Humanetics, an automotive crash test equipment manufacturer in Farmington Hills, is partnering with Spain’s Encopim to manufacture Humanetics’ pedestrian occupant protection and E-Liner sled equipment. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We looked at the needs of our customers and the need to provide the best equipment, at the best quality, and the best price,” says Christopher O’Connor, president and CEO of Humanetics. “Our partnership with Encopim delivers that proposition. It will advance our long-term roadmap to bring customers the best product portfolio, with the best on-going support.”
This partnership also is designed to create an enhanced service and support network for Humanetics’ customers. Humanetics products will be branded as Humanetics, with a label: “Created by Humanetics. Engineered by Encopim.”
“Our partnership with Encopim is a very powerful proposition that will combine the safety engineering expertise of Humanetics with Encopim’s world class manufacturing,” Mark Westen, vice president of sales for Humanetics. “Encopim’s world-class development and manufacturing operations will improve lead times for our customers and their extensive product knowledge will enable us to provide an enhanced support capability through Encopim’s network of technical engineers.”
Humanetics will continue to lead the primary point of contact for its customers. It will also represent Encopim’s own range of pedestrian and occupant protection equipment.
“We are excited to partner with Humanetics on this opportunity to manufacture Humanetics’ innovative Frontone technology,” says Perfecte Sanchis, CEO of Encopim. “We are also looking forward to co-develop new solutions for customers that can leverage both the e-liner and hydro-pneumatic technologies. This partnership also gives us access to Humanetics’ knowledgeable sales teams who will also promote Encopim’s solutions.”