Company Profile

All over the world, wherever engineers are working on cars, trucks, trains, planes or ships, they rely on dSPACE. Why? Because our hardware and software solutions accelerate development of most complex mechatronic control systems with ease, while reducing cost and improving quality.  

Complexity in modern mobility systems in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries is continuously growing. Similar challenges are faced by space, military and defense, power generation, medical devices, agriculture, mining, cranes, machine and industrial control system manufacturers leading to increasing use of embedded electronics. Any failures in operation of these systems can lead to catastrophic consequences, which makes it more important than ever to test these systems earlier in the development process — when finding and correcting errors is relatively easy and much less expensive.

This is where dSPACE can make a huge difference. Our cutting-edge tools and services deliver more speed in development and more safety in tests. In short, we help our customers do new things to maintain their edge over competitors — and even increase it.

Our Company Philosophy
More than 25 years ago, dSPACE started out as a pioneer laying foundations for key technologies such as rapid control prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Today dSPACE is the leading producer of engineering tools for developing and testing mechatronic control systems, with a wide portfolio and cutting-edge technology that make us a popular development partner in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace and industrial automation industries.

We still have that pioneering spirit of the early days — the constant desire to find new ideas leading to innovations that keep us ahead of the crowd and make our customers even more successful in their own markets.

Team Spirit
It is our team spirit that motivates 1,100+ dedicated dSPACE employees all over the world today. Our goal is to work as closely as possible with each customer to ensure their success.  We offer a wide range of sophisticated products that seamlessly cover the entire development process.

In addition to providing first-rate products, dSPACE offers high-quality engineering services and technical support. Our team never fails to impress customers with their speed, expertise, and determination to never give up until the project is running smoothly.

From Paderborn to the World
Since dSPACE was founded in 1988, the company has evolved into a global partner, working with OEMs and suppliers in key technology sectors such as transportation, industrial automation, electric drives, research and education and medical engineering.  dSPACE is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, with dSPACE project centers near Munich and Stuttgart. Outside of Germany, dSPACE operates in Detroit, USA (since 1991), Cambridge, United Kingdom (since 2001), Paris, France (since 2001), Tokyo, Japan (since 2006) and Shanghai, China (since 2008).  Additionally, our distributors represent dSPACE all over the world.

Active in Standardization Organizations
dSPACE is an active member of several standards organizations, including ASAM e.V. (Association for Standardisation of Automation- and Measuring Systems), the AUTOSAR development partnership (AUTomotive Open System Architecture), and the FlexRay Consortium. It’s no surprise: all the specifications made by these organizations go straight into our product offerings.

About dSPACE Inc.
Founded in 1991, dSPACE Inc. is the North American subsidiary of dSPACE GmbH (Germany). Our office, located in Wixom, Michigan (near Detroit), is staffed by 60+ employees to guarantee optimum attention for our North American customers – whether for local technical support, commissioning on site, individual consulting or comprehensive training. Our engineers are ready to respond on short notice, discussing solutions and providing services on-site as requested in the United States, as well as in Canada.