For the seventh time, the technology company Altair once again presented the Enlighten Award to outstanding vehicle lightweighting solutions at the CAR Management Briefing Seminar 2019 in Traverse City (USA).
It's the biggest order in the company's history: In the coming years, ZF Friedrichshafen will supply eight-speed automatic transmissions to BMW. The contract has a volume in the tens of billions. The supplier also presented its business figures recently.
The article series is dedicated to the changes and developments in the aluminum high pressure die casting industry. The first chapter deals with "Internationalization", as one of the four challenges, and its impact on booming new growth markets.
Electric vehicles are second or third cars for wealthy people, criticizes ZF boss Wolf-Henning Scheider — and calls for a "people's hybrid". His company is investing three billion euros in better hybrid technology, 800 million euros of which at the "flagship location" Saarbrücken.