Roof frame for AMG GT
Everyone who is interested in cars knows the AMG GT. But hardly anyone knows that KOHLHAGE E-Tech currently produced the roof frame for the vehicle.
How did it come about? A little over a year ago, KOHLHAGE E-Tech was able to take over the production know-how of Pfeiffer Biegetechnik from Finnentrop as part of an asset deal. Pfeiffer Biegetechnik, formerly known as a machine builder for stretch-bending machines, had already supplied machines for the production of body components for the market launch of the AMG GT in 2014. Tunnel beams, front wall elements, cross members and roof frames have been produced on these machines.
Since then, however, the original producer of these parts has reduced its production capacity. For the manufacturer, this meant having to find a production alternative. And this is exactly where KOHLHAGE E-Tech comes in. The machines, the necessary tools and above all the know-how were available at KOHLHAGE E-Tech and so the KOHLHAGE Group company got the order.
“For us, of course, this was a huge opportunity,” says Uwe Hellbach, project manager for stretch-bent parts at KOHLHAGE E-Tech. “We were able to demonstrate our capabilities and are now in talks about being allowed to produce further stretch-bent parts for other vehicles. Currently we already have six more prototype parts in customer sampling. We are confident that we will also be able to get involved here in the long term,” says Hellbach happily.