Milestones in 25 years of TECOSIM

From a 2-man start-up to a development leader in computer-aided engineering (CAE): TECOSIM is celebrating its 28th company anniversary in 2020. Read more about the milestones in the company's history here.


  • Happy Birthday: TECOSIM is celebrating its 25th company anniversary
  • February 2017: TECOSIM receives the Top Job award again after 2008 and 2013. Within its size category the engineering company wins the first place and is thus the “Employer of the Year”.
  • To the north: TECOSIM opens a new branch in Hamburg, Germany
  • Highest level: TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH is certified to ISO 27001, which documents the high standard of its information and data security


  • Welcome in Austria: TECOSIM opens office in Graz, Styria.


  • TECOSIM receives the TOP 100 award for the second time since 2011 and is thus one of the most innovative companies among German medium-sized enterprises.
  • Product introduction: TECOSIM begins marketing the CAE process TEC|CONCEPT.


  • TECOSIM celebrates: 10 years of TEC|BENCH virtual benchmarking.
  • Expansion: the Neckarsulm location acquires a new, larger office.
  • Growth in the UK: subsidiary secures new office in Basildon and opens second location in Coventry.


  • Go East III: With a new office in Pune, TECOSIM is now present at two locations on the sub-continent. The engineers in Pune will develop solutions for clients in the local automotive sector.
  • Reorientation: The TECOSIM office in Wolfsburg is closed. Service for clients in the North German region will be provided at the Cologne branch from now on.
  • Main location: the holding company of TECOSIM Group (TECOSIM Venture AG, since 01/2017: mind venture AG) acquires new business premises at Bahnhofsplatz 3 in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
  • Top employer: TECOSIM receives the coveted Top Job seal of approval and is thus one of the 100 best employers among German medium-sized companies. TECOSIM was even ranked 5th overall in its category, "Companies with 101 to 500 employees."


  • Expansion: TECOSIM's seventh German branch is opened in Neckarsulm.
  • Family-friendly: TECOSIM receives the 'Job and Family' certificate for three years from the non-profit-making Hertie Foundation for its highly family-friendly personnel policy.
  • Happy Birthday: TECOSIM is 20 years old.


  • Honoured: TECOSIM receives the 'Top Innovator' seal of approval and is one of the 100 most innovative companies among German medium-sized-businesses.
  • Commitment: TECOSIM is a member of the 'Rüsselheim 2010 – Sustainability and Mobility' study group.
  • Extraordinary: TECOSIM helps to develop the Olympic torch for the 2012 summer games in London.


  • Opened: TECOSIM sets up another branch in Ingolstadt.
  • Scientific: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds four TECOSIM projects for virtual product development.


  • Go East II: TECOSIM sets up a company in India.
  • Cooperation: TECOSIM and ForceFive sign a cooperation agreement. TEC|ODM (One Day Meshing) and FCM (Fast Concept Modeller) - Integration and development of software components in CATIA V5.
  • Being precise: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds TECOSIM project for direct conversion of scan data scatter plots into finite element models.


  • Go East I: TECOSIM company is opened in Japan.
  • Re-organised: TECOSIM spins out operational business to form TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH. Administration, Services and IT remain in former company, operating under the name TECOSIM Venture GmbH (today: mind venture AG).
  • Expansion: Dr Torben Birker is appointed as a new member of the Management Board.
  • Multicultural: At the end of the 4th quarter, TECOSIM employs over 240 CAE engineers from 26 countries worldwide.
  • Top employer: Wolfgang Clement, the former German economics minister, awards TECOSIM the 'Top Job' seal of approval. This means that Europe's largest full-service provider for calculation and simulation is one of the 100 best employers among German medium-sized-businesses.


  • Innovative II: TECOSIM and DYNARDO set new standards in software development. The ST-ORM software application (Stochastic Optimization and Robustness Management) is integrated into optiSLang.
  • North-south connection: TECOSIM branches opened in Munich and Wolfsburg.


  • Market entry: TECOSIM wins major contracts for leading Korean car manufacturers.
  • Successful sales: Kostech and Advance Caliber become TECOSIM partners for software distribution in Korea and Japan. Madge Group Associates takes charge of TEC|BENCH distribution activities in the United States.


  • TEC|BENCH: Patent application and market launch of virtual benchmarking.
  • Growth: TECOSIM GmbH employs approximately 100 CAE engineers worldwide.
  • Innovative I: Dormant partnership set up with Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Hessen MBG H.


  • TEC|BENCH: Development started on virtual benchmarking.
  • Market launch of TEC|ODM (One Day Meshing) and TEC|PROM (Process Manager).
  • Distribution contract: IGENIE International Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, becomes TECOSIM partner for software and service sales in Japan.


  • TEC|ODM (One Day Meshing) and TEC|PROM (Process Manager): Development of the Beta versions.



  • All systems go: TECOSIM begins developing CAE process software.


  • International: Company set up in the UK.
  • Branch opened in Stuttgart.


  • Corporate move: Management buyout. Qualified engineers Udo Jankowski and Jürgen Veith take over company management.
  • Go West: First branch opened in Cologne.



  • Relocation: Business relocated and new corporate headquarters opened in Rüsselsheim, near Frankfurt.


  • Founding date: TECOSIM Technische Simulation GmbH is founded with its head office in Warstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.