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.
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.
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
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
- Metals and metallography
- Materials for interior lining, plastics and foams
- Functional component tests.
- 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).
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).
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 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.