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Grafic Motorservice New packaging design
A new look and stronger anti-forgery protection
Motorservice’s new packaging design
At Automechaika 2018, spare parts specialist MS Motorservice International GmbH is showcasing its altered packaging design, which features a modified logo and new colors. While changing the optical appearance of its packaging, the company also adopted additional measures to combat product piracy: The latest generation includes security features on the labels that offer an even greater protection against counterfeiting.
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Pierburg coolant valve
Rheinmetall Automotive: Solenoid valves successful in China
High order volumes from two OEMs
Following the successful launch on the American and Japanese markets, Rheinmetall Automotive has now been awarded its first orders from Chinese customers for the current generation of coolant valves.
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Grafic: Pierburg CWA 400 Electric Coolant Pump
Demand for electric pumps surges
Rheinmetall Automotive wins major orders from international automaker
An internationally operating automobile group has awarded Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group large-scale orders for its CWA 400 electrically powered pump. The orders, placed with Pierburg Pump Technology GmbH (Rheinmetall Automotive) represent a volume totalling €215 million.
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Grafik: Building with Motorservice offices in Singapore
Market and customer proximity
Motorservice sets up subsidiary in Singapore
As of July 1, 2018, Rheinmetall Automotive AG’s Aftermarket division has set up MS Motorservice Trading (Asia) Pte. Ltd., and thus shoring its presence in the Southeast Asian market. Operating in over 130 countries worldwide, this parts specialist is exploiting the strategically favorable location of the megacity to expand its independent aftermarket (IAM) activities within the region. As from mid-2019, Motorservice will extend its operations to other countries besides Singapore and Malaysia.
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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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