Grupo Antolin is partnering with German integrated electronics provider, AED Engineering.

AED Engineering will bolster the work of Antolin's new Electronic Systems Business Unit by partnering in the development of electronics for automobile manufacturers.

AED Engineering has more than 140 engineers at its engineering centres in Munich, (Germany) and Murcia, (Spain).

"At a time like this in the automotive industry, the ability to continue innovating and expanding our range of solutions to support the clients' transformation process becomes ever more important", said Grupo Antolin chairman, Ernesto Antolin.

"I am convinced the partnership with AED will allow us to continue creating value for our customers with products that have a greater technological content, thanks to electronics. We want to create smart interiors that meet the needs of our customers' new connected and sustainable vehicles.

The partnership with Antolin will allow AED Engineering to continue with its expansion plans and the development of its engineering hub in Murcia, where more than 40 professionals already work.

With the support of Antolin, AED Engineering will continue to incorporate new engineers to the technological hub. The German company has teamed up with the Polytechnic University of Cartagena to create the AED-UPCT Chair in order to develop automotive research projects, while training young engineers.

Antolin's Electronic Systems Business Unit will start with a team of more than 100 engineers, of which nearly 50 are professionals who have joined the company in recent months, or will do so soon.

"The support of AED engineers, who will complete the work of our in-house professionals, must be a differentiating factor for us," added Ernesto Antolin.

"With the experience and knowledge of AED and that of our own teams, we will be able to position Spain as a leader in electronics research applied to the interior of the car."

The supplier is also working with the Galician Automotive Technology Centre (CTAG) in the development of new electronics solutions.