Amsterdam-based aluminium semi-products producer Constellium announced today a new partnership with German carmaker Audi AG to supply aluminium automotive body sheets for the new Audi A6.
Building on a long-term partnership with Audi, Constellium supplies the German carmaker with two aluminium alloys designed specifically for the automotive sector. The body sheets are used for both closures and inners part of Audi A6 model. For the doors as well as for the trunk of the new Audi A6, Constellium provides Surfalex® with high surface quality. For the hood, the company supplies Securalex® P6 – a high-tech crash absorption alloy.
Dieter Höll, Vice President of Global Automotive at Constellium, commented:
“Constellium is proud to extend its long-term partnership with Audi and to accompany them in their mission to build high quality automobiles. To do so, Constellium supports Audi in solutions not only for closures but also for body-in-white parts requiring specific crash and mechanical performance such as the ones offered by Securalex®.”
The A6 is produced at Audi’s plants in Neckarsulm, Germany and Aurangabad, India. While the model is already available in Europe, the launch for the North American market is scheduled in the coming autumn.
Aluminium continues to be a material of choice in the automotive sector. Capitalising on its lightweight properties, the automative industry is resorting to aluminium to improve fuel economy, lower emissions and increase safety of vehicles.
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 company generated €5.2 billion of revenue in 2017.
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