GF secures major order for hybrid vehicle components

Sep 19, 2016 7:00 AM

GF Automotive, a division of GF, has received an important order from a French car manufacturer for the battery housing of a new hybrid vehicle. The contract for this new customer amounts to EUR 77 million.

Example of a battery housingExample of a battery housing

The battery housings made of aluminum with an integrated cooling system will be produced in Germany as of 2019. This recent major order underscores the development and manufacturing skills of GF Automotive in the growing market for E-mobility. With an eye to maximizing the vehicle’s range, the lightweight design is a particularly important factor.

GF Automotive is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a technologically pioneering development partner and manufacturer for components of passenger cars, trucks and industrial applications. Each year the division manufactures some 600 000 tons of iron, aluminum and magnesium at eleven production plants in Germany, Austria, China and the US.

GF comprises three divisions GF Piping Systems, GF Automotive, and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the Corporation is headquartered in Switzerland and is present in 32 countries, with 121 companies, 45 of them production facilities. Its approximately 14 400 employees generated sales of CHF 3.64 billion in 2015. GF is the preferred partner of its customers for the safe transport of liquids and gases, lightweight casting components in vehicles, and high-precision manufacturing technologies.

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