Hydro, Kobe in cooperation deal on aluminum auto parts

Jun 11, 2013 | 10:29 AM | Jethro Wookey

Tags  Norsk Hydro, Kobe Steel, aluminum, auto aluminum, cooperation deal, Pascal Wagner, Oliver Bell, Orkla Sapa

LONDON — Norsk Hydro ASA has signed a cooperation agreement with Kobe Steel Ltd.’s aluminum arm on aluminum sheet technology for vehicle closure panels and structures in an effort to provide consistent-quality aluminum sheet or coil to automakers in Asia and Europe.

"To accommodate this procurement policy in the best possible way, we are allying in technological know-how with Kobe as an optimal partner," Pascal Wagner, head of Hydro’s lithography, automotive and heat exchanger business unit, said in a statement. "They have a strong position in serving automotive production facilities in Asia, while we are....

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