Constellium says it is supplying aluminium structural components for new BMW X Model Sports Activity Vehicles.
A partner to BMW Group for more than ten years, Constellium supplies the new BMW X4 and X5 from its plant in White, Georgia.
Constellium provides front Crash Management Systems for both the BMW X4 and X5. The Crash Management System absorbs energy in a collision to protect the occupants and vehicle integrity.
The systems supplied to the BMW Group feature a second smaller bumper beam which helps prevent a pedestrian from falling under the car in the event of an impact.
Constellium also supplies the aluminium front rails for the BMW X5, which are part of the vehicle architecture and support the engine. It also serves to absorb energy in the event of a high-speed collision.
“We are very proud to expand our relationship with BMW Group to include the White, Georgia, plant,” said Constellium Automotive Structures business general manager, Lionel Chapis.
“The facility offers forming, joining, laser cutting and quality control to meet the high-volume needs of our customers. In 2018, Constellium was named the State of Georgia’s Innovator of the Year at its annual automotive awards.”
The White, Georgia, plant opened in 2017 to serve automakers in the South East US and now employs 250 staff.
Constellium is a long-time supplier of BMW Group for both rolled products and structural components.