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unique competence since 1999.

 independent | systematic | transparent


What We Do

INTELLIGHT®, that is unique competence and more than 20 years of experience in Expertise, Engineering and Implementation with intelligent plastic, composite and hybrid lightweight solutions. Today, we are THE independent eingeneering specialist in plastics and MULTI-MATERIAL Lightweight Design.

INTELLIGHT® is fully independent from material suppliers and manufacturing technologies. We stand for an objective expertise with a systematic identification of lightweight potentials in almost any industrial branch, based on transparent evaluation systematics.


With state of the art digital engineering methods, including a thorough computer-aided design and numerical simulation process, we develop tailored lightweight design solutions for you. In doing so, we are very closely linked to acknowledged competence networks in order to succeed in finding an optimum solution for your application.


With the manufacturing of adequate toolings and workshop facilities, the production of first functional prototypes and the component testing, we implement your lightweight design solutions up to start of production (SOP).

And all-important for you: What we develop for you also belongs to you. You are always closely involved in decisions during the whole development process and you remain in control of the procedure.

What We Stand For

The topmost objective of our services is customer satisfaction. We perceive ourselves as a highly specialized, most powerful consulting and engineering service partner, where you can take "Power" and "Service" for granted.

You may expect a most dedicated and flexible experts team that pro-actively works on your tasks and solves them with methodology, deep expertise and individually tailored to your needs.

  • Competence,

  • Innovation Spirit,

  • Quality and

  • Reliability

distinguish ourselves.

Foundation & History

The start of INTELLIGHT® in 2018 is already the second successful foundation of an enterprise of Dr.-Ing. Markus Steffens in the field of highly specialized consulting and engineering services.

After selling the enginnering specialist ADETE® to a notable company group in the commercial vehicle sector and merging the company into that group, the focus of INTELLIGHT® now is again on multi-material lightweight solutions also in other branches.

With the unique competence of more than 20 years experience as one of Europe's pioneers for highly specialized engineering services for plastic and composite solutions, INTELLIGHT® now has extended its consulting business field "Expertise".

With INTELLIGHT®, the tradition of successful spin-offs out of one of the worldwide leading research institutes in the field of composite materials - the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials GmbH (IVW) at the RPTU Kaiserslautern, Germany - is being continued. Today, there exist active cooperations of IVW and INTELLIGHT® on various research topics.

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Dr.-Ing. Markus Steffens
Owner & CEO


  • 1987 - 1993: Various practical trainings and thesis work in notable companies and institutions in Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and South Korea

  • 1987 - 1993: Studies of Mechanical Engineering at the Rheinland Palatinate Technical University (RPTU) Kaiserslautern, Germany, Degree: Dipl.-Ing.

  • 1993 - 1994: Research Associate in the Field of "Experts Systems" at the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI GmbH, RPTU Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • 1994 - 1999: Research Associate and Team Leader in the Field of "Design Development" at the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials, IVW GmbH, RPTU Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • 1999 - 2018: Founder & CEO of ADETE® - Advanced Engineering & Technologies GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • 2000: Graduation at the RPTU Kaiserslautern, Germany, Degree: Dr.-Ing.

    • Title of the Dissertation: "The Substitution of Metallic Structural Vehicle Components by Innovative Fiber Reinforced Plastic Designs"

  • since 2018: Founder, Owner & CEO of INTELLIGHT® - Intelligent Lightweight Solutions, Winnweiler, Germany

Memberships & Roles

  • since 1994: Member of the Association of German Engineers VDI

  • since 2000: Initiator and Founder Member of the "Plastics Network Rheinalnd Palatinate"

  • since 2008: Member of the Board of the „Association of the Wood and Plastics Processing Industry Rheinland Palatinate“, Neustadt/Weinstrasse, Germany

  • since 2017: Member of the Board of „Composites United e.V.“ (CUeV), Devision WEST (CU WEST), Kaiserslautern, Germany (former Carbon Composites e.V., CCeV)

  • since 2018: Member of the Advisory Board of the Performance Center „Simulation and Software Based Innovations“, Fraunhofer Center, Kaiserslautern, Germany


(personally or collaborative with other persons and organisations)

  • 2000: Foundation Award "Pioneer's Spirit 2000" of Rheinland Palatinate, Germany

  • 2012: Branch Award "Trailer Innovation 2013" in the Field of "Components" at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair, Hannover, Germany, for the 9t Trailer Lightweight Axle "ECO Vision"

  • 2015: "European Transport Award of Sustanability 2016" of Huss Company Group, Munich, Germany, for the 9t Trailer Lightweight Axle "ECO Vision"

  • 2016: "JEC Award 2016" in the Field of "Medical Engineering" at the JEC Fair, Paris, France, for the X-Ray Transparent Aneurysm Clip "InnoClip"

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