Benteler-SGL, a joint venture of Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH and SGL Group, hosted a grand opening ceremony of the new production facility of Benteler-SGL in Ort im Innkreis, Austria last week.
Automobile manufacturers and customers of Benteler-SGL as well as representatives of the joint venture’s parent companies were invited to the plant dedication, Benteler-SGL is investing a total of €36 million on the new plant and Composite components will be manufactured for the first time in serial production at the state-of-the-art 45,000 m² site starting in middle of 2013.
Dr. Christian Howe, Managing Director of Benteler-SGL:
Benteler-SGL is taking another big step towards the serial production of composite components for the automotive industry with the new production plant in Ort im Innkreis. This will enable us to further expand our technological and market position in this rapidly growing market segment.
Benteler-SGL’s product range now includes body shell components such as side blades, doors and visible carbon components. The company’s customer base includes nearly all of the well-known automobile manufacturers, primarily from the premium class.