Drive Technology



2015 was one of the most successful fiscal years ever for the Drive Technology Strategic Business Unit. All expectations from the planning process were exceeded.

In 2015, the Drive Technology Strategic Business Unit boosted sales compared to the previous year by 5.4 percent to 357.9 million euros, delivering an outstanding performance. These figures include the Transmission Comfort Business Segment that was incorporated from the former Automotive Comfort Systems Business Division.

Signs of the excellent trend were already on the horizon at the beginning of the year. In sum, the order volume acquired in 2015 again significantly surpassed the strategic targets by year-end.

Successful production start-ups with local OEMs helped to improve the market position considerably, especially in China. An important foundation for continued growth in the Chinese market was also laid with the expansion of the local manufacturing location.

"Our strategy is clear: as a reliable, global partner, who delivers top performance in Development and Production, our activities are centered around our customers and focused on product innovations.”

Thomas Englmann
Member of the Executive Board
and CEO of the Strategic Business Unit Drive Technology