Always at the Leading Edge


Back in 1993, Hirschvogel already recognized the need to carry out fundamental research work independently of day-to-day business. Our Research and Development department is responsible for further developments and innovations with respect to the forging technologies employed by us, and maintains contact to national and international research institutes within the framework of numerous research projects. It is important, however, that all these activities prove themselves in an industrial context. Consistent implementation of our developments guarantees that the Hirschvogel Automotive Group can continue extending its technological lead.

Supplier of Ideas

The Research and Development department assists our customers by designing parts with optimum strength properties and service life, and is a specialist in the area of forging simulation. Together with the Product Development department, Research and Development acts as a business partner to the customer when new ideas need to be developed for optimally incorporating a forged part into the entire production process chain. Above all, discovering new sources of potential for achieving the best solution from a technological and economic point of view benefits our customers and is thus the primary goal of the Research and Development department.