TI Automotive signs deal to supply Vw with plastic fuel tank systems

Article by Christian A., on October 6, 2010

TI Automotive LLC will supply three million plastic fuel tank systems to be used in the European models of the Volkswagen Group, including Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda.

According to this new contract that TI Automotive has recently signed, production of the systems will start in 2011 at TI's facilities in Ettlingen and Rastatt, Germany, and Pamplona, Spain. The agreement effectively consolidates a big piece of VW's global production into TI's responsibility.

The contract actually stands for about a third of TI's global volumes. TI didn’t disclose the amount of the deal but TI CEO Bill Kozyra released a statement, indicating that under this new program, TI will continue to develop innovative, lightweight fuel tank systems that will cut emissions and help Volkswagen meet its goal of becoming the world's largest automaker.

In the last seven months, TI has entered new contracts amounting to about $3 billion with automakers.

This includes a deal with Daimler AG wherein TI will supply fuel tanks for most of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz models. Presently, TI is the supplier of fuel tanks systems to the VW Passat in Asia and the Audi Q5 and VW Caddy in Europe.

Topics: vw

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
While Honda’s new 2018 HR-V will be rolling out at the dealerships with just a few updates, the company is certainly not giving up its spot as the best-selling vehicle...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries