• B&W Vehicle Development
    Our Company’s History

    B&W Vehicle Development|Our Company’s History

    Our History

    The corporate history of B&W began with the initial meeting of Haraldo Brandenburg and Klemens Wongorski. Both share an area of interest and a common passion: cars. With this serving as the foundation, they set up their office for vehicle development. In 1998, B&W began at the threshold of the Autostadt Wolfsburg with three employees. The goal was to achieve pioneering automotive solutions in automotive development, from the first idea all the way to the serial production model. This was realized so successfully that a collaboration with leading car manufacturers would not be long in coming. An impressive history of the company quickly gained speed.

    1998
    The birth of the company
    The company B&W Vehicle Development GmbH is founded as an engineering office in Oebisfelde with in-house model making.

    2000
    Founding of a Hamburg subsidiary

    The foundation of the first subsidiary of the company in Hamburg follows, named B&W Engineering GmbH.

    2001
    Opening of a site in Wolfsburg

    B&W gets an increasing amount of developing activities moving on the Innovation Campus in Wolfsburg.

    2002 
    Relocation and expansion of the Wolfsburg site

    The Wolfsburg branch moves its offices to Röntgenstraße 1.

    2003 
    Oebisfelde location expansion

    Expansion of business activities occurs through the acquisition of a climate chamber at the base in Oebisfelde.

    2006 
    Location Ingolstadt/Gaimersheim

    Growth continues with another branch taking root in Ingolstadt.

    2007 
    The founding of a joint venture

    A joint venture to process development volumes in shipbuilding is founded.

    2007
    Site expansion in Wolfsburg

    Expansion of business activities occurs through the electrical and electronics-development unit.

    2007 
    Oberhaching location opening

    In the vicinity of Munich, yet another branch is opened in Oberhaching.

    2008
    Site expansion in Wolfsburg

    With now 80 employees, B&W moves into an extended building complex in Wolfsburg.

    2009 
    Office relocation Ingolstadt/Gaimersheim

    At the Ingolstadt location, the company moves into a larger facility.

    2009
    Founding of a subsidiary in Shanghai

    In China, the first subsidiary is created on an international basis:
    B&W Automotive Engineering Shanghai Co. Ltd.

    2010 
    Site expansion in Oebisfelde

    With the purchase of a laser sintering machine, the range of performance is extended.

    2012 
    Construction of the Center of Excellence in Wolfsburg

    The branch in Wolfsburg begins construction for the new Center of Excellence of B&W Vehicle Development GmbH.

    2013
    Site expansion in Wolfsburg

    With now more than 230 employees, B&W moves into an extended building complex in Wolfsburg.

    2014
    New construction model making and trials center Wolfsburg

    At the location Wolfsburg the new construction of the model making and trials center of the B&W Fahrzeugentwicklung GmbH starts.

    2015
    Model making and trials center Wolfsburg

    Completion and occupation

    2015
    EDL Rethschulte part of B&W Group

    Expansion of business activities to the field of light and vision.

    2017 
    Location opening Stuttgart

  • A career
    with B&W

    A career|with B&W

    With more than 280 employees at our plants in Wolfsburg, Oebisfelde and Shanghai, we are an innovative and reliable partner in vehicle development. We provide professional engineering services in the fields of interior, exterior, surfacing, model making, testing, electrical, IT and administration.