Chennai, India and Linz, Austria

Pricol Limited, one of India’s leading high-tech automotive component and precision engineered product manufacturers, today announced a strategic partnership with Candera, a leading Human-Machine Interface (HMI) tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. This technology partnership with Candera will bring global HMI solutions into Pricol’s range of Next Generation Connected Driver Information System (DIS) products serving across all vehicle segments.

This Strategic Partnership will empower both companies to respond to automotive product design opportunities in India and globally with collaborative concurrent HMI development, shorter lead time, cost effective solutions – all made possible by having a single HMI tool to support Next Generation Display Systems shall be built on various Product Platforms which is indigenously developed by Pricol.

 The partnership is in line with Pricol’s continuous endeavor in adopting the next generation Emerging Technologies as well as Systems and Software process, such as high speed Multi Core Processor, Larger Displays, CGI Studio by Candera, ASPICE, AUTOSAR, ISO26262, Operating System (OS) based and Providing Connected Solutions like Over the Air (OTA), vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance etc.


Candera’s user-friendly, no-coding HMI design tool CGI Studio is a highly intuitive, scalable and hardware independent HMI design tool. It allows the development of innovative and customizable embedded GUI solutions of all kinds for the automotive area, industry and home appliances market. CGI Studio provides multi language support, includes ready-to-use HMI controls and the Candera Smart Importer for instant combination of designs with logic in only a few clicks. The result are scenes that not only feature pin sharp graphics but can also support 2D, 2.5D and 3D elements and animations.


Commenting on the alliance, Mr. Vikram Mohan, Managing Director, Pricol Limited said, “With 4 decades of expertise, Pricol has pushed the boundaries in DIS development supplying high-end solutions across various vehicle segments. Our DIS products have immensely seen advancements in their visually impactful graphics content, high demand in customer convenience and ease of understanding information. Pricol had been looking for a suitable partner to design and develop HMI solutions collaboratively. With CGI Studio, Candera brings in an HMI solution tool which makes designing 2D / 2.5D / 3D graphics easy. It’s highlight feature, the Candera Smart Importer enables all users (including those without programming skills) to automatically generate full functioning HMIs using their designs from any graphics software – opening the door to faster, more efficient HMI creation. We are delighted to be partnering with Candera to enhance our capability to deliver Next Generation Connected High-End Thin Film Transistor (TFT) based Digital Information Archiving System (DIAS) (single and multi-display) that meet our customers ever evolving technological needs.”


With more than 20 years of embedded software experience, Candera supports customers worldwide in HMI creation. “We have been working with Pricol successfully during the past 12+ months to support building POCs for brilliant HMIs”, says Mr. Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera. “This strategic partnership now takes our alliance to the next level and we’re looking forward to supporting our mutual, worldwide customers to be successful in their business by creating powerful HMI solutions together with Pricol’s high-end technology DIS.”


About Pricol

Pricol Limited is one of India’s leading automotive components and precision engineered products manufacturers head quartered in Coimbatore. Pricol commenced its operations in the year 1975 in Coimbatore, South India and today it strides as a reputable global brand in the automotive component and products business, highly recognized by top automotive OEMs across the world. The company carries out its business and operations in Driver Information Systems and Sensors, Pumps and Allied Products, Telematics and Wiping Systems catering to leading automotive OEMs in Two / Three Wheeler, Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Farm Equipment and Off-Road Vehicles across India and in International Markets (45+countries) with 2000+ product variants.

Today the company has 7 manufacturing plants across Coimbatore, NCR, Pantnagar, Pune & Sricity, 1 subsidiary manufacturing plant in Satara, India and 1 manufacturing unit in Indonesia with 2 international offices in Tokyo and in Singapore. Pricol is powered by 5000+ strong, dedicated workforce which resolutely pursues the mission to be PASSIONATE, SUSTAINABLE, DYNAMIC and EVOLVING.

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About Candera

Candera is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with the award-winning CGI Studio tool environment as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz/ Austria and Candera Japan Inc. in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo / Japan are both part of the ArtSpark Group situated in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo / Japan.