Voith receives order from Audi for high-volume production of a CFRP component

New milestone for the development of Voith composites business.

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Audi AG (Ingolstadt, Germany) has placed a major order with Voith (Heidenheim, Germany) for the high-volume production of a CFRP component for a future Audi model. Voith and Audi will jointly prepare the manufacturing ramp-up for the CFRP component.

Voith founded Voith Composites GmbH & Co. KG in Garching in 2010 as a development and production company for carbon fiber products within the Voith Group. In 2011, the first exclusively composites development and production center in the Voith Group was opened at Voith's Garching site.

A development partnership was established with Audi also in 2011. The goal of this partnership is to promote the further development and highly automated production of fiber-reinforced materials for use in future Audi production models. The order will continue the work of this partnership in the form of a series-produced product.

"The order awarded for the high-volume production of a CFRP component is the outcome of the good cooperation and trust between Audi and Voith over the last five years," said Hubert Lienhard, Voith president and CEO. "We have come a long way in the field of the industrialization of production processes using carbon fibers. The order from Audi is an important step in the further development of this future-oriented business."