As it continues to expand its automotive footprint in the Eastern European market, Constellium opened its new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia. The new plant employs 90 people and is dedicated to the production of aluminium Crash Management Systems and Body Structure components.
Amsterdam-based rolled and extruded aluminium producer inaugurated the 56,000 ft2 planning to expand it by three times by the middle of the next year. The facility features advanced technologies for forming, machining, welding and heat-treating aluminium automotive components, along with a state-of-the-art quality lab to ensure products meet customer specifications.
Lionel Chapis, Managing Director of Constellium’s Automotive Structures, said:
“On behalf of Constellium, I would like to thank the local Zilina authorities and our partners for welcoming us to the city as we expand our automotive structures to service the needs of our customers in Eastern Europe. We are grateful to our key customers to trust us to accompany them in their footprint expansions and look forward to continuing to grow with them.”
Constellium recently expanded its automotive aluminium production in Dahenfeld, Germany, to supply aluminium structural components to automakers across Europe. The expansions come at the time when the light metal is asserting itself as a material of choice in the automotive industry seeking to lower vehicle weight, fuel consumption and emissions while increasing car safety.
Constellium is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including automotive, aerospace and packaging. The firm generated €5.2 billion of revenue in 2017.
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