The company is delivering seamless aluminum tubing used in the frame of the cab in the all-electric F-150 Lightning. Hydro began supplying aluminum components with the 2015 model year F-150 and that continues with the upcoming 2022 F-150 Lightning.
“As an industry leader, our ability to collaborate with manufacturers throughout the entire product lifecycle, from development to launch, truly sets us apart,” says Charlie Straface, senior vice president responsible for the Hydro Extrusion North America business unit.
“We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Ford and the work we have done on the new and challenging components in this groundbreaking vehicle.”
As part of this relationship, he explains that Hydro collaborates with Ford R&D and its advanced engineering groups in the development of new products and aluminium alloys.
Cressona plant is Ford Q1 supplier
Most of the components that Hydro sends to Ford are manufactured at its Cressona plant, in Pennsylvania. In 2016, the Cressona plant became one of the first in the aluminium extrusion industry to receive Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award.
In addition to the F-150 Lightning (available Spring 2022), Hydro manufactures components used in the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
Part of the Norway-based Hydro group, Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 21,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.