Automotive and Aerospace, 2016-03-23, 09:26 AM
Major body assembly line order from Audi
thyssenkrupp System Engineering to supply floor assembly line for an Audi model
thyssenkrupp System Engineering has received its biggest ever body assembly line order from AUDI AG. The company is to supply a floor assembly line for a model manufactured at Audi’s Neckarsulm site.
Bernd Becker, CEO of thyssenkrupp System Engineering: “In the area of BIW, our product portfolio ranges from the joining of individual parts to sub-assemblies to the assembly of complete bodies and add-on parts. The new order marks a further milestone in the longstanding partnership between Audi and thyssenkrupp. The close proximity of our Heilbronn site to the Audi plant in Neckarsulm offers numerous advantages.”
Audi will operate the new line, in which employees will be assisted by more than 600 robots, over several floors. The vehicle floor comprises the center panel, front end, back end and bottom section. The steel and aluminum parts will be joined by various methods such as resistance spot welding, bonding, riveting, bolting, arc welding etc.
thyssenkrupp System Engineering, a subsidiary of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, is an international systems partner for all key elements of the car body and powertrain process chains in the automotive industry. Its capabilities also include automation solutions for electric storage and drive systems, solutions for innovative lightweight design as well as equipment and test systems for the aircraft industry. thyssenkrupp System Engineering is a strong and reliable partner that supports its customers in optimizing their value chains and efficiency.
A full range of specialist engineering and construction services and a shipbuilding history stretching back centuries are the strengths of the Industrial Solutions business area. High-quality engineering is at the center of our success. Global project management skills, first-class system integration expertise, reliable procurement and supplier management, and a service offering meeting the highest standards form the basis for lasting customer satisfaction. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.
More information at: www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com