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November 22, 2018

Henkel to build strategic alliance with RLE International

Henkel and RLE International said they 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.

By Olly Wehring

Henkel and RLE International said they 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, the two firms said in a statement. New architecture designs and solutions are required to reduce weight and increase safety. 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," said 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 behaviour to improve passenger safety, and component design competence to improve vehicle performance," said Chuck Evans, corporate vice president, Henkel Automotive OEM Design.

RLE's core business includes engineering expertise in vehicle component development and design.

"This involves the fields of concept development, vehicle and safety engineering, as well as electrics/electronics, e-mobility and lightweight design," said Ralf Laufenberg, CEO RLE International.

"Once combined with Henkel's advanced materials know-how in high performance adhesives and sealants, structural foams and sound deadeners we will become the go-to engineering partner and preferred advanced material supplier in the industry."

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