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Article based on an interview with Ingvar Nilsson, BorgWarner, september 2012
The car industry can rely on Borg Warner
Several of Gnosjö Automatsvarvning’s customers deliver real precision products with extremely high demands on reliability and operational safety in every small component. They often supply parts to the car industry. This is the case for Borg Warner, which produces control systems for four-wheel drive cars. They are used in models from many of the major makes including Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Lamborghini, Seat and Skoda. Gnosjö Automatsvarvning supplies parts of the coupling for this precision product that are included in the hydraulic regulating system, which controls the four-wheel drive. The slightest contamination can cause major problems in the hydraulic system, but with Gnosjö Automatsvarvning’s new advanced particle analysis system, this risk is 100% eliminated.
“If the four-wheel drive suddenly stops working, or you can’t disconnect it, the safety of the car will be at risk,” says Ingvar Nilsson, purchasing manager at Borg Warner.
The high level of cleanliness achieved is much appreciated for that very reason, and is in fact essential. It is also reflected in the order intake and the fine customer list. Every year more than one million four-wheel drive systems are produced and delivered. The main part of the company’s production is based in Landskrona. The majority of the finished systems are for export, but some remain in Sweden for its own car industry.
Article based on an interview with Stefan Brogelands, Autotube, september 2012
Developing cooperation with Autotube
Autotube is a company with fine traditions going back to the 1950s. From its beginnings as a vehicle manufacturer, the company is now a specialist in tube fittings which transport liquids and air in both cars and trucks. Among its customers are giants such as Jaguar, Ford, Volvo, Renault and Scania. An important detail in many of Autotube’s high-volume products is the hollow screw, which is produced by Gnosjö Automatsvarvning. With their high standards of precision in terms of dimensions, as well as cleanliness and lack of shavings from the manufacturing process, Autotube has chosen Gnosjö Automatsvarvning as a supplier for many years. The fact that they are certified under ISO/TS 16949 was also an important condition for cooperation.
In addition to producing several items for Autotube’s products, close cooperation is evolving in the field of product development. The idea is that they can join together development processes at an early stage, primarily in vehicle manufacturing companies, in order to share important expertise. The work is evolving continuously and is gradually taking shape.
Like Gnosjö Automatsvarvning, Autotube is also concerned about the environment and our future. This is reflected in the Euro 6 project, in which the truck industry is working to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions from trucks. Autotube is participating in this development process due to their specialist expertise in tube design. The outcome is very likely to benefit both Gnosjö Automatsvarvning as well as Autotube.