The rearview mirror business of Motherson is done by Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec. It is one of the leading global suppliers of rearview mirrors to the automotive industry. The Company develops, produces and distributes rear vision systems for the global automotive industry.
SMR is one of the largest manufacturers of external rearview mirrors for passenger cars in the world. SMR has a market share of approximately 22.0% of total global exterior rear view vision systems sales.
Motherson’s rear view vision systems product line comprises both exterior and interior rear view vision systems, which it supplies to the performance and premium segments, medium segments and the cost-driven, high-volume segments of the automotive OEM market.
The exterior rear view vision systems product line ranges from basic, manually-adjusted rear view vision systems to high-value rear view vision systems with multiple integrated features, including automatic dimming EC glass, electric power-folds, heated glass and integrated turn signals.
In addition to the development and production of traditional exterior rear view vision systems, SMR also develops, produces and integrates a wide variety of mirrors that include:
Blind spot detection systems
Side turn indicator lamps
Assist system signal lights
Telescopic Trailer Tow Mirrors
Innovation, the use of the latest technologies and a worldwide network of experts and production facilities ensure that SMR remains the leading supplier of exterior automotive mirrors in the world. SMR has a sustained focus on research and development and has over 600 patents.
SMR introduced the world’s first exterior mirrors with integral turn signal lights, the first combined power telescopic and power folding mirror for light trucks and the only camera-based blind spot detection system in the market featuring leading edge image processing technology. SMR has also pioneered several other products, such as the first interior mirror with multiple functions, the first LIN-bus system in exterior mirrors, the first LED light guide style turn signal, the first side-looker LED turn signal, the first lamps in exterior mirrors to project logos on the ground for European SUVs, and the first one-piece exterior mirror glass reflector with an integrated blind spot detection system for North-American SUVs.
SMR’s strategy of focusing on vertical integration of selective high potential items, like glass and actuators gives cost advantages and a competitive edge to the business.
SMR has manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, USA, Mexico, Spain, France, Hungary, China, South Korea, Australia, Brazil and India.
With its strong position in both developed and emerging markets, SMR has a balanced presence to serve its customers globally.