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ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our current and future capacity to create value

 

 We are one of the largest players in the car interiors market internationally and number 1 worldwide supplier of headliner substrates.

We offer products with high added value to outfit automobile interiors: Overheads & Soft Trim, Doors & Hard Trim, Lighting and Cockpits & Consoles. Our long industrial tradition and mastery of a broad technologies portfolio have positioned us as a key reference in the automotive sector.

We dominate the complete component cycle from component conception and design, through development and validation to parts industrialization and sequenced delivery.

 

Our main assets

Talent   26,194 individuals drive us to success
Financial strength   

Annual sales of 5,247 million euros in 2016

Profitable growth trajectory

Global presence  

26 countries

149 production plants and centers Just in Time

29 technical-commercial offices

Design, engineering and production capacity in low-cost countries

Innovation   

We innovate today to obtain a sustainable future for the automobile

We improve the end user's on-board experience

We optimize costs and processes to contribute greater value

Knowledge   

Understood as a strategic element that conditions  and shapes our activity

We promote continuous learning and experience feedback

 

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History

HISTORY

From a mechanics garage to a multinational company

 

Grupo Antolin started its business journey as a mechanics garage (specialized in vehicle and agriculture machinery repairs) in Burgos, Spain, and run by Avelino Antolin López and his sons Avelino and José.

Today, Grupo Antolin is a leading multinational company in the development, design and manufacture of interior components for the automobile industry (Overhead, Doors, Lighting and Cockpits & Consoles). A profitable, competitive company established in 26 countries in which 26,194 individuals provide their skills. Creativity, leadership and client satisfaction continue to be our core values today and are the best recipe for success in the future.

 

     

1950

 

Rubber-metal steering joint

The Antolin brothers invent the rubber-metal steering joints by placing a rubber insert in the joint, thus prolonging the useful life of this component. At the time, this invention solved important safety problems in vehicle steering.

1959

 

Ansa is born

Foundation of the ANSA company by the Antolin family dedicated to the manufacture of steering joints and vehicle suspension systems.

1967

 

Manufacture of trims

August of that year sees the foundation of Talleres ARA, S.L. in Burgos (Spain), dedicated to the manufacture of trims and accessories for automobiles. 

1968

 

Diversification strategy

Talleres ANSA signs an agreement with Lemförder, a leading German joint manufacturing company for the construction in Burgos of the Ansa-Lemförder, S.A. plant, of which the Antolin brothers are the majority shareholders. This was the launching point for the company's product diversification strategy, which then acquired manufacturing licenses for interior car parts, such as latches and power windows.

1978

 

Ara Guarnecidos is founded

ARA Guarnecidos, S.A. (Aragusa) was established as the direct result of the diversification of vehicle interior parts and separated from ARA. 

1979

 

Glasutec technology

The Pianfei Solano company was founded in collaboration with the Italian Pianfei company, the first overhead manufacturing plant to include the technological innovation: Glasutec. In 1999, the company changed its name to Grupo Antolin-Eurotrim.

1983

 

Window regulators

The Dapsa company was established in September of that year (separating from ARA). The manufacture of power windows for the manufacturers of Talbot and Fasa Renault automobiles began in 1984.

1985

 

Grupo Antolin holding

The Grupo Antolin holding was set up to manage, coordinate and consolidate all the activities of the various companies forming the corporation.

1989

 

Internationalization

The company's internationalization phase begins, with the inauguration of one plant per year abroad.

Sales offices are set up in the most relevant decision-making centers in Europe, such as the United Kingdom (1989), France (1990), Germany (1993) and the USA (1993). 

1993

 

R&D&i strategy

A new R&D&i approach that would make it one of the pillars of the company's overall strategy. The Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria was created in January of that year, coinciding with the establishment of Cidaut (Foundation for Transportation and Energy Research and Development).

1996

 

New hearquarters

The construction work for the new Grupo Antolin headquarters in Burgos, Spain is completed.

1998

 

New image

The corporate image changes. The new brand was created to present a company that was more dynamic and innovative and focused on the future. 

1999

 

Product range expansion

Addition of sunvisors to Grupo Antolin's product portfolio.

2000

 

Modularity

A new method of growth is generated by the transformation of simple products into modular products that cover all the product's inherent functions.

2002

 

Door Trim Module

Grupo Antolin launches the DTMDoor Trim Module, its most complete exponent of modular integration. The door panel becomes the supporting element for all the door components: handles, power windows, loudspeakers, latches, wiring, waterproofing, safety features.

2004

 

Capital increase

Company capital is increased with the participation of five Spanish savings banks.

2005

 

Weight reduction

Grupo Antolin-Magnesio is created in Burgos with the goal of completing the Group's ample experience in metal and plastics and to expand the potential for vehicle weight reduction.

2012

 

Lighting

The Group purchases the European provider CML Innovative Technologies, specialized in vehicle lighting systems. As a result, Grupo Antolin becomes one of the leading European companies in vehicle interior lighting. 

Grupo Antolin establishes itself in Italy by the acquisition of the CRS business line (specialized in the manufacture of automobile interior linings) and creating the Grupo Antolin-Italia company.

2013

 

Family Company

The Antolin family acquires the 22.8% stake held by a group of Spanish savings entities, reflecting the family’s commitment to the Group's future. The Group’s shareholders and management remain committed to sustainable and profitable growth in the coming years.

2014

 

Strengthening

Antolin has consolidated its position as a global supplier and now ranks 56 in the worldwide ranking of automotive sector suppliers. The company will further its growth in the areas with potential for expansion in the automotive industry in order to continue providing an integrated management service (from innovation research to the delivery of the end product) to automobile manufacturers worldwide. 

2015

 

Top Management Changes

José Antolin Toledano becomes Honorary Chairman after more than 50 years dedicated to the company. Ernesto Antolin Arribas has been appointed as the company's new Chairman and María Helena Antolin Raybaud the new Vice-Chairwoman.

Purchase of Magna Interiors

Grupo Antolin completes the acquisition of Magna Interiors and becomes one of the largest players in the car interiors market internationally. The new Grupo Antolin doubles its size with sales of more than €4 billion and a workforce of around 28,000 employees.

2016

 

Present in 42 out of the 154 launches worldwide

Grupo Antolin attained consolidated sales of 5,247 million euros, which represents an increase of 49.6% compared to the previous year. In addition, an investment of more than €285 million was made in 2016, the largest figure in its history, in order to equip itself with the best technological means to further improve its commitment to innovation. María Helena Antolin is named President of SERNAUTO and King Felipe VI awards Mister José Antolin the prize Kingdom of Spain to the Business Career. 

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MANAGEMENT

MANAGEMENT

 

       
José Antolin Toledano Ernesto Antolin Arribas María Helena Antolin Raybaud Jesús Pascual Santos
Honorary Chairman Chairman Vice-Chair CEO

 

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EXPERTISE

EXPERTISE

Full Service Supplier

Grupo Antolin has consolidated its status as Full Service Supplier thanks to its numerous competences. The participation in this category enables the company to accompany the client in the complete product cycle in all the countries where it operates. Thus, Antolin is prepared to provide the client with an additional, agile and flexible service through all the necessary processes; from the conception and design of the components to the delivery of serial products within client-required quality standards.

 

 

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Materialization of ideas

At the moment, differentiation is a key factor for users and builders. At Grupo Antolin, we direct our innovation strategy to respond to the trends and needs of society, end users and our clients, as a joint effort to make them an industrial reality.

We are focused on achieving new goals in INTERIOR, where all our innovative products are capable of surprising and interacting with the senses. The development of intelligent surfaces, the integration of lighting and its effects, frequently surprising and magical, the care for detail, advanced and sustainable textiles and plastics; these are currently our hallmarks and undoubtedly one of the factors that make us the best choice as a high added value provider with real solutions.

 

 

 

 

GRAPHIC ENGINEERING

GRAPHIC ENGINEERING

Design at the service of the client anywhere in the world

The design and simulation of the components that we develop at Antolin have their source in Graphic Engineering according to our clients' specifications and needs. We ensure manufacturing with deadline and quality guarantees by analyzing product performance during its useful life and anticipating future problems.

 

 

What do we offer our clients?

We offer complete high-quality and reliable projects world-wide: conception, design, virtual analysis and subsequent modifications.

 
  • Design engineering and analysis.
  • Document and project management.
  • Product Verification.
  • VAVE (Value Analysis and Value Engineering) and maintenance.
  • Manufacturing feasibility reports.
  • Material and process selection reports.
  • FMEA for all components.
  • Design Engineering optimization and methodology.
 
 

What do we rely on?

The company has a central Corporate Engineering unit in Burgos and technological Graphic Engineering centers all around the world. We use conception/validation systems with computerized simulation, as well as new simulation tools, CAD and Grupo Antolin Methodology to generate a virtual 3D environment for the study, analysis, evaluation, validations and improvement of the production processes for our products.

  • Global management of external engineering that allows us to access a wide range of configurations, depending on the needs of the project.
  • A leading design center in India and another in Morocco, as well as branches in low-cost countries: Morocco, Tunisia, India, Mexico and Poland.
  • A structure of Technical Centers with a technical team specialized in each manufacturer. The company has 9 R&D centers in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
  • An internal, multi-purpose team working with the client that stands out for its cooperation and functional abilities.

 

How do we do it?

We currently work at a world-wide level through the Team Center system (document management system), so the same information is available from any of our Technical Centers. Likewise, all the experience and documents are shared through our Corporate Intranet.

We are also aligned with our clients to create product design and simulation, which involves product conception, feasibility, technical support, generation of 3D definitions and drawings.

 

VALIDATION

VALIDATION

A worldwide leader in the automotive sector

The new challenges faced by the automotive sector require suppliers to become thoroughly involved in product conception and development and to acquire the means to make the reliability and robustness of their tests and assays unquestionable.

 

What do we offer our clients?

At Antolin we take into consideration all the testing and validation procedures throughout the product's useful life. At the disposal of our clients we place the means for experimental validation needed to guarantee compliance with specifications in all the applicable fields: chemistry/physics, functional assays, acoustics and safety.

We ensure the comprehensive management of testing and validation procedures throughout the product's life cycle:

  • Reliable performance of assays.
  • Result traceability.
  • Generation of profound knowledge on product behavior
  • Knowledge that is expanded and applied serially in future projects to improve component quality and robustness throughout their useful life

What do we rely on?

 

The central Laboratories and Validation area, dependent on Corporate Quality Management is responsible for project validation, as regards both the Innovation and Development phases and advanced and serial engineering activities.

Main assay areas in the validation unit:

  • Acoustics and Vibration
  • Electronics
  • Metals and metallography
  • Materials for interior lining, plastics and foams
  • Metrology.
  • Functional component tests.

Assays:

  • Chemical component identification techniques (differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and spectrometry).
  • Complete function test benches.
  • Mechanical tests (hardness, mechanical resistance, etc.).
  • Sensory tests associated with vehicle comfort (smell, touch, appearance, sound).
  • Acoustic absorption, noise measurements.
  • Electronics (electromagnetic compatibility).
  • Emissions.

 

Our central laboratory, a worldwide point of reference

Our central laboratory has been certified by ENAC (National Accreditation Agency) according to standard ISO 17025 that certifies it to perform the most demanding assays and calibrations. It is considered to be one of the best material testing laboratories in the entire automotive sector. This certification is a formal international recognition of the technical proficiency of our Validation Laboratory.

International standard UNE-EN-ISO/ IEC 17025:2005 establishes the general requirements for proficiency in the performance of assays or calibrations. It is a quality standard based on the ISO 9000 series of Quality standards. Although this standard has many similarities with ISO 9001 standard, its distinguishing feature is that its main purpose is to certify the proficiency of testing installations (Laboratories).

 

QUALITY

QUALITY

Product quality, manufacturing and development

The basis of our competitiveness is our ability to offer our clients products that are best adapted to their needs while guaranteeing the same level of quality anywhere in the world.

QUALITY, with capital letters, in all areas: in the Product itself (design, end user perception); in Manufacturing with robust processes that achieve zero defects, both internal and external; in Development, from the moment of product conception to its industrialization.

 

How do we achieve it?

At Antolin, we apply powerful technical preventive analysis tools to guarantee product-process quality.

AMFE(Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) that contributes to the rational improvement of quality by involving technicians, reinforcing the participation of the staff in the quality measures and the company's progress plan by applying the proposed improvements.

 

 

 

Total Quality Systems: UETs and Improvement, Internal Communication, Improvement Proposal and Recognition Teams. All the companies in the Group have implemented the basic Total Quality systems in their management; 55% are already at Lean 2 or 3 levels.

DELTA Improvement Operations: Programs designed to reduce costs through the generation, development and implementation of improvement proposals.

6 Sigma Initiative for Improvement and Methodology to Resolve Problems, focused on projects with financial impact and complexity, reducing variability due to common causes.

Grupo Antolin Production System (SP-GA): is the application in Grupo Antolin of the Lean Manufacturing Philosophy and Systems.

Results: ISO-TS 16949 quality certifications

Grupo Antolin's JIT (Just In Time) plants and centers are ISO/TS certified and have maintained and/or renewed their ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001 certificates, as well as obtaining new certifications. Distribution by territory is as follows: Europe: 46 / North America: 10 / South America: 4 and Africa-Asia: 15.

 

PRODUCTION SYSTEM

PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Production standardization, a quality guarantee

The Grupo Antolin Production System achieves sustainable optimization of resources and process efficiency. This GA comprehensive production and management system is based on the Lean Manufacturing culture and work philosophy, a concept applied in production and transactional processes.

 

Our plants in Spain capitalize on knowledge of the Group's production systems and fine-tuning of new products. These factories are key to optimizing production processes and transferring that knowledge and the practical improvements to the rest of our factories around the world.

  • Excellence in project execution.
  • Robustness and standardization of processes.
  • Lean Manufacturing Philosophy
  • Just-in-Time Specialization.

 

 

 

 

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CLIENTS

CLIENTS

We create the interior of the automobile for our clients

We supply interior components: Overheads & Soft Trim, Doors & Hard Trim, Lighting and Cockpits & Consoles for a wide range of clients.

AUDI ASTON MARTIN BAJAJ BENTLEY BMW BUGATTI BUICK CADILLAC CHERY CHEVROLET CHRYSLER CITROËN DACIA DAEWOO DODGE EICHER FAW FIAT FORD GAZ GMC GUANZHI HINDUSTAN HOLDEN HONDA HONGQI HYUNDAI ICM INFINITI ISUZU JAGUAR JEEP KIA LADA LAMBORGHINI LANCIA LAND ROVER LINCOLN LUXGEN MAHINDRA MAN MARUTI MAZDA MERCEDES BENZ MG MINGJUE MINI MITSUBISHI NISSAN OPEL OTOKAR PEUGEOT PORSCHE QOROS RENAULT RIICH ROEWE ROLLS-ROYCE SAIC SAMSUNG SEAT SKODA SMART SUZUKI TATA TESLA TOYOTA VENUCIA VOLKSWAGEN VOLVO XIALI

We are the providers for 1 of every 3 cars manufactured worldwide.

We are present in the interior of the world's best-selling cars, providing the interior equipment for more than 500 different models.

 

Our approach to the future

Our client-focused approach is one of the company’s three core values. This is what defines our worldwide implementation strategy and allows us to satisfy the ever-increasing demand of manufacturers to provide global platforms.

Our In-House engineers form part of our clients' work teams and work jointly to provide permanent technical support.

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KNOWLEDGE

KNOWLEDGE

Grupo Antolin is aware of the global transformation that knowledge is generating in the automotive industry, as well as in current society, knowledge is a strategic element that conditions and shapes our activity.

 

KNOWLEDGE AS AN ENGINE OF GROWTH

Knowledge is the core of an individual's professional competency. Grupo Antolin believes in organizations based on learning and cooperation between individuals to facilitate the inclusion of knowledge in our value chain with the commitment of the entire organization.

 

INTELLIGENT ORGANIZATION

Knowledge Management is driving a culture change that makes the most of the capacities and experience of the Group's employees. It enhances continuous learning that favors the creation and adaptation of our products and processes to the needs and demands of our clients.

What? Key Knowledge Model

Who? Knowledge Leaders and Communities

How? Global Knowledge System

 

INTELLIGENT ORGANIZATION BASED ON KNOWLEDGE LEADERSHIP

Process-based tools:

  • Key Knowledge Management
    • Knowledge Leaders
    • Communities
  • Capitalization
    • Lessons Learned
    • Design Guidelines
    • Standardization
  • Detection
    • Interviews with Experts
    • Surveys
    • Questionnaires
    • Taxonomy

 

Searching for the current state of knowledge.

  • Transmission
    • Innovative Day Meetings (IDM): training with suppliers and technological centers
    • Internal experts transfer and share their knowledge
    • Benchmarking of products and process
    • Technical training linked to our business necesities
    • Knowledge networks that connect individuals who share the same Know-How