The global number of vehicles is projected to increase to 2.7 billion by 2050. This significantly increases the need for grinding operations during the production process.



In times of mass motorisation, it’s hard to imagine our lives without cars. As a means of transport, a status symbol and a sign of prosperity, we can see an increasing variety of models being sold. With a share of more than 70%, the supply industry is a key factor within the automotive industry.


At the same time, the increasing complexity of new technologies requires greater flexibility within the entire supply industry. For decades, we have been one of the leading suppliers of grinding solutions in the automotive industry and customers rely on our market-leading products and know-how.

Trends and innovations in the automotive industry

As the key industry of many economies, the automotive industry is a major driver of technological progress. Topics such as e-mobility, autonomous driving, automatic transmissions and low-consumption engines as well as an increasing number of electronic assistance systems present new challenges to the grinding processes used.

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Vehicles produced globally
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Estimated number of worldwide
vehicles in 2050


Decline of conventional steel
in vehicle manufacturing by 2020

Know-how and solutions in the automotive industry

As an abrasives manufacturer, we support customers in the automotive industry with our expertise – for example by optimising their unit costs per component. Shorter grinding cycles, increased dressing intervals and a stable manufacturing process are requirements that can be implemented economically with our grinding solutions.


Through cooperations with leading machine manufacturers, we can decisively shape the development of new grinding processes. That’s why we are always up-to-date technologically and able to react quickly and customer-friendly to changes in the market.

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Applications in the automotive industry

Engine shafts


The optimisation of internal combustion engines in terms of consumption and emissions also increases the requirements for the quality of the components used.


Choosing the right grinding tools and setting up the optimal grinding and dressing parameters are crucial criteria to meet these requirements.


With a wide range of products and a first-class service, we help to manufacture high-quality components and optimise component costs.

Valve and piston drive


Millions of piston engine components are produced worldwide every year. Because of this mass production, customers demand the shortest possible cycle times with consistent quality of the manufactured components. Shorter cycle times allow a direct increase in production capacity without additional machines.


In addition, new materials are constantly being used in the manufacturing process to further optimise the engine. As a result, the demands on the know-how in the grinding process are increased even further.

Injection systems


Components for injection system are small, delicate components that are manufactured in large quantities. Tight size tolerances and short cycle times are typical for this industry. 


We know the requirements of this industry and are able to deal with the large variety of components. This enables us to provide our customers with an economically optimal grinding result at all times.