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, Volume 79, Issue 5, pp 6–7 | Cite as

People + Companies

  • Mathias Heerwagen
  • Thomas Schneider
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Ineos | MBtech | Contract for Vehicle Development

MBtech, a subsidiary of Akka Technologies, has been awarded a contract to develop a new off-road vehicle by the British chemicals and energy company Ineos. Concluding this contract is the green light for the preparation and development stages, targeting a 2020 market launch. According to Dirk Heilmann, Ineos Automotive CEO, from spring 2018 onwards, up to 200 Akka Group engineers will be working at peak times to implement the Ineos Automotive vision: realizing an independent design modeled on the discontinued Land Rover Defender. Akka will spearhead development and bear extensive responsibility for managing the vehicle project. Henry Kohlstruck, Member of the Executive Board of Akka Germany and Managing Director of MBtech, is delighted at the project; stressing that the key competences lie in the development of SUVs and four-wheel drive vehicles.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.WiesbadenGermany

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