In a joint interview, Dr. Stefan Wolf, CEO of ElringKlinger, and Dieter Hauswirth, Chairman of the Lechler Foundation, discussed the continued focus on Paul Lechler’s values, current joint projects, and future collaboration between the automotive supplier and the foundation.
A new technology is ready for serial production at ElringKlinger. Thanks to an innovative hydroforming process combined with thermoplastic injection-molding, metals in cockpit carriers can now be replaced by plastic-metal hybrids. The first production lines have already commenced operations for one of Germany's premium manufacturers in China and Canada.
The global market for automatic transmissions is growing. By acquiring the US family-run company M&W in 2015, ElringKlinger has significantly increased its share of the market for transmission control plates. Further expansion in this fast-growing business will require not only complementary technology, but also an exemplary process of integration.