Benteler and Vibracoustic partner to develop E-Chassis solutions

Apr 15, 2019   Tier Suppliers

Benteler and Vibracoustic have entered into a strategic partnership. The cooperation brings together the competencies of both partners in the development of E-Chassis solutions. It enables Benteler to provide car manufacturers with noise- and vibration-optimised chassis solutions.

Car manufacturers can speed up their development cycles as they can rely on a system which is already tuned by Vibracoustic in terms of NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness), to support optimum ride and handling. This pre-validated front and rear axle system guarantees customers high functionality and quality in their electric vehicles.

 

In addition, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market and easy adaptation for a wide range of vehicle classes. They also benefit from less complexity in development and production. At the Shanghai Auto Show, Benteler and Vibracoustic will showcase their partnership.

 

Electrification in the automotive industry is continuously progressing, driven by megatrends like sustainability, emission reductions as well as new mobility concepts. Car manufacturers have to speed up their development times. As a result they are increasingly seeking pre-validated system solutions that offer an easy and reliable way to build a new electric vehicle from scratch.

 

“To develop our e-mobility solutions according to the customers’ needs, we use an agile, collaborative network approach with strategic partners like Vibracoustic,” said Marco Kollmeier, Vice President Business Unit Electro-Mobility at Benteler Automotive. “Thus we are able to provide customers with modular and tailor-made e-mobility solutions.”

 

Frank Mueller, CEO of Vibracoustic, adds: “Comfort is crucial to the overall driving experience and therefore the partnership between Benteler and Vibracoustic is a perfect fit. With our combined competencies, we can offer customers a pre-validated front and rear axle system which is already tuned for great driving comfort and handling.” 

 

Benteler brings in extensive experience in the development and manufacturing of chassis and structural parts. Based on its know-how on the merging of components and subsystems, Benteler acts as the system integrator.

 

Vibracoustic contributes its know-how in the field of NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) characteristics. Vibracoustic is developing all the NVH components integrated into the E-Chassis including bushings, subframe mounts, top mounts, motor mounts and micro cellular urethane components. As a pure automotive NVH expert, Vibracoustic also provides its air springs expertise.

 

Vibracoustic’s know-how about the optimal calibration of the NVH characteristics in electric vehicles complements Benteler's competence in chassis solutions. 

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