Since 2014, Donkervoort Automobielen has two locations – the factory in Lelystad and a second location at the German Bilster Berg Drive Resort.
Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. - Lelystad, The Netherlands
Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. is located at Pascallaan 96 in Lelystad, right alongside the A6 motorway. The modern building includes a spacious showroom, visible to passing traffic on the A6. Behind and partially above the showroom are the design studio, the management, sales and production planning departments, and the executive offices. Extending from the rear of the high building at the front is where the manufacturing space is situated; here the comfortably spacious layout and generous level of natural daylight combine to create an optimal working environment. At the back are the warehouse, the composite (carbon fibre engineering) and racing departments and the staff canteen on the first floor. The front end of the building houses the production area and the maintenance and repair department for customers’ cars.
Donkervoort Automobielen GmbH - Bilster Berg Drive Resort, Germany
Donkervoort Automobielen GmbH – 100% owned by Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. – is located in hall A2 at the Bilster Berg Drive Resort on Bilster Berg 1 in Bad Driburg. The Bilster Berg Drive Resort was opened in June 2013 and is a luxury test and events track, situated on the site of a former British Army ammunition depot in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Donkervoort facility is located in one of the former munitions depots and has direct access to the 4.2-kilometre-long track. The 400 m² space includes a magnificent glass-fronted office area on the ground floor, with an open waiting area/balcony above that offers a wonderful view of the workshop. The workshop, with connection to the offices, is found behind the two large roll-up doors. Most striking here are the comfortably spacious layout, clean appearance and high ceilings. This area contains the warehouse, production area, and maintenance and repair department, as well as storage space for customers’ cars.
Donkervoort Automobielen is a completely independent company with no outside investors, making it exceptional within the automotive industry. Joop Donkervoort personally manages the company, which employs around 30 people.
At Donkervoort Automobielen we consider the experience with, and perception of, our products to be of great importance. In fact, we spend a lot of time sampling and enjoying the world of Donkervoort Automobielen ourselves. So it should come as no surprise that we organise various activities, including racing on national and international tracks and events in the Netherlands, Germany and beyond. Like Donkervoort Merchandising, all these activities contribute to ones immersion in and experience with the special Donkervoort sports cars.
The wealth of experience Donkervoort Automobielen has amassed in the development and processing of carbon fibre as an ultra-light, exceptionally strong material suitable for various technical applications has, above all, led to many of our own innovations, which are now fully utilised in the production of our sports cars. We established the Donkervoort design and engineering department as a means of sharing our expertise and know-how with third parties.