The Case for Modules

January 08, 2018 at 1:50 AM
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HBPO supplies carmakers with preassembled front-end modules that may contain anywhere from 10 to more than 200 parts.

Anja Spenger, who was president of the company’s North American operations until this month, says the service enables vehicle manufacturers to shorten their production lines, reduce storage needs and free up working capital. (Sprenger was succeeded as president on Jan. 1 by Diana Mannino.)

HBPO has been growing rapidly as more carmakers adopt the modular approach. Spenger says many additional opportunities lie ahead because of the industry’s growing interest in electric and self-driving vehicles.‚Äč