We spoke with
Group VP Lighting, HMI & Electronics at Antolin
At Antolin, we have embarked on a new phase in our long history with the goal of leading the new electric mobility era. This phase is marked by the transformation plan we initiated a few months ago, aiming to generate greater value in our business by developing a solid and profitable long-term growth project. We have introduced a new brand and corporate identity to kickstart this phase. We are committed to giving a strong boost to our strategy in all aspects: we will focus more on the customer, becoming their key partner for their future models, and we will accelerate our innovative technologies and solutions.
Antolin’s new solutions include our vehicle access systems, which were recently recognized with Innovation Awards at CES 2023. We also offer intelligent decorative systems, backlit surfaces, and cabin electronics and comfort solutions. The new mobility represents a business opportunity for us, with an interior that will incorporate more added value and functionalities. Last year, nearly 40% of electric cars sold worldwide featured components from Antolin.
Lastly, there has been a firm commitment to continuous innovation and technological development. Antolin was born with an innovative breakthrough—a revolutionary steering joint that improved vehicle safety during its time. This has served as a key lever for adapting to the industry’s constant changes. Today, innovation is essential to lead the transformation happening in vehicles, enabling us to offer customers technologies that meet the desires and requirements of the end-users.
That is why Walter Pack plays a crucial role in our technological advancements in interior parts, and we are highly satisfied with this collaboration that enhances our capabilities, offering customers the most advanced and high-quality systems in the industry. It’s worth noting that Walter Pack is established in many regions around the world, close to Antolin’s plants, which facilitates the proper development and production of the system we deliver to our customers. I would highlight the team of people from our partner. They are a truly innovative, collaborative, and proactive team that always seeks to bring new ideas to the market.
With over 25 years of experience in the industry, all within Antolin since she joined in 1996, Marta is firsthand witnessing the exciting moment the automotive industry is going through, with an unstoppable transformation towards more sustainable and technological vehicles.
In a predominantly male-dominated sector with limited female leadership, her experience and leadership serve as an inspiration for women who aspire to develop their careers in the Spanish industry.