Grape Up Expands Internationally With a New Munich Office

[Krakow, Munich 10/2023]
Grape Up, a front-runner in automotive consulting and software development, is opening a new office in Munich, Germany, further expanding its operations. This move represents a pivotal milestone in Grape Up’s long-term development plan, fostering an even stronger presence on the global technological map.

The automotive industry is undergoing a monumental transformation, transitioning from Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) to Electric Vehicles (EVs), developing Software-Defined Vehicles, and enhancing digital experiences through means of Artificial Intelligence. By harnessing the potential of advanced software technology, Grape Up commits to facilitating a sustainable, more connected, and seamless automotive ecosystem.

About Grape Up

Grape Up has built a leading position in the automotive software landscape by offering tailored solutions and expert consulting services to vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers, and Tier 1 suppliers. Collaborating with top industry enterprises such as Volvo, Rolls Royce, or companies from the Volkswagen group, as well as leading rental car companies such as e.g. Hertz, Grape Up has been instrumental in steering a paradigm shift in automotive industry dynamics.

By leveraging Software-Defined Vehicles (SDV) concepts, Grape Up helps automotive companies unlock endless business opportunities and integrate various aspects of the connected vehicle ecosystem. Their services range from providing data analytics insights to building complex, cloud-native systems that enable seamless integration between OEMs’ connectivity offerings and service providers in the rental or insurance domains.

A new Munich office

By opening an office in Munich, Grape Up aims to tap into the thriving ecosystem and provide its cutting-edge solutions and expertise directly at the heart of the European automotive landscape.

Having already established a significant customer base in the region, Grape Up’s latest move reinforces its commitment to developing closer relationships with both existing and potential clients, enabling the company to respond more quickly and efficiently to their needs.

Grape Up not only strengthens its relationships with clients but also stays ahead of the industry by utilizing its in-house Innovation Lab, where the team of experts turns innovative ideas into practical products. The Lab is vital in establishing a unique position and maintaining a leading edge in the automotive market.

Heading the new Munich office as the Managing Director at Grape Up GmbH is Armin Lohwasser, an accomplished expert with over 20 years of experience and acumen in driving businesses internationally across various industries. Armin has held various senior leadership roles at organizations like Siemens Digital, ExaCorporation, and Dassault Systèmes, as well as in the DeepTech sector of the startup scene, and his strategic vision and deep understanding of the market dynamics will be paramount to accelerating the value delivery of Grape Up.

Armin Lohwasser emphasizes, “Built around innovation and clear customer focus, we can bring game-changing developments for new mobility concepts, user-centric design, and software-defined vehicles. Grape Up has incredibly deep know-how, runs at a fast pace, and has a reputation as a trustworthy partner. That’s where Grape Up is a perfect fit.

Grape Up CEO, Konrad Siatka, underlines the role the company plays in the vibrant market.

Over the past few years, Grape Up has focused and solidified its position as a leading force in delivering software for mission-critical applications and consulting services for global enterprises. The company’s commitment to excellence and customer-centric approach has enabled us to forge value-aligned partnerships with a diverse clientele from the automotive, insurance, and financial sectors.

Konrad Siatka

For more information about Grape Up and its services, please visit the website.