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Strategy update
Rheinmetall presses ahead with strategic realignment – new corporate structure and updated financial targets
• New structure with five divisions will support the Group’s strategic reorientation • The executive board will run the divisions directly • Auditing and adjustment of the product spectrum in line with megatrends like digitization and electric vehicles • Updated financial targets with a focus on sustainable value added
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Environmentally friendly technology for plug-in hybrids
Rheinmetall wins orders for innovative fuel tank isolation valve for hybrid vehicles
Rheinmetall Automotive has booked its first orders for an environmentally friendly fuel tank isolation valve, or FTIV. Developed by Pierburg in Neuss, Germany, it is used in modern plug-in hybrid vehicles, which generally feature a hermetically sealed tank system so that fuel fumes cannot escape when the vehicle is operating in electric mode. In the process, the FTIV also controls the pressure ratio in the fuel tank.
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Strategic supplier of fuel cell components
Rheinmetall wins major order from Daimler Truck Fuel Cell
The Rheinmetall Group continues to widen its international technical lead in the field of electrification and fuel cell technology. Via its subsidiary Pierburg GmbH of Neuss, Germany, the Group plans to supply hydrogen recirculation blowers to Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG, the company which bundles all of Daimler AG’s activities in the field of fuel cell technology. The deal represents sales volume in the two-digit euro-million range.
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Innovation Technology Award for Electric Vapor Pump
Rheinmetall Automotive received the “Automotive Technology Innovation Award 2020” for its Electric Vapor Pump (EVAP) during the International Automotive Congress. The congress was held in Shanghai on December 2 for the 13th time. It was established in China in 2008 and is highly regarded and praised by industry professionals. The evaluation committee is composed of experts from China and Germany who select the most innovative technologies and products recently been introduced on the Chinese automotive market.
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Bernd Fischer named President and Chief Executive Officer of KS Kolbenschmidt US, Inc. / USA.
Kolbenschmidt US, Inc., part of Rheinmetall Group and manufacturer of high-quality system components for vehicles since 1910, has appointed Bernd Fischer as their new President and Chief Executive Officer for their North America operations. Fischer will report to Marcus Gerlach, CEO of the Hardparts division at Rheinmetall’s automotive branch.
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Electromotor housings for China
Rheinmetall Group wins major order in the field of electromobility

An internationally operating maker of premium automobiles has awarded HASCO KSPG Nonferrous Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (KPSNC), a joint venture of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, a major order for electromotor housings. The housings, designed for a water-cooled synchronous motor with four different performance levels, will be installed in the OEM’s entire fleet of electrically powered vehicles. 

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Over a billion euros in orders
Environmentally friendly gas pump from Rheinmetall sets new records

Thanks to recent orders worth over €350 million, the Rheinmetall Group’s Automotive arm has set a new record with its newly developed electric gas pump for tank systems – the Electrical Vapor Pump, or EVAP. Three inter-national automakers have ordered the innovative new component, which first appeared on the market in summer 2018. The vehicles they produce will be sold in North America, Japan,...

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H2 recirculation blower
Funding project: fuel cell drivelines
Pierburg to supply small series to BMW

As part of the FC Komp funding project of the German government, which runs until 2021, Pierburg GmbH, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, is currently involved in the development of a highly integrated high-power fuel cell driveline.

The Neuss-based automotive supplier is contributing an innovative hydrogen recirculation blower, the development of which is being funded by a six-digit euro sum....

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Lead-free plain bearing solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial applications
KS Kolbenschmidt has further expanded its portfolio of plain bearings for commercial vehicle and industrial customers. The main focus is on the complete elimination of the heavy metal lead and thus the implementation of future-proof, eco-friendly solutions for any application. The supplier is also supporting customers with all-embracing services including the efficient development of the bearing design, test vehicle diagnostics, EHD simulation or customer-specific tests on in-house test benches.
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Rheinmetall Automotive receives award as Top 10 Benchmark Company from Hongqiao Government

At a recent award ceremony hosted by the Hongqiao CBD (Central Business District) Top 10 Benchmark companies in the area were honored. Rheinmetall Automotive was awarded the top position. Other companies that received the award included Unilever, Eaton, ToToLe, etc. Rheinmetall Automotive was awarded because of the good sales performance in 2018 and sustainable positive growth after settling down...

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