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Rheinmetall Automotive AG
Increased sales and operating margin
In the first six months of 2018, Rheinmetall Automotive AG, the automotive sector of the technology group Rheinmetall, recorded sales growth of 1.7% compared to the same period of the previous year to €1,491 million. Adjusting for currency effects increases the growth to 4.2%. The sector therefore surpassed the development of the global production of light vehicles in the first half of the year, which grew by 1.7%. All divisions contributed to the increase in sales.
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Motorservice Automechanika trade fair
Automechanika 2018
Motorservice emphasizing service
Automechanika in Frankfurt is being held from September 11 to 15. MS Motorservice International GmbH together with its subsidiary MS Motorservice Deutschland GmbH is exhibiting in Hall 4.0 on Stand C 42. The prime purpose of the fair strategy is personal contact with customers and partners.
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KS Kolbenschmidt and KS Gleitlager
Broad range of large-bore pistons and plain bearings
The International Maritime Trade fair SMM is held every other year in Hamburg, this year from September 4 to 7. KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH is displaying in hall A4, stand A4.309 various-design pistons for the international large-engine market with diameters extending from 150 to 640 mm as well as pistons for present-day dual-fuel power units. Co-exhibitor is the affiliate KS Gleitlager GmbH with bushings for diesel and gas engines along with bearing elements for non-engine uses.
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Rheinmetall Automotive trade fair stand
Rheinmetall Automotive AG
Pollution reduction and innovations for the heavy duty
This year's IAA Commercial Vehicles is being held from September 20 to 27. At home in Hannover, the fair ranks as the lead event for logistics and mobility in the commercial vehicle sector. Among the exhibitors attending is the internationally operating first-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive AG. This manufacturer, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, is displaying on stand C 14, hall 16, its newest developments and current engineering highlights for commercial vehicle engines.
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Figures for first quarter 2018
Profitable growth at Rheinmetall Automotive

In the first quarter of 2018, Rheinmetall Automotive was able to build on its strong showing in 2017. The unit generated sales of €751 million, topping the previous year’s figure – €737 million – by 2%. Adjusted for currency effects, the increase was 5%, significantly outpacing the rate of production growth in the global automobile industry. The number of light vehicles (i.e. under 6t) produced in...

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Maintaining high profitability
Rheinmetall Automotive outpacing the market
The Rheinmetall Group in Düsseldorf is forecasting continued growth in organic sales and a further increase in operating earnings in its Automotive division for fiscal 2018.
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Auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive AG
Major orders from premium OEM
As a longstanding supplier to an internationally operating premium European OEM, Rheinmetall Automotive AG has now booked additional orders in various product segments with a total value of around €200 million. Among these components, for which Rheinmetall is in some cases the sole supplier, there are gasoline- and diesel-engine pistons complete with piston rings sourced from alliance partner Riken for three-, four-, and six-cylinder engines as well as plain bearings, thrust washers, electric pumps, exhaust-gas recirculation and divert-air valves.
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Pierburg valve for shutting off piston cooling
Pierburg
Intelligent thermal management: valve switches off piston cooling
Pierburg GmbH has developed a solenoid valve that shuts off the oil cooling of the pistons when needed. It has already gone into series production.
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Chongqing Plant
Groundbreaking order in China
KS Kolbenschmidt receives first order for new-generation gasoline engine pistons
KS Kolbenschmidt, a group subsidiary of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, has just been awarded its first contract for pistons of the latest Liteks 4 technology. The order has a lifetime value of over €47 million.
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Pierburg Wastegate Actuator
Pierburg
Optimum control of charge pressure
Pierburg presents a new style of wastegate actuator. Among the advantages of the advanced design is an improvement in charge pressure control as demonstrated under operating conditions.
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