FORWARD helps you to develop better products, faster and more cost effectively.
FORWARD provides the critical know-how to support your simulation driven design employing the latest materials, manufacturing processes and design tools.
FORWARD enables the efficient application of the right materials in the right places with industry leading know-how in fiber reinforced polymers and composites.
FORWARD ensures the realization of validated solutions which meet cost, performance and sustainability goals positioning you as a leader in the market.
FORWARD creates values for you with speed, transparency, and agility.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
Forward Engineering (FORWARD) is a global development and consulting partner specializing in enabling the design and development of cost effective lightweight mixed material fiber reinforced polymer and composite intensive structures. The headquarters are located in Munich, Germany with offices in Japan, China and the United States.
FORWARD has supported the realization of some of the most exciting developments in new vehicle architectures. From concept development through series production validation of polymer and composite intensive mixed material designs; FORWARD supports OEMs and Tier Suppliers enabling the realization of functional lightweight solutions of increased value beyond lighter weight.
FORWARD’s unique capabilities in “Production Based Engineering” and “Simulation Driven Design” accelerates product development, from concept through detail design phase, resulting in reduced iterations during FEA/Crash Simulation, higher confidence levels in detail design as well as production capable and validated solutions with accurate cost estimates. Working together with their global partners in academia, public and private institutes, as well as technology development firms, FORWARD delivers comprehensive solutions quickly and efficiently.
Georg Käsmeier studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, specializing in lightweight construction and functional structures as well as production management. After his studies, he worked in the development department at Fritzmeier Composites. As co-founder of Roding Automobile, Georg Käsmeier became managing director and was responsible for CFRP body development and engineering services. Georg Käsmeier is managing partner of Forward Engineering GmbH.
Robert Maier studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, specializing in lightweight construction and functional structures as well as production management. After his studies, he moved to UnternehmerTUM, the entrepreneurship center of the TU Munich. As co-founder of Roding Automobile, Robert Maier became managing director and was responsible for business development, design and engineering services. Robert Maier is Managing Partner of Forward Engineering GmbH, Managing Director of Vestaro GmbH and Managing Director of KDX Roding Europe Automobile Design Center GmbH.
Mitsui & Co.
Mitsui & Co. is a general trading company, called Sogo Shosha in Japan, which is active worldwide in a broad range of business activities.
In addition to its headquarters in Tokyo, Mitsui & Co. has a global network of 136 offices in 66 countries and more than 460 subsidiaries and investment companies worldwide.
Our client partners can benefit from this strategic shareholder with their global network providing a capable launch pad in different regions for the implementation of projects.
Together with the resources afforded by our partnership with Mitsui & Co., FORWARD aims to create added value and strives to meet the diverse needs of our customers worldwide.