Over half of the world’s largest car manufacturers trust Oerlikon advanced materials, functional coatings or process technologies to improve component durability and engine efficiency.
The automotive industry is on the rise. “In 2015, one billion cars were on the road. Driven by an increasing global demand for mobility, that number will grow to over 2.4 billion by 2050.” *
Advancing productivity, sustainability and profitability in the automotive industry.
Vehicle manufacturers are faced with growing demands from regulators, customers and investors to increase manufacturing productivity, boost vehicle operating efficiency and reduce environmental impact. To reduce fuel consumption, cars need to lose weight and gain engine efficiency. Yet safety concerns call for increased robustness and more onboard technology. Vehicle manufacturers are looking for new and innovative ways to address these challenges.
New and advanced materials, improved performance of components or new ways of manufacturing components are all part of the solution.
Oerlikon’s innovative powertrain concepts reduce energy loss from the engine to the wheels. Our specialized coatings improve wear resistance and the life of key components. Advanced materials make designs more compact, reduce weight or friction losses in the engine, and make new design solutions possible. And our manmade fiber solutions improve passenger safety and comfort — from airbags and safety belts to seats and tires.
* International Transportation Forum (ITF)