The engineering and casting of innovative aluminum cylinder crankcases has evolved into a widely demanded core capability of the business unit castings in its role as direct development partner of the auto industry. Nowadays, the company is among the leading producers of such cylinder blocks and market leader in the premium segment for these products. From its plant in Neckarsulm, the business unit castings supplies many leading German and international carmakers with aluminum engine blocks for use in gasoline and diesel engines. Among the series-production casting techniques employed are low-pressure permanent mold casting, pressure die-casting, and squeeze casting. A few years ago, the business unit castings accessed a new area of business by supplying finish-machined engine blocks.