2013-01-29 17:59:43 -
Paris, 29 January 2013 - Constellium, a leader in the design and manufacturing
of aluminium technologies, participates in the launch of the M2P Technological
Research Institute (M2P IRT), through the metal Economic Interest Group (EIG) of
which it is founding member. This new partnership is fully in line with the
innovation strategy of Constellium aimed at addressing the major industrial
challenges of the future.
The M2P IRT provides a unique platform for the transfer of technology from
university to industry, oriented towards the transportation, energy and
The presence, through their EIG research, of two major French car
among the founding members of the M2P IRT will set a special focus on the
automotive industry, perfectly consistent with Constellium's areas of expertise:
development of metal assemblies, life cycle analysis and recycling.
« The M2P IRT will certainly be a relevant partner for Constellium, and more
specifically for the expertise we have developed in the field of aluminum
structures dedicated to automotive applications. The projects implemented in
partnership with this Technological Research Institute will notably help us to
increase the performance of our innovative alloys dedicated to metal assemblies
and to optimize the multi-material structures, with the ultimate goal of
achieving weight reduction. Furthermore, this agreement will allow us to improve
the vehicles' life-cycle assessment tools and to develop measurement and
separation techniques for aluminum parts recycling, » said Laurent Musy,
President of the Specialty Sheet division of Constellium.
As demonstrated by the partnership developed in the aerospace industry with the
Jules Vernes IRT in Nantes, France, the commitment of Constellium alongside the
M2P IRT will bring to fruition a series of technologies dedicated to the
automotive industry, therefore highlighting the full potential of the aluminium
solutions offered by the company.
Constellium, formerly Alcan Engineered Products, is a global sector leader that
develops innovative, value added aluminium products and solutions for a broad
scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, mass transportation,
automotive, packaging and energy. With over 9,000 employees Constellium is
structured in 3 divisions: Global Aerospace, Transportation and Industry (Global
ATI); Specialty Sheet; Extrusions & Automotive Structures. Constellium, with
headquarters in Paris, is owned by affiliates of Apollo Global Management (51%),
Rio Tinto (39%) and the "Fonds Stratégique d'Investissement" FSI (10%).
Constellium generated €3.6 billion of revenue in 2012.
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