Donkervoort Automobielen is a completely independent company with no outside investors, making it exceptional within the automotive industry. Joop Donkervoort founded in 1978 and built the company, which employs around 50 people today. Joop passed on the daily management of the company to his son, Denis in January, 2021, to concentrate on consultancy, design ideas, mentoring and the Donkervoort Advisory Board.
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.
Since 2014, Donkervoort Automobielen has two locations – the factory in Lelystad and a second location at the German Classic Remise Düsseldorf.
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 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Donkervoort Automobielen GmbH – 100% owned by Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. – is located at Harffstraße 110a in Düsseldorf. A showroom and workshop all its own in the attractive, charming Classic Remise Düsseldorf, located in a beautifully restored historic railway roundhouse. The beautiful, eye-catching showroom, which also includes a modern office area and cosy configuration lounge, features both the latest and a selection of pre-owned Donkervoort cars. A well-stocked accessory and merchandising area has been created as well. Donkervoort drivers can visit the spacious, industrial work place for the maintenance, service and repair of their cars. The location in the Classic Remise also offers the possibility for safe, heated storage of Donkervoorts in one of the beautiful glass garage bays.