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  • 1. Why Israel?
  • 2. There have only been two serious attempts at developing a local vehicle production base in Israel. Israel’s story in the automotive business started in Haifa, in 1951, when Kaiser-Frazer opened a major assembly line; the factory built Kaiser- Frazer cars & Mack trucks under license. In 1968 Kaiser-Frazer was sold to Autocars Ltd. The company manufactured Sussita, Carmel, Gilboa&Sabra models in the 1960s. Their car bodies were made of fiberglass. Autocars was bought by Rom Carmel Industries in 1974 and the last full year of production was 1980.
  • 3. Automotive companies Exporting companies (2012) Export turnover Leading Export Markets: • USA • Asia Pacific • Europe
  • 4. Suppliers to OEM & Supplier Tiers Electronics, Software , Driver Assistance Systems & Technological Innovations Production Support & Services Vehicle Assembly, Body Building & Trailers Suppliers to the Aftermarket
  • 5. 50+ companies supply to the Global OEM & Supplier Tiers Diversified supply base; wide array of technologies implemented in production: • High pressure & gravity die casting • Forging • Cold forming & stamping • Turning & milling • Metal injection molding • Plastic (injection & blow molding) & polyurethane • Rubber-extrusion, molding, compression, injection • Plating & coating Cooperate closely with major OEMs & supplier tiers Provide customer-oriented services Just-In-Time supply Provide broad flexibility to fulfill customer requirements Strong R&D departments
  • 6. A sector experiencing impressive expansion A growing number of electronic & high-tech companies are involved in the automotive industry Israeli companies are focusing on designing, producing & supplying: • Driver assistance & safety systems • Telematics & biometrics • Tracking technologies • Manufacturing control software & diagnostics • Navigation & control systems • Vehicle connectivity • Sensors • Testing & measurement solutions • On-board driver assistance systems & infotainment • Cyber security • Voice & speech recognition
  • 7. • Tourist coaches • City & inter-city buses • Armored buses • Minibuses • Custom-made VIP buses • Military 4X4 heavy-duty jeeps • Armored vehicles • Riot control vehicles • Fire fighting vehicles • Tankers • Vehicle conversions • Trailers 16 companies Development, design & manufacturing of:
  • 8. 20+ companies Line of products includes: • Manufacturing control software • Testing & measurement solutions • Diagnostics • Packaging products that prevent corrosion • Power quality solutions • Metalworking tools • Software solutions for superior supply chain management • 3D printing solutions for rapid prototyping & rapid manufacturing • Inspection programs • Engineered thermoplastic compounds • Automatic welding solutions
  • 9. 60+ companies Manufacturing & supplying spare parts, components, accessories, equipment & services to the secondary market (partial list): • Batteries • Accessories for off-road vehicles • HVAC systems • Fleet management systems • Air brake diaphragms • Heavy commercial vehicle suspension components • Electric starters & alternators • Lubricants, oils & special petroleum products & related fluids • Gaskets & seals • Rubber profiles, hoses, tire rethreading materials • Engine thermostats & radiator caps • Gears & gear pumps • Fuel injection, carburetor, oil, air & cabin filters • Engine bearings & valves • Voltage regulators & rectifiers
  • 10. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) - Mobileye is a global leader in the development of monocular vision-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), providing system- on-chip & computer-vision algorithms. Recipient of several prestigious awards including the Best Telematics Safety & Security Solution Award, International Fleet Industry Award 2011, the Red Herring Top 100 Innovators Award & the Frost & Sullivan 2006 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award in the Automotive Industry Battery Tray Assembly - Challenge: One part required to fit four different sizes (lengths) of batteries. Arkal Objectives: To convert tray from metal to plastic & cut costs. Arkal Achievement: 60% overall weight savings; 40% overall cost savings. Fabless Semiconductor Company - providing a comprehensive solution for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to infrastructure (V2I) communication for vehicle safety and its applications. The only solution satisfying all requirements – communication, security, processing, positioning and RF.
  • 11. Investment encouragement for companies in the field of alternative fuels for transportation Administered by the Prime Minister’s Office Total budget - 400 million NIS to be allocated during the period of 2012-2020 The administration has promoted several programs within its framework: • Academic & Applied Research: two inter-university research centers, one center focuses on biofuel research & the other on batteries & fuel cells • Technological Clusters: (1) Biofuels & Energy Agriculture Cluster (2) Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Cluster • Venture Capital Investments: promote large investments in venture-backed companies
  • 12. Manage patents & commercial applications that are the product of the academic research of seven Israeli universities Automotive Related Technologies & Projects (partial list): • Commercialize an on-vehicle hydrogen production system for use in a fuel cell-powered lift truck application (Exxon Mobil & BGU) • Image processing for peripheral monitoring-Driver's Vision Enhancement • Machine Learning Systems/Man-Machine Interface Unmanned Ground Vehicle Platforms • Super-light alloys for structural & energy-absorbing applications: • Consolidated light alloys with nano/sub-micron structure • Cellular magnesium foam for special energy-absorbing applications
  • 13. General Motor’s Advanced Technical Center - Established in 2010 a world- class R&D organization that guides creative thinking into unique innovations in areas of strategic importance to the automotive industry. Lab groups at the center include smart sensing & vision systems; human machine interface; prognostics & diagnostics; wireless technologies; & manufacturing. Ford Motor Co. - Extensive research activity in Israel since January 2012. The company is employing two full-time technology scouts in Israel, one in the field of product development & the other focuses on IT related technologies. Toyota Info-Technology Center - Senior researchers from Toyota ITC have been conducting annual research missions in Israel since 2007. Purchasing-Sourcing Office in Israel
  • 14. (partial list)
  • 15. Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. - leading provider of Manufacturing Process Management & Product Lifecycle Management software. In 2005, Tecnomatix was acquired by the UGS Corporation for $228M; In January 2007 UGS was purchased by Siemens AG. Telmap - Telmap provides unique end-to-end mobile location-based services. Intel acquired Telmap for $120M in 2011. CogniTens - provides three dimensional optical measurement solutions for measuring sheet metal parts & assemblies. CogniTens was acquired in 2007 by Swedish technology group Hexagon Metrology for an estimated $100M. Objet Geometries - Developer & manufacturer of ultra-thin layer, high resolution 3- dimensional printing solutions & materials for rapid prototyping & rapid manufacturing. In December 2012 Objet merged with Stratasys Inc. to form the corporate entity Stratasys Ltd. a $1.4B company.
  • 16. 1985 1992 1997 1997 1999 2000 2007 USA EFTA Turkey Canada Mexico European Union (Association Agreement) MERCOSUR (Argentina not yet in force) QIZ Agreements Jordan (1998) Egypt (2004)
  • 17. Source: Ministry of Finance Austria Belgium Canada China Finland France Germany Hong Kong India Ireland Italy Korea Netherlands Portugal Singapore Spain Sweden United Kingdom USA Victoria (Australia)
  • 18. THANK YOU! Mr. Uri Pachter, Director International Projects, Tenders & Automotive Industry Department The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute Tel: +972 3 514 2811 | Mobile: +972 54 457 8616 Email: