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Rheinmetall Automotive hampered by coronavirus
Positive operating earnings despite substantial decline in sales

In the first quarter of 2020, Rheinmetall Automotive did not escape the downward trend on the global automotive markets and the effects of the coronavirus crisis, and reported decreased sales of €618 million for the first quarter of 2020 after €714 million in the same period of the previous year. This represents a decrease of €96 million or 13.5%. In comparison, the number of vehicles under 6 t...

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Pedelec systems from Rheinmetall Amprio
Logical step towards market launch
Amprio GmbH, which emerged from the Rheinmetall Group, is a new player in the rapidly expanding pedelec market. Starting next year, the systems supplier plans to produce electric traction systems for mountain and trekking bikes under the Rheinmetall Amprio brand. The company will also be launching its newly developed Amprio e-bike system with individual control unit (HMI) and rechargeable battery plus a comprehensive and customer-oriented logistics and service concept. With a view to this market launch, Amprio has since the start of the year been included in Rheinmetall Automotive's Aftermarket division, which operates on the global aftermarkets.
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Responsible for the high-tech group’s Automotive unit
Jörg Grotendorst named new Member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall

Jörg Grotendorst, 50, has been appointed a Member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall AG. Grotendorst, who currently heads the E-Mobility division of ZF Friedrichshafen, will in future have special responsibility on the Executive Board for the high-tech group’s Automotive unit. In his new role at Rheinmetall, he succeeds end of this year Horst Binnig, who retired at the end of 2019.

In the...

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KS Gleitlager providing rapid assistance in the crisis
50,000 bushings for intensive care
KS Gleitlager GmbH, a member of the technology group Rheinmetall, has now switched part of its production at short notice to the manufacture of precision bushings, which are currently urgently needed in the manufacture of solenoid valves for intensive care equipment.
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Robust performance in a weak market environment 2019
Rheinmetall Automotive achieves operating margin of 6.7%

Rheinmetall Automotive’s performance was influenced by weaker business in the international automotive industry again in 2019. The sales sank from €2,930 million in 2018 to €2,736 million in 2019, a reduction of 6.6%. According to the latest market data, global automotive production shrank by nearly 6% in the same period.

As a result of the drop in sales, the operating earnings (EBIT before...

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Rheinmetall Automotive wins major follow-up orders
Pumps for North American market worth €140 million

A well-known American OEM has awarded Rheinmetall Automotive AG subsidiary Pierburg Pump Technology US, LLC orders with a lifetime volume of around €140 million. The orders encompass two different pump models for gasoline engines. Both of these pumps are manufactured in Celaya, Mexico, where production began either in Fall 2019 or is set to start this year.

One of the products ordered is a tandem...

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Grafic: Portrait Marcus Gerlach
Personnel change at Rheinmetall Automotive
Marcus Gerlach new division manager for Hardparts

Effective February 1, 2020, Marcus Gerlach (48) has taken over as CEO of Rheinmetall Automotive's Hardparts division. He succeeds Helmut Freiermuth, who will apply himself to new tasks outside the ­group.

Marcus Gerlach has been with the Rheinmetall Group since 1999. After holding various commercial positions in Germany and abroad, Gerlach headed the former KS Aluminium-Technologie GmbH (now KS...

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Grafic: Assembly of exhaust-gas recirculation modules
Cooled exhaust-gas recirculation for commercial vehicles
Rheinmetall Automotive wins megacontract for term extension

First-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive, part of the Rheinmetall Technology Group, has received an order for cooled exhaust-gas recirculation modules from a well-known German manufacturer of engines for industrial applications and agricultural equipment. The supply contract, which has already been in place for several years, has been extended for another five. It will come into...

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Pierburg Pump Technology Hartha, final assembly of water recirculation pumps
Major order from China
Rheinmetall Automotive to supply pumps for electric vehicles
First-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive, part of the Rheinmetall Technology Group, has been awarded a megacontract by a renowned international carmaker to supply pumps for electric vehicles over a total period of eight years.
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Grafic Battery Housing
KS HUAYU AluTech
E-Mobility: portfolio successfully expanded
KS HUAYU AluTech GmbH has recently consistently expanded its core business to include structural components and e-mobility products.
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