The Hirschvogel Automotive Group produces forged - and upon request - ready-for-assembly components for the automotive and other industries. Hirschvogel directs its innovations at the megatrends that are driving its customers. These megatrends include lightweighting, improving the combustion engine, more efficient components and, of course, cost optimization efforts. An indicator of the good innovation climate at Hirschvogel is the number of patents granted. Recently, four patent applications were led to success.