Constellium is providing front crash management systems (CMS) and other aluminium structural components to the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class.
These components will be produced in Constellium plants in Gottmadingen, Germany, and San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The company is supplying two derivative vehicles of the A-Class global platform.
Crash Management Systems made of aluminium improve vehicle safety in the event of a collision, protecting not only the occupants, but the vehicle itself, thanks to its superior energy absorption and crash behaviour.
“We are very proud to supply the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class with our advanced structural solutions,” said Lionel Chapis, general manager of Constellium’s Automotive Structures business.
Constellium’s Gottmadingen plant produces customized aluminium automotive structures and CMS and features advanced development and prototyping capabilities. Constellium’s San Luis Potosí plant, which opened in spring 2018, serves automakers in Mexico.
Constellium is a long-time supplier of Mercedes-Benz for both rolled products and structural components. Aluminium continues to be a material of choice for automakers to lightweight vehicles for improved fuel economy and lower emissions and is a natural choice for electric vehicles for greater range and longer battery life.