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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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Rheinmetall Automotive in the first half of 2020:
Sharp sales decline and strict cost management during coronavirus crisis

Rheinmetall Automotive AG did not escape the negative effects of the global crisis in the automotive industry and posted a 34% reduction in sales to €956 million (previous year: €1,440 million). Sales were down by 33% after adjustment for currency effects. The global production of light vehicles according to IHS Markit Vehicle Production Forecast (update of August 4, 2020, vehicles under 6 t)...

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Strategic contract from international OEM
Rheinmetall Automotive supplying solenoid valves to South Korea
Pierburg GmbH, a member of the technology group Rheinmetall, has won a strategically important contract for the supply of divert-air valves used in exhaust-gas turbochargers of vehicles with internal combustion engines or hybrid drivelines. The Rheinmetall Automotive subsidiary will then become major supplier for the entire global engine range of a renowned South Korean manufacturer.
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Rheinmetall Automotive secures major order:
Electrical vacuum pumps for China worth €250 million

A renowned international carmaker has awarded Rheinmetall Automotive AG, part of technology group Rheinmetall AG, a major order for electrical vacuum pumps. The order extends to a lifetime volume of €250 million. The components will be manufactured by Pierburg Huayu Pump Technology (PHP), a Shanghai- based joint venture company of Rheinmetall Automotive.

The ramp-up phase of production already...

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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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