About hofer
The hofer group of companies is one of the leading providers of automotive engineering consultancy services in the world
Products & Services
From hybrid vehicle components to hydraulic control units, hofer has a comprehensive automotive capability.
With sites in six countries across three continents, hofer is your local engineering partner.

Typical projects

hofer has a broad range of automotive technology knowledge and has been delivering clean sheet design to production projects over the last 30 years.


Hydraulic Systems

Electric Drives

Control & Software


Welcome to hofer powertrain

hofer, established in the 1980's, is a privately owned, German based, automotive engineering consultancy growing to in excess of 1,000 people over the next few years. We work with many of the world’s automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and automotive technology centres and have numerous powertrain components in mass production including hofer designed electric motors and hybrid modules to full dual clutch transmissions.

With numerous offices across Germany, Austria, Italy, America, China and the UK, hofer has a truly global presence allowing comprehensive support for powertrain projects across all vehicle sectors.

  • Specific sites setup to support many of the German OEMs
  • hofer mechatronik GmbH (Part of the hofer group) is the largest independent automotive hydraulics consultancy in the world
  • Involved in many current and future AT, AMT, DCT and MT volume transmission design projects from clean sheet to production
  • hofer has its own inverter / electric control technology and has designed hybrid modules and e-motors that are in production across the world
  • Full design to production experience of hybrid powertrain technologies from energy storage to the road
  • Full engine and motor driven test capability
  • Production supplier to VAG group

Your partner for energy efficient powertrain technologies



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hofer has many years experience in automotive engineering consultancy across all automotive sectors:
  • Passenger Car
  • Truck
  • Motorcycle
  • Off Highway
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