Kaspar Krause founded KLK Motorsport (Krause Leichtbau Konstruktion) near Stuttgart in 1995. At the time, we recognised a growing need to simulate complex carbon fibre composite structures to realise their full weight saving potential. This has made KLK one of the forerunners in carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) design and simulation. In 2002 we moved to Hohenthann, near Munich to be closer to some of our core clients. Over the past 20 years, we have expanded into crash simulation of load bearing CFRP structures, flow simulation and aerodynamics, as well as more general design and simulation of metallic structures.
Our guiding principle has always been our belief that the best results are achieved by small, multidisciplinary teams of excellent engineers. Such a structure reduces project management overhead and allows for greater flexibility in making fundamental design changes quickly. Generally, we have also found that these teams, given the right tools and environment, can easily outperform much larger groups.
Today, KLK Motorsport employs 20 engineers and is active in motorsport, automotive, aerospace and other advanced engineering projects. The team is composed of experienced structural engineers, aerodynamicists, design engineers and meshing specialists who have contributed to 19 championship titles in various top-tier racing classes such as Le Mans, the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) and the World Rally Championship (WRC). Other projects have been as varied as the design and optimisation of a helicopter passenger cell, Olympic skis, a transforming hydrofoil boat, production cars and super sports cars, just to name a few.