Aluminium is the ideal material for Crash Management Systems, providing superior energy absorption in order to protect vehicle occupants in the event of a collision. This crash behavior also minimizes damage to the vehicle, which helps reduce repair costs. The bumper beam and crash boxes are extruded components, allowing Constellium to design a product that is not only lightweight, but engineered to customer specifications in terms of size, shape, package space and strength. "Constellium is proud to contribute to the new PEUGEOT 3008," said Lionel Chapis, Managing Director for Automotive Structures at Constellium. "An expert in aluminium alloy development, as well as the design, simulation, testing and manufacturing of structural components, Constellium is well positioned to serve automakers in their quest to make vehicles lighter while offering exceptional performance characteristics."
For the hood outer panel and fenders, Constellium provides material with high surface quality with specific hemming and roping properties allowing designs with sharp lines. For the hood inner, the good formability and mechanical resistance of our solution enable efficient processing of complex shapes. "PSA Group has been a long-standing customer of Constellium. Our commitment to innovation enables us to develop new alloys and solutions from the new model design phase to the start of production," said Dieter Höll, Sales and Marketing Director, Constellium's Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products Business unit.
Aluminium is increasingly adopted by automakers as a material of choice to aid in lightweighting vehicles to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. Saving weight also affords automakers the opportunity to integrate additional consumer-focused features in the vehicle.
Constellium (NYSE and Euronext: CSTM) is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium generated €5.2 billion of revenue in 2015.
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