The new member of Daimlers Board of Management Wilko Stark intends to strengthen cooperation with the international supplier network. Above all, however, the Chinese partners have a new special role to play in future goals.
The portfolio of additive spare parts manufactured at Mercedes-Benz has been continuously expanded since 2016. Further 3D printed spare parts have passed the strict quality control and are now coming onto the market.
Structural die casting components are increasingly popular for the automotive industry. Currently, they are proving their strengths above all with upper class cars such as the new Jaguar I-Pace, the BMW series 8 Coupé or the Mercedes-Benz C class. Foundries that want to take advantage of this development must have the proper know-how and suitable facilities.
Electric cars or vehicles with other alternative drives are still more of a niche product. However, automobile manufacturers are already pushing ahead with these new drives — and are thus placing new demands on lightweight design and production.
Stuttgart-based OEM Daimler acquires a 3.93 % stake in Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group. With this step, the group is continuing to pursue its electromobility strategy in the Chinese market.