The automotive industry is changing and is increasingly coming to rely on aluminium to manufacture vehicle components. This is because the material offers enormous lightweight construction potential, outstanding energy absorption properties, and good corrosion resistance - which we use to enable the automotive industry to make cars lighter and to reduce CO2 emissions, without sacrificing driving dynamics. This allows us to increase competitiveness and meet the increasingly demanding legal standards.
Cooperating closely with you, we can implement cost-efficient material solutions - offering you sustainable and innovative products and solutions for the automotive industry of today and tomorrow. Our portfolio ranges from solutions for high-strength interior elements to complex exterior components.
On its own, a vehicle's appearance is often enough of a selling point - and rightly so, because we all want to move through the world in safety and elegance. This requires reliable components that also offer design freedom.
Exterior body parts require an excellent surface finish, mounted parts such as doors need to be rigid, while structural parts require sheeting that allows complex shapes. Our material is ideally suited to all of these requirements, since rolled aluminium alloys are not only significantly lighter than conventional materials, but also offer good forming and functional properties - as already proven in many automotive segments.
With us you'll find a range of aluminium-based material solutions and alloys for various applications. The material provides good malleability, high dent resistance and elongation strength along with good corrosion behavior. In addition, our material solutions provide a high-quality surface finish and appearance after forming.
Individual requirements are no problem for us. Thanks to special modifications to the manufacturing process - from the initial casting to the final heat treatment in automotive-specific annealing furnaces on our automotive line 3 (AL 3) - and through the targeted adjustment of the alloy composition, we can produce variants with individually-tailored properties for a wide range of requirements and applications.
In our AL 3 production facility, equipped with the latest technology, our solutions are provided with specifically-defined surface topographies in order to push the limits of forming. In addition, conversion treatment takes place to strengthen adhesion. In a final production step, lubricants are applied to protect the surface and improve malleability.
In addition, we can also supply alloys with special surface topographies to extend the forming limits or with conversion treatment to enhance adhesion, as well as a range of lubricants for surface protection and improved malleability.