TECHNOLOGY

R&D

Our responsiveness to the changing dynamics of the automotive sector and our capacity to develop cleaner solutions for our customers depends on our exceptionally skilled talent. We use technology to empower people and encourage the kind of innovation that will surpass customer expectations.

Through strategic partnerships with lead engineering facilities, MAPA ensures its R&D team has unrivalled access to the latest in technological research, fostering technology cross-fertilization and forward-thinking design and development.

  • 4 Patents in transmission technology
  • Over 1000 references designed 100% in-house​
  • Average of 80% car parc coverage worldwide
  • More than 12.500 different applications for Europe, America and Asia​

Production

MAPA is preparing for the future by bringing its manufacturing processes to Industry 4.0 standards. Far from being a catchphrase, Industry 4.0 is how we are leveraging tools like human-robot collaboration and digital quality management to improve our current products and processes and to prepare the technologies of the future.

With continuous technological improvement and widespread robotics & automated processes, we ensure production efficiency and product quality.

  • We have cold and hot forming, machining, heat treatment, assembly, and packaging lines in our state-of-the-art production facilities. All our production automation systems and processes are designed in-house.
  • Prototypes for new product development projects are produced at our in-house tooling workshop. We design and manufacture our own dies and tools required for serial production.

Quality Assurance

As our reputation is built on durability and performance, we take extra measures to ensure our products stand up to the most rigorous conditions.

Starting with best-in-class materials, all MAPA products undergo fully automated testing protocols before leaving the production facility. Complete transparency with our customers is the key. Our traceability process is what makes that possible. That process includes ensuring that each and every MAPA unit, from their flywheels to their smallest components, has encoded data detailing the manufacturing and testing steps involved.

All material, component and product tests concerning product life cycle and performance are done at our in-house fully equipped, high-precision testing laboratories.

Quality Certifications

MAPA has been awarded many of the key certifications in the industry – IATF 16949 for automotive quality management , ISO 14001 for green manufacturing, ISO 45001 for occupational health and safety, ISO/IEC 27001 for information security and ISO 9001 for quality management.

Supply Chain

A company’s agility to react to the ever-changing requirements of the customers and the environment is the key to success. With the understanding of this crucial impact in mind, MAPA has establisheda dynamic Supply Chain Management ecosystem.

Production Planning and Control

  • Through our SAP ERP and Integrated Manufacturing Execution (MES) systems, we plan and execute production activities that meet customer requirements and ensure on-time complete delivery.
  • Critical data is collected and analyzed through MES to improve company-wide processes and facilitate Industry 4.0 applications.

Procurement

  • Through our 50 years of experience in the automotive industry, we have built a strong global supplier network with leading experts in their fields.
  • Our supplier development program enables us to continuously improve quality and delivery performance of our suppliers.