With sales of € 1.8 billion and over 9,700 employees at 89 locations in 25 countries, the global Röchling Group stands for competence in plastics. We leverage the unique innovation potential of this material – from semi-finished products right through to complex systems.
The Automotive division designs and engineers components and system solutions in the fields of aerodynamics, powertrain and new mobility. As part of our customer-oriented and global development approach, we focus on the current challenges facing the automotive industry, including reducing emissions, weight and fuel consumption.
Through the reduction of driving resistances Aerodynamics helps to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption. Our lightweight underbody panels and active grille shutters systems set industry benchmarks.
The surrounding systems of the engine also play a role in further reducing emissions. Air intake systems, water systems and exhaust after treatment using SCR tank systems are innovations of Röchling Automotive which stand for greater efficiency.
New automotive energy sources such as battery systems and fuel cells drive the automotive industry and Röchling ahead. Our new mobility solutions can currently be found in vehicles from various manufacturers. We are focused on new concepts such as inductive charging systems, while also vigorously researching lightweight solutions.
Thanks to the fact that we as an engineering systems partner already take future needs into account today and consider all critical key parameters in our development solutions, there is a worldwide demand for our services:
• Advanced development
• Concept developments
• Small and large series production implementation
• Validation of components and systems
• In-house tool and system manufacturing
• Customer service on location
Our research and development is characterized by a systematic innovation management and extensive knowledge of future solutions and methods for developing new products and materials.
We optimize and accelerate development and production processes through the utilization of modern design, simulation, testing, production tools, and by combining our competencies. Hence, we are in a position to offer bundled expert know-how that comprises everything from prototype engineering to test laboratories, tool manufacturing, process development to production technologies.
Process technologies – innovative and global
• 2K, 3K injection molding
• Direct compounding
• Projectile injection (gas and water) LWRT, DLFT, GMT, SMC pressing
• 2K, 3D, 2K/3D extrusion bubbles
• Automated 100% checks
• End of line programming
Overall Röchling Automotive employs over 200 engineers. The development and optimization of systems and components takes place in the main development sites in Laives/Italy, Worms/Germany, Troy/USA and Kunshan/China as well as engineering support centers.
FUNCTIONS IN VEHICLE
Structural parts and body
Deflectors, beauty shields, Active grille shutters , SCR tanks, cowl grilles.