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Impression Technologies announces Key HFQ® Technology Partnership with Fischer Group
Fischer group is a key supplier of complex-shaped hydroformed components such as manifolds and fuel rail systems to the world’s largest automotive OEMs. Under the agreement, Fischer group will manufacture body-in-white components using HFQ® Technology, enabling it to service OEM requirements in fast-growing markets such as electric vehicles.
The initial focus of the partnership will be to supply automotive customers in Europe from Fischer Hydroforming’s base in Menden, Germany, with the objective of expanding to service global OEM customers from Fischer’s facilities in North America and China. This is an important step in the rapid deployment of a full-service HFQ supply chain capability which will be in place from mid-2020 onwards to service the needs of OEMs across the globe.
Commenting on the announcement, ITL’s CEO, Jonathan Watkins, said: “We are delighted to have entered this strategic partnership with Fischer group, which will offer automotive and aerospace OEM customers stronger, lighter, more cost-effective structures made using HFQ® Technology. We look forward to working with Fischer to develop a global HFQ supply chain capability.”
Dr Stefan Geisler, MD of Fischer Hydroforming, said: “This partnership with ITL offers Fischer a unique opportunity to supply our automotive and industrial customers with an entire new genre of metal forming capabilities, further building on Fischer’s extensive technical and manufacturing experience. We believe HFQ® Technology can offer our customers multiple sustainable opportunities to simplify design while reducing weight, cost and system complexity.”
For further information on HFQ®, please visit http://hfqtechnology.com/
About Fischer Hydroforming GmbH
Fischer Hydroforming GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Fischer group which was founded in 1969 in Germany. The Fischer group has developed into a global leader in the supply of tubes and other precision components manufactured using a range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. The group offers its customers a full-service capability including simulation and simultaneous engineering services alongside tool design, prototyping and high volume production. The group serves multiple markets including automotive and aerospace with sales of more than €800 million from eight locations in the Americas, China, Europe and Africa. Among other products, Fischer Hydroforming supplies exhaust manifolds and complex fuel rail systems to the world’s largest automotive OEMs.
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