The Team

Ben Koflach – Managing Director

Ben started Hack Engineering back in 2013, selling imported specialist BMW parts from his living room. During a stint writing at Performance BMW Magazine, he’d built an S54-swapped E36 Touring track car, which needed parts to keep it on the go. Hack Engineering was born, with Ben selling parts from the living room of his flat for a while, before opening a workshop a few years later, offering out his services for VANOS repairs and other specialist engine tasks.


Luke Bryant – Workshop Manager

Luke joined Hack Engineering in 2021, with an extensive history with German-brand dealership workshops. There’s little he doesn’t know about BMW systems of all kinds, ensuring the highest quality workmanship takes place, and always with a fastidious attention to detail with all correct parts and techniques.
His favourite BMW ever is the E90 M3, with a manual ‘box.


Peter Howell – Mechanical Engineer

Often referred to as ‘God’, there are very few automotive manufacturing or re-manufacturing problems that Pete hasn’t seen. With a CV featuring designing production line processes for Aston Martin, AMG, Corvette and Porsche, he relishes anything we can attempt to challenge him with.


Ben Powell – Sales Manager

Having joined the team in late 2022, Ben has gone on to operate and improve our sales and dispatch systems, and is often the first person you’ll speak to at Hack HQ. He’s got an addiction to E36 Compacts and drifting, but also a true appreciation for Bavarian classics. He can often be found lusting after E34s.



Ben Powell

Andy Cartwright – Vehicle Technician

Andy joined Hack Engineering in early 2023. With a hugely varied but specialist professional background including high performance Japanese car building to BMW-specific roadside and workshop roles, he’s got just about every angle covered. He’s also owned a good few BMWs himself, but is currently building a big power supercharged Lexus IS-F.
His favourite BMW ever is the E61 M5.


Karen Koflach – Accounts

Having done more miles behind the wheel of an E30 (a 325i Sport, no less), Karen is no stranger to BMWs. She’s also a friendly face at Hack HQ and handles our accounts while keeping ‘the boys’ in line.

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Hack Engineering Team

Our History

Business Founded
Hack Engineering was founded in 2013 by Ben Koflach after years of struggling to find a knowledgeable, reliable parts supplier in the UK while building his S54-swapped E36 Touring track car.
First Workshop
At the time working in the historic motorsport industry, Ben carried these skills forward into opening the first Hack Engineering workshop in 2016 to increase stockholding and also to offer Vanos rebuilds and other engine work for BMW M cars.
Machine Shop Formed
Hack Engineering Machine Shop was formed in 2018; by moving machine work in-house, engine-building became ever more prominent in Hack Engineering’s offerings and it has continued to grow rapidly ever since.
Continued Success
Through continued success with engine and vehicle preparation for fast road, track and race use, Hack Engineering has grown to where it stands today. Workshop, engine building and machine shop facilities have all grown extensively, while parts supply and warehousing continues to offer the finest components available to customers all over the world – with the expertise to back it up. Hack Engineering is the powerhouse that Ben had aimed for, and will continue to grow in size and facilities for years to come.
Big staff changes, and indeed a change of skill sets, at the end of 2022 moved the focus of Hack Engineering. 2023 brings new facilities to the business on the electronics side; covering engine management services such as remapping, and also expanding the BMW specialist servicing side of the business. The web shop continues to grow, with the whole business working in harmony for an even greater customer experience.

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