Salzgitter Hydroforming GmbH u. Co. KG
Automotive
Salzgitter Hydroforming is one of the largest suppliers of hydroformed components in Europe, especially for lightweight applications for exhaust systems, chassis and car body as well as for heat technology and agriculture.

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Salzgitter Hydroforming GmbH u. Co. KG
Gewerbering 26A, 08451 Crimmitschau
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About the Company

Salzgitter Hydroforming (SZHF) is a technology specialist for hydroforming in the automotive and other sectors as well as one of the largest suppliers of hydroformed components in Europe. Their series production and development of components is achieved through state-of-the-art CAD software and the latest equipment. The company is certified under ISO TS 16949, EN ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and 50001.

 

Products & Services

The company’s core competencies include hydroformed parts for exhaust systems, chassis and car body as well as for heating technology. Its services range from finite-element (FEM) simulation, tooling design and prototyping to large-volume series production. Special know-how is applied in the manufacturing of high-stress structural components for light weight design. Examples of these are multi-chamber aluminum parts as well as various steel grades. Other specialties include exhaust components from ferritic and austenitic steel. SZHF will also begin experimenting with new steel grades to secure R&D status for additional applications. Salzgitter’s hydroforming method allows for flexible manufacturing. Production is adjustable between manual operation and fully automated lines depending on the required volumes. This flexibility enables the company to supply their parts on a very competitive cost level.

 

Key Advantages

-  In-house design and construction

-  Localized production processes/ All relevant production processes in-house

-  Experience with sophisticated products and challenging deadlines / timing lines

-  Cost savings with single-piece hydroforming solutions

-  Benefit of new steel grades and other latest developments through Salzgitter AG

 

Partnership Opportunities

Salzgitter’s references have traditionally included top OEMs in Germany, such as Volkswagen, Audi, and Daimler and numerous Tier 1 suppliers. It already supplies components to North America through system vendors, but seeks direct contact with procurement and development departments.