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28.10.2016 Strategic Partnership with ElringKlinger AG

hofer powertrain, an international, independent developer and system-supplier for the automotive industry, works with the most advanced customers while realizing future drivetrain technologies today. With our motto in mind "Realising the Future Today".

02.04.2015 hofer powertrain acquires Mathwall

hofer powertrain, a global provider of powertrain solutions, has acquired Mathwall, a Surrey based company, providing engine design, test and development services to the motorsport and automotive industries.

05.05.2014 6 speed hofer powertrain designed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) for JAC goes in to production

Over a three year period, hofer powertrain, working with closely with JAC engineers, have delivered the Saphir DCT in to volume production. hofer powertrain was responsible for the complete design and development of the transmission, from concept through to production.

19.03.2013 hofer powertrain supporting KA-RaceIng Team
hofer development centre in Stuttgart hofer-pdc GmbH has been supporting the Formula-Student-Team of the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology “KA-RaceIng”.
18.03.2013 Stuttgart – extended range of services thanks to new test facilities, development workshop and office space.
During the last six months hofer-pdc has been continuously expanding its operation area. hofer-pdc can boast a total increase of 50% in the workshop, testing area and office space. 
01.03.2013 hofer powertrain recognized as the most innovative partner

The relatively young division "hofer powertrain (USA), Inc." achieves remarkable success in cooperation with top local OEMs.

30.01.2013 hofer powertrain sets up a UK site of operations
hofer powertrain is excited to announce the setup of a UK site of operations in order to further enhance the provision of automotive engineering capability to the UK OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and development centres.
01.08.2012 New Chief Representative of hofer China
Garsten - August 1st 2012 The board of hofer management is proud to announce the appointment of the new chief representative Mr. NAN Yang to the hofer powertrain Shanghai Office. Mr. NAN Yang is also joining the hofer GmbH & Co.KG in Garsten acting as a general manager.


20.07.2012 „More a milestone than just a foundation stone!“

Nuertingen – 20.07.2012 laying of the foundation stone of hofer powertrain new development center with manufacture was celebrated with guests from the politics and business.

24.04.2012 LMS International and hofer powertrain teaming up for improved powertrain performance
April, 2012, Leuven (Belgium) – hofer powertrain is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with  LMS International, the leading partner in test and mechatronic system simulation.


29.07.2011 Dr. GÜNTER EBINGER is joining the hofer driveline GmbH
On July 1st, 2011 Dr. GÜNTER EBINGER is joining the hofer driveline GmbH in Flörsheim acting as General Manager together with PATRICK VIKARI. The previous general manager Mr. ULF POLZIN takes on responsibility for the serial production of hydraulic controls within the hofer AG.
05.08.2010 Safe and reliable power electronic systems for vehicle applications
SEMIKRON and hofer pool their expertise
10.06.2010 hofer powertrain as a Valued Engineering Partner at the „Ford Global NVH Conference“

From May 25th through May 27th 2010, the 6th „Ford Global NVH Conference“ took place in Dearborn, MI.

17.05.2010 31st International Vienna Engine Symposium

The 31st International Vienna Engine Symposium directed by the Prof. Lenz was all about optimization of the internal combustion engine and the hopes for fuel savings.

06.07.2009 Friedrichshafen - hofer powertrain at the VDI Congress „Transmissions in Vehicles“ on the 30th of June - 1st of July 2009

Despite the difficult status quo of the automotive branch the participation of hofer powertrain has been a success: all the three presentations held by hofer representatives attached interest of the specialist audience - so that the hofer exhibition stand was very well attended during the koffee breaks.



24.06.2009 How to evaluate shift comfort?

For sure you know how hard it is to judge the shift behaviour of a manual gearbox. Subjective impressions such as “bad”, “bumpy” or “unpleasant” can only help up to a certain limited degree of further development and optimisation.

23.04.2009 Lenting – endurance test benches for combined heating and power station

Early in April three endurance test benches for micro power plants were put into operation. Thus, now it is possible to run endurance tests, as well as make durability and benchmark analysis at these three test places.

16.03.2009 Expanding the competence in the field of actuators by hofer powertrain

1.2. 2009 - Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Burkhard Kremmling joins hofer group as the head of electromechanical systems department. Mr. Kremmling possesses a 20-years experience, which he could gather as a specialist and an executive by the automotive suppliers LuK, EATON and Thomas-Magnete. In his last position, he was responsible for the business unit “transmission/chassis/safety” at Thomas Magnete.


19.02.2009 hofer eds Wuerzburg at the Symposium „Hybrid Vehicles and Energy Management“ in Braunschweig

In the course of the 6th Braunschweiger Symposium „Hybrid Vehicles und Energy Management“ taking place annually in the Braunschweiger Stadthalle Dr. Heinz Schaefer, the CEO of hofer eds GmbH, has made a presentation on the topic  „Wheel – Hub Drives versus Axle Drives“.

08.12.2008 hofer powertrain at the CTI Symposium in Berlin

Regardless of the difficult time the automotive industry is experiencing nowadays the CTI Transmission Symposium 2008 in Berlin has been a very successful event for hofer powertrian.



02.12.2008 VDI-Recruitingday in Munich for Young Professionals und Professionals

Munich – in the course of the VDI-Recruitingday interested students, young professionals und professionals took the opportunity to get to know hofer powertrain GmbH. Qualified contact persons from human resources and the technical departments answered many questions about career opportunities in the company.
28.11.2008 hofer Stuttgart extends their testing area

The hofer development centre in Stuttgart will extend their testing area in 2009 by adding two powertrain- test benches. To be able to suit the needs and wishes of their customers, hofer will have two 440 kW powertrain test benches available in February 2009.

18.11.2008 hofer powertrain presents modern powertrain technology in Minsk

At the conference “Innovations in Mechanical Engineering” Heinz Aitzetmueller presented the hofer-own product VDC Transmission (Variable Double Clutch).

13.11.2008 Ruesselsheim - extended development portfolio at the hofer driveline GmbH location

Floersheim - 01.11.08 – to be able to support the large amount of projects to develop energy efficient drivetrains hofer driveline GmbH has extended their testing and development capacity. Therefore we have moved to a new location. The new address is: Hafenstrasse 18, 65439 Floersheim am Main.

12.11.2008 12 November 2008 - Recruiting day at the university Albstadt-Sigmaringen

hofer powertrain GmbH has again taken part on a recruiting day. This time at the university in Albstadt-Sigmaringen.

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