ACPS Automotive is the market and technology leader for towbars for passenger cars, SUVs and vans. Founded in 1955 in Möglingen near Stuttgart, the company generated annual sales of around €260 million in 2018 with around 2,000 employees. ACPS Automotive develops, manufactures and sells its innovative and safe trailer and carrier systems at nine locations in Europe, USA and Mexico under the ORIS brand. Our target markets are automotive OEMs and end-users as well as companies in the aftermarket, such as garages and dealers. ACPS Automotive holds more than 140 patents and shapes markets with its innovations. By granting licenses, the company also passes on technical progress to third parties.
Annual turnover 2018
9 for production, sales and development in Europe, USA and Mexico
- the automobile manufacturers in the original equipment sector
- end users and companies in the aftermarket, such as workshops and dealers
"ACPS Automotive has built a reputation as a technology leader and truly agile company over decades. This began with our many innovations and continues with the development of new products, through to partnership and co-operation with the automobile manufacturers. We develop more than just products, we create solutions for our customers".
Caspar Baumhauer, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, ACPS Automotive
„Being the market leader for tow bars, we focus on profitable growth. This corporate goal calls for a strong performance. Leading the way and providing the best service and experience at the same time when it comes to developing our innovations, manufacturing and selling our products or granting the use of our licenses. This is how we will become even more efficient and successful in the coming years.“
Volker Butz, Chief Financial Officer, ACPS Automotive
Organization and implementation
"A key success factor at ACPS Automotive is efficient and lean production in accordance with uniform standards at our global manufacturing sites. The safeguarding of customer quality and the continuous further development of our processes and organization are the focus of our daily activities. “
Dr. Dietmar Bufka, Chief Operations Officer and Managing Director, ACPS Automotive