Auto-Kabel technology assures electrical safety in vehicles worldwide
Company produces safe, high-quality parts and state-of-the-art solutions for vehicle energy management, and is the ‘go-to’ supplier for leading car manufacturers
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Acclaimed for being an innovator in automotive energy distribution systems, Auto-Kabel is sought by leading car manufacturers for its safe, high-quality parts and state-of-the-art solutions for vehicle energy management. Having pioneered groundbreaking technologies that showcase new energy distribution concepts, the family-owned German company is the first contact of top electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) producers, and 12-volt application suppliers.
“We invented solutions nobody thought about before,” says Jens Schumacher, managing director. “We did it because we have good, long-term customer relationships. We listen to our customers and develop outstanding solutions that have never been before used in the automotive world.”
One such solution was the introduction of aluminium technology, which drove the successful mass production of aluminium cables in 2000. Auto-Kabel also pioneered the use of intelligent batteries in 2003, paving the way for the development of the start/stop button function in smart vehicles. It is now introducing the aluminium bus bar technology as an energy backbone system for vehicles.
Working within a niche sector, Auto-Kabel does in-house and on-site engineering services for clients as it integrates ideas during the pre-concept phase of projects.
The company supports services, such as global project management or multiple region and brand management, which extend to markets in nine countries and three continents including Asia.
“We give our customers the best service by having a global footprint for global production,” Schumacher says. “We are always where our customers are.”
Maintaining an office and plant in China for 10 years, Auto-Kabel plans to create a wholly owned company in the country to expand its reach as it continues to welcome technical partners that are looking to grow. “China is one of our hot spots for EV and HEV,” Schumacher says. “We think global and act local, so our offices abroad have local management. We also have a long-term outlook, so we provide customers with the confidence to trust new technology.”