Innovation

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INNOVATION

INNOVATION


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GUARANTEE FOR THE FUTURE

GUARANTEE FOR THE FUTURE

The automotive market has become extremely competitive and variable, in which the consumer has available a very broad, diversified offer. Automobile manufacturers face the main challenges of sustainability, comfort, connectivity and customization. At Grupo Antolin, as a top-level supplier, we assume a major part of this innovation to offer our clients, builders of the automotive sector, products with high added value. 

 

Why do we innovate? We are technological leaders of the automobile's interior. 

At Antolin we have creativity and an innovative spirit programmed into our DNA from the birth of the company. Our commitment to innovation, knowledge and creativity of our human resources continues to be a strategic pillar of our activity, to date.

Our technological leadership and flexibility allows us to adapt to the changes demanded by clients and consumers in an international market. Innovation is the guarantee of our success and competitiveness.

LEADERSHIP – INNOVATION – CHANGE

 

What do we innovate for?

  • To continue manufacturing our traditional interior products.
  • To approach new markets and clients with a differentiated value.
  • To support the strategy for diversification of new products.

 

TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS - NEW MARKETS - DIVERSIFICATION

Innovation entails a complete cycle: 

 

 

Strategic Marketing reveals who Grupo Antolin is in the world and its positioning with regards to clients and competitors. Likewise, it foresees market trends to prepare us to react to the challenges it poses.

Industrial Design studies the trends and represents the end user's voice unto our clients' engineers and design studios, thereby impacting the future definition of products.

Technological Innovation materializes the identified ideas, placing us ahead of the competition and adding a differential value to our products.

Industrial Property is a basic tool for safeguarding technology in the market. It protects our technical solutions so that we may freely exploit them, creating a safe framework for collaboration with our clients, protecting our shared interests. We own over 450 technical solutions, for which 1,600 patent applications have been registered.

Knowledge Management is transversal across the entire company in order to acquire and transfer the knowledge required to generate and adapt our processes to the needs and demands of our clients. 

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STRATEGIC LINES

STRATEGIC LINES

Innovation is the response of Grupo Antolin to a constantly changing world

 

We are immersed in the creation of the cars of the future and, toward this end, we pursue Innovation through 3 strategic lines: Materials and Processes, Industrial Flexibility and Intelligent Interiors, focusing on Sustainability and Competitiveness through the continuous improvement of our products and processes.

MATERIALS AND PROCESSES

We respond to the demand of automobile manufacturers, helping them create lighter vehicles that are more environmentally efficient while maintaining the same features of safety, design and comfort. Materials, as well as the industrial processes for transforming them, are the essence of our business:

  • Thermoplastic composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Magnesium
  • High limit elasticity steels
  • Advanced Carbon Materials

 

INDUSTRIAL FLEXIBILITY

We adapt ourselves, in industrial terms, to market demands while reducing the need for major industrial investments.

 

SMART INTERIORS

These are key for the end user's experience and the perceived quality based upon customization, allowing our clients to differentiate themselves.

We are interior designers, whereby the development of smart surfaces, the integration of lighting and its effects, fabrics and advanced and sustainable plastics are, to date, our hallmarks.

  • Perceived Quality
  • Quality of life on board
  • "Surprise: surprise+light" technologies based on intelligent interior lighting
  • Customization without requiring specific investments
  • New line of innovative fabrics
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SOLUTIONS

SOLUTIONS

Some innovative solutions developed by Grupo Antolin result of the integration of our deep knowledge of materials and processes with market demand trends.

 

GREEN PU FOAM

The polyurethane foam is the core of our Glasutec technology for manufacturing roof substrates. The use of natural origin polyols confers sustainability of our products. Also, a better stiffness / weight ratio (with thickness reduction potential) is achieved.

CHEMICAL FOAMING

Process based on the addition of chemical foaming agents which allows to directly obtain in the injection process non-covered parts with a significant weight reduction.

NOVAFORM

Innovative plastic processing process for obtaining covered parts with significant cost reductions and improvement in perceived quality parts. This process allows the use of recycled material and thickness reduction.

PLASTIC WINDOW REGULATORS

Plastic injected rails offer the best weight / cost ratio for window regulators. Suitable for all kinds of vehicles, they contribute to meet the increasing demand for weight reduction. Soon available on new European vehicle models.

SURPRIGHT!

The main goal of SURPRIGHT! (SURPRISE+LIGHT) solution is to add value to plastic decorative parts of automobile interiors by surprising mood lighting. 

CAPACITIVE SENSORS

We offer robust design of the electronics and capacitive detection for lighting function and other systems. Currently in production in several luxury segment vehicles.

GREEN TEX

Blended viscose of natural fibers.100% natural product for interior trim offering and optimum appearance.