Marelli, one of the leading independent players on the world automotive stage, is working to transform the future of mobility to create a safer, greener, better connected world. The company was formed in 2019, bringing together Japanese firm Calsonic Kansei and Italian firm Magneti Marelli to create an internationally recognisable brand, known for manufacturing excellence and innovation.
It’s this capacity for innovation, extending beyond the core of the business to permeate the entire organisation, which was recognised with an honorable mention for the company at the SAP Innovation Awards 2021. The recognition was given for the Global HR Transformation project, embarked on with the support of partner company Alight (previously NGA Human Resources, now part of the Alight Solutions group).
This ambitious HR transformation initiative began in March 2020, aiming to unify the management of Marelli’s 60,000 employees across four continents in terms of both processes (administrative and development-related alike) and technological support systems. The starting point was a very varied HR setting, something that’s typical of mergers between two highly structured organisation. The HR transformation project also sought to create a new, consolidated corporate culture, one that could transcend the deeply rooted legacies of Magneti Marelli and Calsonic Kansei and incorporate them into a new and unique corporate vision.
Two variables made the planning and, most importantly, the implementation of the project launch more complex: extremely strict timelines and the addition of the pandemic, which made it necessary to manage a project on this scale entirely virtually for the first time.