automotive industry

Rhenmetall Inks LoI For €22 MM In Aluminium Piston Sales To North American Automotive Buyer

Rhenmetall Inks LoI For €22 MM In Aluminium Piston Sales To North American Automotive Buyer

German metals firm Rheinmetall AG announced last week a new €22 million deal for aluminium pistons destined for the North American auto market. Specifying the buyer as only “a well-known carmaker,” Rheinmetall said it signed a letter of intent with the unnamed...

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Constellium To Provide Crash Management Systems For Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. announced yesterday that it has been chosen to be the supplier of front Crash Management Systems and other aluminium structural components to the new Mercedes-Benz model A-Class and two derivative vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class global platform from its plants at Gottmadingen, Germany, and San Luis Potosí, […]

Constellium Opens Automotive Aluminium Plant In Zilina, Slovakia

Amsterdam rolled and extruded aluminium leader Constellium N.V. yesterday commissioned its new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia. The facility is dedicated to producing aluminium Crash Management Systems and Body Structure components for the Eastern European automotive manufacturing market. Constellium says the 56,000 ft2 plant contains cutting-edge implements for forming, machining, welding, and heat-treating aluminium […]

Novelis To Establish Global Network Of Automotive Aluminium Innovation Centers

Atlanta’s rolled and recycled aluminium firm Novelis Inc. yesterday announced plans to establish a worldwide network of Customer Solution Centers (CSCs) in an effort at fostering greater cooperation between and among itself and automakers in ushering in the next generation of vehicle design. Per the firm’s press release, the CSCs will house researchers, designers, and […]

Ford Motors CEO: Trump Tariffs On Aluminium And Steel Will Cost Us US$1 Billion

Automotive manufacturers are feeling the heat from the Trump aluminium and steel tariffs as noted by Ford Motor Company’s CEO James Hackett, who said on Wednesday that his firm is expected to lose approximately US$1 billion to the measures over the next two years. “From Ford’s perspective the metals tariffs took about $1 billion in […]