Automotive Components and Modules, Auto Exterior

AUTO EXTERIOR DIVISION

The worldwide market leader in exterior components and modules

Through its offer in the exterior body panels market, Plastic Omnium provides customized multi-material solutions with high added value that increasingly integrate functions and enhance safety to reduce vehicle weight and CO2 emissions.

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LEADERSHIP POSITION
in each product line
15%

market share in bumpers
23,000
employees
worldwide
1
in every 7 cars
produced in the world is equipped
by Plastic Omnium
26
million
bumpers and…
1 million tailgates produced in 2015
Bumper systems Plastic Omnium
Fender product Plastic Omnium
Truck structural parts Plastic Omnium
Tailgate Plastic Omnium
Front-end modules Plastic Omnium
Front floor Plastic Omnium
 

OUR PRODUCT LINES

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BUMPER SYSTEMS AND FASCIAS

WORLD’S LEADING SUPPLIER

  • 180 new bumpers developed annually



ENHANCING VEHICLE AESTHETICS THROUGH HIGH QUALITY, DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT AND FUNCTION INTEGRATION

  • Industrial excellence in injection molding, painting & assembly
  • Management of diverse function integration such as aerodynamic systems, lighting, sensors…
  • Extensive knowledge of pedestrian protection & impact management

BODY PANELS AND SPOILERS

WORLD’S LEADING SUPPLIER

LIGHTWEIGHT & AERODYNAMIC DESIGN FREEDOM

  • FENDERS:

    • 1.5 million fenders produced annually
    • Up to 40% less weight vs steel design
      • Modular design
      • Pedestrian protection management
      • Function integration - aerodynamic efficiency (shape, air guides…)
  • SPOILERS:

    • 1 million roof spoilers produced annually
      • Increased design possibilities
      • Aerodynamics - lower drag and improved road handling
      • Optimized range of raw material & assembly technologies

REAR CLOSURE SYSTEMS

#1 WORLDWIDE IN REAR CLOSURE SYSTEMS

WORLDWIDE LEADER IN LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE TAILGATES

    • 1 million produced annually
    • 30% less weight vs steel
      • Industrial excellence in injection and compression molding
      • Process innovation for bonding assembly
      • 15 years experience in developing and producing tailgates
      • New generation of lightweight closures with more styling freedom & function integration
      • Global investment reduction

SEMI STRUCTURAL
AND STRUCTURAL PARTS

EUROPE’S #1 IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURAL PARTS

Innovation in high performance composite for weight saving

  • Semi Structural parts :

    • 3 million parts produced annually
    • 25-30% weight reduction versus conventional metal products
  • Structural parts :

    • Thermoset & thermoplastic composite technology development
    • 1st carbon composite parts production in 2015
    • 30-50% weight reduction
      • Hybrid Technologies compatible with car body welding processes
      • New generation of High Performance Composites with carbon and glass fiber continuous reinforcement
      • More design flexibility for reduced BOM & Investments

TRUCKS

LEADING POSITION IN EUROPE AND CHINA FOR TRUCK BODY PANELS & STRUCTURAL PARTS

    • 30 years experience in truck body and structural parts design and manufacturing
    • 10% to 30% less weight vs steel
      • Complete technology offer - thermoplastic & thermoset
      • A-Class painted panels

FRONT-END MODULES

WORLD’S LEADING SUPPLIER OF FRONT-END MODULES

    • 3.5 million Front-End Modules assembled and sequenced each year
      • Modular offering, complexity management
      • Optimised interfaces and assembly for lighting, cooling & energy absorption system
      • Weight savings through function integration

Auto Exterior across the globe

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  • Plant Auto Exterior
  • R&D Center
  • Head office

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