Hydro's new automotive line

New automotive line 3 opening. From left, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Hydro Executive Vice President Kjetil Ebbesberg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Hydro President & CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, and Hydro engineer Lutz Kaufmann.
New automotive line 3 opening. From left, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Hydro Executive Vice President Kjetil Ebbesberg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Hydro President & CEO Svein Richard Brandtzæg, and Hydro engineer Lutz Kaufmann. (Photo: Hydro/Nils Vibe-Rheymer)
  • May 4, 2017

  • Grevenbroich, Germany (Map)
    Aluminiumstrasse 1, 411515 Grevenbroich, Germany

Hydro has opened a new, state-of-the-art production line in Grevenbroich, Germany, for aluminium parts to the automotive industry. You can view the grand opening by clicking on the following links:


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Hard facts about Hydro new automotive line

  • 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