Constellium N.V. supplies crash management systems for Mercedes-Benz A Class

Netherlands-based manufacturer Constellium N.V. announced that it is providing front crash management systems and other aluminum structural components to the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class from its plant in San Luis Potosí. 

Aluminum Crash Management Systems improve vehicle safety in the event of a collision, protecting not only the occupants, but the vehicle itself, thanks to its superior energy absorption and crash behavior. 

“We are very proud to supply the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class with our advanced structural solutions,” said in a statement Lionel Chapis, General Manager of Constellium’s Automotive Structures business. “This confirms the strong relationship we have built over the years with Mercedes-Benz, and we are glad to support them globally thanks to our expanding footprint.”

The San Luis Potosí plant opened in spring 2018. The state-of-the-art production facility manufactures customized aluminum automotive structures and Crash Management Systems for several customers.

Constellium is a long-time supplier of Mercedes-Benz for both rolled products and structural components. 

Aluminum continues to be a material of choice for automakers to lightweight vehicles for improved fuel economy and lower emissions and is a natural choice for electric vehicles for greater range, longer battery life and crash and intrusion resistance.

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