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101 Best Nordrhein-Westfalen Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Nordrhein-Westfalen based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Nordrhein-Westfalen Automotive Startups

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thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp

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thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods.

McLaren Group

McLaren Group

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McLaren Group is an automotive, motorsport, and technology company that manufactures sports cars.

McLaren Group

e.GO Mobile

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e.GO Mobile AG develops and produces electronic vehicles.

McLaren Group

Formel D GmbH

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Formel D is the global service provider of the automotive industry.

McLaren Group

FibreCoat

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FibreCoat GmbH produces thermoplastic-coated fibres for composites and aluminium-coated fibres for shielding applications.

McLaren Group

ATESTEO

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The entire purpose of ATESTEO is to deliver safe, reliable, independent results.

McLaren Group

evopark

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Evopark is a German mobility tech startup with focus on off-street parking.

McLaren Group

Ampido

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Ampido is an online platform that enables users to find and rent parking spots.

McLaren Group

Hella Group

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Hella designs and manufactures lighting equipment for local and international car manufacturers.

McLaren Group

Ducktrain

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Ducktrain provides vehicle platforms and automation technology that will change urban and industrial logistics.

McLaren Group

MeinAuto

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MeinAuto is an information-sharing portal offers a range of auto-related services to its users.

McLaren Group

Eucon

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Eucon is a global solutions provider for business performance management and a specialist in added-value information systems

McLaren Group

LeasingMarkt.de

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LeasingMarkt.de is the large marketplace for car leasing and car subscriptions.

McLaren Group

DEUTZ AG

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Founded in 1864, DEUTZ AG was the world’s first engine company.

McLaren Group

StreetScooter GmbH

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StreetScooter GmbH is an electric vehicle manufacturer located in Aachen, Germany.

McLaren Group

DepotCity

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DepotCity digitalizes the warehousing and fulfillment sector. Simply book your warehouse or fulfillment online – we do the rest!

McLaren Group

fleetbird

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fleetbird is a provider of software solution to run your free floating car or scooter sharing business.

McLaren Group

Valco Melton

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Valco Melton is a supplier of adhesive application and quality assurance equipment.

McLaren Group

Honsberg & Co. KG

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Honsberg & Co. KG is a manufacturer of products for flow, level, temperature, pressure and filtration.

McLaren Group

Setlog

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Setlog offers SCM and VCM software that connects customers to supply chain partners.

McLaren Group

FRIMO Group

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FRIMO Group is develops and produces tools and equipment that can produce plastic components for a variety of applications.

McLaren Group

Mr. Wash Autoservice AG

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Mr. Wash Autoservice AG provides car care services in Germany.

McLaren Group

TMD Friction

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TMD Friction Holdings GmbH manufactures and sells brake friction materials for automotive, industrial, and rail sectors worldwide.

McLaren Group

Modern Times Management GmbH

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Representative company for Michael Schumacher, Corinna Schumacher, Gina Schumacher, Mick Schumacher and Keep Fighting Foundation gGmbh

McLaren Group

Autohaus Rüschkamp

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Autohaus Rüschkamp is a car dealership company.

McLaren Group

Kirchhoff Automotive

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Kirchhoff Automotive Adds Vehicles Of Worldwide Stability And Safety.

McLaren Group

BÖCO Böddecker & Co. GmbH & Co. KG

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BÖCO Böddecker & Co. GmbH & Co. KG is an innovative closure systems for automobiles.

McLaren Group

wallbe

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wallbe is an electric vehicle charging solution provider company.

McLaren Group

Freeyou

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Freeyou is a bike insurance company in Germany.

McLaren Group

Huf North America

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Huf North America is an automotive company that manufactures key system, lock sets, and remote control systems.

McLaren Group

pkw.de

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pkw.de offers an application that enables its users to find cars for sale and perform on-spot price checks.

McLaren Group

Ghh Fahrzeuge

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GHH fahrzeuge develops and manufactures articulated loaders and dump trucks as well as robots and mixers for underground mining.

McLaren Group

Carcoustics

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Carcoustics is a supplier of an acoustic products to the automotive and other industries.

McLaren Group

Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG

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Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH + Co. KG is one of the leading providers of vehicle spare parts worldwide.

McLaren Group

Borbet

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Borbet is a manufacturer of light-alloy wheels for the automotive industry.

McLaren Group

Kautex Textron

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Kautex Textron develops innovative fluid management, castings and clear vision systems for many of the world’s leading car manufacturers.

McLaren Group

Kiekert

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Kiekert is a supplier that develops and offers side door latches, modules, mini lockings, drive systems and accessories for automobiles.

McLaren Group

Edscha

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Edscha is a manufacturer of door hinges, convertible roof systems and driver controls for the automotive industry.

McLaren Group

Qume

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Qume is the manufacturer of daisy-wheel printers originally located in hayward, california, later moving to san jose.

McLaren Group

Möhling GmbH & Co. KG Haan

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Möhling GmbH & Co. KG Haan has a global supplier of connection elements that are key components in countless products.

McLaren Group

Safion

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Development of innovative diagnostic systems for lithium-ion batteries

McLaren Group

iOpener

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iOpener develops systems that utilizes satellite navigation technology to track vehicles in real time.

McLaren Group

Westfalia-Automotive

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Westfalia-Automotive is manufacturers of towbars and bike carriers for cars and light commercial vehicles.

McLaren Group

Asahi Kasei Europe

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Asahi Kasei Europe is an operating function in the Material sector,mainly focusing on the automotive industry.

McLaren Group

CP Tech GmbH

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CP Tech GmbH design, development, and manufacturing of ultra-strong components and solutions.

McLaren Group

Audatex Deutschland

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Audatex Deutschland provides IT services and software solutions for automotive claims processing.

McLaren Group

Uman

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Developer and provider of an open and comprehensive platform and network-independent software package

McLaren Group

Europart

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Europart is one of the leading European trading companies for after-market spare parts and accessories for commercial vehicles

McLaren Group

EASYCHARGE.me GmbH

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EASYCHARGE.me designs and produces innovative charging station for Electric Cars.

McLaren Group

Huesges Group

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Husges Group is the right point of contact for preparing an accident appraisal which can be used in legal proceedings.

McLaren Group

Orga Systems

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Orga Systems offers services to telecommunications, utilities, and the automotive industry with real-time charging and billing solutions.

McLaren Group

OTTO FUCHS

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OTTO FUCHS makes components for aerospace, automotive, and engineering industries with aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and nickel alloys.

McLaren Group

Senger Group

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Senger Group is provides retail sale of new and used cars of different brands.

McLaren Group

Institut für Zweiradsicherheit

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IFZ is actively involved in the development and implementation of joint programs for road safety.

McLaren Group

QUAD

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Quad is an online shop that offers a wide range of spare parts and accessories for quads, motorcycles, and scooters.

McLaren Group

GEDIA

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GEDIA develops and manufactures car body press parts and welding components for the automotive industry.

McLaren Group

Bilstein group

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Bilstein group offer repair solutions for all common vehicle types in the car and commercial vehicle sector.

McLaren Group

WITTE Automotive

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WITTE Automotive represents innovative and powerful know-how in technical solutions for locking and latching Systems.

McLaren Group

ThyssenKrupp System Engineering

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Thyssenkrupp System Engineering is a industrial engineering company relating automotive, aerospace, battery industries.

McLaren Group

Borgers

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Borgers develops and produces textile component systems for the automotive industries.

McLaren Group

VDM Metals

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VDM Metals manufactures and markets alloys, stainless steel and semi-finished products for automotive, aerospace and energy sectors.

McLaren Group

Velocity

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Velocity is an mobile application that provides e-bike sharing for rental to its customers.

McLaren Group

tedrive Steering System

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tedrive Steering an automotive supplier with 80% sales directly and indirectly to Ford for steering systems, halfshafts and differentials.

McLaren Group

Martinrea Honsel Germany

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Martinrea Honsel Germany is develops, manufactures, and supplies light metal components for automotive and non-automotive applications.

McLaren Group

VENTECH Systems GmbH

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VENTECH Systems GmbH is the world market leader in the field of stationary tire monitoring systems for road traffic.

McLaren Group

PWK Automotive Group

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PWK Automotive Group manufactures safety parts for the international automotive industry.

McLaren Group

mNemoscience

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mNemoscience is a privately held company that designs, develops, manufactures, and commercializes biocompatible shape memory polymers.

McLaren Group

VAW Aluminum AG

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VAW Aluminum is engaged in the production of aluminum and aluminum products.

McLaren Group

BDW technologies

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BDW technologies manufactures and develops metal components for the automotive industry, aluminum truck bodies for the beverage industry.

McLaren Group

Hegenscheidt MFD

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Hegenscheidt MFD is a manufacturer of machine tools for automotive and locomotive industries.

McLaren Group

Plan Optik

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Plan Optik is a manufacturing company that provides customized glass wafers, glass-silicon compounds, and quartz for various industries.

McLaren Group

CADWELL

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CADWELL provides an innovative solutions and services to the entire automotive industry and collaborating with automotive manufacturers.

McLaren Group

Max Baermann

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Max Baermann specializes in the manufacture of plastic bonded permanent magnets products along with process development & quality assurance.

McLaren Group

gen-ius dms GmbH

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gen-ius dms GmbH operates as an automotive sales and after-sales specialist.

McLaren Group

Erich Utsch

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Erich Utsch manufactures machines and equipment, license plates, documents and offers udata modules software solutions.

McLaren Group

Volkner Mobil

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Volkner Mobil is the manufacturer of motorhomes.

McLaren Group

Carzilla

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Carzilla is car shopping for the 21st Century. A quicker, faster and easier way to shop for your next car.

McLaren Group

mefro wheels

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mefro wheels is a private company group.

McLaren Group

Stahlhammer Bommern GmbH (STB)

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Stahlhammer Bommern GmbH (STB) is a manufacturer of a large range of lifting tools and forged parts.

McLaren Group

SensoPart Industriesensorik

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SensoPart is an automation agency that offers technical feasibility analysis, technical training, application & technical support solutions.

McLaren Group

Kico

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Kico is a system supplier for high quality automotive technology.

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AutoDa

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AutoDa is Germany’s largest online used car dealer with peer-reviewed’s car,

McLaren Group

Realmediashop

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Online shop for high quality equipment in the fields of car hifi, installation OEM car radio , GPS navigation, multimedia monitor

McLaren Group

Volkswagen Infotainment

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Volkswagen Infotainment is a specialist in future mobility solutions such as functional ownership, software development, and technology.

McLaren Group

OKE Group

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OKE Group specializes in developing and producing a range of sophisticated technical parts and components for a variety of industries.

McLaren Group

RADO Gummi

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RADO Gummi manufactures rubber mixtures for the automobile and white goods industry.

McLaren Group

Wurm and Co.KG Electronic Systems

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Wurm & Co.KG Elektronische Systeme is a develops and manufactures hardware and software for automation technology.

McLaren Group

TKW GmbH & Co. KG

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TKW GmbH & Co. KG is a is a niche supplier of technical plastic injection molding and multi-material components in the safety-related areas.

McLaren Group

Paragon

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Ceconomy specializes in the concepts and brands in the field of consumer electronics that offer products, brands, and solutions.

McLaren Group

flyXdrive

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flyXdrive offers 3D mobility solutions with fully integrated unmanned aerial systems.

McLaren Group

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe

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TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Europe is a centre of high-performance design, development and production for motorsport and automotive.

McLaren Group

HALEX Holding

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HALEX Holding provides manufacturing sites where high-precision and quality extrusion dies are being developed and manufactured.

McLaren Group

curtis newton

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As a driving force behind numerous startups since 2005, and the developer of new digital innovation

McLaren Group

AB ELEKTRONIK

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AB Elektronik develops and produce intelligent sensor systems and control units for the global automotive industry.

McLaren Group

Schäferbarthold

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Schäferbarthold specializes in wholesale automotive parts and accessories in OEM quality.

McLaren Group

thyssenkrupp Automotive Technology

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thyssenkrupp Automotive Technology is a supplier and engineering partner to the international auto industry.

McLaren Group

Bilsing Automation

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Bilsing Automation is a supplier of industrial tooling solutions, specializing in automated tooling and material handling systems.

McLaren Group

betzemeier automotive software

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betzemeier automotive software is a pioneer in the development of special software concepts for car dealerships.

McLaren Group

Werkstars

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Werkstars is provides online booking for a car service in your area.

McLaren Group

ICD

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ICD is a software solutions firm that offers software for the pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, automotive, and food industry.

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Hennig Fahrzeugteile

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Hennig Fahrzeugteile is one of Germany’s suppliers of light and commercial vehicle parts.

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