A WIDE VARIETY - NOW ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE SUV SECTOR
AMAG's new cold rolling mill opens up new horizons in the use of aluminium to produce bodysheets for motor vehicles. It is now possible to manufacture high-quality alloys in significantly wider formats. This opens up entirely new opportunities for AMAG – especially in the flourishing SUV market.
SUVs no longer feature solely in the luxury sector, they have long since entered the mass market. Accordingly, they are being produced in ever increasing numbers. Due to their design, SUVs are bulkier than other models. This makes the use of aluminium components all the more important and interesting: They are more lightweight which means that they reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. With its high-quality heat treatable aluminium alloys, AMAG is a qualified supplier for a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in the international automotive industry.
AMAG qualities are used in body sheet applications in the Stelvio by Alfa Romeo, which features these qualities in all four doors and the fenders.
The new cold rolling mill and continuous heat treatment furnace however mean that widths of up to 2,200 mm can now be produced. This enables AMAG to supply material for large parts like engine hoods.
AMAG is the number one contact for hardened strips with a thickness of over 3.5 mm. This specialization will become even more important in the future, as thicker strips are increasingly used, especially in electric vehicles.
Leading automakers have announced that they will be offering all models of their range with electric drive over the next few years and AMAG is well prepared to serve this growth market.
For AMAG, this means that we will continue to develop: from a reliable provider of structural sheets to a qualified supplier of master coils for engine hoods, doors, tailgates,...
Orders for bumper brackets, engine hoods and structural components have already been placed for newly released models.
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