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Constellium supplies PSA bonnet aluminium

By Simon Warburton | 22 May 2019

Constellium is to supply aluminium auto body sheet for the bonnet of PSA's Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo Van.

While PSA frequently uses aluminium in passenger cars, this is the first time it is using aluminium auto body sheet for its light commercial vehicles.

Constellium provides Surfalex for the outer bonnet panels, a material developed to meet requirements for high surface quality with specific hemming and roping properties.

For the inner bonnet, Constellium delivers a material solution with formability and mechanical resistance, which enables efficient processing of complex geometries on the customer's equipment.

Constellium also supplies the front Crash Management System for the vans. The bumper beam and crash boxes are extruded components, allowing Constellium to design a product that is lighter.

"This new project is another step forward in our role to accompany PSA in its development and to deliver the benefits of aluminium to its entire vehicle range," said Constellium Global Automotive for the Packaging and Automotive Rolled Products business unit VP, Dieter Hoelll.