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Constellium Announces New Plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico

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...

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Aluminium Use in Automobiles to Increase Significantly

Automobile producers are under pressure to satisfy regulatory requirements aimed at 2017 and beyond, where the concern for greenhouse gas emissions has caused fleet-wide Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets to double from 2012 to 2025. In light of this, vehicle lightweighting is set to play a critical role in meeting these requirements, resulting in […]

Kobelco to Build Second Aluminium Plant in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced Monday that the Japanese aluminium and steel firm Kobe Steel (Kobelco) will be building a second aluminium plant in the commonwealth. Kobelco chose Kentucky in part due to US$2.5 million in tax incentives offered by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA). “We’ve been supplying aluminum bumper materials to Japanese […]

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 […]