The proportion of moving, electrically powered parts in and on a vehicle is constantly growing.

They are used for convenience but also improve handling. That's because front and rear spoilers, grill shutters, wind screens and wind deflectors reduce the air resistance and thus reduce the CO2 emissions on combustion engine vehicles and help electric cars achieve a greater range.

World market leader thanks to high vertical integration

We have been very successful in the market for kinematics products for many years and are the leading player on the global market. Our market penetration in the area of movable drive units is extremely high.

The reason for this in particular is our vertical integration: We do not only develop, qualify and produce kinematics products but also engineer and build the large part of the manufacturing equipment ourselves. This gives us extraordinary knowledge when it comes to engineering complex multi-joint articulated chains.

Smart actuating technology for the highest level of well-being

Very quiet and smart drives are more and more crucial as engine noise can be transmitted via the bodywork. Our drive systems are therefore engineered so that they are acoustically optimized and fit even in the small(est) installation spaces. 

We have a unique competitive edge: we build on our expertise in production technology and the superior acoustics knowledge of our colleagues from the Listen & Act field of activity. This way, we cater for even the highest demands quickly and flexibly.

In the interest of our customers: From individual to modular

Even though our products are constantly being resolutely tailored to the requirements of our customers, we pursue a modular strategy of uniform parts. This means that we are not only in a position to deliver with very competitive conditions, but the use of largely standardized parts also ensures the highest and constant quality.


Our seat-integrated folding tables turn the seat into a work or play station, optionally with wireless charging, cup holder, USB port, light, pen holder or make-up mirror. The options for equipping the crash-tested foldable tables are almost unlimited. Displays can also be integrated.

The trends towards e-mobility and autonomous driving will further increase the importance of vehicle interiors. The electric motor eliminates some of today's opportunities for differentiation for vehicle manufacturers, while autonomous driving offers vehicle occupants more options for communication and entertainment. The focus here is, among other things, on solutions that make the vehicle occupants' stay in the vehicle as pleasant, as entertaining and as relaxing as possible. The goal: After the journey, the vehicle occupants must notice that they felt completely comfortable.

We therefore focus intensively on future concepts and attach great importance to our ability to innovate. With our diverse competencies in our broad business areas, we are ideally positioned for this.


Klaus Hemmer
Director of the Kinematics Division