Quality Engineering Services for the Automotive Industry

Our quality engineering services optimize the quality of products and processes along the entire supply chain. This ensures, at the end of the chain, that only tried, tested and flawless parts and vehicles leave the production facilities and shops of the vehicle manufacturers and suppliers.

With our in-development services for the automotive industry, we lay the foundations for ensuring that the testing and country-specific certifications of new vehicles and components proceed according to globally consistent standards, and that future services too can be provided in a cost-efficient and customer-oriented manner from the time of market launch.

Formel D also offers engineering services for the overall vehicle all along the automotive value chain. Our service portfolio includes the construction and reconstruction of prototypes, test vehicles and special-purpose vehicles during the development phase, rework during ramp-up and within series production, conversions and retrofits to finished vehicles, as well as the upgrading of used vehicles and pre-delivery inspections.

We offer our customers a comprehensive service network for the automotive industry all over the world. Solution-oriented consultancy services, professional project management and dedicated training courses guarantee continuous improvement to processes and quality standards for both you and your business partners. We take on outsourced partial processes in product development, production and aftersales so that you can concentrate on your core processes and place the overall responsibility for these activities in experienced hands.

What drives us

Zero-defect rates and perfect quality – these are the ambitious goals of the automotive and mobility industry. Each day, we support our customers in optimizing their processes, their quality management, and their products:

  • Preemptively with early fault prevention processes
  • Actively through continuous quality assurance and problem solving on site


The Formel D executive board

Corporate Structure

All subsidiaries of the Formel D Group at a glance.

Mission Statement

We are the driving force in the automotive service industry.

Formel D.
Global Partner for Vehicle, Parts and Service Readiness.

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Your Benefits with Formel D. Your Global Partner for Vehicle, Parts and Service Readiness.
Product Portfolio of the Formel D Group

Engineering Services for High Quality Service Processes

Our core expertise is providing key services to get vehicles and components ready for the market and ensuring that service processes are implemented and optimized to a consistent quality and level of professionalism, no matter where in the world they are sought.

And we can do this because we

  • understand the challenges and processes of our automotive customers in product development, production and aftersales,

  • represent the customer locally and globally,

  • operate from the basis of a long-standing, dependable partnership,

  • are quality experts with a passion for the automotive industry, and

  • have an international network of people that we can always access with regard to the required number and know-how for your project.

Data and Facts

Facts and figures about Formel D

Corporate Prensentation


Hiqh quality standards for the automotive manufacturing and supplier industry.

Company Portrait

Excellence in Quality Engineering Services and Technologies since 1993

Formel D was founded in 1993. The Group’s headquarters are located in the metropolis of Cologne. Around 10,500 people from 45 nations currently work for us in intercultural teams worldwide. Our revenue for 2020 stood at 301 million euro. The total turnover was equally distributed between manufacturers and suppliers. Formel D is represented worldwide through its own subsidiaries with more than 90 sites in 22 countries. Dr. Thomas Klukas, CEO, is the chairman of the company’s executive board. 3i Group became the majority shareholder of Formel D in July 2017. CITIC Capital, an investment partner of 3i, also holds a share in Formel D.


Our locations at a glance.

Corporate Social Responsibility

By sharing our success, we actively participate in shaping the future.


Our corporate guidelines – build on openness, honesty, fairness and the willingness to take on responsiblity.

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