About us

We are a medium-sized company consisting of a team of thoroughbred engineers in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and mechatronics. We see ourselves as “research developers”. Our passion is to work closely with our clients to develop sustainable solutions together.


The Hydrive values are at the heart of our corporate culture. They shape our collective actions and impact the solutions we achieve every day.

We stand for engineering virtues.

Reliability, diligence and creativity are the pillars of our work. In doing so, we have the courage to question existing solutions – in order to develop customer-friendly, sustainable innovations.

For us, the focus is on people.

Empathy, respect and diversity is the basis of our cooperation. With commitment and transparency, we create trust and cultivate an open feedback culture.

Facts and Figures

25 P
Hydrive is a company operating throughout Germany with a team of 25.
20 y
We have been operating successfully in the DACH region for almost 20 years.
35 y
The average age of our permanent staff is 35.

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History of Hydrive

Hydrive’s development into one of the nation’s leading companies in the industry has been characterised by revolutionary innovations and developments, sensitivity and commitment, as well as special milestones. The decisive factor for founding the company was the idea of offering highly qualified engineers in the region around Dresden a serious, professional perspective – as an alternative to far-away large-scale mechanical and vehicle engineering companies.


The success story of Hydrive began in 2005 when Dr-Ing. Thomas Neubert founded Neubert Engineering with two employees.


The rapidly growing company is renamed Hydrive Engineering GmbH in 2010. This company expansion by the two founders Prof. Dr Jürgen Weber and Dr-Ing. Thomas Neubert is continuously characterised by innovative strength. This was also the case with the creation of the company name, which is based on the connections between hydraulics and drive and control technology, the professional domains of the two founders.


With its move to the Freital Technology Centre on the outskirts of Dresden to an office space of over 200 m², Hydrive is continuing to drive forward its research and development of technical solutions. After all, with its university, other technical colleges, 10 Fraunhofer institutes and several chip factories, Dresden is one of the most important technology locations in Europe.


Since 2016, Dr Hilmar Jähne has been supporting Hydrive as a new shareholder and managing director, creating further growth prospects.


Due to its continuous company growth, Hydrive is expanding its office space at the Freital Technology Centre.


Hydrive is once again expanding its office space at its location near Dresden. With this expansion and the new showroom for demonstrators and simulators, the foundation has been laid for further, future company growth.

Activities and Awards

We demand the highest level of engineering development from ourselves. That’s why we maintain close cooperation with our customers and are also committed to education and research. Our certifications document our claim and our motivation as well as the competence and qualification of the entire team.

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What does Hydrive mean?

“Hydrive” is a made-up word and a synonym for the combination of hydraulics with drive and control technology, the professional domains of the two founders Prof. Dr Jürgen Weber and Dr Thomas Neubert.

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