Together. Hands-on. Straightforward.


Three very successful family-owned industrial companies with a large international client base, sub-stantial know-how and experience in a wide variety of products, processes and technology are looking for YOU!

Over 15.000
employees worldwide
Over 3 billion euros in
sales in 2016
Business in over
140 countries
Experience, know-how
and top-notch technology

FastTrack is a project-orientated, structured support program to accelerate the realisation of ideas and products of innovative startups by providing access to technical competencies, production facilities, know-how, international markets and our large customer base. We offer YOU the unique opportunity to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, creative ideas and potential to realise and test innovative products whilst receiving support from highly successful family-owned companies.

How it works:

25 selected startups were invited to pitch for their slot in Batch No. 1 in January.
Starting in March 2018, 10 Startups will realize 3-month on-site projects together with and supported by Hirschvogel, HOERBIGER and Max Aicher.

Pre-register for Batch No. 2


We are looking for innovative startups that can benefit not just from financial support, but rather from our assets. If you are looking for the opportunity to prove and/or further develop your product or idea by participating in a three month supported and mentored project, then this could be the start of something big. This cooperation between three very successful family owned businesses can facilitate development and growth in a wide spectrum of applications.


Cooperation Humans and Robots

Artificial Intelligence

Big Data

Predictive Analytics

3D Printing

Internet of Things

Hybrid Materials

Knowledge Sharing Platforms


Water Treatment

Waste Separation

Storage Distribution


FastTrack offers you the unique opportunity to gain access to the entire spectrum of our assets, expertise and support. Join us to benefit from our wide range of assets: mass production, prototyping, data, machines, infrastructure, know-how, our large client and partner network. Join us to discover what else we can offer to help you to success.



Unused Data


Large Energy Consumptions

Large Number of Employees


Work and Storage Space


Mass Production


Successful since 1938

Sales in 2016 in mil euros 1,011

Employees worldwide 5,000

Production plants in Germany, USA, China, India, Poland and Mexico

The family-owned Hirschvogel Automotive Group, headquartered in Denklingen nearby Munich, Germany, is among the world’s largest automotive suppliers in the area of sophisticated functional components. Our customers include all renowned automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. The consolidated sales of the Group with plants in Germany, USA, China, India, Poland, and Mexico succeeded one billion euros in 2016. The number of employees was about 5,000. Figures which speak for themselves – and for the Hirschvogel Automotive Group.
Ceravis is the strategic investment arm of the same group of shareholders who also own the Hirschvogel Automotive Group. Ceravis not only invests in cutting edge technologies, more specifically industrial technologies, but also develops new business models by setting up and offering startup incubation and acceleration programs.

Successful since 1895

Sales in 2016 in mil euros 1,067

Employees worldwide 6,800

Foundation as the majority shareholder – 140 locations in over 50 countries

HOERBIGER is active throughout the world as a leading player in the fields of compression technology, drive technology and hydraulics. In 2016, its 6,800 employees achieved sales of 1,067 million euros. The HOERBIGER brand is synonymous with performance-defining components in compressors, industrial engines and turbines, automobile transmissions, and multifaceted mechanical engineering applications. Innovations in attractive technological market niches are the basis for components, systems and services that offer unique selling propositions and long-term benefits for the customer. We set standards. Our corporate values – Pioneering Spirit, Courage, Fairness and Closeness – are the direct result of our heritage. The combination of our values is unique. Pioneering Spirit and Courage shape the HOERBIGER culture of innovation – Fairness and Closeness define our conduct toward suppliers and customers as well as among each other.

Successful since 1924

Avg. Sales per year in mil euros 1,013

Employees worldwide 4,200

Operating in 18 countries

The Max Aicher Foundation covers a wide spectrum of industrial and commercial activities, but is best known as a leading steel company and supplier to the automotive and building industries. Our more than 4,200 employees, located in 18 countries, are working with passion to utilize their technological know-how to produce high-quality products, intelligent industrial processes, innovative solutions and customer orientated services. The qualifications and commitment of our staff is the basis for our success. With our products, we wish to be the worldwide preferred partner for our customers. Our specific areas of expertise include: Steel and steel production, environment & recycling, real estate properties & projects, building & construction, leisure & tourism. We are continuously expanding the scope of business activities and enhancing our expertise. Each of our companies enjoys a high degree of autonomy which enables them to react rapidly to changing market and technical requirements, thereby ensuring our sustainable success. As a family owned company, we stand for sustainability and stability whilst simultaneously embracing strategic developments for the future.