Varroc Engineering signs MoU with Candera GmbH

Mumbai, Jun 11 (Agency) Varroc Engineering, a global Tier-1 auto component manufacturer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Candera GmbH for a strategic association to integrate the Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology in Varroc’s Thin-Film-Transistor (TFT) Instrument Cluster. According to the MoU, Varroc will develop the hardware and base software of the product, while Candera will provide software solution for HMI. This MoU will enable both the companies to respond to automotive application opportunities in India & the global markets with shorter lead time and cost optimized solutions.

Varroc manufactures a wide-range of electrical and electronic components used in the automotive industry. These products are aimed at helping the OEMs stay in synch with evolving end-user preferences. The company innovates in response to key automotive trends and creates products that are greener, safer, smarter and connected. Electronic Instrument Clusters are undergoing a change in digital display, and increasingly are becoming similar to that of a mobile phone, transforming from a Black and White display screen to a TFT (Thin-Film-Transistor) Liquid-Crystal display. Varroc’s TFT Instrument Cluster offerings offer complete customization of interface and an array of other features such as Navigation, Day and Night modes, Bluetooth connectivity, AES encryption, and mobile phone synchronization.

Candera, is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with CGI Studio, a scalable and hardware independent HMI design software. The special USP of CGI Studio are its user-friendly interface and the high-performance representation of 2D / 3D display elements and animations. Furthermore, it comes with ready-to-use HMI controls, an AI assisted Smart Importer and integrated state machines. Speaking on the partnership, Arjun Jain, Whole-time Director and the President – Electrical and Electronics Business Unit at Varroc, said ”At Varroc, we look to drive growth leveraging sustainable automotive trends such as the desire to be greener, safer, smarter, and more connected. We are delighted to partner with Candera to comprehensively build out our capability set to deliver next-generation TFT Instrument Clusters that meet our customers evolving technology needs.”

Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera appreciates the cooperation with Varroc. ”We have been collaborating with Varroc already successfully the past years”, says Reinhard. “This MoU now takes our partnership to the next level and we’re looking forward to support our mutual, worldwide customers to be successful in their business by creating powerful HMI solutions together with Varroc’s TFT clusters.”