After a selection process, Hydro chose BWG Bergwerk- und Walzwerk-Maschinenbau GmbH as general supplier. BWG, headquartered in Duisburg, develops and designs conveyor systems, machines and special designs. Hydro has worked with BWG on previous projects.
"We are very satisfied that our important project for the automotive growth market is on schedule. In this way, we will be able to meet our customers' increasing need for high-performance sheet metal for lighter vehicle bodies, ”says Hydro Group CEO Oliver Bell, who heads the Rolled Products division.
The new production line will increase the annual capacity for aluminum body panels from 50,000 to 200,000 tons. It is scheduled to go into operation in the second half of 2016.