Grupo Antolin, one of the largest manufacturers of vehicle interiors in the world, achieved sales amounting to €5,214 million in 2019, compared to €5,425 million in the year before.
Grupo Antolin’s sales outperformed worldwide automotive production due to the performance of some important projects, especially in the United States and the Czech Republic. This is also thanks to the strength of its business based on technological leadership and product and process innovation. Worldwide automotive production declined by 5,6% in 2019.
Ebitda reached €435 million compared to €356 million in 2018. The results were achieved in a challenging market that continued to be affected by major uncertainties, such as Brexit, trade tensions and the fall of key markets, especially China, the world’s largest automobile market.
Throughout 2019 the company continued to work on its strategic transformation in which Antolin has been working for some time. The goal is to lead, from the interior of the vehicle, the change in the automotive industry. The company is developing smart and higher value-added systems, which provide further functions including technology, electronics, decorative surfaces and lighting solutions for its components.
To increase its capabilities in electronics, the company opened new facilities in Bamberg (Germany), Grupo Antolin’s reference center for lighting electronics. Furthermore, it has forged ahead in the development of joint projects with its partners Hi-Rain in lighting solutions for the Chinese market and Walter Pack, with whom it has integrated decorative parts into Grupo Antolin components.
In this way, Grupo Antolin continued to strengthen its position as a key partner for OEMs by supporting them in the development of their future vehicles. Grupo Antolin’s components are present in more than 100 models that came to market and in the world’s ten best-selling cars. The company had about 410 ongoing projects at the end of 2019.
As part of its commitment to a sustainable business model that creates value for its stakeholders, Grupo Antolin launched several social contribution projects, noteworthy among which was its participation in Polo Positivo, an accelerator of industrial projects that was created with the aim of supporting and developing the talent of entrepreneurs, self-employed workers and SMEs while contributing employment generation.
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SOURCE: Grupo Antolin