FCA’s New Global Product Development Organization Will Unleash Speed-to-Market and Technological Innovation

December 12, 2019

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

FCA is leveraging a technological, engineering and government talent by substantiating a streamlined product growth classification with executive care and a tellurian footprint.

The new classification will be led by FCA’s Chief Technical Officer Harald Wester.

“The attention has never gifted technological change during a gait we are now seeing,” says FCA Chief Executive Officer Mike Manley. “So, we’re unleashing a artistic appetite of a engineers and technical experts for a advantage of a business and stakeholders worldwide.”

This classification structure will revoke complexity and urge smoothness effectiveness. The ensuing potency gains will beget peculiarity improvements while shortening product growth timelines – a vicious capability in a marketplace tangible by accelerating technological transformation.

The new classification consolidates 3 core activities: engineering; module execution and management; and module support. Until now, product growth had been served by mixed organizations that operated as informal sub-groups or stand-alone units.

“Our stream structure has constructed a many constrained and different product lineup in a industry, from Alfa Romeo to Ram and all in between,” Wester says. “The turn of converging and formation we are now implementing will serve heighten a product offerings – in all markets. And a large winners will be a customers.”

Engineering activities will be upheld by 5 new centers of technical competence:

  • Body, Chassis, Interior and Wiring Integration with a goal to rise a core automobile member sets
  • Electrical/Electronics and Software, that will rise electronic architectures
  • Propulsion Systems, including electrified as good as required systems
  • Total Vehicle Integration
  • Advanced Technology and Pre-Development Programs

The new transversal module and execution government functions will pattern opposite all a engineering functions, businesses and brands. These will embody a tellurian Vehicle Programs group that will exercise all-new product programs, as good as an Architecture and Vehicle Concepts section focused on patron and opening targets, long-range design formulation and building new product proposals.

These changes means larger product growth lively during a time when FCA is positioning itself in hyper-competitive spheres, such as autonomous driving, connectivity and electrified propulsion.

The Company has already committed €9 billion toward a five-year devise to launch 30 new electrified nameplates worldwide. Among a initial will be plug-in hybrid versions of a Jeep® Compass, Jeep Renegade and Jeep Wrangler SUVs and a span of all-electric vehicles – a Fiat code automobile and a blurb outpost from Fiat Professional.

Meanwhile, Maserati is racing toward an electrified destiny on a heels of a €1.6 billion investment that will accommodate a formation of hybrid and all-electric thrust systems, and Level 3 unconstrained pushing record – all infused with a brand’s particular sportiness.
 
The many poignant change in today’s proclamation is a formation of FCA’s powertrain and automobile engineering organizations.

Previously, powertrain engineering was decoupled from a automobile product growth process. Now, it is embedded in a unified, tellurian classification that promises softened cross-regional partnership and some-more effective apparatus deployment. The new, agree product growth classification will also capacitate speed in preference creation and best use of technical competencies around a globe.

“Our engineering resources will be strong and integrated, not diluted,” Wester adds.

The classification is approaching to be entirely operational subsequent year.
 
About FCA
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a tellurian automaker that designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles in a portfolio of sparkling brands, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep®, Lancia, Ram and Maserati. It also sells tools and services underneath a Mopar name and operates in a components and prolongation systems sectors underneath a Comau and Teksid brands. FCA employs scarcely 200,000 people around a globe. For some-more sum per FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), greatfully visit www.fcagroup.com.