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Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr
Type Limited liability company:
GmbH [1]
Industry Automotive industry [1]
Founded Berlin, Germany (1983) [1]
FounderProf. Dr. Hermann Appel
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Number of locations
16 operations across Germany, several Subsidiaries
Area served
Key people
Matthias Kratzsch, Chairman of the Managing Board; Katja Ziegler, President; Dr. Uwe Horn, President
ServicesPowertrain, Electronics and Vehicle Development
Revenue896 million Euro (2020)
Number of employees
8,200 worldwide (2020)
Website IAV.com

IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr, (literal Engineer Society Automobile and Traffic), abbreviated to IAV GmbH, is an engineering company in the automotive industry, designing products for powertrain, electronics and vehicle development. Founded in Berlin in 1983 by Prof. Dr. Hermann Appel as a university-affiliated research institute, the company employs over 8,000 members of staff, [1] and supplies automobile manufacturers and component suppliers. In addition to development centres in Berlin, Chemnitz and Gifhorn, IAV operates at sites in France, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, China, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and the United States.


Clients include the Volkswagen Group, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Porsche and Toyota. [2] Component manufacturer clients include Robert Bosch GmbH, Delphi, Continental AG and ZF Group. [2]


As of 2019 the shareholders of IAV GmbH were: [1]


IAV has the following worldwide subsidiary companies: [1]

North / South America

In-road electric vehicle charger

In 2009 the company submitted a patent for an electric vehicle recharger that is built into the road. The technology would allow electric vehicles to be charged as they drive over roads embedded with a recessed wireless recharging strip, using electromagnetic induction. [3]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "IAV in Figures". IAV GmbH. IAV.com. January 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Our Clients". IAV GmbH. IAV.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. In-Road Electric Vehicle Charger : Science Fiction in the News