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Passenger Cars

Setting tomorrow's technology trends - together!


The business area Passenger Cars is a part of Kendrion's Division Automotive.

We globally develop, produce and distribute high-tech components and systems for many major automotive manufacturers and system suppliers. As a technology and innovation leader, our acclaimed objective is to continue to set the standard for our customers in the future. This is based on a cooperative partnership with our customers, which is the foundation for sustainable success.

Our products contribute to the reduction of fuel consumption and thus to the reduction of pollutant emissions. In this manner, we support our customers and their customers in achieving economic and ecologic advantages. By doing so, we fully live up to the responsibility toward the generations to come.

Our employees are the basis of our success. With our motivation and abilities, we add to a creative corporate culture and are committed to our customers.

Headquartered in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), the distribution network as well as our engineering and production locations in Malente (Germany), Austria, Romania, USA and China guarantee worldwide availability for our customers.

Providing upfront competence on site – around the globe.

Objectives & Strategies

Passenger Cars is expanding its market position through the acquisition of new customer orders for new projects and applications with the objective of steadily expanding the existing portfolio. Our target is a high level of stable, organic growth with good return and cash flow.

The Business Area primarily pursues the strategy of concentrating on niche markets and serving them with innovative solutions, such as advanced electrodynamic drives, fuel-efficient valve technologies (common rail), suspension systems and engine management. In addition to this, Passenger Cars develops and produces electromagnetic components for engine sound, sensors and control units.

The highly reliable production also takes place under clean-room conditions if required by the project. Depending on the annual volumes, manufacturing processes are implemented up to the level of fully automated production.

Passenger Cars meets the most stringent quality standards and always performs final inspections of manufactured products.

Market & Market position

The international automotive market can be divided into three main regions: Europe, the USA and the BRICS countries. Currently, the largest market of the business area Passenger Cars is Europe, and within Europe, Germany. On a global scale, the high-revenue customers include Volkswagen, Continental, Daimler, Automotive Lighting, Delphi and ZF Friedrichshafen.

Customers rely on Passenger Cars as a competent development partner with dedicated project teams, in-depth technical know-how and its own development, testing and production capacities. This will be of great importance in the next years, particularly in the global market.

Further growth in the global market for electromagnetic components is expected due to new applications in environmental technology, engaging and disengaging of auxiliary units and in lower-emission common rail fuel technology.

Applications for hybrid and electric motors create new and interesting market niches for Passenger Cars.