The perfect combination

Combining material science with engineering expertise

The car of the future must be designed today. To design new e-mobility concepts and automotive lightweight innovations, the combination of Henkel material science and engineering expertise from RLE International creates a significant competitive advantage.

RLE’s core business includes effective and technologically sophisticated engineering expertise in vehicle component development and design. This involves the fields of concept development, vehicle and safety engineering, as well as electrics/electronics, e-mobility and lightweight design. Combined with Henkel’s advanced materials know-how in high performance adhesives and sealants, structural foams and sound-deadeners, The Mobility Alliance is the go-to engineering partner and preferred advanced material supplier in the automotive industry.

Leading through broad technology & product portfolio


Solutions for batteries

  • Adhesives for assembly of battery cells and modules
  • Thermal interface materials
  • Sealing of battery packs

Solutions for body

  • High-performance adhesives
  • Lightweight acoustic & structural technologies
  • Lightweight metals pre-treatment

Solutions for electronics

  • Adhesives for assembly and protection of electronic components
  • Liquid optically clear adhesives & structural bonding for displays
  • Offering innovative solutions with focus on sustainability, lightweight & efficiency improvement

RLE engineering scope


Concept & design

  • Fresh eyes review
  • Package & concepts
  • Design renderings
  • Surface development
  • Tolerance management

Vehicle development

  • Electrics/electronics
  • Chassis
  • Powertrain integration
  • Body & closures
  • Interior & exterior
  • Vehicle integration safety & CAE

Verification, prototyping and production

  • Launch & production
  • Test & validation
  • Tool design
  • Body simulation

About the partners


About Henkel

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2018, Henkel reported sales of around 20 billion euros and an adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit and


The RLE INTERNATIONAL Group is one of the world’s leading development, technology and consultation service providers to the international automotive industry. With more than 30 years of experience, a global concept, and around 2,000 engineers and specialists constantly keeping abreast of technological progress and adding value for the international partners along the value chain.

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