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Video: “The brains behind the latest generation automotive line”

On May 4, Hydro's new € 130 million automotive line will open in Grevenbroich, Germany. Christoph Budde, plant director at Grevenbroich, tells us how the line will help make millions of cars lighter.

Facts about Hydro's new automotive line

On May 4 of this year, Hydro will open a new state-of-the-art production line in Grevenbroich, Germany, which will produce aluminum parts for the automotive industry and help make millions of cars lighter every year.

  • Annual capacity: 150,000 tons
  • Investment costs: EUR 130 million
  • Customers: Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Peugeot, Citroën and others
  • Installation: 190 meters long, 55 workers, five shifts
  • Energy efficiency: 36% reduction in consumption compared to similar production lines


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