Constellium supplies high-strength aluminium structural parts for the new lightweight Ford F-150 pickup truck
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Constellium supplies high-strength aluminium structural parts for the new lightweight Ford F-150 pickup truck

13 January 2015

Amsterdam, 13 January, 2015 - Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) today announced that it provides  Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) with aluminium structural parts for the all-new Ford F-150 pickup truck that extensively uses high-strength, military-grade, aluminium alloy as a build material. Constellium, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of aluminium structural parts for the automotive industry, is one of Ford’s largest suppliers of these components for the F-150.

The 2015 Ford F-150 delivers the industry’s best towing and payload capability among full-size light-duty pickups, enabled by reducing up to 700 pounds of weight through the use of high-strength steel in the frame and aluminium alloy in the body.

To keep pace with increased demand, Constellium has doubled manufacturing capacity at its facility in Van Buren, Michigan, and enhanced advanced prototyping and development capabilities.

We are delighted to become one of Ford’s largest supplier of high-strength aluminium structural parts for the groundbreaking F-150 and see this as an important milestone in the expansion of our global automotive structures business,” said Paul Warton, President of Constellium’s Automotive Structures and Industry business unit.

“We believe that the automotive industry demand for aluminium will continue to grow as automakers seek to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel efficiency. With our innovative and value-added solutions and the expansion of our component manufacturing capabilities in the United States, Europe and China, Constellium is strongly positioned to help meet that demand worldwide.” 

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