GIGATRONIK expands its expertise with sitronic as a manufacturing partner

Car manufacturers are now increasingly placing complex and considerably more comprehensive orders with their development partners. For this reason, GIGATRONIK has invested in expanding its partner network. As part of a strategic partnership, GIGATRONIK and sitronic, a manufacturing service provider, are offering joint development and production of automotive electronics.

"We have been co-operating successfully with sitronic since 2005. Now we have a more intensive, strategic co-operation agreement that enables us to combine our respective skills. This means that we can offer our customers development and production of modern automotive electronics from a single source," Dr.-Ing. Stefan Schwarzkopf, Head of Hardware and Software Development at the Stuttgart site, explains. For around fifteen years now, GIGATRONIK has been one of the leading partners for electronics and IT development in the automotive industry. The sitronic company manufactures high-performance electronic, sensor and electro-technical components for the automotive industry at two sites in Germany. This strategic partnership enables GIGATRONIK and sitronic to link and expand their range of services with precision. Technologies, products and services can be offered to customers from a single source, so as to develop new customer orders that neither company could ever have obtained on its own. In this context, the business model focuses on customer needs in the best way possible: right from the start of a project, one of the partners acts as both the general contractor and the central customer point of contact for the realisation of the electronics solution; and this applies right from development specifications through to end-of-life management.

Since the beginning of joint operations in mid-2014, synergies have already been achieved with the customer base, while new projects for joint development and production have been won. One current project is the mass production of a protective adapter for the Bosch Battery System. In this case, sitronic is taking over production of a printed circuit board, while GIGATRONIK is responsible for the development and production of the cable assembly, as well as for final assembly and final testing of the product. In 2005, co-operation with sitronic began with mass development and production of a commercial vehicle control unit. To date, approximately 1,000 of these control units have been produced and delivered annually.

Florian Rubländer
Corporate Communications