GF Automotive, a division of Georg Fischer, received a major order for over CHF 400 million from Audi. The light structural parts for the German car manufacturer will be produced by aluminum pressure die casting in Europe and China starting in the next few years.
The order comprises suspension strut domes, which will be built into several new Audi models and replace conventional welded sheet metal assembling. The new design features a better functionality and a much lower number of components resulting in a weight reduction of over 50 percent.
Source: Georg Fischer