Trimet expands its automotive division
Trimet Aluminium AG is also presenting an expanded range of products and services for the automotive sector at Aluminium 2012. The medium-sized aluminum producer has recorded continuously growing demand for tailor-made system solutions for vehicle parts and delivers specialist products to renowned automobile manufacturers. Trimet is significantly expanding the capacity of the gravity die casting foundry at their location in Harzgerode in cooperation with BMW. The volume of investment for this expansion work is 13 million euros.
Trimet has invested around 160 million euros over the past decade in its automotive division at the company’s locations in Harzgerode and Sömmerda in order to expand its product range and serve its growing customer base. The company – together with its partner BMW – is currently pressing ahead with the expansion of the gravity die casting facilities at the Trimet factory in Harzgerode in order to produce vehicle parts for the new BMW 5 Series. This project requires an investment volume of 13 million euros. The gravity die casting foundry is being expanded to include two new casting stations, two production lines, and an X-ray unit in order to meet increasing demand for the 5.5 kilogram front and rear cast joints required as a result of the encouraging business performance at BMW. The expansion work is set to be completed by the beginning of 2013 and will lead to a further significant increase in production at the Trimet factory in Harzgerode. “The combination of our metal expertise and our focus on delivering complex cast parts with a wide processing spectrum has also proved to be a sustainable strategy for our customers. The current investment improves our production technology, strengthens the location, and creates new jobs,” according to Thomas Reuther, a member of the Executive Board.
In addition, Trimet will install a further die casting machine at each location to cater for the continuously increasing demand at the automotive factories in Harzgerode and Sömmerda. “Premium brands in the automotive industry rely on our specialist expertise as a system supplier,” says Luigi Mattina, a member of the Executive Board at Trimet. “Despite market pressure, our customer portfolio means that we are very well equipped for the future. The increasing demand and the trust placed in us by our customers indicate the quality of our products and our material of the future aluminum.”
Aluminium 2012 in Düsseldorf – Trimet is looking forward to seeing you in hall 9 at booth G30.