JEC Group and AZL sign partnership agreement for lightweight production

  • UPDATE: JEC Group and Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) sign partnership agreement
  • Earlier: Toyota and AZL cooperate

UPDATE: JEC Group and AZL sign partnership agreement

Mrs Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO and Dr Michael EMONTS, Managing Director of AZL Aachen GmbH, the Center for Integrative Lightweight Production, have sealed a partnership agreement starting on #JECEurope2015 . The purpose of the partnership is to jointly promote actual developments and insights regarding integrative lightweight production technology at JEC Europe 2015.

This partnership consists in the organization of a shared technological program over the 3 days of the event. In the afternoon of March 12th, most recent scientific developments will be presented by AZL and its 8 partnering institutes of RWTH Aachen University in the framework of the so-called “Innovation in composite production technology in partnership with AZL”. Also, a guided visit of related exhibiting AZL partner companies on JEC Europe 2015, as well as a dedicated area for AZL and its partnering institutes in the Innovation Corner showcasing their products.

Mrs Frédérique MUTEL, JEC Group President and CEO says: “JEC Group is thrilled to sign this agreement with AZL and be able to work with another quality partner that will elevate the excellence of JEC Conferences by providing us with top speakers in their field.”

Picture: Frédérique Mutel JEC Group President & CEO 

Toyota and AZL cooperate

Just last year, the AZL announced the expansion of their strategic partnership with the automotive manufacturer Toyota. Representatives of the AZL Aachen GmbH and Toyota Motor Europe NV / SA have signed a contract for a 5-year partnership with immediate effect. The focus of this cooperation lies in particular on the identification and development of production systems and quality assurance methods necessary for realizing large series production of lightweight automotive components. The continuous optimization of automated production processes in automotive manufacturing is of highest importance, particularly at very high volumes, as in the case of the global market leader Toyota, who has sold almost 10 million vehicles in 2013.


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