Plastic Omnium and Hella have joined hands to introduce an innovative co-development project on integrated solutions that combine exterior body parts and lighting. Hella is a leading, global, family-owned company, developing and manufacturing lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry.
The collaboration involves the integration of their respective engineering and design expertise based in Germany. The two companies will focus on jointly developing new systems that would integrate innovative lighting technologies, and intelligent exterior systems, at the front and at the rear of the car.
Laurent Burelle, Chairman and CEO of Plastic Omnium, said, “This new partnership between Plastic Omnium and HELLA, will provide the market with combined technologies and solutions, bringing together the best of the know-how on both companies on new styling and advanced functionalities for the body exterior. This will enhance the offer towards our customers in the fields of smart bumpers and tailgates, enriched with communication and lighting features.”
Dr. Rolf Breidenbach, CEO, HELLA, commented, “Lighting is shaping the vehicle design more than ever. The demand for individualization and differentiation will continue to grow in the future. Additionally, lighting can also contribute to communication and safety in automated driving scenarios. By further deepening the collaboration with our long-standing partner Plastic Omnium, we will have additional opportunities to further drive these market trends and offer our customers new levels of freedom in terms of functionality and design.”
Plastic Omnium Group, a major automotive equipment supplier, actively supports its customers in complying with new emissions regulations. With international operations in key major markets, Plastic Omnium serves automakers through its capacity for innovation, focused on vehicle light- weighting, design freedom and emissions reduction. The company designs and produces a wide range of parts and modules.