Asia Automotive Lightweight Supply-Chain Symposium 2016

Jost GAERTNER

Managing Partner

Contact Details
Tel: +49 172 6000569
j.gaertner@alumag.com

ROBERTO BOEKER

Managing Partner

Contact Details
Tel: +1 248 9625086
r.boeker@alumag.com

REVIEW:

The 4th Automotive Lightweight Supply-Chain Symposium was held on the 11th – 13th of July, 2016 in Shanghai with 107 attendees. The symposium, which focused on automotive lightweight supply chain and procurement management, was kicked off on the 11th of July with a factory tour to Webasto Shanghai Ltd, one of the world’s biggest roof system suppliers. On return a reception party at the 5* Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai provided a perfect setup for networking and interchanging. The lectures began in the morning of the 12th of July and continued on the 13th with 12 presentations in all, by national as well as international executives / experts from different kind of OEMs and Tiers.

The following topics were covered: The All New Cadillac CT6 – Manufacturing A Lightweight Mixed Material Body Structure | Light Weight Solutions In Modern Roof Design | Lightweighting; It’s A Mixed Up World – Shiloh’s Advanced Multiple Solutions In Automotive Applications | Leading Edge Suppliers In The New Aluminum Lightweight Technology | 3D Aluminum & Magnesium Extrusion With The HybrEx For Automotive Structural Applications |Lightweight New Development Of Baosteel Automotive Sheet | Advanced Lightweighting Applications & Planning |The Application Of The AL/Mg Alloy Component In Changan Passenger Cars | The Latest Development Of Aluminum Application On vehicles | Fastener Solutions for Multi-Material BIW Structure |Global Procurement Strategies Illustrated On Lightweight Structural Castings | Development Of The Aluminum Car Body In The Automotive Industry & Potential Future Trends.

With multiple coffee / lunch breaks and a second reception party in the evening of the 12th of July, networking and interchanging with the fellow attendees was at the forefront during the entire length of the symposium.

As the symposium came to an end, in the afternoon of the 13th of July, all delegates were invited to attend the China Diecasting & Aluminum Exhibitions as VIP guests.

Key facts and pictures of the symposium can be viewed bellow.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Mr. Jost Gärtner – Managing Partner – AluMag® Automotive GmbH

Welcome

Day II – Paper 1 – Opening Keynote:

Mr. Stefan HEIL – Executive Director Vehicle Manufacturing Engineering – SAIC/GM

The All New Cadillac CT6 – Manufacturing A Lightweight Mixed Material Body Structure

Day II – Paper 2:

Mr Gunther HEIM – Deputy Vice President R&D – Webasto Shanghai

Light Weight Solutions In Modern Roof Design

Day II – Paper 3:

Mr. Peter YAO – Senior Engineering Manager – Shiloh Industries Asia

Lightweighting; It’s A Mixed Up World – Shiloh’s Advanced Multiple Solutions In Automotive Applications

Day II – Paper 4:

Mr. Stephen MORLEY – Group Engineering Director – Sertec Group Holding

Leading Edge Suppliers In The New Aluminum Lightweight Technology

Day II – Paper 5:

Mr. Uwe MUSCHALIK – General Manager R&D – SMS Group GmbH

3D Aluminum & Magnesium Extrusion With The HybrEx For Automotive Structural Applications

Dr. Jens MAGENHEIMER – Forging Plants – Deputy General Manager Sales – SMS Group GmbH

Day II – Paper 6:

Mr. Ping BAO – Chief Engineer & Director of Auto Steel Sheet Technical Services – Baosteel Group Corporation

Lightweight New Development Of Baosteel Automotive Sheet

Day II – Paper 7 – Key Speaker:

Dr. Naiyi LI – Lightweighting Chief Engineer – Chery Automobile

Advanced Lightweighting Applications & Planning

Day III – Paper 1 – Key Speaker:

Mr. Bo LIU – Office Director & Senior Technical Expert – Chongqing Changan Automotive Co. Ltd

The Application Of The AL/Mg Alloy Component In Changan Passenger Cars

Day III – Paper 2:

Mr. James LIU – Managing Director Novelis China & VP Automotive Novelis Asia

The Latest Development Of Aluminum Application On vehicles

Day III – Paper 3:

Dr. Matthias WISSLING – Manager Fastener Engineering – Stanley Engineered Fastening

Fastener Solutions for Multi-Material BIW Structure

Day III – Paper 4 – Key Speaker:

Mr. Stefan ZANGERLE – Director Global Purchasing Light Metal Casting – BMW AG

Global Procurement Strategies Illustrated On Lightweight Structural Castings

Day III – Paper 5 – Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark WHITE – Chief Engineer Advanced Body JLR Product Development – Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Centre Whitley

Development Of The Aluminum Car Body In The Automotive Industry & Potential Future Trends

DELEGATE STATISTICS:

In all 107 delegates attended the 2016 Asia Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium.

THE SYMPOSIUM IN SHORT:

Different from other Chinese Lightweighting conferences, the AluMag Symposium focuses on supplier development, process and supply chain, procurement with intensive discussions with more international attendees under a much closer but also a warm atmosphere. Attendees will enter a tight network of lightweight supply-chain executives from all of the world. Around 77 % of the attendees are managers or executives.

The symposium is accompanied by a small lightweight technology exhibition and three receptions will be held during the three day event to offer a perfect setup to interchange with the domestic as well as international executive speakers.

Who Should Attend:

The event is designed for procurement executives who are part of the lightweight supply chain and engineering as well as technical sales managers seeking an understanding of the synergy of cost- / weight reduction programs.

Fast Facts:

  • Expected number of participants – 130+
  • Number of executive speakers – 13+
  • Presentation language – English & Chinese
  • Includes a lightweight technology exhibition
  • Features three days of networking including three receptions
  • Factory tour to Webasto Shanghai Ltd

SYMPOSIUM VENUE:

The Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai is the venue for Asia Automotive Lightweight Supply-Chain Symposium 2016.

IMPRESSIONS:

REFERENCES:

“I really enjoyed the conference & the variety & content of the presentations”

Dr. Mark WHITE
Chief Engineer Advanced Body JLR Product Development – Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Centre Whitley

“I like to thank you for a very well organized Symposium”

Mr Gunther HEIM
Deputy Vice President R&D – Webasto Shanghai

“The event was really good and many thanks for this”

Mr Yanjun Long
Engineering Center Manager – Faist Precision Technology Suzhou Co Ltd

“Thank you very much very helpful opportunity to know the Automotive light weight sterategies”

Good points : Very good location to visit from Pudong airport. – Very friendly staffs as well as attendee and speakers.

Opportunity to improve: Too cool in the room.

Some speakers present in Chinese, and some difficult English translation because of the speakers laud Chinese.

Mr Masahiro Sato
Manager New Business Development Aluminum Specialty Components Div. – Showa Denko