EASE Goes Live, a Joint Venture Between AVL Italia and GMB Invest

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EASE S.r.l. (Efficient Adaptive Service Engineering), founded in July 2023, began its official operations at the start of 2024, after acquiring part of the workforce from its two founding companies. The joint venture emerged from the collaboration between AVL Italia S.r.l. and GMB Invest S.c.a.r.l., both of which combined their strengths with the goal of creating a model capable of meeting the expressed needs of many OEMs. Specifically, this model aims to provide the customer with a single main contractor to efficiently manage wide spectrum of facility and test field maintenance, focusing on harmonization and standardization.

AVL Italia, leveraging its deep knowledge of testing equipment, and GMB Invest, drawing from its experience in managing general facilities maintenance, have jointly developed a unique solution in the market. EASE already boasts a team of 40 professionals spread across various customer sites, responsible for preventive, corrective, regulatory maintenance — from planning to execution, reporting up to continuous improvements.

The company oversees more than 6,000 systems and equipment in Italy and Germany, managing relationships with over 200 specific third-party suppliers in areas like powertrain, metrology, body in white, safety, tracks, crush-test, and beyond.

EASE sets the ambitious goal of expanding this operating model across Europe, localizing activities, and enhancing specific competences, becoming a valuable operational arm for its founders.

Andrea Rinaldi, Instrumentation & Test Systems Director, AVL Italia and Director of EASE, looks to the future: “In a rapidly changing automotive world, it is necessary to adapt quickly and think to business models capable of addressing new needs. EASE is surely representing one of our answers."

Frédéric Benoit, General Manager Industrelec – part of GMB Invest – and Director of EASE, : “In a new automotive market context, renewed cooperation with AVL group enhances our efficiency. The cultural diversity within our team is a valuable asset for building robust and innovative solutions. EASE is certainly one of our responses to the emerging challenges.”

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