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Grafic: Aluminum rear-axle subframe
KS HUAYU AluTech
Losing weight: chassis and structural parts in aluminum make for lighter vehicles

In recent years, features for enhanced comfort and safety have raised average vehicle weight and so have hybrid drives and the heavy batteries needed for electric cars. In demand for offsetting this extra burden are extremely light components in...

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Grafic: leightweight gasoline piston
KS Kolbenschmidt
Less weight, less friction: the newest-generation Liteks gasoline engine pistons

In recent years, KS Kolbenschmidt has repeatedly refined its Liteks design for ultra light and, at the same time, durable gasoline pistons. Compared to todays in-production pistons, the latest design is another 10 percent lighter. Friction is...

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Grafic: Pierburg Electric Coolant Pump
Pierburg
CWP 35 coolant pump for charge-air cooling

The term "downsizing" generally refers to new types of engines that despite having less displacement develop more power. These engines come with higher power density and also require certain modifications to the engine peripherals such as efficient,...

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Grafic: Pierburg Bypass valve
Pierburg
5th-generation bypass valve

Pierburg’s 5th-generation bypass valve will go into series production this year, an order having been placed for ten million units of this latest version. Series start-up is scheduled for 2017 with major German and French OEMs that have been supplied...

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Grafic: Pierburg Switching valve
Pierburg
New coolant valve for intelligent heat management

On today's motor vehicle engines, intelligent heat and energy management involving several cooling circuits plays a key role. Pierburg's new coolant valve is designed specifically with this role in mind. With extensive testing now complete, series...

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Grafic: Valve for piston cooling
Intelligent thermal management
Innovative valve shuts off piston cooling function

Pierburg GmbH has developed a solenoid valve that, if needed, will stop the piston crown from being cooled. Start of series production is scheduled for 2017.

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Grafic Seat Switching Valve
Order from renowned American OEM
New kind of coolant valve goes into series production

Pierburg GmbH, which belongs to Germany's Rheinmetall Automotive AG, has booked its first order for a special application of coolant valves destined for the NAFTA market. The customer is a major American OEM and the order has a lifetime value of over...

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Rheinmetall Automotive with figures for the first nine months
Growth in sales and earnings

For the first nine months of 2016, auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive reports sales of €1,992 million, up 2 percent on 3Q/2015. Horst Binnig, CEO of Rheinmetall Automotive, comments: "Our sustained growth in sales, in the third quarter as...

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Grafic: Rheinmetall Automotive Logo
Rheinmetall repositioning itself: a Group for leading mobility and security technologies

Rheinmetall is pushing ahead with its integration as a Technology Group. Under the name ONE Rheinmetall, management has mapped out a comprehensive strategy program that lays the foundations for a new, unified corporate culture and will integrate the...

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Grafic: Plant in Celaya Mexico
Rheinmetall Automotive AG
International first-tier auto-industry supplier

Rheinmetall Automotive AG is the management company of the Automotive sector of Germany’s Rheinmetall Group. Sales amounted to around € 2.6 billion in 2015, including around 16 percent from business with NAFTA customers. This first-tier supplier has...

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