Sapa Technology brings automotive aluminum R&D facility to Troy

TROY, Mich. — Sapa Technology Americas has opened the first facility of its kind in North America dedicated to the research and development of extruded aluminum solutions for the automotive industry. It opened in Troy, a suburb of Detroit.

Established in 1963 and with its base in Sweden, the R&D unit has expertise in material, physics, chemistry and mechanical engineering. Sapa Technology Americas, located near the “motor city” of Detroit, represents an extension with an automotive focus.

“In total, we have around 1,000 engineers working in research and with application development throughout the world. This is a new step forward in our work to provide customers with the solutions that improve their products,” said President & CEO Egil Hogna.

Sapa’s automotive customers include OEMs like Ford, General Motors, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Tesla, as well as Tier 1 suppliers such as MAHLE, Benteler, Panasonic and TI Automotive.

Source: Sapa Technology

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