Press Release Constellium Provides Aluminum Solutions for Audi
Constellium produces components for its partner Audi to achieve its lightweighting, design and safety targets.
Constellium is the primary supplier of automotive body sheets for both closures and inner parts of this model. For the doors as well as for the trunk of the new Audi A6, Constellium provides Surfalex® with high surface quality and particular hemming and roping properties. Constellium provides Securalex® P6, a high-tech crash absorption alloy, for the hood of the Audi A6. This highly formable alloy has been designed to fulfil the most demanding pedestrian safety requirements.
“Constellium is proud to extend its long-term partnership with Audi and to accompany them in their mission to build high quality automobiles. To do so, Constellium supports Audi in solutions not only for closures but also for body-in-white parts requiring specific crash and mechanical performance such as the ones offered by Securalex®,” said Dieter Höll, Vice President of Global Automotive at Constellium.
Constellium is a long-time provider to Audi for both rolled products and structural components. This ongoing partnership showcases how aluminum continues to be a material of choice for automakers to lightweight vehicles for improved fuel economy, lower emissions and increased safety. By saving weight throughout the vehicle, automakers are able to integrate additional features that differentiate their vehicles for unique appeal to consumers.
As the Vice President of Global Automotive at Constellium Dieter Höll says: “The proportion of aluminum in automobile production has grown significantly in recent years with the average passenger vehicle integrating 151 kg of aluminum, a figure that continues to trend upward. Experts predict that amount will rise to 196 kg per car by 2025. Thanks to its intrinsic qualities, aluminum is an ideal material for automotive applications allowing the sleekest designs, ideally suited for the dynamic body style of the AUDI model, while contributing to customer’s light-weighting programs. With its unique cutting-edge manufacturing experience and renowned innovative expertise, Constellium is one of the top suppliers offering a broad range of innovative rolled and extruded aluminum automotive products.”
Constellium (NYSE: CSTM) is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminum products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including automotive, aerospace and packaging. Constellium generated € 5.2 billion of revenue in 2017.