-- Company's Surfalex® HF - High Formable Aluminum Skin - received the "Innovation Star 2015" distinction from the International OEM Exhibition Advisory Committee and will be featured at the Expo's Innovation Alley
AMSTERDAM, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellium N.V. (NYSE and Euronext: CSTM) announced today that it will present its latest innovative advanced aluminum alloys for automotive applications at the Automotive Engineering Expo 2015 in Nürnberg on June 9 and 10, 2015.
Constellium will feature its new generation of high strength Crash Management Systems as well as Surfalex® HF, a new aluminum highly formable skin material for complex parts, which provides superior formability during the stamping process without compromising on design. Surfalex® HF has been nominated by the International OEM Advisory Board "AEE Innovation Star 2015".
"We are thrilled that the innovative capabilities of Surfalex® HF are being recognized and are honored to be awarded the 'Innovation Star 2015'," said Dieter Höll, Director Sales and Marketing, Automotive and Specialties of Constellium's Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products business unit. "This recognition reflects the positive feedback from our customers and encourages us to pursue our dedication to light-weighting solutions for cars". "The automotive market is a key priority for Constellium and we are committing to relentlessly serve our customers with new advanced alloy solutions thanks to our technology center C-TEC and our partnerships with renowned labs and universities around the globe. We have a unique innovation engine", Höll added.
The attribution of the "Innovation Star 2015" enables Constellium to be part of the Expo's Innovation Alley, where select products are featured during OEM-guided tours. Automotive industry specialists will thus be able to interact with Constellium's experts and discover the unique benefits of Surfalex® HF.
Under the motto "Aluminum excellence for lighter cars," Constellium executives will make presentations in the Expo's Arena, an open forum focusing on the latest product development trends in the industry:
- On June 9 and 10, from 11:15 to 11:30, Andreas Afseth, Research & Development Automotive Market manager at Constellium, will present "Aluminum rolled solutions for high formable skins", highlighting Surfalex® HF in particular, and explaining new trends in upcoming research and development.
- On both days from 14:15 to 14:30, Lionel Chapis, Managing Director of Automotive Structures at Constellium, and Frank Gensty, Director Engineering, Automotive Structures and Industry at Constellium, will speak about "High-strength Crash Management Systems", showing how the latest generation of aluminum Crash Management Systems is setting new industry standards.
Constellium's booth is located in Hall 7A Booth 530.
Constellium is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminum products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium generated €3.7 billion of revenue in 2014.