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.
AKKA GmbH, engineering specialist in the automotive, aerospace, transport, energy and defence sectors, is founded in Germany.
Octogon GmbH is integrated into the AKKA Group.
Aeroconseil Germany GmbH is integrated into the subsidiary AKKA Octogon of the AKKA Group.
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.
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.
Integration of AKKA RT, a specialist in the development of "light and vision" in the automotive sector and sound engineering
Acquisition of the Gigatronik Group, a provider of development and consulting services for the electronics and IT industry
Purchase of MBtech and completion of the rebranding and integration process of the units forming AKKA BU Germany
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.
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.
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.
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.
Derrick Zechmair has held various management positions in the automotive industry, both in Germany and internationally in leading companies such as Siemens and Continental. In 2012 he joined Valeo Germany, where his responsibilities included the market launch of innovative products. He became President of the company in June 2016. Derrick joined AKKA in October 2019 as Deputy Managing Director of AKKA Germany before becoming Chief Executive Officer of the BU in January 2020.
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.
— 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.