Fablink Group has created Streamline Automotive, a new division to help meet demand for clean build manufacturing OEMs and e-mobility companies.
Streamline Automotive will aim to provide cost-effective and complete clean build vehicle assembly capabilities within state-of-the-art facilities. It says this service is enhanced by the foundations set by Fablink Group’s comprehensive manufacturing base and strong supply chain management capability.
Customers of the new division will also benefit from Fablink Technologies – the advanced engineering hub at the heart of the Group – providing full backing to customer engineering teams from first concept study to full-scale manufacture, including product development, prototyping, tooling and Design for Manufacture (DFM) support.
Streamline Automotive will feature the sub-brand: Streamline E-Mobility. The sub-brand will provide EV companies, start-ups, and e-mobility companies a competitive turnkey manufacturing solution for mixed material architecture including body panels, lightweight chassis and bonded structures as well as complete vehicle assembly.
The new division will also provide customers with fundamental support through purchasing and the supply chain including Bill of Materials (BOM) establishment and sourcing strategies across a range of relevant commodities, including EV powertrain systems and batteries.
Richard Westley, Founder and CEO of Fablink Group, said: “We are delighted to launch Streamline Automotive – a new division of Fablink Group which is dedicated to specialist low to medium volume contract vehicle manufacturing and assembly.
“The launch of Streamline Automotive is a logical step for Fablink Group following a decade and a half of continuous growth and the development of our engineering and manufacturing capability and OEM customer base. We are seeing rapidly growing demand in the market, including new business enquiries from specialist car companies and EV and e-mobility start-ups who, in the absence of a manufacturing base of their own, increasingly require lightweight, energy-efficient, cost-effective and cutting-edge manufacturing and clean build solutions for their new vehicles and products.
“With the support of Fablink’s engineering, development and manufacturing resources, Streamline Automotive will provide customer engineering teams with comprehensive support from initial concept to full-scale manufacture, making us uniquely positioned to provide a turnkey solution with the breadth of our unmatched in-house expertise and capabilities.
“On a personal note, it also gives me tremendous pride to reintroduce the Streamline name to the industry. My grandfather and his brother founded a business that made lightweight panels and assemblies for the aviation and automotive industries in the 1940s, so it is fitting that the Streamline name returns to the Fablink division which will help define the future of mobility and premium automotive for our customers.”