Interim Plant Management

ROBERTO BOEKER

Managing Partner

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

Temporally substitution of Production Manager position to produce aluminum components and reporting to CEO in Europe

TASK INCLUDE:

  • Production planning: considering machine capacities, people skills and raw material sources base on production targets and sales forecast
  • Production control: successful implementation of production planning. It aims at completing production well in time and with lesser costs. A proper system of production control ensures continuous production, lesser work-in-progress, and minimization of waste
  • Automotive management standards: PPAP´s, SMED´s, Run and Rates for different new models 
  • Quality control: coordinate with production and quality people to get required quality of the product. Controlling the negative variables which affect the ultimate quality of a product.
  • Method analysis: determinate alternative methods for manufacturing the products based on methods to be economical looking for minimizing the cost of production and improving productivity.
  • Inventory control: keep proper control over the inventory. Determinate economic order size, maximum, minimum, average, and prevent danger levels of materials so that problems of overstocking and understocking do not arise,
  • Plant layout: review proper arrangement for lay out changes according with new machines reception for new models considering; men, money, materials, and methods of production inside the factory. It was concerned with maximum and effective utilization of available resources at minimum operating costs.
  • Work measurement: follow up of production indicators and establishment of new ones per machine, operator and model, for productivity, metal recovery and cost to achieve objectives, and solve with the people any variation about it to get performance requested.
  • Other functions: coordination with Human Resources, Quality, Engineering, Administration as Safety Program, People Evaluations, training programs, personal rotation, meetings with customers

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 GAERTNER – 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

N. America Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2015

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:

With the main focus on Aluminum, Carbon Fiber, Composites, High Strength Steel and Magnesium, the 3rd ALUMAG® Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium took place at COBO Center in Detroit from November 9th till 11th, 2015. 115 OEM´s, Tier I and II as well as Equipment Manufacturers executives participated at this event. The symposium which focus on automotive lightweight supply chain and procurement management was kicked of on Monday night with a networking reception in the exhibition area where 8 participating companies presented there products & technology just outside the symposium hall. Under the exhibitors where GRUPO BOCAR, Aluminum Blanking Company, BHARAT FORGE, EJOT, WHITEHALL INDUSTRIES, CPC, ACTECH as well as KURTZ METALS. The key note speakers were both from Ford; Mr. Craig RENNEKER – Ford Chief Engineer – New A/T Programs & Component – Transmission & Driveline provided an inside into Fords practical challenges on Lightweight Transmission & Driveline Components, while Mr. Ali JAMMOUL – Ford Global Director Body Exterior And Safety Engineering presented Ford body lightweighting.

A total of 11 papers where presented covering topics like: Lightweighting Heavy Duty Class 8 Tractors and Trailers, Analysis Of Cost Drivers When Buying Lightweight Solutions / Materials And The Elimination Of These, Chassis & Suspension Weight Reduction By LPDC Aluminum With Hollow Cross Sections, HCM And Aluminum Forging – Partnership To Birth Chassis Parts’ Safety, Key Factors To Achieve Mechanical Properties In Lightweight Structural Parts, Fastening Solutions Enable Lightweight Body-in-white Assembly, The Story Behind Aluminum’s Sourcing Evolution: A North America Perspective, just to name a few. The presentations, breaks, lunches and receptions all take place in the exhibition are so every participant get the maximum time to network during this short 1 1/2 day symposium. On Wednesday afternoon Reed exhibition sponsored the final lunch which was then followed by a visit to the Aluminum Extrusion exhibition.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Download Symposium Brochure Incl All Presentation Documents (49 MB)

Mr. Jost GAERTNER – Managing Partner – ALUMAG® Automotive GmbH

Welcome

Day II – Opening Keynote:

Mr. Craig RENNEKER – Chief Engineer, New A/T Programs & Component – Transmission & Driveline Engineering – Ford Research & Innovation Center

Lightweight Transmission & Driveline Components: Practical Challenges

Day II – Paper 1:

Mr Mike ROETH – Executive Director – North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) & Operations Leader – Carbon War Room

Lightweighting Heavy Duty Class 8 Tractors and Trailers

Karl MAYER – Director Product Line Management – Meritor

Day II – Paper 2:

Day II – Paper 3:

Mr. Lothar HARTMANN – General Manager Business Unit Foundry Machines – Kurtz GmbH

Chassis & Suspension Weight Reduction By LPDC Aluminum With Hollow Cross Sections

Mr. Kevin CROY – NAFTA Sales Manager Foundry Machines & Trimming Presses – Kurtz GmbH

Day II – Paper 4:

Mr. Joerg MANTWILL – Director Sales – Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

HCM And Aluminum Forging – Partnership To Birth Chassis Parts’ Safety

Day II – Paper 5:

Mr. Gary F. RUFF – President And Chief Executive Officer – Ruff And Associates, LLC

Advanced Counter Pressure Casting Process For Light-Weighting Of Auto & Truck Chassis & Suspension Components

Day II – Closing Keynote:

Mr. Gilberto SALDIVAR – New Projects Group Manager – Bocar Group

Key Factors To Achieve Mechanical Properties In Lightweight Structural Parts

Day III – Opening Keynote:

Mr. Ali JAMMOUL – Global Director Body Exterior And Safety Engineering – Ford

Body Lightweighting

Day III – Paper 1:

Dr. Gerald S. COLE – Director Lightweight Operations – Automotive Insight LLC

Light Weighting the Automotive Industry – The Road to 2025 CAFÉ

Day III – Paper 2:

Mr. Laurence CLAUS – President Of NMI Training & Consulting Inc. & Technical Consultant To EJOT Fastening Systems LP USA

EJOT Fastening Solutions Enable Lightweight Body-in-white Assembly

Day III – Paper 3:

Dr. Akio NIIKURA – General Manager R&D Division – UACJ Corp.

UACJ’s Global Strategy And Approach To The Automotive Aluminum Market

Day III – Paper 4:

Mr. Lawrence E. BROWN – Executive Director At Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow!!!!
(Not available for download)

Ms. Laura ANDERSON – President & CEO – Aluminum Blanking Company

The Story Behind Aluminum’s Sourcing Evolution: A North America Perspective

DELEGATE STATISTICS:

In all 115 delegates registered for the 2015 N. America Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium.

THE SYMPOSIUM IN SHORT:

At the North America Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium you have the chance to listen and interchange with executive speakers and delegates from the aluminum, magnesium, steel & composite industry. Lightweighting, supply chain and procurement management will be the main theme and localization, best buy country and make or buy are some of the topics to be presented. OEMs will express their needs & expectations from the supplier and technology as well as lightweighting side while Tiers will showcase their leading weight reduction solutions, joining technologies, material and process hybrid components.

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.

The symposium is limited to 140 visitors to ensure a friendly atmosphere for knowledge development and exchange of experience. Slide presentations from international executives representing global technology leading companies will be presented at the symposium. The presentations will be performed in English.

Fast Facts:

  • Expected number of participants – 100+
  • Number of executive speakers – 14+
  • Presentation language – English
  • Includes a lightweight technology exhibition
  • Features three days of networking including three receptions

SYMPOSIUM VENUE:

The Cobo Center in Detroit (Conference Room Nr. 360) is the venue for the North America Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2015.

IMPRESSIONS DAY I:

IMPRESSIONS DAY II:

IMPRESSIONS – DAY III

REFERENCES:

“It was a very good event. Thanks to you and ALUMAG for bringing such a great event to N. America.”

Mr. Steve Church
President & CEO – Gibbs Die Casting.

“First of all, many thanks for the invitation. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and the exhibition. It was nice to see companies around the globe with so many products.

I actually have no critical comments for improvements, so please continue the way you are going.”

Dr. Anil Sachdev
R&D Manager Light Metal System – GM

“It was the best light-weighting venue ever. The audience and the speakers covered the globe, and the presentations were very technical.  It was quite unusual that the hosts are experts in the field too!  Of course, the primary reason to attend is to network and with one connection, we have already processed a NDA and are developing material specifications toward an improved aluminum alloy.  

I am a little curious why the event title included the word “procurement?”  This almost deterred me from attending as I thought it was targeted to purchasing people.”

Mr. Andrew Halonen
Business Development – NanoAl LLC

“Thanks for having introduced many new contacts”

Mr. Jo Tamiya
Sales Group Leader, Die Casting Division – Ryobi Limited

“We got interesting informations and made some connections with suppliers. Thank you so much.

I hope your symposium grow up to be the one of major conference in US.”

Mr. Kenichi Tokita
Engine Designer – Subaru Research & Development Inc.

“I do not know how to thank you for all your kindness during N. America Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium.

Our members who joined the Symposium were intrigued by their insight on the presentations.

Many thanks again from all of our members for excellent Symposium.”

Mr. Tomoya Yokouchi
Purchase Assistant Manager TSR Development Dept. – Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.

“You made a perfect job and every time you supported us in a perfect and personalized way.

Even if the trip was a small challenge for us, our stay in Detroit and the Symposium was from our point of view well made.

Of course the location and especially the light conditions at the stage are improvable. But you know this, I am sure. It would be a pleasure for us to be also next year a part of your symposium.”

Mr. Jörg Mantwill
Director Marketing & Sales – Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik GmbH

“I enjoyed the time I spent with the team in Detroit.  First class venue, food, audio visual support, program well done, etc.  I think I added a “general overview” for your audience.  Pretty large crowd I thought for the detailed subject matter.  I’d be willing to do it again if travel, etc. worked out.”

Mr. Mike Roeth
Trucking Operations Lead – Carbon War Room

“It was a good event, and I enjoyed participating”

Dr. Gerald Cole
Director Lightweight Operations – Automotive Insight LLC

Asia Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2015

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:

ALUMAG® successfully held the 2nd International Asia Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium from the 6th – 8th of July 2015 at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai, China. Over 100 executives and experts from several OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2, Equipment Manufacturers, consultants and press attended this event. Some of the topics presented during this symposium were light weighting SUV – the new Audi Q7 in multimaterial car body design, Magna’s global advanced lightweight competences, localization and industrialization of cast aluminum structural components, lightweight solutions in the automotive industry by Voelstapine, high volume aluminum solutions for light weighting or the outlook and hurdles of the Chinese economy and automotive industry to name a few. Over the 3 day event the participants, of which 65% were from Asia, networked and exchanged information. The next ALUMAG® Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium will be focused on the NAFTA market and take place in Detroit from November 9th through the 11th, 2015

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Download Symposium Brochure Incl All Presentation Documents (42 MB)

Mr. Jost GAERTNER – Managing Partner – ALUMAG® Automotive GmbH

Welcome

Day II – Opening Keynote:

Mr. Frank VENIER – Strategy and Innovation – Lightweight Design Centre – Audi AG

Lightweighting SUV – The New Audi Q7 In Multimaterial Car Body Design

Day II – Paper 1 – Part 1:

Mr. Gerhard KRACHLER – Director Advanced Development & Product Strategy – Magna Steyr Engineering AG & Co KG

Magna’s Global Advanced Lightweight Competences

Day II – Paper 1 Part 2:

Mr. Christian JURICEK – Manager R&D Europe – Magna Cosma International

Day II – Paper 2:

Mr. Andreas MUELLER – CEO – DGS Druckguss Systeme AG

Localization And Industrialization Of Cast Aluminum Structural Applications

Day II – Paper 3:

Mr. Li WAN – Vice President – Guangdong Hongtu Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd

The Development And Application Of Aluminum Alloy High Vacuum Die Casting Technology

Day II – Paper 4:

Mr. Lothar HARTMANN – Managing Director Foundry Machines & Trimming Presses – Kurtz GmbH

Chassis And Suspension Weight Reduction By LPDC Aluminum With Hollow Cross Sections

Day II – Paper 5:

Mr. Peter BERNSCHER – Member Of The Board & Director Automotive Body Parts – Voestalpine Metal Forming GmbH

Lightweight Solutions In The Automotive Industry By Voestalpine

Day II – Closing Keynote:

Mr. Jochen SIEBERT – Managing Partner – JSC Automotive Consulting Co. Ltd.

Outlook And Hurdles Of The Chinese Economy And Automotive Industry

Dinner Speach:

Mr. Rudolf RIEDEL – Group Managing Director – StrikoWestofen GmbH

Profits With Light Metal Castings Start In The Melt Shop

Day III – Opening Keynote:

Prof. Fei XIONG – Chief Engineer & Director of Auto Lightweight Department – Geely

Automotive Lightweight Promoting The Application Of Aluminum

Day III – Paper 1:

Mr. James LIU – Managing Director & Vice President of Asia Auto – Novelis China

High Volume Aluminum Solutions For Lightweighting

Day III – Paper 2:

Dr. Jin HOU – General Manager – Sapa Technology Asia

High performance Aluminum Alloys For Automotive Light-Weighting

Day III – Paper 3:

Mr. Yoshikazu MUKAI – Executive Vice President & Technical Specialist – Kobelco Automotive Aluminum Rolled Products (China) Co,.Ltd – Shanghai Branch

Kobe’s R&D Activities For Automobile Lightweighting

DELEGATE STATISTICS:

In all 103 delegates registered for the 2015 Shanghai Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium.

THE SYMPOSIUM IN SHORT:

The “Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium” is the only international symposium focused on automotive light weighting, supply chain and procurement management.  All symposiums are held in the days leading up to the ALUMINUM Exhibition in Europe (Duesseldorf, Germany) North America (Detroit, USA) and Asia (Shanghai, China). But not only the locations within the triad makes this event international. The delegates as well as the speakers represents international OEMs, Tiers and equipment producers from all over the world.

“Asia Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium” is the first – unique and cutting edge event that brings together the procurement and supply side of lightweight materials and their advanced processes (aluminum, carbon, composites, high strength steel, magnesium as well as thermoplastics) in accompany with cost balance or reduction. Localization, best buy country and make or buy are some of the topics to be presented at the ALUMAG® symposium. 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.

The symposium is limited to 140 visitors to ensure a friendly atmosphere for knowledge development and exchange of experience. Slide presentations from international executives representing global technology leading companies will be presented at the symposium. The presentations will be performed in English or Chinese. Live interpretation service will be available. All documents/ slides will only be presented in English.

The Symposium…

  • Brings together the procurement and supply side of lightweight materials in accompany with cost balance or reduction.
  • Agenda features international executive speakers
  • OEMs will express their needs & expectations from the supplier and technology as well as lightweighting side
  • Tiers will showcase their leading weight reduction solutions, joining technologies, material and process hybrid components
  • Includes a lightweight technology exhibition
  • Features three days of networking including three receptions
  • Is held in the days leading up to the “ALUMINUM China“ and „China Diecasting“, both in Shanghai

SYMPOSIUM VENUE:

The Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai was the venue for Asia Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2015.

IMPRESSIONS:

DOWNLOADS:

REFERENCES:

“About the symposium, it was well organized, lecturers kindly prepared English slides, simultaneous interpretation was very good (at least Chinese to English translation). I enjoyed the 3days conference and exhibition including Aluminum China EXPO look-around”

Mr. Yoshiaki Danno
Senior Engineer – Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd

“At the outset , I should congratulate you for bringing all those eminent people of the Industry together under the same roof, it was simply a great effort and believe me, the ball is rolling at a good speed now. I can not comment much on the technical aspect but overall your initiative looked great to me.”

Mr Kalyan Pramanik
Manager Business Development – Alcircle

“You have done an excellent work with the Symposium”

Mr. Piero Parona
Director R&D – RAFFMETAL S.p.A.

“I must say the symposium was in general pretty good, although the conference was held at the same time with other events, which resulted in less turn out.”

Prof. Fei Xiong
Chief Engineer & Director of Auto Lightweight Department – Geely

“The symposium is good and very informative. I’d like to have more presentations in automotive area and information regarding how to replace steel with aluminum.”

Mr. Xiang Wang
Design Engineer – Alcoa Asia Pacific Management Co. Ltd.

Thank you for your well-organized Symposium

Mr. Wang Xinwan –
General Manager – Jiangsu Asia-Pacific Light Alloy Technology Co. Ltd

Europe Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium 2014

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:

ALUMAG® successfully organized the first ‘Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium’ from the 5th – 7th of October 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Duesseldorf, Germany.

The “Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium” is the only international symposium focused on automotive lightweighting, supply chain and procurement management.  The symposium is held in the days leading up to the ALUMINUM Exhibition in Europe (Duesseldorf, Germany) North America (Detroit, USA) and Asia (Shanghai, China). But not only the locations within the triad makes this event international. The delegates as well as the speakers represents international OEMs, Tiers and equiptment producers from all over the world.

The ‘Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium’ is the first – unique and cutting edge event that brings together the procurement and supply side of lightweight materials and their advanced processes (aluminum, carbon, composites, high strength steel, magnesium as well as thermoplastics) in accompany with cost balance or reduction. Localization, best buy country and make or buy were some of the topics presented at the ALUMAG® symposium. 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.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Download Symposium Brochure Incl All Presentation Documents (66 MB)

Mr. Jost GAERTNER – Managing Partner – ALUMAG® Automotive GmbH

Welcome

Day II – Opening Keynote:

Mr. Thomas HEUSSER – I/PG-A3W Head Of Production Technology Develop-ment – Production – Materials – Processes – Audi AG

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Mr. Arne LAKHEIT – I/PG Vice President Manufacturing Engineering & Process Planning – Audi AG

Structural Lightweighting – New Materials & Advanced Processes

Day II – Paper 1:

Mr. Christian KLEINHANS – Managing Partner – Berylls Strategy Advisors GmbH

Outlook Of The Global BIW Lightweighting 2025: Needs – Markets – Collaboration

Day II – Paper 2:

Ms. Xiong HUI, – Chief Analyst – Beijing Antaike Information

Market Trends & Development Of Aluminum In China: Production – Price Building – Products

Day II – Paper 3:

Day II – Paper 4:

Mr. Kouichi AKIYAMA – Research Director, Composite Materials Development Center – Mitsubishi Rayon Co., LTD

Development Of PCM (Prepreg Compression Molding) Technology

Day II – Paper 5:

Day II – Paper 6:

Dr. Markus HERMLE – Manager CAE, Interior Safety & Durability At Mercedes-Benz Cars – Daimler AG

Lightweight Design – Challenges In Development Process

Day II – Closing Keynote:

Day III – Paper 1:

Mr. Dario VILLARREAL – Managing Partner – Citius Capital S.A. de C.V.

Site Selection In Mexico: Doing It Right!

Day III – Paper 2:

Mr. Klaus DECKING – Head of Market Communication, Sales Support, Business Development & New Markets Sales – Georg Fischer

Cost Comparison Of Iron, Aluminum, Magnesium vs. Composite Solutions

Day III – Paper 3:

Dr. Wolfgang ZITZ – Vice President Magna Steyr Operation – Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG

Lightweight Body Solutions By Magna Steyr

Day III – Paper 4:

Dr. Xin ZHANG – Assistant Manager of Design Group – F.tech R&D North America Inc.

Competitive Development Based On Lightweight & Cost Balance

Dr. Bing LIU – Director & COO – F.tech R&D North America Inc.

Day III – Paper 5:

DELEGATE STATISTICS:

In all 93 delegates registered for the 2014 Automotive Lightweight Procurement Symposium.

THE SYMPOSIUM IN SHORT:

The symposium is limited to 140 visitors to ensure a friendly atmosphere for knowledge development and exchange of experience. Slide presentations from international executives representing global technology leading companies will be presented at the symposium. The presentations will be performed in English or selected foreign languages. Live interpretation service will be available. All documents/ slides will only be presented in English.

The Symposium…

  • Brings together the procurement and supply side of lightweight materials in accompany with cost balance or reduction.
  • Agenda features international executive speakers
  • OEMs will express their needs & expectations from the supplier and technology as well as lightweighting side
  • Tiers will showcase their leading weight reduction solutions, joining technologies, material and process hybrid components
  • Includes a lightweight technology exhibition
  • Features three days of networking including three receptions
  • Is held in the days leading up to the ALUMINUM Exhibition.

IMPRESSIONS:

DOWNLOADS:

REFERENCES:

ALUMAG® Symposium was highly recognized

F-Tech Inc.

“Compliment for the excellent selection of topics”

Mr. Thomas Heußer – I/PG-A3W Head Of Production Technology Development – Production – Materials – Processes
Audi AG

“Could not have done it better considering it being the first event.
The next will be even better….!”

Marcello Fabbroni – Head of Product Management & Marketing
Bühler Druckguss AG

“Great Lightweight Automotive Event…!”

Mr. Donald Jubel – President and CEO
Mr. Bruce Breitzman – COO & Executive Vice President Sales & Business Development
Spartan Light Metal Products

“You have organized a very interesting event, that worked great from the perspective of the participants and speakers”

Mr. Christian Kleinhans – Managing Partner
Berylls Strategy Advisors GmbH

Japanese OEM In-House Tech Meetings Nov. 2014

Jost GAERTNER

Managing Partner

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

Ying ZHOU

Lead Of Japan & China Projects

Contact Details
Tel: +49 172 6415876
y.zhou@alumag.com

REVIEW:

The Japanese OEM In-House Tech Meetings Nov 2014 took place from Nov 10 through Nov 14 in 2014.

Bharat Forge Aluminiumtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, OTTO FUCHS Dülken GmbH & Co. KG and Kunshan Giant Light Metal Technology Co. Ltd. joined the meetings as ALUMAG® partners.

Nine Japanese OEM and Tier1 target companies were visited, intensive meetings including presentations and discussions with target R&D/Procurement responsible persons were held respectively. Direct and dedicated communication route with Japanese target customers were built-up successfully, followed-up with customer plant visit, NDA, RFI/RFQ and customer localization & production plan and demands for next car models information exchanging……

THE 6 OEM TARGET COMPANIES VISITED:

  • Fuso (headquarter)
  • Honda (headquarter, R&D Center)
  • Isuzu (headquarter)
  • Mazda (headquarter)
  • Subaru (or FHI) (main production plant)
  • Toyota (headquarter, R&D Center)

THE THREE TIER-1 TARGET COMPANIES VISITED:

  • Aisin (headquarter)
  • Calsonic (headquarter)
  • Jtekt (R&D center)

BENEFITS:

  • Meet Japanese procurement and R&D in their Head Quarters
  • ALUMAG® on-site Japanese language interpretation
  • Access to direct responsible window persons for your products
  • Acquiring key information of Japanese automotive worldwide applications and localization
  • Benchmark event in cost-benefit ratio – time Efficiency – technology and business talks
  • Highly efficient in branding, establishing and maintaining contacts on a broad base
  • Open and pleasant atmosphere for talks – interchange – build-up relationship – business
  • Fully organized, from departure to arrival