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."
1st to make plastic pre-assembly locking mechanism for battery modules.
1st molder to make plastic carrier plates in NA.
1st all in 1 plastic module (for battery tray & all electrical controllers).
Developed the 2K technology Air Inlet applications.
Received innovation award of the Society of Plastic Engineering.
First to use plastic and composite combination for battery tray modules.
Industrialization of serial production, combination of composites and plastic injection for front end modules
Amitai grew up and was educated at Arkal Plastic products from an early age.
Amitai had over 35 years of experience in injection molding and plastic parts development. He started to work at Arkal back in the early 80’s as a manufacturing worker and over the years he moved up the chain to become the VP of Engineering and R&D.
Amitai had the vision and initiative to acquire the knowledge of strengthen plastic parts by adding glass fibers, which led Arkal to develop composite parts and make the first steps into the automotive industry and to become a global company that develop and produce parts to the automotive industry.
Amitai's legacy will be with Arkal Automotive, a global manufacturing company, forever.