Altran creates up to 500 new jobs: Development service providers are investing in Wolfsburg

The engineering and development service provider Altran is doubling its workforce in Wolfsburg. This is reported by the local daily newspaper.

Connected car from Altran. (Photo: Altran)

Up to 500 new jobs are to be created at Altran in Wolfsburg - more precisely in the industrial area Warmenau-Ost. The Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung reports this. Altran is investing "despite the austerity at Volkswagen" as the paper writes. The existing branches would be brought together in a new building.The workforce thus doubled to around 1000 employees.
The French development service provider employs 30,000 people worldwide, of whom around 3,000 are based in Germany. In 2016, the company grew organically by about 6 percent and achieved sales of 2.1 billion euros. The number of orders with a volume of more than one million euros had grown by 25 percent, the company said in the presentation of its financial figures on 9 March. It was only last October that Altran took over two companies with the Czech company Swell and Benteler Engineering.
The Czechs specialize in engineering, development and testing services in the automotive sector. With the acquired know-how, Altran wants to position itself more strongly as a whole vehicle developer. Customers include Škoda Auto and the suppliers Robert Bosch, Continental, Magna and Honeywell. The company operates engineering, prototyping workshops and testing facilities in the Czech Republic and currently employs about 160 people.

"In the context of our Altran 2020.Ignition strategy planning, Germany is a market with high priority," stated Dominique Cerutti, Altran's Chairman and CEO in October.