At the end of 2022, Plastic Omnium bought Varroc Lighting Systems and AMLS to build their new Plastic Omnium Lighting division. It came to comprise a product portfolio crafting synergies with PO’s existing bumper; front-end, and module products.
Very fine. And what of Varroc now? To find out, we spoke with Bogdan Cocian, Vice President of Varroc’s European lighting business in Italy and Romania. You’ll find that fascinating and wide-ranging interview in this week’s DVNewsletter. In it, Cocian explains the logic behind Varroc’s decision to sell their lighting business for passenger cars in the Americas and Europe, and the results of that decision.
Recently, I visited an automaker and a tier-1 supplier. In Ingolstadt, I discovered Audi’s newest lighting paradigm. and in Belgium, I saw how Valeo have figured out how, as a European company, to compete with low-cost countries by cleverly leveraging their smart automated production techniques. You’ll find details in forthcoming DVNewsletters.
Don’t forget the Tokyo DVN Workshop coming soon on 6-7 June! That’s less than a month away, so if you haven’t yet signed up, come and register. I’m looking forward to seeing you then and there.