Plastic Omnium, Hella target integration of exterior body parts and lighting

Tier 1 auto part suppliers Plastic Omnium and Hella have launched a joint project involving engineering and design experts from both companies in Germany that will focus on jointly developing new systems integrating innovative lighting technologies, and intelligent exterior systems, at the front and at the rear of the car.

Officials from Hella and Plastic Omnium ink the joint development agreement. In the foreground: Christopher Mokwa, Hella Senior VP Corporate Strategy and M&A, and Félicie Burelle, Plastic Omnium Senior Executive VP Strategy and Development. In the background: Laurent Burelle, Plastic Omnium -Chairman & CEO,  and Rolf Breidenbach, Hella CEO.

“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,” says Laurent Burelle, Chairman and CEO of Plastic Omnium.

"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," said Hella CEO Rolf Breidenbach. "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."



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