Henkel, RLE International build strategic alliance

Henkel and RLE International 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. This joint approach to market will grant customers access to a unique global combination of long-term engineering know-how and best-in-class material science which will enable next-generation design solutions and new levels of lightweight structures.

“To design new e-mobility concepts and lightweight innovations, the combination of material science and engineering expertise is a significant competitive advantage”, says Dr. 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 include effective and technologically sophisticated 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”, says 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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