ELBA S.A.ELBA is a tier-1 lighting supplier in Romania with more than 60% of the company’s revenue being generated as a tier-1 supplier in the vehicle lighting sector. Renault Nissan and VW Group are ELBA’s most important customers, mainly for the entry and middle-range car models of both groups. ELBA is a small but agile and fast-growing company, with a different business model and a pragmatic vision towards delivering relevant solutions for the mass market segment.
In automotive lighting, ELBA's mission is to bring meaningful changes with high added value impacting security, comfort, and CO2 reduction to the mass market, at an affordable price. Our main competencies reside in the design-to-cost and design-to-quality approaches, focusing on the car models in the entry and middle-range segments. Another development direction in automotive lighting taken into account by the group involves the integration of interactive intelligent solutions meant to improve driver safety and comfort.
In addition, ELBA invests over €5m annually in technology, striving to provide the best-adapted products in the highest quality, with highly efficient manufacturing activities. We strongly believe that innovation is synonymous with progress, so we keep looking for new solutions and effective approaches, and we devote all our efforts to transform the challenges in our business sector into profitable opportunities. We have to innovate, especially when it comes to meeting directives relating to sustainability. Here, the organization is concentrating on weight reduction of its automotive products and continuing the use of LEDs across the board.
The main activities in the vehicle lighting sector are followed by general lighting, molding, and electronics.
In the technical lighting sector, ELBA just finished renewing all product range with the latest generation high efficiency LED technology, together with a weight reduction of their automotive products, to prune energy consumption and lower CO2 emissions.
To efficiently manage costs, ELBA has its own tooling shop where the most critical injection and stamping molds are made using automation processes developed in house. Both for internal needs and as well as a source of additional revenue, the company had invested in specific laboratory capabilities for the vehicle lighting sector, from photometry to EMC and electromechanical capabilities allowing around 70% of necessary tests to be done in-house.