14-15 November 2017 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Doors and Closures in Car Body Engineering 2017

8th International Benchmarking Conference

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14-15 November 2017 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Doors and Closures in Car Body Engineering 2017

8th International Benchmarking Conference

with hardware presentations by Airbus, Aston Martin, Audi, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Peugeot Citroën!

...and the winners of the Doors & Closures Awards 2017 are:

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Systems Award:
  1. Jaguar Land Rover - Doors and closures of the new Range Rover Velar
  2. Ford - Door and closure systems of the new Ford Fiesta
  3. Nissan - The rear door system of the new Nissan Titan King Cab
Technical Solutions Award:
  1. Jaguar Land Rover - The door handle development of the Range Rover Velar
  2. Ford + Brose Fahrzeugteile - New Fiesta light weight window regulator system
  3. Audi - A8 door concept – new comfort in handling and acoustics with clear defined design

Congratulations!


Once again, promoting ideas for the construction and production of such parts was the goal of the this years´s international Automotive Circle conference on  Doors and Closures in Car Body Engineering in Bad Nauheim. With hands-on presentations of latest OEM series hang-on-part projects, the discussion of new solutions by importing system suppliers, an inspiring glimpse onto neighboring industry developments and the chance to inspect a number of recently launches full vehicles, the conference again
addressed its network of 210 expert automobile engineers from all over the world.

>> NEW: Doors & Closures Awards 2017

TuK-Award-neutral

For the first time, the Automotive Circle bestowed two awards during the conference:

  • the Doors & Closures Systems Award for the most convincing series OEM hang-on part development presented at the conference with all important aspects of its construction as well as production processes
  • the Doors & Closures Technical Solutions Award for the most inspiring specific innovation realised in a new OEM series hang-on part production presented at the conference

OEM hardware presentations at the conference:

  • Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH: The new H160 helicopter pilots and passengers doors - breakthrough design for game-changing value
  • Aston Martin Ltd.: The decklid system of the new Aston Martin DB11
  • Audi AG: A8 door concept - new comfort in handling and acoustics with a clearly defined design
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles S.p.A./ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH: Hinges and doors development for a flexible best-fit assembly line
  • Ford-Werke GmbH: Door and closure systems of the new Ford Fiesta
  • Ford-Werke GmbH/Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG: New Fiesta light weight window regulator system
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.: Doors and closures of the new Range Rover Velar
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.: The door handle development of the new Range Rover Velar
  • Nissan Motor Co.: The rear door system of the new Nissan Titan King Cab
  • PSA Peugeot Citroen: The door system of the new DS7

Conference Chair

Dr. Dirk Meine

Dr. Dirk Meine

Presidium
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-319

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Conference Organisation

Mareike Bäumlein

Mareike Bäumlein

Event Manager
Automotive Circle
T +49 511 9910-383

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