Automobil-Cluster Upper Austria

Florian Danmayr
Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz
+43 (0)664 8186563

The Automobil-Cluster (AC) is the largest company network of the Austrian automotive industry. Cluster members operate in several sectors of the industry, ranging  from  the production of  parts  and assemblies to plant engineering, tool making and applied research. Moreover, OEMs such as BMW, MAN, KTM, BRP-Powertrain, CNH and Rosenbauer play an active part in the network. The majority of the cluster members are highly innovative companies of small and medium size.

In addition to conventional networking and information services, the  AC provides specific supportive activities in the fields of cross-company collaboration, internationalization and automotive qualification. Bringing together the right competencies for innovative projects and encouraging companies to work together have always been key goals of the Automobil-Cluster. Due to popular demand, certified automotive training courses are offered throughout the year.

Transferring Suppliers’ Innovations to OEMs

With great success, the Automobil-Cluster launched its Supplier Innovation Days, where cluster members can exclusively present their innovations and new technologies to OEMs’ developers and buyers, directly at the OEMs’ premises. Typically, these highly efficient one-day-events are composed of in-house expositions, complementary technical presentations and various highlights. The Automobil-Cluster puts a lot of effort in the preparatory stages to ensure the best possible matching of technological needs and solutions.

Connected Mobility – the smart future

The aim of the cooperation platform is the networking of various industry sectors to encourage exchange and to support the development of new products and services in the field of “smart mobility”. Successful networking and interdisciplinary collaboration take place between partner companies of the Automobil- and IT-Cluster and R&D institutions, as well as companies & start-ups from inside and outside the sector, public organizations and institutions.

A2LT – Austrian Advanced Lightweight Technology

Together with the Mechatronics- and Plastics-Cluster as well as the ACstyria Autocluster, the Automobil-Cluster launched the platform A2LT and linked industrial sectors which deal with lightweight technologies. Lightweight solutions in this platform are influenced by different sectors, such as mechanical engineering, surface coating and technical textiles, as well as the construction industry. Leading companies like voestalpine, AMAG, MAGNA, FACC, ENGEL, Fronius and Pankl are also part of the A2LT plenum, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) along the value chain.