Constellium celebrates the opening of a new facility in Zilina, Slovakia, to supply Automotive Structures to the Eastern European market



Constellium N.V. (NYSE: CSTM) announced today the opening of its new Automotive Structures facility in Zilina, Slovakia, dedicated to the production of aluminium Crash Management Systems and Body Structure components as it continues to expand its automotive footprint in the Eastern European market.

The 5,200 square meter facility in Zilina features advanced technologies for forming, machining, welding and heat-treating aluminium automotive components, along with a state-of-the-art quality lab to ensure products meet customer specifications. By early 2019, the Zilina plant is expected to have 90 employees and plans to expand its facility to 15,000 square meters by mid-2019.

“On behalf of Constellium, I would like to thank the local Zilina authorities and our partners for welcoming us to the city as we expand our automotive structures to service the needs of our customers in Eastern Europe,” said Lionel Chapis, Managing Director of Constellium’s Automotive Structures. “We are grateful to our key customers to trust us to accompany them in their footprint expansions and look forward to continuing to grow with them.”

Aluminium continues to be a material of choice in the automotive industry to reduce vehicle weight, improve fuel economy and lower emissions, and increase safety. Constellium is dedicated to developing and testing advanced aluminium automotive components to help automakers achieve their goals across the globe.

Constellium has been strategically expanding its automotive structures footprint to respond to its customers’ needs globally. The company recently announced that it expanded its operations in Dahenfeld, Germany to increase the supply of aluminium structural components for automakers in Europe. In North America, Constellium recently expanded its footprint with two new plants in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and in White, Georgia, U.S.

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