Godfrey & Wing has received a contract from a Germany-based automotive supplier to deliver an Advanced Powertrain impregnation (APi) system.
The vaccum impregnation system is the result of a transmission case programme that requires complete impregnation. The contract is the first piece to a long-term, strategic partnership. This APi will seal around 75,000 sets per year in Italy, starting in 2020. The programme is forecasted to increase to 500,000 sets by 2022. As demand increases, the customer will accommodate by investing in two automated Continuous Advanced Powertrain impregnation (CAPi) systems. Capable of sealing 330,000 parts per year each, the systems will meet volume and quality specifications.
APi impregnation as portable system
As the CAPi’s are used, the APi will then be used as a portable system. The APi will be reinstalled at the customer’s other European facilities as needed to meet their porosity sealing needs. This dual system strategy will reduce capex and improve profitability.
“We are uniquely positioned to service this customer’s current and future needs,” said Ralf Versmold, managing director of Godfrey & Wing GmbH. “Supporting one of the world’s largest automotive parts manufacturers requires a wide range of capabilities and smart solutions. We are excited to bring our extensive knowledge and evolving innovations into this long-term partnership.”