Competences

Structural parts

We offer all kinds of high-quality structural parts for the automotive industry.

voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc. produces a wide range of steel and aluminum structural parts and components. Our mechanical presses, featuring up to 1100 tons of pressing force, can process different kinds of material, ranging from soft steel and aluminum to high-strength steel.

Specific examples of structural parts produced by voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc. are:

  • Reinforcements
  • A-pillars
  • B-pillars
  • Beams
  • Fenders

voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville relies on phs-ultraform®—a revolution in lightweight construction for the automotive industry.

phs-ultraform® is the term for press-hardened steel components made of hot-dip galvanized steel strip produced by voestalpine. The phs-ultraform® combines light-weight design, corrosion protection and increased automotive safety. phs-ultraform® is used in crash- and corrosion-resistant components such as automotive stiffeners, A and B pillars, sills, tunnels and bulkheads.

Assemblies

Assembling individual components is one of our main fields of activity. 

In the Assembly department pre-formed exterior, interior and structural parts made of steel and aluminum are assembled into complete, ready-to-install doors, engine hoods, trunk lids, tail gates and other body parts for various notable automakers.

We use manual insertion processes on our smaller press to fit sheet-metal components with other additional components like rivets, springs and clips. This means that at this early stage of the manufacturing process, we can already define contact points, make connections with other components and prepare click-fit elements for use at a later stage.

To provide our customers with high-quality products, we use various production techniques in our fully automated assembly cells, such as:

  • Clinching (joining sheet metal parts)
  • Sealing and gluing
  • Different welding processes (e.g. spot, resistance and MIG/MAG welding)

We utilize constructive, efficient and fast methods in our assembly processes. Whether we are carrying out the fully-automated production of assemblies or manual assembly work, we ensure the highest quality in our components during the assembly process, for example by clinching or pressing in nuts and bolts.

Specific examples of assemblies produced by voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc. are:

  • Engine front covers
  • Tank ventilation tubes
  • Pulse generator
  • Airbag housings
  • Roof frames

Powertrain

We produce powertrain components of the highest performance and quality.

voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville Inc. is able to produce engine and gearbox components made from sheet steel, aluminum or composite materials. Our SE (Simultaneous Engineering) team assists the research and development departments of our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in order to develop feasible designs for:

  • Oil pans
  • Covers
  • Heat shields
  • Brackets