About us

Our purpose is to create technologies that combine power generation with efficient control systems. While fossil fuels remain a necessity to power our modern society, we cannot afford to misuse it. Therefore, our company is focused on developing technologies that not only increase human welfare but also makes economic sense for the companies using them.

We want to develop more cost effective and resource-saving powertrain solutions for industrial applications. We strive for synergies of proven technologies, combining the simple and robust technologies with the power and dynamic of electric motors and software-driven control systems.

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2009

Edward Eichstetter, Manuel Klein, and  Leonardo Uriona met in the Green Team.  A group is formed to develop the fastest electric race car.

2012

The race car becomes the fastest accelerating car in the world, and the first fully electric car to achieve it.

The fastest 0-100 Km/h acceleration by an electric car. 2,681 sec was achieved by the GreenTeam Stuttgart, on 27 July 2012. The car was engineered as powertrain and Chief Engineer by EKU founders.

2014

Feb - Realization of first prototype 1:500

The EKU Power converter for industrial applications is scalable up to 3000 kW.

May

EXIST Award with entrepreneurial funding for 1 year.

June

Innovation price Baden Wütemberg with funding the prototype 1:5000

November

Munich Cleantech Innovation Award 2014
2015

April

Houston Technology Center partners with EKU Power Drives Inc.

Innovation prize Baden Württemberg with funding the high-tech battery prototype.

May

Junge Innovatoren Award with Entrepreneurial funding for 1 year.

November

CyberOne Award for the best startups in Baden Württemberg.

2016

June

Phase one of the Horizon 2020 grant

2017

Jan

Office extension in collaboration with the TTI, University Stuttgart.

March

Seal of Excellence Awarded by the European Commission Phase II of Horizon 2020.

July

Office expansion. The new laboratory and workshop, allow us to produce faster, bigger and simultaneously. We apply Lean Management and Canvas to shape our production process.  We ready to deliver at no time at the quantities that our clients require.
2018

January

Growing faster than ever: EKU is expanding so fast that we are challenged every day with the new environment. We are almost double the staff in comparison to January 2017.

Our Philosophy

Incremental Knowledge

Skyscrapers come into being by putting tiny elements together. As builders,  we believe that simple ideas, when combined, create giant revolutions, and no idea is undervalued if there is an execution plan. With our project building process and the use of functional theories of development, we evolve, transform and exploit every new conceptual idea into a concrete project that supports the industry.

Human Awareness

For us, people are the center of any development. We invest in the best people possible, and together we create the best technology possible. We believe that  our employees need time to create, time to be with their families, time for hobbies and time to produce. As real persons and no an entities, we encourage productivity by respecting and supporting personal life. We have come to this point, not only because we had good ideas, but also because we enjoy life.

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Technology is a facilitator, not an end

We thrive to make the life of the operators and system users simple. Automation is not about changing the channel of communication, it is about eliminating tasks that get no benefit from human intervention. We want  people focus to on their missions rather than being busy with nonessential activities.

We visualize technology as the moving walkway in airports that helps people reach their destination faster.

We can do it better. !always!

Constant changes challenge us frequently. And we are not afraid to start over if we realize there is a better way to do something.

Our progress and future depend on our products, with excellent quality and capacity. For that reason, we put all our efforts to make them right and always better.