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13-14 November 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Doors & Closures in Car Body Engineering 2019

10th International Benchmarking Conference

with hardware presentations by BMW, Byton, Groupe PSA, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Maserati and Opel!

The future is now

The automotive industry is in the mids of a fundamental change. With doors and closures, engineers have to meet today`s customers' demands and requirements and at the same time be prepared for the topics electrification, digitisation and future mobility.

Exactly here the annual Automotive Circle Conference Doors and Closures in Car Body Engineering aims to clarify this situation: With a total of 11 OEM presentations, reports on current developments from suppliers and engineering service providers, exhibition of the latest OEM hardware on site, benchmark activities in the Technology Clinic, the opportunity to inspect latest full vehicles and an inspiring keynote presentation, the conference will deal with the current and future challenges facing body shop engineers for hang-on parts on November 13 - 14, 2019.

Highlights that await you on-site:

Doors & Closures Systems Award 2019 

Which is the most convincing and efficient OEM hang-on part development for you - in terms of design and production processes?

Award competitors:

  • BMW Group: The new standards-based door system of the BMW 1 and 3 series
  • Jaguar Land Rover: Latest doors and closures development of Jaguar Land Rover
  • Opel Automobile GmbH: Next generation Opel Corsa doors

All hardware parts are of course available during the conference for your personal view!

Doors & Closures Technical Solutions Award 2019

Which innovation that was industrially implemented on a series hang-on part impressed you the most?

Award competitors

  • Groupe PSA/Hutchinson: DS3 Crossback - hidden waistbelt
  • Honda R&D Co., Ltd: Sliding door open/close system of the new Honda Elysion
  • Opel Automobile GmbH: Flush glazing doors in the mid-segment - the styling challenge in future cars
  • FCA Group: The Maserati Levante aluminium hood - Super plastic forming
  • Byton GmbH: The next generation of smart closures

All hardware parts are of course available during the conference for your personal view!

Technology Clinic: Manual Tailgate

Evaluate and compare the opening and closing of the manual tailgates on the exhibited full vehicles with regard to ergonomics, effort, dead zone and sound!

The conference addresses:

Automotive engineers with responsibilities in the pre-development, development, planning and production of vehicle doors and closures at international OEM, as well as all interested experts representing relevant system suppliers or engineering service providers.