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Lightweight plastic components for car bodies. Made to be tough.

Modern vehicles have to meet very exacting requirements with regard to functionality, safety, stability, environmental compatibility, design and comfort. By systematically exploiting our comprehensive expertise in materials, processes and fabrication, we can also offer customized lightweight components for vehicle bodies. These include cockpit cross-car beams and front-end carriers made of polymer-metal hybrids, engine and transmission mounts in glass-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and structural components based on organo sheet technology.


Cockpit cross-car beams

Cockpit cross-car beams

ElringKlinger’s cockpit cross-car beams combine maximum functionality with minimum weight. They accommodate instrument panel, steering column, heating and ventilation modules, airbags, glove box, center console and other fittings and connect them securely to the car bodywork.

Front-end carriers

Front-end carriers

The hybrid design front-end section can be used as a support for the intercooler, headlamp modules, windscreen washer reservoir, horn, distance radar module or air intake. It also supports the hood. To reduce the overall weight, ElringKlinger relies on a combination of polymer injection molding, metal sheets and metal tube hydroforming.

Engine and transmission mounts

Engine and transmission mounts

Engine mounts made of glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide offer decisive advantages over conventional aluminum structures.
Better acoustics, higher thermal insulation and a significant weight reduction speak for themselves. In addition, the engine bearing made of natural rubber is better protected from the engine heat and therefore has a longer service life.


More detailed information on all products in the lightweight plastics segment, our range of services and various technologies is provided in our brochure “Lightweight plastic components. For cars and commercial vehicles.”