PROSTEP comprises a team of more than 300 collaborators at 6 locations in Germany, Poland and the USA who implement software solutions and provide IT consulting services for the major players in the automotive, aviation and aerospace, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, and plant engineering industries.

For 30 years, we have been striving to make our customers, whose success depends to a large extent on IT, fit for the future with ideas that are tailored to meet their specific needs. During this time, we have enjoyed steady growth and now rank among the industry’s top specialists thanks to products we develop in-house, vendor-independent solutions and customized strategies - not to mention the fact that we are always able to find a way even when others have long since thrown in the towel.


PROSTEP can look back on 30 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 five other branch offices in Germany and one in Wroclaw, Polen. 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

  • Our mission - Enabling the designs of your future
  • 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

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.


Our top values are reliability and loyalty to our customers, partners, and employees. With open-mindedness and the integration of people as a spirit of our company's DNA. We employ over 300 people from more than 20 different countries. Diversity and inclusion are very important to us. Gender, ethnicity, religion, political views, or other forms of heritage are not important to us. We believe that everyone deserves the same opportunities regardless of their personal characteristics and private background. We offer a working environment that is open-minded and free from discrimination.

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.

Robert Bosch GmbH
Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH
Mercedes-Benz Group AG
Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH
Opel Automobile GmbH
Siemens AG
Volkswagen AG
prostep ivip e.V.
Management der PROSTEP AG

Dr. Karsten Theis

Member of Management Board

Philipp Hasenäcker

Member of Management Board

Dr. Rainer Bugow

Technical Director

Joachim Christ

Director Marketing

Bernd Döbel

Director Business Unit Solutions

Paul Downing


Michael Endres

Director Business Unit BMW

Andrea Hiemenz

Director Human Ressources

Dr. Martin Holland

Director Strategy and Business Development

Dr. Lutz Lämmer

Director Business Unit Solutions

Dr. Norbert Lotter

Director Business Unit BMW

Irina Schloer


Dr. Knut Stang

Director Business Unit Volkswagen

Dr. Martin Strietzel

Director Business Unit Strategy and Processes

Dr. Rainer Zeifang

CTO Mercedes and Daimler Truck Projects

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

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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PROSTEP North America

100 W. Big Beaver Rd, Suite 200
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

Volmerstraße 1
12489 Berlin


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

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Böblingen subsidiary

Konrad-Zuse-Straße 5
71034 Böblingen

Tel.: +49 6151 9287-0

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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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Cologne subsidiary

Eupener Straße 59
50933 Köln

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

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Munich subsidiary

Taunusstraße 42
80807 München

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

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Konrad-Zuse-Straße 5
71034 Böblingen

Tel.: +49 7031 20 5000 2

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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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