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SGL Group investing €25M to expand specialty graphite production

Demand for solutions based on specialty graphite from SGL group for the automotive industry has grown steadily in recent years. The material enables solutions in applications such as bearings for water pumps and exhaust gas management, rotors and vanes in vacuum pumps or sealing rings for seals—both for vehicles with alternative drives and for standard combustion engines. As a result, SGL Group is investing approx. 25 million euros in expanding its production capacities at the Bonn site over four years, including not only new production systems, but also a new hall.

Initial measures have already been implemented, with the expansion set to be complete by 2020.

The company was recently received a major order from Rheinmetall Automotive – Pierburg, under which SGL Group will supply the centerpiece, rotors and vanes, for generating a vacuum in the EVP 40 for brake booster. The annual order volume is in the low two-digit million euros range.


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