Innovation in GESTAMP

Worldwide TIER 1 supplier, within the Automotive Sector

Customer

GESTAMP  is an international group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal components and structural modules for the Automotive Industry. GESTAMP , has consolidated its Tier 1 leadership position in the Automotive market thanks to its sustained effort on Strategic Product Research and Development ,as well as Advanced Forming and Joining Processes innovation management. Today Gestamp is present in 22 countries and has 95 production centers worldwide and 13 R&D Centers with highly qualified employees. 

Solution

Back in 2006, Gestamp R&D Tech Centre in Spain  define a formal structure to manage product and technology  innovation. On 2009 an Innovation Steering Committee, with the support of easycrit as innovation management tool, has helped to involve people related to advanced R&D,  Process Engineering, Industrial Divisions and Commercial departments  , making innovation according to company strategy to ge the best results in the following areas: improvements in safety, weight reduction and cost reduction . By the leadership of R&D and Innovation Management a group of facilitators where defined in all departments to promote new ideas throughout easycrit.

Benefits

Just in the last 2 years more than 70 ideas, from different departments and units, have been collected in the innovation tool, making their management quick and easy to see their profit.

Currently , Gestamp not only enjoys a leadership position, in some technologies like sheet metal press hardening lines worldwide as well as is growing in the current tough environment.

To be a future and further Technology partnership by the main OEMs.

Technological innovation is the key to Gestamp’s success and one of the basic points of our strategy for the future.

Company

GESTAMP

Industry

Automotive

Employees

+28.000

Francesc Perarnau

Research & Innovation Tech Center Director

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