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Grafic New casting process
New process with plenty of potential
Maximum design flexibility when casting
KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH has introduced a newly developed casting process onto the market. This joint venture between Rheinmetall Automotive and China's HUAYU Automotive Systems has developed a production process for the new Chinese plant in Guangde, one that is particularly suitable for highly complex engine block geometries and electric motor housings.
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KS HUAYU investing in new production shop
Long-established castings specialist stepping into e-mobility sector
KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH is extending the Neckarsulm production capacities with a new 5,000 square meter production shop for structural parts in aluminum. The move is mainly in response to current orders in the new-product and driveline segments.
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Grafic Power Cylinder Unit
Rheinmetall Automotive subsidiary books new order for steel pistons
Components for an internationally leading truck manufacturer
KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, a company of Rheinmetall Automotive AG (Rheinmetall Group), has been awarded a contract by a major European and North American truck manufacturer. This project follows up on already delivered steel piston assemblies and cylinder liners and has a lifetime value of over €290 million.
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Grafic Opening Guangde
New plant in Guangde opened
Rheinmetall Automotive to supply electric vehicle components in China
Rheinmetall Automotive has, together with its Chinese joint venture partner HUAYU Automotive Systems (HASCO), opened yet another production location. Around 16,000 square meters, the new plant of HASCO KSPG (Guangde) Nonferrous Components Co. Ltd. is situated in Guangde in the Chinese province of Anhui, northwest of Shanghai.
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Rheinmetall Automotive in South America
Own piston production base in Brazil for 50 years now
Domiciled close to São Paulo, the Brazilian piston production plant of auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The first location of KS Kolbenschmidt, founded back in 1968 in Santo André, also not far from São Paulo, proved insufficiently expansible after only a few years. So, for reasons of capacity, production moved to Nova Odessa, north of São Paulo, in 1986.
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KS Gleitlager
New polymer bearings for commercial vehicle engines
As a longstanding expert in plain bearings, KS Gleitlager GmbH offers a complete product folio for commercial vehicle engines. The range of materials has now been extended to include a particularly robust polymer-coated material for crankshaft main bearings, one that is specifically suited for hybrid power units with their numerous start/stop cycles and low-viscosity oils.
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Grafic ZNKS China
Rheinmetall Automotive
Partner to the Chinese auto industry
China, the world's biggest commercial vehicle market, will introduce the NS 6 emission standards, which match Europe's EU 6 and thus not only impose tighter limits but also bring about a change in the engine technology used until now. A longstanding expert in state-of-the-art steel pistons for commercial vehicle engines, piston-manufacturer KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH will participate in this technological change through its Chinese licensee ZNKS (ZYNP Group).
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3Q/2018 figures
Rheinmetall Automotive raises sales and operating earnings
The 3Q/2018 sales of Rheinmetall Automotive again outpaced market performance. In the period January through September, the Company generated sales of €2,199 million, a growth of 2.3 or, currency adjusted, 4.5 percent over the prior-year period. Once more, all the divisions shared in the growth which compares with the distinctly weaker 1.2-percent gain in global production of Light Vehicles.
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Grafic Helmut Freiermuth Hardparts Rheinmetall Automotive
Personnel appointment
New Head of Hardparts division at Rheinmetall Automotive AG

Effective December 1, 2018, Helmut Freiermuth (60) has been appointed CEO of the Hardparts division at Rheinmetall Automotive AG. The previous interim head had been CFO Dr. Peter Neu. This temporary appointment was necessary since the previous CEO of the division had moved to the Executive Board of the Rheinmetall Group's Defence sector.

Helmut Freiermuth has many years of professional experience...

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Grafic: Pierburg thermo module
Pierburg
New thermo module for compact refrigerant circuit
Worldwide, the auto industry is faced with the challenge of finding technical solutions for significantly reducing fuel consumption and developing energy-efficient drivelines. In order, where possible, to eliminate harmful emissions, especially in conurbations, the industry is pushing ahead with the electrification of cars as well as commercial vehicles. Pierburg GmbH has now come up with a compact, completely preassembled and pre-charged standardized refrigerant system (thermo module).
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