We have been dedicated to the automotive industry for 36 years now, with some ventures in aeronautics and other sectors, which have proved difficult for us to manage, in some cases due to their size and in others due to the risks involved.
Normally we receive a request for quotation from our customers which may consist of a product or a product process. We provide a price and usually an alternative solution that we want to bring something more competitive and innovative.
We work for various segments, OEMs, Tier 1 and small series vehicle manufacturers, mainly high-end vehicles and in some cases complete bodies.
The challenges are price, timing, and doing what sometimes others don’t want to do.
The digital technology we are using, such as virtual commissioning, which allows us to work in simulation, helps us to shorten commissioning times.
In relation to OEMs, the situation is usually very high volume projects, but we can work with those who are able to split the project into smaller packages.
Our evolution involves taking on all the challenges that have been imposed on us; both in terms of markets, our installations are implemented in more than 25 countries.
And in terms of technologies, if we do not master a technology, we seek out where we can subcontract it and during the project we learn and absorb this technology.
Electric cars, a big question, I don’t think they are in their prime, at least in the West, we don’t have enough batteries or microprocessors for all of them. Some people talk of ecological fuels, others of producing energy with coal, others of hydrogen, in short, there will be a mix of products and not just electricity. We are currently on electricity, it has been an excessively political decision and not sufficiently thought through in the field of energy transition.