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Video: This is what Merkel and Solberg will see

Young engineer Lutz Kaufmann will have quite the day at work on May 4. He is in charge of giving Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Erna Solberg a tour of our new automotive line. Here is how he plans to do it.

On May 4, Hydro is opening a new, state-of-the-art production line in Grevenbroich, Germany, for aluminium parts to the automotive industry that will help lightweight millions of new cars every year

  • 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