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Handtmann receives major order for high-voltage battery housings

The Light Metal Casting division has won the largest order in the company's history from a well-known German OEM. This new order is for a high-voltage battery housing, which will serve as the entry-level platform for all future electric vehicles. For Handtmann, the order is a further milestone in the large-scale production of components for electromobility.

The development and design of the high-voltage battery housing were implemented in very close cooperation with the customer. The focus was on an innovative, one-piece product design. The previous components consisted of around 130 individual parts. In addition to the huge substitution of individual components, which were previously mainly manufactured from extruded profiles, the one-piece design achieves a cost saving of around 30 percent during production.

Handtmann's development expertise is evident in this highly integrative component with complex mechanical requirements. As a strategic and direct development partner for its customers, Handtmann concentrates its activities on the optimization and further development of drive technologies and new lightweight construction concepts in conjunction with the expertise it has built up over many years.


Investments in the Biberach production site

In this context, Handtmann will make investments in the mid double-digit million range at the production site and headquarters in Biberach/Riss (Baden - Württemberg). This is the fundamental prerequisite for implementing the future visions and new developments of Handtmann customers. As the largest family-run foundry in the 5th generation, Handtmann is pursuing this path purposefully and would like to make its contribution to efficient mobility.

In addition to the accelerated development of the Biberach/Riss site as a technology and innovation center, this is a strong commitment to the production site. The plant in Biberach/Riss will become an important center for the electric drivetrain.