Company history

  • 2022

    IPG Automotive receives the TOP 100 seal 2022 that is awarded to particularly innovative SMEs in Germany.

  • 2021

    Release of CarMaker 10.0.

  • 2020

    IPG Automotive now has 300+ employees.

    Opening of the IPG Automotive office in Stuttgart.

  • 2018

    Foundation of our subsidiaries in the UK and Sweden.

    Opening of the second IPG Automotive office in China (Beijing).

    Opening of the IPG Automotive office in Frankfurt.

  • 2016

    Foundation of new international offices in Korea and France.

  • 2015

    Foundation of our subsidiaries in China and the USA.

  • 2014

    Foundation of our subsidiary in Tokyo:
    IPG Automotive K.K.

    Opening of the IPG Automotive office in
    Wolfsburg (now Braunschweig).

    Delivery of the first Steering-in-the-Loop test bench.

  • 2012

    Opening of the IPG Automotive office in Munich.

  • 2009

    First release of TruckMaker.

  • 2008

    Release of CarMaker/HIL for Xpack4/XENO.

  • 2007

    Development of our first Brake-in-the-Loop test bench.

  • 2006

    First User Conference, later called Apply & Innovate.

    Launch of our first own M-Module.

  • 2005

    First Open House event.

  • 2003

    Renaming of the company to IPG Automotive GmbH.

    Release of CarMaker 2.0.

  • 2002

    Release of CarMaker for Simulink (version 1.5).

    First sale of a Fail Safe Tester.

  • 2001

    First delivery of MotorcycleMaker.

  • 1999

    New product name for the IPG-HIL: CarMaker (version 1.1).

  • 1998

    Development of IPG-HIL, the third generation of IPG HIL systems.

  • 1990

    Development of the driver model IPG-DRIVER.

  • 1989

    Release of IPG-CAR, generated with MESA VERDE.

    Development of the first HIL system.

  • 1984

    Foundation of Ingenieurgemeinschaft Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Gnadler GmbH.