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Aluminium for the automotive industry – Lighter, safer and recyclable vehicles

Using aluminium in cars and vehicles promotes emission reduction and weight saving without compromising safety. The complete recyclability of aluminium also means that single-use materials can be avoided, contributing to a greener future for the automotive industry.

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World-class aluminium solutions for the automotive industry

All vehicles need a body structure that is rigid, to support weight and stress and to securely tie together all of the individual components. Aluminium is well suited for use in vehicular design, as its mechanical properties as well as its light weight make it the responsible and sustainable choice.

Aluminium from Hydro can be used for most aspects of the automotive industry. From extruded aluminium profiles through to a complete aluminium chassis, Hydro has the products, systems, expertise and solutions.

By using aluminium from Hydro in your projects, you can count on support from our global engineering team.

Why choose aluminium for cars and vehicles?

Excellent energy absorption is one of the properties that carmakers, and insurance companies, value in Hydro’s range of aluminium specifically designed for cars and the automotive industry. Aluminium from Hydro can make your vehicles safer.

Using aluminium for a car’s structure can lessen weight by as much as 30% compared to steel. As aluminium is fully recyclable, a large percentage of the car of the future could be made from 100% recycled aluminium, a truly sustainable vehicle.

Hydro designs and manufactures aluminium components for all passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

Components and systems include:

Hydros commitment to Research & Development

Hydro offers unmatched Research & Development knowledge in the field of aluminium automotive design. This includes high-strength aluminium alloy development, as well as applied manufacturing skills in bending, machining, joining, surface treatment and assembly.

Our high-precision semis guarantee efficiency and performance in your manufacturing processes and in the car.

We work with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) globally to promote, distribute and design class-leading aluminium products in the automotive sector.

We serve as consulting engineers and as your manufacturing partner, utilizing aluminium extrusion and aluminium rolling technologies in structural and heat transfer applications.

As the automotive industry is replacing steel and copper with aluminium, Hydro is your partner for any aluminium part or automotive component.

Low carbon, 'Greener' aluminium products

Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium could make your vehicles greener credentials even greater – made from 75% recycled aluminium, Hydro CIRCAL aluminium provides a sustainable alternative to traditional materials and traditional aluminium. Read more about Hydro CIRCAL recycled aluminium

Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium is extremely energy efficient to produce, promoting sustainable materials and design. Stereotypically, the automotive industry is very energy intensive and polluting. Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium provides a greener alternative. Read more about Hydro REDUXA low-carbon aluminium

Why aluminium?

  • Aluminium is light in weight, has excellent strength and is extremely energy absorbent
  • Using aluminium in a car or vehicle means lighter cars with lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions
  • Aluminium makes cars safer, enables design for disassembly and is 100% recyclable