Germany

AKKA Germany, your partner for disruptive & digital technologies

As an engineering service provider with a strong emphasis on research and development, we are active in all future-oriented technological fields. Our focus here is mobility – the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, transport and logistics, aviation and railways. However, we are also very active in the areas of life sciences and digital technologies. All of these fields can benefit from one another. Electrification, the digital revolution and automated driving including the issues surrounding connectivity are just some of the topics that are currently spurring us on to create far-reaching innovations. AKKA has a comprehensive range of competencies in these areas – and far beyond.

In 2020, AKKA adopted a new structure in Germany, with the 17 Centers of Expertise (CoEs) constituting the strong pillars and the backbone of the company. Each one of these CoEs houses the core competencies from all areas of the company for the CoE’s specific topic. If it is required for your project, however, the agility of our horizontal organizational structure means that we can also provide expert knowledge from other CoEs. We have also assigned lighthouse projects to our CoEs: These are projects that prove our expertise and have already been successfully completed with our customers. More detailed information you can find in our Centers of Expertise brochure and Lighthouse brochure as well as in the following overview.

Digital

— ADAS & EE-Systems

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— Connected Technologies

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— Digital Validation & Products

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— E-Mobility & Energy

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— IT - Digital Services

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— Software & Embedded Solutions

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Automotive

— Hybrid & Combustion Systems

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— Manufacturing

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— Prototype & Testing Workshop

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— Simulation & Validation

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— Testing Operations

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— Vehicle Development

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Emerging Sectors

— Aerospace & Defense

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— Concept

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— Consulting

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— Life Science

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— Rail

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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.

Derrick Zechmair

CEO Germany

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.

Christian Hagen

CFO

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.

Marc Sabrowski

COO

Since the beginning of 2020, Marc Sabrowski is part of the management team as COO of AKKA BU Germany. Prior to that he was responsible for the management of AKKA's DSO region. Since 2004, he has held various positions within the company including two years as Vice President Vehicle & Manufacturing Engineering and Business Line Manager Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering.

Florian Edinger

HR Director

Florian Edinger joined the management team of AKKA's Business Unit Germany in January 2021 as new HR Director. After his studies in international business administration and numerous stays abroad, he gained experience at a management consultancy in the field of restructuring and reorganization. Since 2018, he has successfully worked for AKKA as Integration Director and led the implementation of several harmonization and efficiency improvement projects.

Jürgen Ströbele

Marketing & Communications Director

Jürgen Ströbele joined AKKA in June 2020 as Director of Marketing & Communications and member of the management board. He completed a basic commercial training and studied political science, modern history as well as economic and social history at the LMU Munich. He is also a qualified journalist and brings several years of professional experience in management positions for agencies and as a press spokesman in various companies - most recently at a major international automotive supplier.

Key figures

> 5000

Employees

31%

AKKA employees worldwide

Opening of the Digital Hub in Wolfsburg

Hologram of the new building

Building owner Frank Röhrdanz, CEO Derrick Zechmair, Prime Minister Stephan Weil and Mayor of Wolfsburg Klaus Mohrs (from left to right)

Our Solutions

Top customers

AIRBUS
ALSTOM
AUDI
BMW
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION
DAIMLER
DIEHL AEROSPACE
FORD
NISSAN
OHB
PORSCHE
VOLKSWAGEN
ZODIAC
AIRBUS
ALSTOM
AUDI
BMW
BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION
DAIMLER
DIEHL AEROSPACE
FORD
NISSAN
OHB
PORSCHE
VOLKSWAGEN
ZODIAC

Some projects

PORSCHE – EMC development by AKKA EMC GmbH

German certificates

Quality, environment and information security are important topics for us as well as for our customers – therefore we have a high level which is proved by the certificates which can be found on the following site:

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German legal documents

CoE-Brochure
Lighthouse-Brochure