BMW and Exel Team up to Develop New Carbon Fibre Parts

BMW has chosen Exel Composites as a technology partner to develop next generation carbon fibre reinforced parts for passenger cars.

The German automaker has been investing in the development of lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles for a number of years and has been a strong proponent of advanced composites. The company was the first car-manufacturer to use Carbon Fibre in serial production of their i3 and i8 models and are looking at launching more products created using composite technologies.

Exel Composites, a supplier of lightweight and durable composite solutions has been selected by BMW to become a technology partner for the development of carbon fibre-reinforced parts for next generation passenger cars. The co-operation agreement covers the development and delivery of complex carbon and carbon/glass hybrid profiles for automotive applications.

Mr. Kari Loukola, SVP Sales and Marketing of Exel Composites said;

We are extremely pleased to start co-operation with BMW. It is in line with our growth strategy to penetrate new applications and market segments. Exel Composites has a long and successful history in the development of innovative high-quality products for e.g. the transportation industry. I am confident that the co-operation will be beneficial to both parties.