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

In honor of the memory of our true friend and mentor Amitai Ben Horin 1961-2022

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.

Management Board
Ephie Koltin
Ephie Koltin
CEO
Ephie joined Arkal Automotive in November 2017 and has over 30 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).
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.
Orly Zohar Avitan
Orly Zohar Avitan
VP Global Human Resources
Orly brings more than 20 years of experience in various managerial roles in the Human Resources area both local and global in companies such as USR, MIS, and also as a freelance consultant in HR. Mrs. Avitan has a BA in Education and Literature from Haifa University and is also certified as Organizational Consultant and Group Facilitator. Over the years in HR, I realized that every success is ultimately a function of relationships. That’s the reason I believe in transparent communication also in facilitating a synergetic environment that integrates managers, employees, vendors, customers, and business goals. My guideline in life is: allow yourself to shine and also be vulnerable, this testifies your leadership and courage.
Sima Mor
Sima Mor
VP Global Finance & Information Systems
Sima joined Arkal in 2021, has over 20 years of experience in finance at industrial and global companies. Sima holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Economics from Haifa University. Sima's moto is: life is all about the people in it. If you have the right people around you, human, moral, communicative and hardworking - all the ways, moments and goals will lead to personal and professional successes.
Shahar Argaman
Shahar Argaman
VP Global Supply Chain
Shahar brings more than 20 years of experience in the management area, both in Purchasing and Supply Chain as well as in Operations. Shahar joined Arkal in February-2022. His managerial experience is in companies such as Teva, Orbotech, Lumenis, Infinidat and Maytronics. Shahar holds a Bachelor of Laws from Tel Aviv University. In his role, Shahar is responsible for the overall activities of the Supply Chain and Purchasing of Arkal group.
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.
Ronnie Huske
Ronnie Huske
Vice President Marketing and Sales
Ronnie joined Arkal in July 2021. He has 20+ years of experience in the global Automotive Industry and holds a Dipl. Ing. degree in Automotive Engineering from the University of Appplied Sience in Trier Germany. In his previous assignments he was in charge of Management positions in Engineering, Project Management, Business Development, Marketing and Sales. Due to the transition of the Automotive industry his focus in the last years was on Turnaround-, Change management and M&A activities. With his strong technical background and his intercultural experience, Ronnie will drive the future growth of ARKAL globally. ____________________________________________ Ronnie's Motto: “Do it with passion or not do it at all!”
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