HQM Sachsenring GmbH

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HQM Sachsenring GmbH is a Zwickau-based company that supplies chassis and body parts to the automotive industry. The company was named after the Sachsenring race track. Founded as VEB Sachsenring after the end of World War II, Sachsenring was one of the only manufacturers of vehicles in the German Democratic Republic, its most famous product being the Trabant. Following the reunification of Germany in 1990, Sachsenring transitioned from a government-owned company under a centrally-planned economy to a private corporation in a free market economy.

After three years in bankruptcy, Sachsenring AG was purchased in February, 2006 by Härterei und Qualitätsmanagement GmbH (HQM) of Leipzig. Formerly the dominant- and only- major automaker in East Germany, Sachsenring has since departed from making motor vehicles. Today, it supplies, among other things, the Volkswagen factory with parts for the Golf and Passat models.

The German bitpop pioneers Welle: Erdball are using a rotated version of the Sachsenring emblem as their band logo since 1996.

1983 Trabant 601L

AWZ P70 Zwickau

1957 Sachsenring P240

This page was last edited on 4 May 2018, at 18:14.
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