The Metal Forming Division is a pioneer in high-strength structural parts, especially when it comes to corrosion resistance. Components made of phs-ultraform® are a convincing answer to increased demands on light-weight structural members with respect to safety and economy efficiency. phs-ultraform® is the ultimate standard in press-hardened structural parts.
phs-ultraform® : The ultimate standard in the automotive industry
phs-ultraform® hot-forming technology was developed and patented by voestalpine and is a unique press-hardening process for specially galvanized material. The components made using this process combine all of the advantages of press-hardened steel with excellent cathodic corrosion protection for optimized light-weight solutions.
phs-directform® : The future in sight
We are already working on further optimization, which will include a direct process for hot forming with unique cathodic corrosion protection.
This will place us in a position to cover the entire range of high-strength and hot-formed products and will be able to offer components made by using both the direct (galvanized or AlSi coatings) and the indirect process (zinc-galvanized).
Worldwide availability of the technology will make it possible for us to provide our customers with these high-tech products around the globe (production in the EU, the United States and China).
voestalpine Automotive Components Schwäbisch Gmünd GmbH & Co. KG., strategic partner to the American automotive industry with headquarters in Cartersville (USA).
voestalpine Automotive Components Cartersville, Inc., strategic partner to the American automotive industry with headquarters in Cartersville (USA).
voestalpine Automotive Components Dettingen GmbH, development and manufacturing of ready-to-install punched and formed parts and assemblies with headquarters in Dettingen (DE).
voestalpine Automotive Components Bunschoten B.V., tier-1 supplier specialized in body parts with headquarters in The Netherlands.