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January 21, 2019

Plastic Omnium and Hella team on car body lighting

Plastic Omnium and Hella are partnering on an integrated car body lighting initiative.

By Rhodri Morgan

Plastic Omnium and Hella are partnering on an integrated car body lighting initiative.

The collaboration, involving engineering and design experts from both companies and based in Germany, will be focused on jointly developing new systems integrating lighting technologies and intelligent exterior systems, at the front and rear of the car.

“This new partnership between Plastic Omnium and HELLA, will provide the market with combined technologies and solutions, bringing together the best of the know-how on both companies on new styling and advanced functionalities for the body exterior,” said Plastic Omnium chairman and CEO, Laurent Burelle.

“This will enhance the offer towards our customers in the fields of smart bumpers and tailgates, enriched with communication and lighting features”

For his part, Hella CEO, Rolf Breidenbach, added: “Lighting is shaping the vehicle design more than ever. The demand for individualisation and differentiation will continue to grow in the future. Additionally, lighting can also contribute to communication and safety in automated driving scenarios.

“By further deepening the collaboration with our long-standing partner Plastic Omnium, we will have additional opportunities to further drive these market trends and offer our customers new levels of freedom in terms of functionality and design.”

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