A well-known American OEM has awarded Rheinmetall Automotive AG subsidiary Pierburg Pump Technology US, LLC orders with a lifetime volume of around €140 million. The orders encompass two different pump models for gasoline engines. Both of these pumps are manufactured in Celaya, Mexico, where production began either in Fall 2019 or is set to start this year.
One of the products ordered is a tandem pump, which was partly developed by Pierburg Pump Technology US, LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. The tandem pump is a combined oil and vacuum pump.
The other component is a variable oil pump. These oil pumps have already seen a market success for some time. Their most important advantage: Depending on the temperature, rotational speed, and load status of the engine, their output can be flexibly adapted to the required oil flow. Both models contribute to greater fuel efficiency and a reduction in harmful emissions.
Rheinmetall was established in 1889 as Rheinische Metallwaaren- und Maschinenfabrik Aktiengesellschaft. Today, Rheinmetall AG, publicly listed and based in Düsseldorf, is a powerful, internationally successful corporation and is the management holding company of the Rheinmetall Group. As an integrated technology group, Rheinmetall is a market leader in the areas of environmentally friendly mobility and threat-appropriate security technology. The group´s operating activities are split into the two corporate sectors, Rheinmetall Automotive and Rheinmetall Defence. In 2018, its 24,949-strong staff generated annual sales of €6,148 million.
Rheinmetall Automotive AG is the parent company of Rheinmetall’s Automotive sector. As a global first-tier supplier to the automotive industry, Rheinmetall Automotive thanks to its vast capabilities commands foremost positions in the product and component segments air supply, emission control and pumps as well as in the development, manufacture and aftermarket supply of pistons, engine blocks, and plain bearings.
Product engineering and development are conducted in close liaison with the leading car assemblers. Low emissions, reduced fuel consumption, upgraded performance, reliability, quality, and safety - these are forces that drive innovation at Rheinmetall Automotive.
In line with its strategic focus, the Group has three premium brands: Kolbenschmidt, Pierburg und Motorservice and employs a workface of around 11,500 employees at its production locations in Europe, North and South America, Japan, India plus China.