Partnerships BEDS 2.0
We select our partners to complement our own competencies. This gives us a comprehensive network of strategic partners with a wide range of expertise that we can draw on to provide a one-stop-shop for our customers. As a result, our customers benefit from exactly the know-how they require to deliver their products in time, in quality and in cost.
Ralf Göttel, CEO BENTELER Group: “We are consistently implementing our Group’s 2025 strategy, further developing our core business and complementing it with solutions for electromobility. By doing so, we develop tailored solutions for our customers to succeed in a highly competitive environment. The cooperations are another important step in this direction.”
Cooperation with Automobili Pininfarina, a manufacturer of premium sports cars
Mid of September 2019, we announce the strategic collaboration with Automobili Pininfarina, a premium sports car manufacturer. The collaboration includes the development of a platform for electric vehicles. The first model developed by Automobili Pininfarina based on the BEDS will be an electric SUV. It is expected to be launched in 2022.
Michael Perschke, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, explains: “We are convinced that through the collaboration with BENTELER, we can bring to market a genuinely innovative, performance electric vehicle platform that will accelerate the adoption of emission-free motoring.”
Cooperation with Evergrande, a Chinese start-up in the automotive industry
Beginning of September 2019, we have signed a contract with Evergrande for the implementation of the BEDS. Based on this platform, Evergrande will develop a rolling chassis architecture for its planned electric vehicles. As a leading global partner for the automotive industry, we bring in comprehensive vehicle know-how and highly differentiated engineering and e-mobility expertise.
Development cooperation with Bosch
We already announced in April 2019, that we have entered into a development cooperation with Bosch. Both companies combine their know-how for system integration of mobile modular electric platforms – so called rolling chassis. At IAA 2019, Bosch presented the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 for the first time to the European public.
Strategic partnership with Vibracoustic
BENTELER and Vibracoustic have entered into a strategic partnership in April 2019. The partnership brings together the competencies of both partners in the development of E-Chassis solutions. It enables BENTELER to provide car manufacturers with noise- and vibration-optimized chassis solutions.