Since it was founded in 1997, Mechatronik GmbH has established itself as one of the internationally most recognised specialists for classic Mercedes-Benz cars. The company has achieved solid growth, while continuously maintaining high quality standards. Our past and present success has proved us right. This is how Mechatronik GmbH grew from a three-man workshop in Großbottwar, Swabia, to a globally operating company based in Pleidelsheim, north of Stuttgart. And still, during all the changes we have seen since the company was founded, we have always maintained our philosophy and our high standards, always aiming for the best possible result.
Our team of more than 40 employees works with state-of-the-art equipment on more than 6,000 square meters. The team is a healthy mix of experienced specialists with many years of experience and highly qualified young talents. In order to ensure that we are continuing to keep this expertise in the company and pass it on to the next generation, Mechatronik has its own trainee programme.
The management of Mechatronik
The founder and shareholder of Mechatronik, Dipl.-Ing. Frank Rickert, dismantles almost all mechanical and electrical equipment since he was 4 years old, passionate to these will be "optimized" new and reassembling. At 15 he wore in plastic bags, the parts of an old Kreidler in his nursery and build the decomposed moped back together. After his apprenticeship with AMG and the acquired diploma Frank Rickert studied at the FHTE Esslingen vehicle technology. In the morning he attended lectures at midnight he learned. The rest of the time was spent in the workshop. While studying he founded in 1996 Mechatronik GbR. In 2001, the study was completed successfully. In less than two decades Frank Rickert and his team make Mechatronik to one of the world market leader for restoration and sales of Mercedes-Benz Classics.