Joint Venture Partner
Benteler-SGL GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2008. It is a joint venture of Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH with headquarters in Paderborn, Germany, and the SGL Group with headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. The core competencies of the SGL Group in material sciences and carbon fiber-based preliminary products are complemented with the market and engineering technical competence of Benteler, a tier 1 supplier to the automotive sector for many years.
Beginning in 2009, the joint venture company additionally took over the automobile business
unit of Composite Technology GmbH in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, from the Fischer Group. The production has been systematically built up since that time. 250 employees today work at Benteler-SGL, twice as many as in 2009.
SGL Group – The Carbon Company
SGL Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products and materials. It has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites. SGL Group’s core competencies are its expertise in high-temperature technology as well as its applications and engineering know-how gained over many years. These competencies enable the Company to make full use of its broad material base. SGL Group’s carbonbased materials combine several unique properties such as very good electrical and thermal conductivity, heat and corrosion resistance as well as high mechanical strength combined with low weight. Due to industrialization in the growth regions of Asia and Latin America and increased substitution of traditional with innovative materials, there is a growing demand for SGL Group’s high-performance materials and products. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive and chemical industries as well as in the semiconductor, solar and LED sectors and in lithium-ion batteries. Carbon-based materials and products are also being used increasingly in the wind power, aerospace and defense industries.
Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH is one of three business divisions of the internationally active Benteler Group. With about 22,200 employees in 20 development and sales offices and 74 plants in 29 countries, it develops and produces ready-to-install modules, components and parts for body, chassis and engine. With the Product Groups Structures, Chassis, Modules, Engine and Exhaust Systems, Benteler Engineering Services and Benteler Mechanical Engineering, the company is one of the world-wide largest independent subcontractors to the automotive industry. The headquarters of Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH are located in Paderborn, Germany. As a Full-Service Supplier to practically all large vehicle manufacturers, Benteler Automobiltechnik offers customer-oriented solutions in the areas of safety, environment, and efficiency for a broadly diversified product range. Integrated lightweight construction remains the focus of these manifold activities.