Würth Elektronik eiSos & ABT Sportsline

WE speed up the future

Top performance through greatest efficiency and innovative solutions. Würth Elektronik eiSos designs innovative component solutions for the electronics industry. We believe eMobility stands for a better and cleaner environment as well as for top performance and efficiency. We are proud of our roots. This pride is being reflected in our team spirit.

Green Energy and eMobility are technologies of the future, which are in the middle
of its development. And there is no way around it. The use of electric race cars is driving
the demand to eMobility to a new level.

Oliver Konz, CEO Würth Elektronik eiSos Group

Formula E represents innovation.

Thomas Schrott, CEO Würth Elektronik eiSos Group

The Formula E environment allows us to win insights on the highest technical levels,
which can support us in the research & design process of new standard components.

Alexander Gerfer, CTO Würth Elektronik eiSos Group

The Roots

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is part of the Würth Group. Adolf Würth’s success story began in the mid-1920s, when he started visiting carpenters’ workshops and other companies to sell screws and fastening materials in the Hohenlohe region of southern Germany.

In 1945, with 20 years’ experience in this line of business, Adolf Würth established a wholesale firm supplying screws, nuts and bolts in Künzelsau. After his death in 1954, his 19-year-old son, Reinhold, took over the business, which employed two people at that time.

This year, in 2015, the Würth Group celebrates its 70th anniversary with more than 66.000 employees all over the world.

The success story of ABT begins in the year 1896, when Johann Abt founded a blacksmith’s shop in Kempten, in the Allgäu region of southern Germany.

His grandson competes in his first race on the Kempten grass track in 1950, followed by more than 300 motorsport victories.

ABT Tuning is founded 17 years later. ABT Sportsline GmbH is founded in 1991 by Christian and Hans-Jürgen Abt. In the same year, Christian Abt starts his successful career as driver among others in the DTM series. In 2009 Daniel Abt, son of Hans-Jürgen, starts his career and becomes one of the drivers in first Formula E season in 2014/2015 of the ABT Sportsline Formula E Team.

Technology Partners

Würth Elektronik eiSos Group and ABT Sportsline in the Formula E

Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is technology partner of the Formula E Racing Team of ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport.

The Kemptener racing team is the only German team that will drive in the recently established FIA Formula E Championship; it will compete in twelve races for the Formula E Championship of the electric racing cars against nine other teams. All races take place on city street circuits.

The Formula E Championship starts in Asia followed by races in South America, Europe ending up in North America. The home race for the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team will be in Berlin, Germany. Würth Elektronik eiSos expects that in addition to increasing brand awareness, its involvement in Formula E will provide an important stimulus for the technological development of innovative components for electric drives and eMobility.