vehicle lightweighting technologies

Audi Celebrates Five Years Of Lightweight Aluminium And Steel Component Production At  Münchsmünster Plant

Audi Celebrates Five Years Of Lightweight Aluminium And Steel Component Production At Münchsmünster Plant

German automaker Audi AG is marking five years of production at its Münchsmünster facility, which has been producing diecast aluminium components for a wide range of Audi, VW, Bentley, and Lamborghini production models. Begun in the fall of 2013, the Münchsmünster facility...

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Constellium Announces New Plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Dutch aluminium semi producer Constellium N.V. announced this week that it is planning to open a new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the production of aluminium automotive structural components. According to the firm, this new plant is a response to an uptick in demand for lightweight, high-strength aluminium Crash Management Systems and other […]

Japanese Firms Ramping Up Automotive Aluminium Offerings

Two major Japanese metals companies are planning to expand their aluminium offerings to take advantage of the emerging trend in consumer vehicle lightweighting for improved fuel efficiency. Kobe Steel is planning to spend approximately US$93 million to assemble aluminium plants in the United States and the People’s Republic of China. The plants will make extruded […]

Heavy goods fleets benefit through vehicle lightweighting

Commercial heavy goods vehicle fleets looking to increase fuel efficiency, transport more freight and retain more drivers can look to lightweighting as a key enabler, according to a recent USA study carried out by Trucking Efficiency. The resulting Confidence Report on Lightweighting concludes that investing in weight reduction is an attractive and economical alternative to […]