Press Releases

Figures for first quarter 2018
Profitable growth at Rheinmetall Automotive

In the first quarter of 2018, Rheinmetall Automotive was able to build on its strong showing in 2017. The unit generated sales of €751 million, topping the previous year’s figure – €737 million – by 2%. Adjusted for currency effects, the increase was 5%, significantly outpacing the rate of production growth in the global automobile industry. The number of light vehicles (i.e. under 6t) produced in...

Maintaining high profitability
Rheinmetall Automotive outpacing the market
The Rheinmetall Group in Düsseldorf is forecasting continued growth in organic sales and a further increase in operating earnings in its Automotive division for fiscal 2018.
Auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive AG
Major orders from premium OEM
As a longstanding supplier to an internationally operating premium European OEM, Rheinmetall Automotive AG has now booked additional orders in various product segments with a total value of around €200 million. Among these components, for which Rheinmetall is in some cases the sole supplier, there are gasoline- and diesel-engine pistons complete with piston rings sourced from alliance partner Riken for three-, four-, and six-cylinder engines as well as plain bearings, thrust washers, electric pumps, exhaust-gas recirculation and divert-air valves.
Pierburg valve for shutting off piston cooling
Intelligent thermal management: valve switches off piston cooling
Pierburg GmbH has developed a solenoid valve that shuts off the oil cooling of the pistons when needed. It has already gone into series production.
Chongqing Plant
Groundbreaking order in China
KS Kolbenschmidt receives first order for new-generation gasoline engine pistons
KS Kolbenschmidt, a group subsidiary of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, has just been awarded its first contract for pistons of the latest Liteks 4 technology. The order has a lifetime value of over €47 million.
Pierburg Wastegate Actuator
Optimum control of charge pressure
Pierburg presents a new style of wastegate actuator. Among the advantages of the advanced design is an improvement in charge pressure control as demonstrated under operating conditions.
Pierburg Inline Valve
New compact In-line valve
In the context of the efforts to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, thermal management plays a key role in today's powertrain systems. And given the increasing trend towards electrification, the complex control of the various cooling and heating circuits is gaining significance. In order to be able to individually control these circuits, there is a need for reliable coolant valves. Pierburg GmbH has now introduced a new in-line valve with a small footprint and engineered as part of a modular system.
Solidteq Both AMX
Switzerland's AMX fair
Solidteq exhibiting 3D metal printing
AMX, Additive Manufacturing Expo, will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland, on March 6 and 7. The event ranks as an important trade fair for professional 3D printing. Solidteq GmbH, a Rheinmetall Automotive company, is making its debut and displaying innovative solutions for 3D printing with metallic materials intended specifically for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors.
Pierburg Pump CWA 100
Advancing further towards new driveline technologies
Pierburg supplying electric-vehicle components for the NAFTA market
Components from first-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive are increasingly finding their way into newly engineered electric vehicles. The auto-equipment specialist, a member of the technology group Rheinmetall AG, was recently awarded through its subsidiary Pierburg, an order from the Southern California vehicle maker, Karma Automotive, to supply coolant pumps for its plug-in electric hybrid vehicle (PHEV). Karma Automotive will install the pumps into its luxury vehicle, the Revero, which will be sold in the U.S. and Canada.
Rheinmetall Automotive - NAIAS 2018
Change Driven: Technology for the drivelines of today and tomorrow
Rheinmetall Automotive at NAIAS 2018
Tier-one automotive supplier Rheinmetall Automotive and its brands KS Kolbenschmidt and Pierburg are exhibiting from January 15 to 18 at NAIAS – North American International Auto Show. On 140 sq. meters, the Company is showcasing its latest technologies for gasoline and diesel engines, and electric motors. The product display is supported by a virtual product app. Rheinmetall Automotive is embracing changing mobility trends and stricter emission regulations under the theme “Change Driven."