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Rheinmetall Automotive with Increased Sales and Earnings in the First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2017, Rheinmetall Automotive built on the strong business development of the previous year. The member of the Rheinmetall Technology Group generated sales of €737 million, thereby exceeding the previous year’s level of €654 million by 13%. Adjusted for currency effects, the increase was 11%. Operating earnings rose by €10 million or 19% to €62 million. As a result, profitability also improved again, rising from 8.0% in the comparative quarter of the previous year to 8.4% this year.

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Major contract for Rheinmetall: Electric motor housings for China

The engineering and production expertise of Rheinmetall, the Technology Group, is increasingly in demand for electric vehicle projects.

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Commercial vehicle steel pistons for China Rheinmetall Automotive agrees on strategic cooperation

In its Automotive sector, the Technology Group Rheinmetall is steadily broadening its access to China's expanding commercial vehicle market. As part of this strategy, KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, Neckarsulm, Germany, a part of Rheinmetall Automotive AG, has now signed a license agreement with the Chinese automotive industry supplier ZYNP Corporation, Mengzhou. The agreement covers the production and marketing of commercial vehicle steel pistons for the Chinese market.

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Divert-air valves around the globe: Rheinmetall wins major contract from US automaker

The Automotive arm of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group has won a contract with a lifetime volume of over €90 million for a new generation of divert-air valves. A leading American automaker placed the order.

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A lead role in future, too: China to become central driving force in worldwide electromobility

The significance of the Chinese market for the international auto industry is indisputable. Over the past decades, the nation has not only written an unparalleled success story in the development of individual mobility for its population but meanwhile virtually all the international auto manufactures are present on this motor vehicle market, which is the world's biggest and has developed a momentum barely foreseeable a good decade ago. And joining these international players is a growing number of domestic auto brands.

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Auto Shanghai 2017: Rheinmetall Automotive exhibiting components for emission reduction and electric vehicles

Auto Shanghai is being held this year from April 21 to 28 at the International Center for Exhibition and Convention in Shanghai, China. Rheinmetall Automotive AG is displaying its products in the German Pavilion in Hall 4.2 at Stand 4BG131. The German auto-industry supplier with a tradition going back over a century will be exhibiting engine components of the brands Kolbenschmidt and Pierburg that play a major role in reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Another focal point of the presentation: electric vehicle components.

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For the NAFTA market: New order for commercial vehicle steel pistons

KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, has been awarded a contract for commercial vehicle steel pistons worth over €70 million. The supplier is thus successfully continuing the strategic expansion of its steel piston business on the European and North American markets. The customer is a leading manufacturer in the premium truck segment. Tipping the scales in favor of Kolbenschmidt were the use of state-of-the-art technologies, outstanding customer service, and a competitive local presence.

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Pierburg receives VQE award from Volvo

Two Pierburg GmbH's locations were recently presented with the Volvo Cars Quality Excellence (VQE) award. Conditions for receiving this prestigious quality award are outstanding supplier quality strictly monitored over 12 consecutive months, with the supplier required to maintain an exceptionally good rating in twelve supply chain segments.

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Rheinmetall receives order from American carmaker: New kind of coolant valve goes into series production

The automotive sector of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group has booked its first order for a special application of coolant valves. Placed by a major American carmaker and destined for the NAFTA market, the order has a lifetime value of over

US$25 million.


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- Rheinmetall Automotive - Follow-up order for the US market: gasoline piston assemblies worth over €135 million

Through its subsidiary, KS Kolbenschmidt US, Inc., first-tier auto-industry supplier Rheinmetall Automotive AG has booked a follow-up order from a major American OEM.

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