22 Mar 2016

Rheinmetall's Automotive sector books new order for diesel piston modules worth more than €30 million

Auto-component supplier KSPG AG, a member of the Rheinmetall Group, has, through its KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH subsidiary, booked a new order for piston modules with a lifetime volume worth around €32.5 million. The contract was awarded by a major U.S. auto manufacturer who will install the modules into three-cylinder diesel engines built at its European plants. As from 2019, the pistons will be manufactured at KS Kolbenschmidt's Czech plant in Ústí nad Labem.

The pistons will be delivered complete with assembled rings and pins. The contract once again emphasizes KS Kolbenschmidt's piston-module competence. The pistons with ring carrier and coolant passage will have a Nanofriks coating whose nanoparticles ensure extra wear resistance and very low friction, thus efficiently addressing growing demands for less fuel consumption and reduced emissions.


KSPG (Kolbenschmidt Pierburg), which represents the Automotive sector within Germany's Rheinmetall Group, has annual sales of around €2.6 billion (2015) and ranks among the 100 biggest auto-industry suppliers worldwide. Some 11,000 employees at around 40 production plants in Europe, the Americas, Japan, India and China develop and manufacture components, modules and assemblies for the drive systems of present and future vehicles.

Rheinmetall Automotive AG

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