The companies aim to provide an expanded range of integrated display solutions for automotive customers
VIA optronics AG (NYSE: VIAO) (“VIA” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of interactive display systems and solutions, today announced a new strategic collaboration with Grupo Antolin-Irausa, S.A.U. (“Antolin”), a global provider of automotive technology solutions.
The companies intend to use their combined expertise and capabilities to design, develop, and produce innovative integrated display systems for vehicle interiors including cockpits, floor consoles, and seat headrests. Additionally, the collaboration plans to jointly provide high-end solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
With the rapid advancement of vehicle technology, consumers increasingly expect intuitive and immersive experiences within their vehicles. VIA and Antolin recognize this growing demand and are committed to delivering next-generation display systems that seamlessly integrate into automotive interiors, while offering enhanced functionality and user-centric features.
Jürgen Eichner, Founder and member of the Management Board of VIA, commented, “We are thrilled to announce this strategic collaboration with Antolin. As demand continues to grow for integrated next-generation automotive interior display systems, we will leverage our shared knowledge and expertise to provide complete solutions to our customers, from cockpit integration of display systems and Human Machine Interface (HMI) integration, to optical bonding, cameras, and cutting-edge surface technologies.”
Jorge Juarez, EVP of Technology Solutions of Antolin, remarked, “By merging Antolin's deep experience with automotive interior solutions development and industrialization, with VIA’s cutting-edge display technologies, our shared ambition is to reshape the in-vehicle experience and establish unparalleled benchmarks for user interfaces and integration.”
Through this collaboration, Antolin will leverage VIA’s expertise in optical bonding, touch sensing solutions, and camera modules in the automotive, industrial and consumer electronics industries. The companies will aim to provide a wide range of interactive display solutions that provide improved visual performance, enhanced touch sensitivity, and improved integration within the vehicle's interior. The companies believe these advances will enable car makers to create more intuitive and engaging user interfaces, and, in turn, enable exceptional driving experiences for their customers.
VIA is a leading provider of interactive display solutions for multiple end markets in which superior functionality or durability is a critical differentiating factor. Its customizable technology is well-suited for high-end markets with unique specifications and demanding environments that pose technical and optical challenges for displays, such as bright ambient light, vibration and shock, extreme temperatures, and condensation. VIA’s interactive display systems combine system design, interactive displays, software functionality, cameras, and other hardware components. VIA’s intellectual property portfolio, process know-how, optical bonding, metal mesh touch sensor and camera module technologies provide enhanced display solutions built to meet the specific needs of its customers.
Antolin is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of vehicle components and a global supplier of technological solutions for automotive interiors. The company supplies the world’s leading car manufacturers through 130 factories in 25 countries. Antolin has 24,000 employees and sales of €4,451 million in 2022. Antolin offers high added value products via five business Units: Overheads; Doors & Hard Trim; IPs & Central Consoles; Lighting, HMI & Electronics and Components & JITs.
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