Over 20 years of experience in development and production of electric special drives …

… but not a bit old. 

Fast decision-making processes, being solution-oriented and flat hierarchies are all part of our everyday. We are technically imaginative and we search for challenges – whether machine tools, turbo compressors, test bench machines or high-end engines for motor racing. In doing so, we go our own way and rethink a well-known product – but without ever losing sight of what our customers want. We do not live from ideas or visions – we turn them into real products. That’s what makes ATE.


Employees in Leutkirch


Motor elements per year


Plants at the site

Our values

  • Our staff are our greatest asset
  • Transparent communication
  • High agility
  • Sustainable business practices
  • Environmentally conscious practices
  • Locally rooted in the Allgäu, at home in the world
  • Independent, making us a stable and reliable partner for our customers and employees

Our philosophy

Since our foundation in 2000, we have been committed to freedom in work design, occupational safety, our working environment, a solid financial situation and a constant transfer of knowledge. These factors have paved our way to the top. Our years of expertise are one of the main reasons for our customers to choose to work with ATE. We continue to expand our edge when it comes to expertise through regular innovations.

Our history

Four partners found ATE Antriebstechnik und Entwicklungs GmbH
DIN EN ISO 9001 certification
Setting a world record: developing a microdrive with 1 million rpm
New construction of an additional office and production building with 1000 m²
Our largest motor with a diameter of 1600 mm, 300 kW, 30,000 Nm was build
Porsche 919 Hybrid wins the 24-hour race in Le Mans with various ATE drives
Name change to ATE Antriebstechnik und Entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG
We welcomed our 100th employee
New construction of an additional production hall with 2000 m²
We welcomed our 150th employee