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From concept car to number plate!

A car is more than the sum of its parts- IWT Bodensee Maybach- Seminar

The Maybach Seminar is a public lecture series of the DHBW Ravensburg, Campus Friedrichshafen. Here, current topics in economics and engineering are presented and discussed.


Our project manager Maximilian Köppel, with many years of experience in the automotive industry, has passed on his knowledge in this context and created an awareness of how complex the development of a new vehicle is. On 11 December 2018, he thrilled a mixed audience consisting of students, university employees and representatives of the regional industry.


From the sketch to the clay model to the prototype, Maximilian Köppel explained which hurdles have to be overcome in order to produce a functional vehicle in the end. Impressive were the many little things that came to light during this process. Functions and simple mechanisms, which are taken for granted by a normal end user, are usually associated with considerable development effort and high complexity.


This is exactly where the Schnitzer Group comes into play. Often this complexity, which does not only apply to one component, but to the vehicle as a whole, cannot be handled without external help. There are also many topics that do not run smoothly outside the planned standard. The Schnitzer Group then supports each phase with “Systemic Projectmanagement” to ensure costs, deadlines, quality and smooth communication between all parties.


Following the lecture, current and future topics of the automotive industry were discussed. All listeners were once again made aware of the major challenges that companies are facing in the Lake Constance region.