We integrate the future

PROSTEP AG is the leading, vendor-neutral consulting and software company for any and every aspect of product lifecycle management (PLM). We provide customers with support for their digital transformation and help make them fit for Industry 4.0. Our strengths include PLM strategy consulting and process optimization, system selection and implementation, PLM integration and migration, as well as secure data exchange and conversion. We provide you with support from the initial concept through to the implementation and commissioning of your PLM solution.

Our Company

PROSTEP can look back on more than 25 years of experience in the PLM sector. Our company was founded in 1993 by leading companies in the German automotive and electrical industries. Today these companies, together with the prostep ivip Association and PROSTEP AG's management, are shareholders in the PROSTEP Group. PROSTEP is headquartered in Darmstadt and maintains nine other branch offices in Germany. The group is also active in the US market via its subsidiary PROSTEP Inc., which is headquartered in Troy, MI, USA.


Our mission - Enabling the designs of your future

PROSTEP is a leading partner for manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and other industries. Our strength lies in a combination of experience, process know-how and technical competence. Our worldclass business tools, together with our experienced employees, bring industry best practices that allow you to implement solutions tailored to your specific challenges. Engineering and manufacturing companies benefit from enhanced customer and supply chain collaboration.

Founded in 1993 by a consortium of global OEMs and suppliers, PROSTEP has been instrumental in advancing the open standards currently being deployed. PROSTEP tools like OpenPDM and OpenDXM integrate seamlessly with best-in-class PDM, CAD, TRANSLATION and QUALITY CHECKING systems and networks to bridge the connectivity and quality gaps found in today’s complex heterogeneous environments.

PROSTEP contributes thousands of hours of expertise each year to supporting various open standards bodies. The non-profit group ProSTEP iViP is comprised of members from a large number of companies around the world, including OEMs, suppliers and vendors, all interested in advancing the adaption of industry standards.

PROSTEP is proud to count among its customers and partners leading, worldclass companies from various branches of industry and from all over the globe. PROSTEP’s list of customers include companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Daimler, Delphi, GM/Opel, John Deere, Valeo and Volkswagen.

PROSTEP has longstanding partnerships with global solution providers such as Dassault Systèmes, IBM, PTC, SAP, Siemens PLM and others.

Solutions include

PDM to PDM integrations

  • Automatic Metadata and Structure Conversion
  • Security and Data Integration
  • Import Conflict Resolution
  • Easy-to-Use Visual Tools

To learn more, visit pdmmigrationtoolkit.com

Workflow Automation

  • Customer and Supply Chain Communications
  • Data Translation and Quality Checking
  • Data Archiving and Auditing

Enterprise Data Modeling and Consulting

3D PDF solutions for engineering data with PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D

To learn more, visit pdfgenerator3d.com

Professional and Secure Managed File Transfer Solutions with PROSTEP OpenDXM GlobalX

To learn more, visit opendxmglobalx.com

Our guiding principles

Customer oriented

Our focus is not the customer but rather their productivity. Thanks to more than 25 years of experience, we know the business processes in the automotive, aircraft, mechanical and plant engineering, shipbuilding and medical engineering industries like the back of our hand and can provide our customers with all the support they require for their digital transformation.

Vendor neutral

Our independence provides the foundation for services that focus exclusively on the benefit they provide to the customer. We work together with not just one, but rather all major PLM providers and technological leaders and can therefore always offer you the best solution to meet your particular requirements (or solve your particular problem).

Security conscious

As a service provider to leading manufacturers in the automotive and other industries, our top priorities include the protection of customer data and the security offered by our IT solutions. We are one of just 800 German companies – and one of the first in our industry – to be awarded ISO 27001 certification. We don't just talk about security, it is an integral part of everything we do.

Ability to integrate

Reliability and loyalty to our customers, partners and employees are something that we value very highly. Openness and the ability to integrate form the very DNA of our company. Our more than 280 employees come from more than 20 different countries. We believe in the equal treatment of all persons – regardless of sex, origin, religion or political ideology.

Socially responsible

PROSTEP is committed to engendering a feeling of unity within the company. We provide young people with training and are involved in social projects. We are sustaining member of the non-profit organization Ingenieure ohne Grenzen association e.V. and support terre des hommes Germany e.V..


PROSTEP is a privately held stock corporation.

Shareholders of the PROSTEP Group are

Robert Bosch GmbH

Continental AG


Daimler AG


Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH


Opel Automobile GmbH


Siemens AG


Volkswagen AG


prostep ivip Association


Shareholders of PROSTEP AG

Management of the PROSTEP Group

Board of Directors

Dr. Bernd Pätzold

Dr. Karsten Theis
Member of the Management Board

Supervisory Board

Dr. Heinz-Gerd Lehnhoff
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Hans-Josef Nagel
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Prof. Dr. Oliver Riedel
Member of the Supervisory Board

Executive Board

Dr. Rainer Bugow

Michael Endres
VP, Regional Manager South

Dr. Martin Holland
VP Strategy & Business Development,
Regional Manager North


World Headquarters

Dolivostrasse 11
64293 Darmstadt

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0
Fax: +49 6151 9287-326

E-Mail: infocenter@prostep.com 

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North America Headquarters

3290 W. Big Beaver Rd, Suite 220
Troy, MI 48084, USA

US Toll Free Voice: 8 PROSTEP 01 (877 678-3701)
US Toll Free Fax: 8 PROSTEP 02 (877 678-3702)
International Voice: +1 248 247 1007

E-Mail: infocenter@prostep.com

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Berlin subsidiary

Volmertrasse 1
12489 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 639260-40
Fax:  +49 30 639260-50

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Hamburg-Hammerbrook/City South subsidiary

Wendenstrasse 21
20097 Hamburg

Tel.: +49 40 2091608-0
Fax:  +49 40 2091608-23

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Hanover subsidiary

Karl-Wiechert-Allee 72
30625 Hanover

Tel.: +49 511 54058-0
Fax:  +49 511 54058-150

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Cologne subsidiary

Eupener Strasse 59
50933 Cologne

Tel.:  +49 221 179188-151
Fax:  +49 221 179188-159

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Munich subsidiary

Taunusstrasse 42
80807 Munich

Tel.: +49 89 35020-0
Fax:  +49 89 35020-200

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Saarbrücken subsidiary

Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 932529-18

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Sindelfingen subsidiary

Schwertstraße 58-60
71065 Sindelfingen

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0

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Stuttgart subsidiary

StEP Stuttgarter Engineering Park
Wankelstrasse 14/II
70563 Stuttgart

Tel.: +49 711 391900-110
Fax:  +49 711 391900-120

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Wolfsburg subsidiary

Major-Hirst-Strasse 11
38442 Wolfsburg

Tel.: +49 5361 8974-837

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PROSTEP sp. z o. o.

Fabryczna 6/VI pietro
53-609 Wroclaw, Poland

Tel.: +48 694 082 087
Tel.: +49 160 966 956 97
E-Mail: infocenter@prostep.com

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We are a partner to all leading PLM vendors and maintain a very good network with all the players in the PLM community.


As an automotive think tank, we help shape PLM trends and make them accessible to the entire manufacturing industry.


We always keep the promises we make and deliver on time, in budget and with requisite level of quality.


We know the PLM strategies, processes, requirements and solutions in the manufacturing industry.


We know the PLM strategies, processes, requirements and solutions in the manufacturing industry.


Many customers have relied on our consulting and solution expertise from day one.

Introducing PLM

Introducing PLM
Implementing PLM

PLM management and process consulting

Future viability of PLM solutions
Harmonizing the PLM infrastructure
Optimizing PLM processes
Systems engineering

PLM integration and migration

PLM system integration
PLM system migration
PLM integration for mergers and acquisitions
Carving out parts of companies

PLM collaboration

Partner integration
CAD and PLM data exchange
Integration of joint ventures


3D master as the backbone for digital companies
Drawingless processes for manufacturing industry
Blockchain support for your PLM processes
Funding projects V&V and SET Level

Custom software

Agile development methods
PLM add-ons
Java Enterprise architectures
Mobile, web-based visualization


The name PROSTEP is synonymous with wide-ranging PLM expertise. We have been advising and helping leading companies worldwide develop their PLM strategies, define their PLM infrastructure, select systems, optimize their PLM processes and integrate their suppliers for over 25 years. The experience gained from hundreds of successful customer projects is bundled in our practice-oriented methodology.

  • PROSTEP is the vendor-neutral PLM consultant with the best overview of the PLM market. Our credo is based on the openness, transparency and flexibility of PLM solutions.
  • The comprehensive know-how offered by our staff provides the framework for our consulting services. They not only speak the language of IT experts but are also familiar with user requirements.
  • We provide our customers with both advice and implementation support. That is why our approach to consulting is geared to the requirements of real-life applications.
  • Consulting projects are handled by small, competent teams using agile methods to ensure that concrete results are achieved quickly.
  • An extensive toolbox of methods, templates and best practices guarantee a tried-and-tested uniform approach and ensure that projects can be handled quickly.
  • Use of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) ensures the smooth rollout and testing of IT solutions and enables errors to be identified and rectified as best possible.
  • Our methodology is constantly being improved and enhanced. Our specialist teams collect information about projects being conducted at different companies and in different industries and applies this know-how to your project.
  • Our experienced team of developers design and implement software solutions tailored to meet your individual needs using agile technologies such as SCRUM, etc.

Our customers



Together we are stronger. As a customer of PROSTEP AG, you benefit not only from our extensive network of technology, sales and service partners but also from our stake in companies that neatly round off the range of solutions we offer. As a member of numerous organizations, we have a finger on the pulse of technology and actively participate in key research and development projects, particularly in the field of standardization.

Technology Partners

Synergies bundle knowledge. And knowledge provides solutions.

In order to provide our customers with the best possible solutions, we have long maintained open and productive relationships with all leading IT system vendors.

Our strategic partners include leading CAx and PLM providers.

Adobe Systems Incorporated
Silver Solutions Partner EMEA

Altair Engineering, Inc.




Aras Corp


 Arena Solutions, Inc.

Autodesk GmbH
CONTACT Software GmbH
CubeFour GmbH

Dassault Systèmes SA
Software Partner
Service Partner
CSI Partner

Elysium GmbH

IBM - International Business Machines
Corporation Business Partner

Intland Software GmbH
LeanIX GmbH
MSC Software Corporation
Oracle Corporation
Gold Partner
PTC - Parametric Technology Corporation
PartnerAdvantage Gold
Service Partner
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Solution Partner
Tech Soft 3D
T-Systems International GmbH
WSCAD electronic GmbH

Sales and service partners

Our sales partners expand their offering to include PROSTEP products and services. These specialists provide companies from a wide variety of different branches of industry with professional advice and support.

Our network of sales partners comprises companies from around the world.

 HCL Technologies Ltd. provides technical support for OpenDXM and OpenDXM GlobalX in the Asia Pacific region.
Infinities 1st GmbH is a sales partner for OpenDXM and OpenDXM GlobalX in Germany.

Mirae Information Technology Inc. is a sales partner for PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in South Korea.


SEAL Systems AG is a sales partner for PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


Smartscape, Inc. is a sales partner for PROSTEP PDF Generator 3D in Asia.

Joint ventures

PROSTEP is part of a number of joint ventures, thus bundling its various areas of expertise for the benefit of its customers and providing them with access to innovative technologies.

The BHC GmbH, with its headquarters in Boeblingen, is specialized in IT-related consulting for product- and application lifecycle management in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering and plant engineering.

The focus of our competence lies in the consulting of consistent process, method and IT-system development for companies in the fields of mechatronics and software development. We have proven this repeatedly through the realization of numerous projects during our more than 17 years of experience.

CenProCS AIRliance GmbH is a joint venture involving Cenit AG, PROSTEP AG and CS Communication & Systems.

It bundles consultancy services for EADS.



PROSTEP AG is in tune with the times and plays an active role in bringing about new developments.

We are therefore a member of the following organizations:

The 3D PDF Consortium comprises Adobe, Tetra 4D, Tech Soft 3D, PROSTEP and a number of other companies. The organization supports the further development of the PDF/E and PRC standards.
The Association for Standardisation of Automation and Measuring Systems - ASAM e. V. coordinates the development of technical standards. The standards define protocols, file formats and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for software development and testing of automotive ECUs.

The research association “Forschungsvereinigung Smart Engineering e.V.” is an association for the support of science and research as well as education in the field of smart engineering. The aim of the association is to develop smart products and services as well as to advance a linked production and its associated production systems throughout the entire product life cycle to enable a continuous digital added value.

The Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering e.V. is a non-profit association. The individual contributions and the commitment of our association members (individuals, companies and institutes) create added value for the society and thus for everyone. The goal of GfSE is to bring Systems Engineering in the German speaking countries to the best possible application and further development and to provide a forum for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and experience in Systems Engineering.
The Kundendienst-Verband Deutschland e. V. - KVD is a professional association for employees in customer service and service in various industries. It supports specialists and managers in the design of their technical customer service.

NAFEMS - National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards - is a not-for-profit organization promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods.

In addition to the classification society DNV, leading shipyards and PLM software providers form the OCX consortium. The organization has the task of industrializing and further developing the OCX format.

The OMG consortium - Object Management Group, Inc. - develops internationally recognized standards for vendor-independent and cross-system object-oriented programming.


The prostep ivip Association develops future-oriented solution approaches and standards for product data management and virtual product development.

The Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation e.V. - tekom - is the German professional association for technical communication and information development.

VDMA - Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. - is an interest group representing approximately 3,000 primarily small and medium-sized companies in Germany's capital goods industry.


The Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung WiGeP - Berliner Kreis & WGMK - is a network of excellence for promoting product innovation in machine engineering and related branches of industry.


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Press contact

Joachim Christ
Director Marketing

Dolivostrasse 11
64293 Darmstadt

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0
Fax: +49 6151 9287-326
E-Mail: joachim.christ@prostep.com


The Digital Thread is the key to mastering complexity in development, manufacturing and operations. Find out how PROSTEP can support you in ensuring digital consistency in the current issue of the PROSTEP newsletter. This and much more. The newsletter is now online.

  • An agile culture helps with the digital transformation. An interview with André Radon, CIO at SEAT and CUPRA
  • Fast data for fast Vessels. By Nils Sonnenberg
  • PROSTEP presents OpenCLM - THE solution for the digital thread. By Steven Vettermann
  • Mars Rover now supports an even greater number of use cases. By Stefan Just

In addition to interesting interviews and technical articles, we will inform you about the most important news and innovations from our company, e.g., our cooperation with ALM manufacturer Intland Software and the extended connectivity of our OpenPDM 9.3 integration platform.

We hope you enjoy reading our newsletter.

Your Joachim Christ

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EMEA, Asia-Pacific

Dolivostrasse 11 
64293 Darmstadt, Germany

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0
Fax: +49 6151 9287-326


North America

3290 W. Big Beaver Rd, Suite 220
Troy, MI 48084, USA

Tel.: +1 248 247 1007  
Fax: +1 248 247 1011

Toll free
US Voice: 8 PROSTEP 01  
(877 678 3701)
US Fax: 8 PROSTEP 02  
(877 678 3702)


+49 6151 9287-0
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+1 248 247 1007
Toll Free
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