication technologies - combining remote communication with trucks, and internal data storage for predictive maintenance purposes.

— Smartphone application for machine to machine communication

Development of a world-leading smartphone tool for monitoring automotive functions in real-time, and supporting the development and testing process for new vehicle functions.

— Full service electric vehicle development

Development of a full functional electric powertrain for an e-scooter incorporating a motor controller, battery management and a vehicle interaction controller, as well as a smartphone application.

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Our locations

Petersgasse 119, 8010 Graz, Austria
Tel.: +43 (316) 4788 00

Kornstraße 4, 4060 Linz/Leonding, Austria
Tel.: +43 (316) 4788 00

Mariahilfer Straße 123, 1060 Wien, Österreich
Tel.: +43 (316) 4788 00

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