Integrating ever more components and functionalities in a compact, aerodynamic front-end module demands great technical and logistical expertise.
And Plastic Omnium has just that. Today, that expertise is broadening to take in other parts of the vehicle, such as the cockpit and center console.
Discover our disruptive innovation, the new generation of front-end modules, unveiled during IAA Mobility 2021!
Always in front with HBPO
FRONT-END MODULE (FEM)
The front-end module is a key design element for a vehicle and its identity. The module’s outline contributes to the vehicle’s characteristic look, while the equipment it contains adds directly to its safety and reliable operation.
From design to development, through assembly and logistics operations, the Group’s solutions are tailored for each customer, including over 140 parts and allowing for over 15,000 different combinations for the same car model.
ACTIVE GRILLE SHUTTERS (AGS)
Active Grille Shutters are key components for the aerodynamics in the front part of the vehicle, designed to improve fuel efficiency by reducing air drag.
At high speeds, the shutters automatically close, redirecting air away from the engine compartment and thus enhancing the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance. When the engine heats up, the shutters open, allowing air to flow through the engine compartment and cool down the engine.
The HBPO Active Rollo is a further development of the Active Grille Shutter, using a thin textile instead of moving plastic parts. Designed to improve vehicle aerodynamics and help reduce drag and tractive resistance, the Active Rollo contributes to reduced vehicle consumption and indirectly to reducing CO2 emissions, as well as allowing longer range in electric vehicles.
with a similar increase in efficiency to AGS
INTERIOR MODULES: COCKPIT AND CENTER CONSOLE
For safety and comfort reasons, the interior is one of the most important elements in vehicle design. It has exacting requirements for design elements such as colors or sensitive surfaces and in electronics for the navigation system and infotainment. The cockpit as well as the center console play a major role in the car maker’s signature, making the end quality of these products absolutely essential.