Henkel and RLE International have agreed to form a strategic alliance to drive automotive innovation, expand value creation opportunities and become the premier design-in engineering solution provider for the mobility industry.
Automotive megatrends and future mobility concepts driven by increasing environmental legislation, e-mobility and autonomous driving are shaping the engineering challenges of the industry: New architecture designs and solutions are required to reduce weight and increase safety. Furthermore, the integration and protection of batteries and electronic components play a crucial role in development and manufacturing.
“To design new e-mobility concepts and lightweight innovations, the combination of material science and engineering expertise is a significant competitive advantage,” says Dr. Christian Kirsten, Corporate Senior Vice President, Henkel Transport & Metal. “Together with RLE International we will create ‘The Mobility Alliance’ with advanced simulation capabilities of full vehicle crash behavior to improve passenger safety, and component design competence to improve vehicle performance,” adds Chuck Evans, Corporate Vice President, Henkel Automotive OEM Design.
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