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10/16/2017

Gurit to produce carbon composite exterior body panels

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Gurit (Wattwil, Switzerland) announced on October 16 that it has won a contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber composite exterior car body panels from an Italian premium automotive OEM. Total value of the new five-year contract is approximately 8.5 million CHF ($8.72 million USD). 

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Gurit (Wattwil, Switzerland) announced on October 16 that it has won a contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber composite exterior car body panels from an Italian premium automotive OEM. Total value of the new five-year contract is approximately 8.5 million CHF ($8.72 million USD), and series production for the project is scheduled to start in 2019.

As part of the contract, Gurit will supply carbon-fiber body panels optimized to achieve best-in-class weight and surface performance for the high-end performance vehicle they will be fit to. The parts will be manufactured using Gurit’s patented press technology at the company’s volume manufacturing site in Hungary. 

The newly-won contract, says the company, increases order intake for exterior panels in 2017 to a total value of 29 million CHF ($29.75 USD). “This contract confirms that the Gurit lightweight component manufacturing industrialization and recent material developments match quality standards and OEM demand goals,” says Rudolf Hadorn, Gurit’s CEO

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