SMR Automotive Systems Spain SAU, is one of the 25 production facilities of Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec (SMR), one of the leading global manufacturers of rearview mirror systems for the automotive industry. Its innovations and the use of state-of-the-art development and production technologies have allowed it to maintain its market lead.
Some of the products that SMR has introduced on the market include exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, electrically extendable/retractable mirrors for commercial vehicles, and the world’s only mirror integrated camera-assisted intelligent blind-spot detection system.
Since 2009 SMR has been a member of the Samvardhana Motherson Group, a global automotive specialist with more than 60,000 employees on five continents. SMR Spain was formerly known as Visiocorp (2008-2009), Schefenacker (2006-2008) and Alfred Engelmann (1992-2006).
SMR Spain has expanded its facilities significantly over recent years due to the increased demand for high quality products made by SMR. Currently, a team of over 300 employees produce plastic based and painted automotive parts and systems from on premises of 14,000 square meters. In the year 2017, SMR Spain generated sales of 56 million euros.
SMR Spain manufactures products ranging from simple plastic components to complex modules with world-class surfaces and integrated electric functions. Main products include exterior and interior rearview mirrors, as well as fuel filler door modules. Furthermore, it produces a wide variety of plastic interior cover parts to fit interior trim colours for premium vehicle segments.
SMR Spain is equipped with the latest manufacturing capabilities including 46 modern moulding machines and 2 solvent based paint shops, with a capacity of more than 10 million painted parts per year. The new painting facility, operating since 2012, consists of three booths— primer, colour and base coat, each one with 2 robots.
FUNCTIONS IN VEHICLE
Structural parts and body
SMR Spain produces exterior and interior mirrors, as well as fuel filler door modules and other plastic-based products for Audi, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen and other car-makers in Europe and beyond. The largest supply programmes include exterior mirrors for Audi Q3, Ford Mondeo, Ford Transit, Opel Corsa, Opel Zafira, Volkswagen T-Rock and the upcoming small SUV VW T-Cross.
SMR Spain distributes its products for different vehicles and price segments, and supplies to automotive manufacturers in Europe and Asia. lts main customers in Spain are Ford, PSA, Renault, Seat and Volkswagen. As a moulding and painting expert, SMR Spain is also an attractive intercompany supplier for the Samvardhana Motherson Group.