Constellium is expanding its plant in Singen, Germany, with an additional aluminium extrusion press to supply unnamed automotive customers in Europe.

The company will build a dedicated 8,000 sq m hall on its Singen campus for an expected start of production in mid-2020. Constellium anticipates around 50 new jobs will be created to support the new activity.

“Extrusions are the foundation of our Automotive Structures product portfolio,” said Constellium Automotive Structures and Industry Business Unit president, Paul Warton. 

“As our business continues to grow, Singen has become a diverse provider of complex, high-strength extrusions of all sizes, shapes, strengths and gauges for our automotive programmes, as well as our rail, transportation and industrial customers.

“This new press increases not only capacity, but advances our efficiency and capability.”

The Singen facility is a pillar of Constellium’s manufacturing, featuring equipment for producing extrusions on five presses.

The plant is the main extrusions supplier for Constellium’s Automotive Structures business in Europe, with dedicated presses to produce the aluminium profiles used to manufacture Crash Management Systems, Side Impact Beams and structural components.

It also makes large profile extrusions for rail, power rail and bus applications, as well as other transportation and industry markets.

Beyond extremely large and wide sections, Constellium Singen is the only extrusion plant in the world to produce aluminium/steel co-extrusions for energy power supply to metro power rail systems.

With cold mills and an integrated hot/cold rolling line, Constellium Singen is also a provider of Automotive Body Sheet and other customised rolled products.

The plant produces aluminium sheets and coils with functional surfaces for a range of applications, from architectural and interior design to vehicle decoration and cosmetic packaging.

In addition, the facility is able to produce very thin material for closures and flexible packaging markets.