AP&T has recently received an order from U.form for yet another press-hardening line. U.form manufactures car parts for a number of automotive manufacturers in Europe and the US.
The new press-hardening line will be installed in U.form’s US production facility in Detroit, Michigan by the beginning of 2024.
"With this new line we will be able to improve production capacity, produce new types of parts and increase product array and quality," says Renzo Triaca, CEO of U.form.
It will be the company's seventh press-hardening line from AP&T. Of the previous lines, three are operating in U.form’s facilities in Italy, one in Poland and one in Detroit. Yet another line will be delivered to U.form in Mexico this fall.
"AP&T has always been a support when looking ahead to find new technical solutions to the challenges we have faced and has been on our side on the way to entrepreneurial development and growth," says Renzo Triaca. "We have been working together for many years and found satisfying solutions both for financial and timeline items, so AP&T is a business partner that fully meets our needs."
Michael Hunger, AP&T’s Director and Head of Sales and Marketing Europe is also happy with the long-term business relationship between the two companies.
“Naturally, we are proud to once again be given the trust to enhance U.form’s capacity for producing press-hardened parts, this time on the North American market,” he says.
The order consists, e.g., of a hydraulic press with 1,600 tons of press force and capacity to press large parts, automation equipment, a control system, line integration and commissioning.
U.form in brief
- U.form is based in Castellalto, Italy.
- Has established manufacturing in Italy, in Poland, the US and Mexico.
- Manufactures parts for many automotive manufacturers.
- Offers press hardening, laser cutting, shot blasting and welding.
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