Video: Lighter vehicles with Hydro’s new automotive line

Stefan Knabben, Sales Director at the Hydro Rolled Products plant in Grevenbroich, Germany, is excited about delivering even more advanced aluminium to leading European car makers: “With this material, they are able to produce more light vehicles, and reduce CO2 emissions from the future cars.”

May 2, 2017

Hard facts about Hydro new automotive line

On May 4, Hydro is opening a new, state-of-the-art production line in Grevenbroich, Germany, for aluminium parts to the automotive industry that will help lightweight millions of new cars every year

  • Annual capacity: 150,000 tonnes
  • Investment cost: EUR 130 million
  • Customer examples: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Peugeot, Citroën
  • Facility: 190 meters long, run by 55 operators on five shifts
  • Efficiency: Facility consumes 36 % less energy than similar production lines 

Updated: May 2, 2017