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Joining in Car Body Engineering

Adjusting priorities

In the midst of a number of previously unimagined crises affecting the automotive industry, some re-evaluation and adjustment of priorities in automotive construction and planning is not an unlikely consequence. That also concerns body shop processes, naturally: Avoidance of critical dependencies, or greater flexibility in production have become rather important. At the same time, the need to analyse, understand and advance the sustainability of automobile production processes has become prominent and affects engineering decisions on materials and joining technologies as well. With all this going on, however, no OEM will compromise the safety or quality of its developments. So, for the body shop, the task is to find the best technical solutions that fulfil all requirements – at a viable cost.

Thus, from April 18 to 20, 2023, Automotive Circle’s international conference Joining in Car Body Engineering will once again discuss latest progress in all industrially relevant body shop processes with its network of experts, looking into the possibilities of new joining technologies, of widened application windows for established ones, as well as into ideas and examples for optimised, more efficient body shop concepts.

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April 18-20, 2023

Venue & Travel

Conference Agenda


  • Car body engineers, managers and employees of international OEM
  • Suppliers and service providers
  • Experts from institutes
  • All responsible for joining projects in the areas of pre-development, development, planning and production.
  • ABB s.r.o., CZ
  • Ak-Pres A.Ş., TR
  • AMAG Austria Metall AG, AT
  • ArcelorMittal France, FR
  • Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • ARO Welding Technologies S.A.S, FR
  • Atlas Copco IAS GmbH, DE
  • Atlas Copco IAS UK Ltd, GB
  • Audi AG, DE
  • Audi Planung GmbH, DE
  • BMW AG, DE
  • BMW Group, DE
  • Böllhoff Vebindungstechnik GmbH, DE
  • Bosch Rexroth AG, DE
  • Caresoft Global Limited, GB
  • CenterLine (Windsor) Limited, CA
  • CenterLine Germany GmbH, DE
  • Clean-Lasersysteme GmbH, DE
  • Constellium UK Ltd, GB
  • Cosma Engineering Europe GmbH, AT
  • DAF Trucks, NL
  • Dong-Eui University, KR
  • DuPont, CH
  • DuPont Iberica, S.L., ES
  • Dürr Systems AG, DE
  • EJOT SE & Co. KG, DE
  • Ewellix France, FR
  • Ewellix GmbH, DE
  • Festo SE & Co. KG, DE
  • Fluid-Bag Ltd., FI
  • Ford Otosan, TR
  • Ford-Werke GmbH, DE
  • Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
  • Fronius International GmbH, AT
  • Gaming Engineering, FR
  • GH Induction Deutschland GmbH, DE
  • Graco Inc., USA
  • Groupe Renault, FR
  • Harms & Wende GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, DE
  • HERU Werkzeugbau GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • Honda Development and Manufacturing of America, USA
  • H-One Co., LTD, JP
  • Howmet Fastening Systems, GB
  • Howmet Fastening Systems, US
  • Hyundai Motor Company, KR
  • Hyundai Steel, KR
  • IFAM Fraunhofer Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung, DE
  • IFF GmbH, DE
  • IPG Laser GmbH, DE
  • IRT M2P, FR
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd., GB
  • Jinhap, KR
  • Jinhap Bollhoff Ltd., KR
  • Kobelco Europe GmbH, DE
  • Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), KR
  • KYOKUTOH Europe GmbH, DE
  • Lead Innovation Center K.K., JP
  • LEWA Attendorn GmbH, DE
  • LG Chem. Ltd., KR
  • Magna International Stanztechnik GmbH, DE
  • Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH & Co. KG, AT
  • MAN Truck & Bus SE, DE
  • Matuschek Messtechnik GmbH, DE
  • Meleghy Automotive GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • Mercedes-Benz Group AG, DE
  • National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (AIST), JP
  • Nedschroef Altena, DE
  • NIMAK GmbH, DE
  • Niobelcon bvba, BE
  • Nissan Technical Centre Europe, GB
  • Novelis Deutschland GmbH, DE
  • Novelis Switzerland SA, CH
  • PDahlke Engineering GmbH, DE
  • Pfinder KG, DE
  • Profil Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • Pungkang Co., Ltd., KR
  • Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, DE
  • RWTH Aachen Universität, DE
  • Sames GmbH, DE
  • Scansonic MI GmbH, DE
  • Sika Automotive AG, CH
  • Sika Japan Ltd., JP
  • Sika Schweiz AG, CH
  • Sika Technology AG, CH
  • Solvay, GB
  • Stanley Industrial, DE
  • Stellantis, FR
  • Stellantis, DE
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation, JP
  • Swerim AB, SE
  • thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, DE
  • TOX Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG, DE
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Turkey Inc., TR
  • TU Braunschweig, DE
  • Uniseal Inc., USA
  • Universität Kassel, DE
  • University of Warwick, GB
  • voestalpine Stahl GmbH, AT
  • Volkswagen AG, DE
  • Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH, DE
  • Volvo Car Corporation, SE
  • Volvo Car Gent NV, BE
  • Webasto Roof & Components SE, DE

Status as of: April 11, 2023

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Your Contacts


Dr. Dirk Meine


T +49 511 9910-319

Conference Organization

Maike Jerutz

Senior Event Manager

T +49 511 9910-375

Exhibition, Sponsoring

Imke Rotermund

Sales Manager

T +49 511 9910-343


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