About

Arkal Automotive was founded in 1997 with the vision of leveraging Arkal’s huge expertise in sophisticated thermoplastic parts manufacturing to advance the possibilities of lightweight automotive parts design for the global vehicle industry.


Today the company offers its OEMs and Tier 1 customers such as Daimler, General Motors, Volkswagen-Audi and BMW an extensive off-the-shelf range of lightweight automotive solutions , as well as fully bespoke solutions, based  on innovative use of sophisticated development tools for product design, cost effective/density effective materials, and the innovative combination of composite materials with injection molding.
Arkal’s unique one-stop ‘design-to-manufacturing’ approach enables its automotive customers to benefit from optimally cost-effective solutions by integrating Smart Product Design, Efficient Process Design and Automated Production under one roof – enabling our clients to meet and exceed aggressive targets for weight reduction, safety performance and cost reduction.


Over the last 20 years, Arkal has significantly grown its global footprint, and today the company operates 8 state-of-the-art production sites in North America, China and Europe. Arkal's impressive growth has been guided by its unique customer-centric approach called "ICE": Innovative design process + Competitiveness + Easy to work with, and a laser-sharp focus on fulfilling its vision of: "Lighter, Smarter, Better."

 

Heritage of Excellence
Developing and manufacturing plastics since 1963
Subsidiary of Raval Group
Global
footprint
International quality certifications
Expert Development Team
Engineering
Group
80%
of core team
5 years
Project Management
Resident Engineers
Passion for Innovation
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2000

1st to make plastic pre-assembly locking mechanism for battery modules.

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2006

1st molder to make plastic carrier plates in NA.

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2008

1st all in 1 plastic module (for battery tray & all electrical controllers).

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2009

Developed the 2K technology Air Inlet applications.

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2010

Received innovation award of the Society of Plastic Engineering.

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2013

First to use plastic and composite combination for battery tray modules.

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2016

Industrialization of serial production, combination of composites and plastic injection for front end modules

Management Board
Rami Bitensky
Rami Bitensky
CEO
Rami joined Arkal Automotive on March 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in global industrial companies at various fields. Rami's previous executive roles were at Nilit Group as: CEO & founder of Nilit China, CEO of Nilit Brazil - lead the acquisition and expansion in Brazil and CEO of Nilit Israel - the main site of Nilit group. With all of the above, Rami brings to Arkal Automotive rich experience in plastic industries, knowledge in developing new global activities within challenging territories, vast expertise in joint ventures and M&A. Rami holds an Executive M.B.A from Tel Aviv University and B.A in economy from Haifa University.
Amitai Ben Horin
Amitai Ben Horin
VP Global R&D
Amitai has over 35 years of experience in injection molding and parts development, started working at Arkal back in the early 80's as a manufacturing worker and moved up the chain finally becoming VP of R&D and engineering in 1998. Has been leading and supporting all engineering departments in various areas: being up to date in parts & process design, mold design, FEA analysis, GD&T and automation. Amitai has vast experience in products cost calculation and consequently has a crucial role in supporting the marketing department in RFQ's analysis. Due to his contribution, Arkal became a noticeable supplier to the leading automotive OEM's. Amitai's philosophy is: "Excellence in details makes it right at the 1st time".
Einat Nadivi
Einat Nadivi
VP Global Finance & Information Systems
Einat has been CFO of Arkal since 2013, has over 15 years of experience in finance positions including general accounting, financial planning, analysis, employee benefits and management experience. Einat Holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics from Ben-Gurion University, and is a certified public accountant in Israel. Einat's Philosophy is: "Manage your business, career and personal life like a marathon, remember this is a long distance run. The decisions you're making & the people you're interacting with now, all will be with you throughout the whole race. Ambition will assist you in finishing one marathon, but ambition combined with patience will enable you to finish countless marathons".
Yael Zimmerman
Yael Zimmerman
VP Global Human Resources
Yael has over 17 years of experience in HR management and vast background in managing global and local human resources services and joined Arkal in November 2016. Yael is well versed in creating, leading and implementing human resources infrastructures and processes in global matrix organization with multiple interfaces. Yael holds B.A in Humanities from the Hebrew University, a Diploma in translation and Interpretation from Bar Ilan University, a Diploma in group facilitation from the Haifa University and a certification in personal and business coaching. Yael's motto: "Inspire, challenge your people and believe in their skills. Create a working environment where they can constantly learn, develop and strengthen their uniqueness within the team. Keep your sense of humor and always love and enjoy what you do."
Shahar Kremer
Shahar Kremer
VP Global Quality
Shahar has over 25 years of experience at quality management roles in the automotive industry, has been leading and managing quality excellence at all areas and implemented his expertise in Arkal's quality processes. Has great practice and is well familiar with the OEM's specific requirements and expectations, strict regulations and zero tolerance for errors. Shahar holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering, Certify Quality Engineer (CQE), has a lead quality auditor certifications (ISO TS 169949, VDA 6.3). Shahar's motto is: Quality. Excellence. Commitment. Integrity. Success.
Yuval Zohar
Yuval Zohar
VP Global Engineering
Yuval has over 13 years of experience in the Plastic industry, starting in 2005 as a mold designer and project manager at Rimoni Industries. In this role, Yuval was in charge of the automotive sector. In 2009, Yuval took over the production and operation management at Rimoni industries. Yuval has joined Arkal in 2013 as the mold department manager. Since November 2017, Yuval is VP of Engineering, managing the Automation, Product Design, Molds, Gages and Fixtures and Engineering Knowledge departments. Yuval holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical engineering.
Ephie Koltin
Ephie Koltin
COO
Ephie joined Arkal Automotive in November 2017 and has over 25 years of experience in global industrial companies at various fields. Ephie's previous executive roles were with Fortissimo Private Equity, managing the turnaround of several portfolio companies, and as the COO & VP of Business development at TowerJazz Semiconductor. Ephie brings to Arkal Automotive significant management experience in companies with unique situations, global operations, joint ventures and M&A. Ephie is a graduate of HARVARD's AMP program, hold an M.Sc. on Material science and a B.Sc. in Mechanical engineering from the Israel Institute of Technologies (Technion).
Nitzan Meidan
Nitzan Meidan
Director of Global Supply Chain and Purchasing
Nitzan joined Arkal Automotive in March 2018 in the role of Supply Chain and Purchasing Director. In this role, Nitzan is responsible for managing the HQ Purchasing, Supply Chain and Subcontractors activities. Nitzan has a rich experience and background in management roles at various organizations, especially in Tadiran Group, Tadiran Carrier and Nilit Israel. Nitzan holds a bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and in Business Management from the Israel Institute of Technologies (Technion).
Eran Grabiner
Eran Grabiner
VP Marketing & Sales
Eran joined Arkal Automotive in May 2018, and brings over 16 years of experience in the field of Sales and Marketing and management roles at various organizations. Eran was VP of Sales and Marketing at Habonim Industrial Valves and Actuators and at Amiad Water System. He filled the roles of Project Marketing and Operations at Sungard Business Integration, Comverse and Intel. Eran holds a bachelor degree in Biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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Quality Policy & Certifications
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Arkal's Quality Policy
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ISO 14001 Arkal Automotive HQ
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ISO 14001 Arkal GMBH
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ISO 14001 Arkal Spain
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ISO 14001 Plasticos Brello
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ISO TS 16949 Alpha
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Arkal Automotive HQ
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Certificate IATF 16949 Arkal GMBH
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ISO TS 16949 Arkal NA
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ISO TS 16949 Arkal NA
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Certificate IATF 020318 Arkal Spain
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IATF 16949 Arkal Tianjin
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ISO TS 16949 Arkal USA
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ISO TS 16949 Arkal USA
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ISO TS 16949 Hirosawa
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ISO TS 16949 Plasticos Brello
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ISO 14001 Alpha
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Arkal Automotive HQ Environment
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Environment Policy - Arkal Spain
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Arkal Canada Environment Policy
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Alabama Environmental Policy
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Environmental policy – Arkal Germany