Constellium to supply aluminum structural components for the new all-electric Ford F-150
European value-added aluminum company Constellium NV announced yesterday that it has been chosen to be the supplier of aluminum structural components for the new 2022 all-electric Ford F-150. Constellium will supply parts including the visor for the new model. -brise, rocker arm, radiator support, among others.
Effective with this announcement, Constellium will supply aluminum components for the F-150 Lightning, Super Duty, all F-series trucks, Bronco, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Lincoln Corsair, Aviator and Navigator.
Philippe Hoffmann, president of Constellium’s Automotive Structures and Industry division, said in a press release that the aluminum components his company supplies to Ford offer several advantages.
“Constellium is proud to provide the electric Ford F-150 Lightning with recyclable aluminum and to contribute to Ford’s sustainability commitments. Aluminum is the metal of choice for electric vehicles, and our lightweight, strong, crash-resistant and intrusion-resistant solutions help make electric vehicles safer and more durable.
The aluminum structural components and collision management systems will be produced at Constellium’s plant in Van Buren, Mich., While the aluminum body sheet will be sourced from its plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Constellium, based in France, was founded in 1855 under the name Henri Merle et Compagnie and subsequently renamed Pechiney in 1950. Pechiney was bought by Alcan in 2003, which was bought by Rio Tinto in 2007. In 2011, Rio Tinto sold Alcan Engineered Products to Apollo Management (51%) and FSI (10%). Constellium manufactures rolled and extruded aluminum products from various alloys, generating sales of 4.9 billion euros in 2020.