Production: From simple to complex
The KWD Automotive AG & Co. KG, a renowned address in German car body construction, is responsible for this business segment. In the 1920s and 1930s, car bodies for customers from Bugatti to Horch were built here. The company has been part of the Schnellecke Group since 1994.
Welding assemblies and car body assemblies
Welding assemblies are taking on a more and more important role in the logistics process chain of the automotive industry. This requires special expertise. Whether simple connection parts or complex car body assemblies such as complete exhaust gas systems – we are also the competent partner of the automotive industry for welding assemblies.
As well as state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, we also carry out, among other things, welding analyses in our in-house laboratory, including a non-destructive test using ultrasonic technology, and continuous series production monitoring using 3D measuring technology.
Production-proven manufacturing solutions in lightweight construction
One of our main focuses is lightweight construction. We support our customers in reducing weight in essential structural components in vehicle construction with production-proven manufacturing solutions in aluminum, magnesium, steel and composite materials.
Research and development
Our current research and development projects in material, structural, and system lightweight construction focus on alternative joining processes in multi-material design and on the further development of the current roller and roll bending technologies. Furthermore, we are developing methods for the generation and validation of lightweight construction potential.