Czech Republic – The two companies have signed a multi-year contract under which Constellium will provide additional anti-lock braking system (ABS) profiles from its Decin plant, which has supported Robert Bosch since 2009. The parts will be delivered to several Bosch plants worldwide.
“Thanks to aluminium’s high strength-to-weight ratio, and our R&D-focused approach, we are pleased to partner with the [automotive] industry to develop the next generation of solutions with our customers” said Paul Warton, president of the Automotive Structures and Industry business unit at Constellium. “The contract we announced today further contributes to our plans to increase Decin’s total capacity in the coming years.” A ramp-up last year boosted volumes to several million pieces per annum.
Constellium Decin produces customised aluminium extrusions in soft and hard alloys with a variety of finishes for global markets. The company says it is the largest hard-alloy facility in Europe, with a 650-strong workforce, an integrated foundry, 12 presses for direct and indirect extrusion production, plus equipment for downstream operations.