Comprehensive Know-How on OEM Specifications & Requirements
ALT Technologies is a global supplier of customer-specific automotive solutions with more than 50 years of experience in the field. With extensive knowledge of automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) specifications and requirements, the Utrecht-based company delivers RFID products and solutions to Tier 1 automotive suppliers and automotive OEMs worldwide.
OEM Specifications & Requirements are Key in Automotive
Experts at ALT Technologies incorporate extensive knowledge and experience of OEM specifications in the development of RFID solutions for the automotive market. The company has laboratories where in-house tests are performed together with customers based on their substrates and OEM specifications.
Erwin de Groot, Global Account Manager at ALT Technologies comments: “Every OEM has their own unique specifications. We at ALT Technologies are familiar with a majority of these specifications. We know what is required to ensure that our customers’ components fulfill the OEM specifications without adding to the cost. In fact, there is no OEM that is not using our products – we deliver our products worldwide, be it to Europe, Asia and North and South America.
RFID Solutions for the Automotive Industry
An increasing number of automotive OEMs are now requesting RFID integration in the components and parts supplied. ALT Technologies supports Tier 1 automotive suppliers in the RFID integration of parts and components according to unique specifications before they are delivered to the OEMs. Every solution is developed in close cooperation with the customer and is fully customized according to specific requirements.
Jelmer Sminia, Product Development Manager Europe at ALT Technologies comments: “RFID development and integration may sound easy, seeing as it is being implemented and used on grocery items and clothes at a massive scale. However, in the automotive industry, where specifications are crucial in the production of vehicles, and due to the metallic environment, RFID integration can be quite a challenge. It is necessary to select the right adhesive, process, materials and the RFID tags and labels for each component. The positioning of the RFID label on the component is also crucial to allow the best possible reading results. The biggest challenge is integrating RFID onto metal containers, for example.”
ALT Technologies provides tailored RFID solutions for Tier 1 automotive suppliers, be it for glass surfaces, electronics, near-liquid or on-metal. The experts at ALT Technologies possess comprehensive knowledge on RFID requirements which they incorporate in the development of solutions in these challenging environments. Part of the portfolio includes the combination of RFID tags and barcodes or traceability labels to increase the accuracy and reliability of the product.