The Automotive segment, which accounts for more than two-thirds of the HÖRMANN Group’s total sales, is divided into seven fully consolidated companies. HÖRMANN Automotive is a leading systems supplier for the commercial vehicle industry in particular, but also for the construction and agricultural machinery industries. It supplies metallic components and modules to virtually all major vehicle manufacturers. These include chassis parts such as side members and frame add-ons for heavy duty trucks or all-in systems that are delivered just-in-sequence to the assembly plants. The segment covers the entire value chain with its industrial engineering, production and logistics services.
The biggest location in terms of sales is HÖRMANN Automotive Gustavsburg GmbH, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of side members and large body parts.
As an established systems provider for the commercial vehicle industry, HÖRMANN Automotive offers ideas and innovative solutions for tomorrow. These relate to both light commercial vehicles for future urban delivery systems and heavy duty commercial vehicles. According to expert forecasts, the light commercial vehicle sector in particular is set to expand steadily in the years ahead on account of the continuous growth in freight transport in urban areas, which will be driven not just by a general increase in the number of vehicles but also by cyclical replacement investments.
HÖRMANN Automotive stands for innovation, which is also thanks to the synergies arising from the interaction between the four segments. For example, at the 2018 IAA in Hanover, HÖRMANN Automotive presented an innovative integral chassis concept designed for the use of alternative drive systems. The concept pursues a systematic lightweight structural approach that reflects the cost sensitivity of the transport industry in particular and the vehicle design requirements of electric, lightweight commercial vehicles. The HÖRMANN integral chassis combines the use of innovative technologies as series and affordable materials with a smart modular structure on the basis of an optimised overall and component structure. The performance of the system as a whole is enhanced by the use of highly effective composite lightweight materials.
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