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The Mobility Alliance

The Henkel Group and the RLE Group combine their expertise in materials science and engineering in the strategic and operational alliance “The Mobility Alliance”

Learn more about our partnership. Find out how we can add value and accelerate your development processes.

The Mobility Alliance: Double the expertise, square the outcome

The car of the future needs to be developed today. In developing new e-mobility concepts and lightweight automotive innovations, combining Henkel’s materials science and RLE International’s technical expertise creates a significant competitive advantage for our customers and partners.

The Mobility Alliance, or TMA for short, aims to advance the automotive development process and its sustainability by addressing technical requirements from the early design and simulation stages.

By sharing our innovations and expertise, we help you develop safer, lighter and more efficient mobility solutions and maximize performance:
  • Efficiency
  • Innovation
  • Lightweight construction
  • Performance
  • Safety

Part of RLE’s core business is providing efficient and technologically advanced engineering expertise in developing and designing vehicle components. This applies to the areas of concept development, vehicle and safety technology as well as electrics/electronics, e-mobility and lightweight construction.

Combined with Henkel’s expertise in high-performance adhesives and sealants, structural foams and silencers, TMA is one of the automotive industry’s most important development partners and material suppliers.

Kay Schrader

Technical Unit Leader Vehicle Optimisation

Henkel and RLE are joint leaders with a broad technology and product portfolio:


  • Adhesives for battery cell and module assembly
  • Thermal Interface Materials
  • Battery pack sealing


  • High Performance Adhesives
  • Acoustic and Structural Lightweight Technologies
  • Light Metal Pretreatment

Prototyping and production

  • Body Simulation
  • Testing and Validation
  • Tool construction
  • Market launch & production

Concept and design

  • Fresh Eyes Review
  • Package & Concepts
  • Design Renderings
  • Surface Development
  • Tolerance Management

Electronics solutions

  • Adhesives for electronic component assembly and protection
  • Liquid, optically clear adhesives and structural bonding for displays
  • Innovative solutions for sustainability, lightweight construction and increased efficiency

Vehicle Development

  • Electrics/Electronics
  • Chassis
  • Powertrain Integration
  • Body & Closures
  • Interior & Exterior
  • Vehicle Integration, Safety & CAE

Learn more about our partnership and how we can add value and accelerate your development processes.

Megatrends in automotive engineering and the mobility concepts of the future, driven by stricter environmental legislation, electromobility and autonomous driving, are shaping the technical challenges facing the industry: New architectures and solutions are needed to reduce weight and increase safety. In addition, the integration and protection of batteries and electronic components play a critical role in design and manufacturing.

Visit our TMA website for a deeper insight into the project!

Do you have any questions? Use our contact form and we will send you detailed information or contact you directly!!


Phone: +49 2204 9725-0


Brodhausen 1, 51491 Overath, Germany

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