Truck-Lite Europe manufacturing and supply footprint comprises of four modern production facilities. These are based throughout Europe; two Plants in the UK, one in Germany and Belarus. All facilities exhibit modern production processes which lead to efficient manufacturing. Our persistent desire to manufacture whenever possible, add value and eliminate waste through our operation makes us a leader in our field globally. Front line production operations are supported by in house tooling design, research & development and internal testing laboratories.
Modern multicomponent plastic injection moulding represents the core process across the sites, operating over one hundred injection mould machines with a wide range of clamping forces up to 1,000 tonnes. Our facilities are equipped with the latest digitally controlled Injection Moulding machines, including vertical insert loading machines, gas assisted injection moulding and two colour moulding, allowing us to be flexible on the size and types of components we can produce. This selection includes a range of ancillary equipment, including 3 and 6 axis robots, dehumidified polymer material drying / handling drying systems, conveyors and process temperature control systems. We mould in a wide range of materials from optical grade polycarbonates and acrylics to high performance engineering materials achieving automotive surface texture and finishes complying with European and Global regulations on optical performance. Our production process also consist of plastic welding, metallization, a range of gluing techniques, coupled with a range of manual and highly automated assembly with end of line testing and error proofing to ensure quality and robustness is built into the product and process. There are two main sites for design and development; Harlow for Commercial Vehicle Lighting, harnessing and mirror systems and Eisenach for Automotive Lighting. Both Plants provided with the competence in CATIA V4/V5, IDEAS design, Pro Engineer and FEA analysis. Also in house we use modern optical simulation software for complicated lighting products as well as a photometric laboratory which covers photometric witness approvals, thermal and endurance testing as well as corrosion and durability testing.
Truck-Lite Europe endeavours to be become the “Vision Systems” expert through global manufacturing, supporting our customers worldwide regardless of location.