2013 Export Awards Series: qpunkt GmbH
Since 1994 the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth have been presenting "Export Awards" to Austrian companies for their exceptional success on international markets. This year the prize in the "Information and Consulting" category went to qpunkt GmbH.
Since it was founded in 2008, the fledgling company qpunkt has succeeded in establishing itself as a competence centre for all services related to flow simulation and heating technology in automotive construction. One example of a highly promising innovation is “radheat™”, a heat-paint recently developed in collaboration with Tyrolean firm villinger . This not only allows aircraft to remain ice-free while saving energy, but also enables the efficient heating of road vehicles – e-cars in particular.
It’s therefore hardly surprising that qpunkt enjoys strong demand among German automotive manufacturers, with this and other developments. 2 new clients from the automotive industry will join the ranks from 2014: a renowned US car maker and a successful European Formula One racing team.
The engineering firm is based in Graz and has multiple branches in Germany (Wolfsburg, Ingolstadt, Munich and Stuttgart); qpunkt generated EUR 7m in revenue in 2012 with exports accounting for over 90%.