Arrow Electronics, Inc., a global provider of technology solutions, and its engineering services company, eInfochips, have announced the expansion of its Automotive Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Egypt. Specifically, it aims to assist customers in the development of next-gen automotive products. In relation, it recently acquired Avelabs, a leading engineering services provider for the automotive industry.
Mainly, Arrow’s Automotive CoE addresses the opportunities and helps resolve the challenges associated with connected, autonomous and electrification technologies in the automotive industry. Moreover, the complexities associated with adopting such emerging technologies pose challenges for innovators. Among them are lack of in-house engineering talent with new age skills, stringent cybersecurity compliances and intricate high-voltage designs,
Arrow’s recent acquisition of Avelabs further expands the CoE’s capabilities. Avelabs has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, and has offices in Munich, Germany and Troy, Mich., U.S.A. The company helps automotive OEMs and Tier-1 companies accelerate product development. Mainly, it leverages deep expertise in AUTOSAR (Automotive Open Systems Architecture), functional safety and cyber security.
Now, with the enhanced capabilities, Arrow’s CoE aims to enable innovators navigate the complexities of automotive electronics design.
“The migration towards electric, autonomous and connected vehicles will accelerate electronic content in automobiles, as well as automotive engineering services spend,” said Rick Marano, president of Arrow’s global components business.
Also, Marano said, “The automotive CoE in Egypt, augmented by our acquisition of Avelabs, complements and expands upon our existing engineering services provided by Arrow and eInfochips. Further, this will strengthen our value proposition for our customers and suppliers in the transportation segment.”