In the right place, at the right time, with the right product and the right experts: In 1996, EDAG followed exactly this formula for success when the automotive technology developer opened and office in Shah Alam, the capital of the Malaysian state of Selangor, southwest of the state capital Kuala Lumpur. With a small, motivated team, EDAG Malaysia followed the rise of the Tiger States and built bridges into the EDAG cosmos for its customers.
Today, EDAG Malaysia is an important development location for EDAG as the world's largest independent engineering company in the automotive industry, with three areas of expertise: simulation, vehicle safety and project management. "EDAG is where our customers are. Our holistic approach targets regional and international OEMs as well as start-up and tech companies in our markets, including Asia-Pacific," explains Cosimo De Carlo, CEO of EDAG Group.
The competence and experience of the EDAG Group's global engineering network will be incorporated for our customers," says Thomas Föller, Managing Director EDAG Malaysia. In addition to outstanding technical know-how points of technology and mobility developers with many location advantages. The World Bank ranks the Southeast Asian country as one of the most open economies in the world, with a modern infrastructure and a trade balance ratio that has averaged over 130 percent since 2010. "Openness to trade and investment has been instrumental in strengthening the automotive sector and creating jobs in Malaysia," Thomas Föller explains.
"As Asia's leading innovative technology partner for CAE services and attractive employer, EDAG Malaysia can successively expand its business around vehicle development, mobility and the associated technological change, and recruit top specialists." says Föller. Based on 25 years of experience, EDAG Malaysia has developed new technologies, mobility concepts and standards such as artificial intelligence (AI), car sharing and smart factory with its customers and partners. In doing so, the engineering service provider works closely with automotive R&D centres in the region, in China as well as in Thailand and Vietnam.