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News in 2020

  • August
    Formel D racing driver Tristan Gommendy in fourth place

    Motorsport at its best - The four-hour race of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) took place on Sunday afternoon on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit.  read more

    “Highest Reputation”: Focus Money once again honors Formel D

    For the third year in a row, Formel D has been honored as a company with the “Highest Reputation” according to a study by Focus Money. Among the around 150 companies in the category of “Automotive suppliers” included in the study, the quality service provider once again secured a spot in the top ranking in 2020. read more

    White paper: Increase Efficiency in Vehicle Software Management with Full Scope HIL-Management

    According to a study by Roland Berger, electronics and software are rapidly gaining in importance in cars. Taking a holistic look at quality validation is crucial.  read more

    Gratulacje! 20 years of Formel D Poland

    Around 500 employees, four subsidiaries, and 20 permanent project locations on the premises of its customers: 20 years after its foundation, Formel D Polska SP. z o.o. can look optimistically into the future due to numerous successfully completed projects for OEMs and suppliers. read more

  • July
    Formel D is host sponsor of the webcast "Automobilwoche talks Business"

    “Will the coronavirus pandemic bring the electric campaign to a halt – or really get it going?” Matthias Grossmann, Vice President Strategy & Digitalization of Formel D Group, intends to address this question on July 14 in the webcast “Automobilwoche talks Business” in a discussion with Christian Müller (Head of Development, Opel) and Thomas Ulbrich (Volkswagen, Head of E-Mobility Brand). read more

  • June
    Formel D headquarters is relocating to Carlswerk in Cologne

    The Formel D Group has found an attractive new location for its headquarters, planning to move from Troisdorf-Spich to the Carlswerk Drahtlager in Cologne-Mülheim in October 2020. read more

    Dr. Thomas Klukas joins Formel D as COO

    The Formel D Group expands its board: Effective June 1, 2020, Dr. Thomas Klukas has assumed the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the quality service provider in the automotive industry. With many years of international experience across a variety of managerial positions, the 55-year-old now heads the Group’s operational division. From this point on, Formel D’s executive management will consist of Dr. Jürgen Laakmann (CEO), Gian Mario Deligios (CFO), and Dr. Thomas Klukas (COO). read more

  • May
    Formel D produces nose and mouth masks for own needs

    With strict hygiene and protective measures, the Formel D Group is preparing to start many projects back up at short notice that were ramped down or stopped entirely due to the spread of the coronavirus. One of the numerous measures: For over two weeks, the Group has been producing nose and mouth masks non-stop at the in-house sewing facility in Stuttgart to cover internal company demand.  read more

    Formel D provides industrial vehicle disinfection for manufacturing sites and fleets

    Unusual times create unusual challenges for companies that require new and safe solutions. Formel D is here to support their customers effective immediately with the disinfection of vehicles and vehicle components along the entire value chain, to ensure a comprehensive protection for both your employees and their end customers. read more

    New Munich Formel D subsidiary begins in split operation

    Accompanied by strict hygiene measures to protect employees, many Formel D subsidiaries began split operation starting this week. This means that some employees will work in the office for a certain period while the others are working from home and that these groups will rotate. Many colleagues in Munich can also look forward to relocating to a new office – the Group has now officially moved into a new location in the Bavarian metropolis. read more

  • April
    RusslandInsider: Interview with Formel D Director Konstantin Blagodarov

    In a new interview with “RusslandInsider”, a business magazine issued by the OWC publishing house for foreign trade, expert Konstantin Blagodarov, Director Operations and Sales at Formel D Russia, discusses the state and development of the Russian automotive market. read more

    #stayhome and #keepthedistance: Formel D designs corona campaign GIFs

    Each one of us can do our part and help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Besides following known hygiene regulations, such as washing your hands and sneezing or coughing into your elbow, two additional measures are essential: keeping a distance from others and staying home whenever possible. The Formel D Group would also like to do its part by reminding everyone of this code of conduct. read more

    Statement by the Formel D management regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

    For several weeks now, the coronavirus pandemic has dominated the daily lives of most people around the world. In terms of health and economic impact, this epidemic has already reached a level that seemed unimaginable just a short time ago. read more

    Martin Cornelius joins Vdynamics executive management

    Martin Cornelius joined Formel D subsidiary Vdynamics GmbH/MobileNext GmbH as a new member of executive management on April 1, 2020. The industrial engineer will assume responsibility for the sales, finance, and administration divisions. read more

  • February
    Dr. Marcel Klehr discusses megatrends at the Automotive Forum

    “Megatrends in the automotive industry and the consequences for small and medium-sized suppliers”: Dr. Marcel Klehr, Vice President Germany at Formel D, will discuss this topic with other panel participants at the digitally conducted Alphazirkel Automotive Forum on March 17, 2020.  read more

  • January
    CEO Dr. Jürgen Laakmann moderator at Agritech Supplier Summit

    Dr. Jürgen Laakmann, CEO of Formel D, will attend the Agritech Supplier Summit in Augsburg on February 13 and 14, 2020, moderating a panel titled “Global vs. Local Supplier Sourcing.” read more

    Formel D receives silver medal from EcoVadis certification

    Silver medal for Formel D: For their active commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the Group has now received an award from EcoVadis. The award from the independent rating agency underlines both the transparency that Formel D maintains with their international business partners, and their special dedication to more sustainability and social responsibility throughout the entire supply chain.  read more

    Gian Mario Deligios new CFO at Formel D

    Gian Mario Deligios has been the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Formel D since the beginning of 2020. The finance manager, who has many years of experience in leading positions in the automotive industry, succeeds Dr. Knut Michelberger, who acted as CFO on an interim basis from July 2019 to the end of the year and is now returning to the Group Advisory Board. read more

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News in 2017

  • December
    Formel D Group receives Fair Company Award

    Formel D Group has been honored with the Fair Company Award. This quality seal is awarded to companies which comply with the following recognized quality standards and auditable rules when interacting with young talent. read more

  • October
    Dinggui Gao assumes management of Formel D China

    Dinggui Gao assumes management of Formel D China with immediate effect. The appointment of the internationally experienced business manager underlines the aim of the global service provider for the automotive and supply industry to further strengthen its presence in the Chinese market. read more

  • August
    Formel D at the IAA 2017

    The International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest automotive fairs in the world – and one of the most important ones internationally. As in previous years, Formel D has a booth of its own at the IAA. At booth B04 in hall 4.0, it gives visitors and the specialist audience insights into the extensive portfolio of the Group.  read more

  • July
    Formel D appoints Juergen Laakmann as CEO and sets the course for further growth

    Formel D, a global service provider to the automotive and component supply industry, today announces the appointment of Juergen Laakmann as CEO. Over the past years, the company has grown at an average of 17 per cent per annum and has now reached global scale. read more

  • May
    New owner for Formel D: 3i invests in Formel D

    Path set for continued growth Troisdorf, May 12th, 2017 - Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), Frankfurt, as well as DBAG Fund V, the private equity fund managed by DBAG, sold their shares in the Troisdorf-based Formel D GmbH on May 12th, 2017, to 3i Group plc (“3i”), who is now the new principal shareholder of the company.  read more

    Formel D UK at Automechanika in Birmingham 2017

    After its successful presence at the first ever Automechanika Birmingham in 2016, Formel D will once again be showcasing its comprehensive product development, production, and aftersales service portfolio at this year's event from June 6 to 8, 2017, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). read more

  • January
    Formel D supports scholarship program from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

    Formel D is supporting three scholarships for gifted students at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. The cooperation offers a whole host of advantages for both parties. read more

    Formel D at the CAR Symposium in Bochum

    On February 1, 2017, Formel D will be presenting its comprehensive service portfolio in the fields of product development, production, and aftersales at the 17th CAR Symposium at the RuhrCongress center in the German city of Bochum.  read more

    Formel D successfully supports OroVerde's project to conserve water and protect rainforests

    As a partner of the OroVerde foundation, Formel D has been supporting the “Wasserschutz ist Regenwaldschutz” (“Conserving water to protect rainforests”) project in northern Guatemala since 2014. We are delighted that 2016 has once again seen progress made with respect to the protection and regeneration of rainforest areas, the construction of a safe water supply, and an improvement in water quality. read more

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