Major order from China
Rheinmetall Automotive to supply pumps for electric vehicles
The Automotive arm of the high-tech Rheinmetall Group has won a major 8-year order from a well-known international automaker to supply pumps for electric vehicles.
Rheinmetall Automotive will be supplying two versions of its electric water recirculation pump via its Chinese joint venture Pierburg Huayu Pump Technology Co., Ltd. The total lifetime value of the order amounts to €130 million; full-scale series production is scheduled to commence in 2020.
For Rheinmetall, the order marks another major success in the field of electromobility. In the meantime, the lifetime contract volume of all Automotive orders relating to e-mobility comes to around a billion euros.
The electric pumps will be manufactured at the joint venture’s plant in Shanghai. They will be used in various battery-powered electric vehicles made by the globally operating OEM, which are destined for China and the wider Asian market.
Development of the components took place at the Pierburg plant in Hartha in the German State of Saxony. Pierburg GmbH is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Automotive.
Rheinmetall Automotive’s electrically commutated water recirculation pump can be used in conventionally powered, hybrid and all-electric vehicles. The Group produces large numbers of these pumps at its locations in Germany, Mexico and China.
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