Marelli Automotive Lighting is a global player in automotive lighting, one of the three worldwide largest suppliers in front and rear lamps, with Koito and Valeo.
In 2019, Magneti Marelli owner of AL was acquired by CK Holdings, a holding company of Calsonic Kansei Corporation which creates one of the world’s largest independent automotive suppliers, under one worldwide brand, Marelli led by Beda Bolzenius.
In DVN former report about Automotive Lighting company in 2008, its sales, mainly focussed on Europe, were at 1.6 billion with 11,700 employees to be compared with €3.9 billion and 20,500 employees. It means a huge annual growth of over 11%/year.
Like Silvain Dubois, its CEO said, Marelli Automotive Lighting is a well-established lighting supplier, with the critical size, a global footprint, and a well-balanced customer portfolio.
The challenges ahead are to adapt continuously to the new technologies such as mass market full LED solutions, democratization of ADB and development of DLP and Laser for high end.
For that, the company built a clear strategy of standardization mainly with modules
e-Light, s-Light, k-Light, m-Light, d-Light which allow the achievement of most of the OEM specifications, volume, weight, functions, and cost.
For high end, all technologies are covered, laser, sensors, OLED, new lighting functions, matrix, ADB with all technologies of digitalization for front and rear lights.
Marelli AL won three top awards these last years: In 2015 the Red Dot Design Award for Matrix headlamp of Audi TT3, in 2019 the CES innovation award for Smart Corner, and in 2020, the Pace Award for its h-Digi lighting module. The company was first to market ADB with DMD with Mercedes-Benz, and then with Audi E-Tron.