EVOlution. Company history

EVOlution phase 1 – Hello EVO

In 1999, Rolls Royce set the EVOlution ball rolling. Siegfried Bugl was the first to call together an external team of specialists and independently develop the first Rolls Royce from BMW. It was a project that inspired the experienced automotive designer and laid the foundation for EVO. The company is a specialist that puts people first. “I wanted to build up a company that focuses on certain fields, and where human ideals really count for something. Where employees are given the scope to make an active contribution and take responsibility, and where people work together in a friendly, familial atmosphere”. Three people quickly became a forty-strong team – and with the introduction of parametric design came the next game-changing job. “We assigned somebody to work solely on the parametric design of part modules for whole year to give us a knowledge advantage. And during this process, we found that design combined with comprehensive project management leads to the best development results”.

EVOlution phase 2 – from part modules to the complete package

The design job became a comprehensive development project. The project managers applied their development expertise throughout the entire development process and were also well-versed in all processes. “That meant the jobs became more comprehensive in relation to the core issues of seats, door panels and interior equipment, and gave way to modules with complete project teams”. This realignment obviously meant increasing the size of the team so that the company could position its offer on the market. It was only logical that specialist departments would develop along with the growing number of employees. Innovative projects like the BMW electric roadster i12 enriched the company’s experience and enhanced its reputation.

EVOlution phase 3 – continuous growth and solid ideals

The EVO family grew to over 100 people. Projects became ever more comprehensive and the philosophy of mobility became more and more far-reaching. The strategic realignment EVO 2030 also defined the objective of moving into new fields of mobility. That makes it necessary to make the specialist development areas more efficient and support them with a flexible service structure. The EVO Campus training programme and the in-house EVO Think Tank were also born out of this strategy. They are additional building blocks that allow us to take the concept of mobility into the future and inspire our customers time and again with the best development solutions. Aside from the big changes, what else is on the agenda? “People are still the absolute focus. It was important to us then and it’s just as important to us now”. Along with technical expertise, the core of quality at EVO is to provide scope for free-spirited, inspirational employees and a direct, personal connection to the customer.


2001      EVO GmbH founded
2005      ISO 9001:2000 certification
2007      Moves into new office in Oberschleißheim
2009      Technical areas introduced
2011      Office expanded to 1,000 sq. m.
2012      Training programme: Product designer; dual study programme
2013      We welcome our 100th employee
2016      New branch in Garching with 18 new jobs
2017      We welcome our 160th employee
2017      EVO Campus training programme