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.

About hofer

Established in the 1980’s by Johann Hofer, the hofer group of companies, as it now is, is one of the leading providers of automotive engineering consultancy services in the world. Specialising in powertrain systems and employing over 400 skilled personnel, hofer’s main base of operation is in Nürtingen, just outside Stuttgart in Germany, with a number of further technical centres located around the country and next to the German customer sites. In addition, hofer’s global presence is further enhanced with offices in the UK (Warwick), Austria, Italy, China and the USA.

hofer powertrain offices

hofer AG (Group), hofer powertrain GmbH and hofer mechatronik GmbH moved in to the purpose built Nürtingen facility in April 2013.

hofer’s core competence is the design, development and productionisation of powertrain systems and components for the passenger car, commercial vehicle, motorbike and off-highway sectors. This includes :

  • Full transmissions – AT, DCT, AMT, MT and CVT including hydraulic control unit, shift strategy control software and the launch clutch(es).
  • Individual valves as well as cam phasers, pumps and park brake control systems.
  • Hybrid vehicle components and systems including e-motors, inverters, start/stop start motors and hybrid modules.
From a development perspective hofer’s capability includes:
  • World class transmission test and development rigs from single motor spin rigs to truck axle test capability.
  • Vehicle workshops and measurement / instrumentation knowledge.
  • Hydraulics test area with 14 individual test cells including two dynamic test stands.
  • Benchmarking / strip down area.

hofer also boasts a low volume (sub 10,000 unit pa) production facility covering all powertrain components and has also worked with many customers to get many transmissions, hydraulic blocks, valves and hybrid powertrain components in to mass production across the world.

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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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