On invitation by Georg Fischer a dozen journalists from Switzerland and Germany visited the new production facility in Mettmann on 8 November, 2012. CEO Yves Serra, Josef Edbauer (Head of GF Automotive) and Andreas Güll, managing director of the Mettmann plant, answered the questions of the journalists representing the business and trade press.
The new production line – known as Aeration Moulding Robotpouring or AMR – caters to the trend towards light weight construction and is unique in this form. The plant’s efficient and resource-sparing production is instrumental in meeting the steadily growing demand for light metal parts in the automotive industry. The new plant has a capacity of up to 60,000 tons of nodular cast iron – total production capacity in Mettmann is around 200,000 tons – and can manufacture cast parts that are exceptionally fine-featured and thus light weight. Light weight components from GF Automotive are used in the new Audi A3 or the VW Golf. They help save more than 25 percent in weight compared to conventional ones.
The presentations held at the Media Event Mettmann can also be found at www.georgfischer.com/downloads under the keyword “Mettmann”.