The main incentive for the automotive industry is constant weight reduction and further development of technology and materials, such as magnesium alloys. Together with our customers, we have been supporting this trend for years. From aluminium profiles to ready-to-install components, we are the ideal partner with long-standing experience and technical expertise for automotive manufacturers and suppliers.
Our Value Chain
With long-standing experience in profile bending processes, we can shape your component based on your specifications.
Our core business includes state-of-the-art welding processes like MIG CMT and cutting-edge laser hybrid welding technology. Laser hybrid technology in particular is perfectly suited for large components like the ones used in e-mobility.
Other joining processes such as self-piercing riveting are also possible
We handle everything cohesively from the final process steps all the way up to the finished complex product with corresponding validation processes. We work closely with our customers to determine the most comprehensive scope of testing based on the highest quality requirements.
We can rely on years of experience with renowned OEMs, from prototyping to series implementation. We support our clients in the production-oriented design of their components.
We advise our customers on the selection of suitable alloys. We also develop individual alloys, such as crash alloys and customised alloys for special requirements like pressure resistance and extreme bending properties for fluid systems. Defined homogenisation processes ensure the desired properties, which can also be tested using ultrasound methods.
We offer all common alloy types in the automotive sector as well as approved crash alloys of all well-known OEMs, including special alloys.
Our locations feature state-of-the-art 3 to 5 axis machining centres that meet the high tolerance requirements of our customers.
We offer solutions for customer-specific surface requirements from washing to coating technologies with long-term customer-approved partners.
We know the market
Through our partnership with many well-known international manufacturers, we understand the market needs very well and are able to react quickly and efficiently to changes.
We apply our know-how to very complex components and assemblies such as crash management systems, battery systems, vehicle structural components, lightweight seat structures as well as vibration and noise dampers. Our experience and aluminium manufacturing know-how is reflected in our customer-oriented development competence from prototypes to series production.
The right material used correctly
With customer-specific alloys from our speciality foundry, we respond precisely to individual requirements. They include the high-strength 6xxx alloys. In addition to high strength, these alloys feature very high ductility and minimal intercrystalline corrosion. Alu Menziken’s developments benefit the automotive industry in the lightweight construction sector and in the electromobility of the future. Our tailor-made materials can be easily processed through all necessary process steps.
Potentials in lightweight construction – Successful processing of magnesium alloys
‘Light, lighter, lightest’ is the motto in the automotive and aerospace industries. The current development in these industries leads to an ever increasing demand for lightweight materials.
Using a magnesium alloy certified for aviation, the project team produced thin-walled hollow profiles for applications in the interior of aircraft cabins
Know-how in profile production
Just as important as the selection of the right material, skilful processing also ensures that the finished profile meets the customer’s requirements. With long-standing experience and technical expertise, we meet the highest requirements in terms of functionality and precision for structural components, crash management products and visible parts.
From semi-finished product to assembly – One-Stop Shop Alu Menziken
Thanks to our complete value chain, we are a true one-stop shop. No matter what type of processing you need for the semi-finished product, we have the machines, the know-how and/or the right partners to handle the next steps. You benefit from our modern production so you can obtain your ‘lean’ product from a single source.