Lightweight Structures

Optimizing a Lighter Tomorrow

At the forefront of the lightweighting era, driven by an initiative for lowering emissions, vehicle weight and fuel consumption, we responded to the rapidly changing automotive industry. Customer expectations matter, and that drives us to breakthrough as a company, recognized Tier One supplier and true partner. Whether it’s to prototype lightweight solutions, collaborate as engineers or test for validation all throughout the lifecycle – we deliver.

“The Martinrea Way”

Our Process

Achieves on average  30% in weight savings utilizing advanced lightweight solutions

Lightweight Structures Products

Knuckles/Control Arms/Links

Produced in both steel and aluminum, for front and rear suspensions. Supplied as assemblies with bushings and/or ball joints, or as part of full-suspension modules. Design-responsible or build-to-print.

Subframes Integral/Fabricated

Tailored to suit the vehicle and offered in steel, aluminum or mixed-material. Flexible architecture designs to accommodate multiple body and propulsion system options. Design-responsible or built-to-print.

Complex Assemblies

Includes a wide variety of lightweight advanced materials, forming processes and joining methods enabling mass-optimized solutions for body, chassis and electric vehicle structures. Examples are body sides, body rails, complicated closures, and lift-gates.

Body-in-White

Body structures developed utilizing conventional and advanced material grades and joining methods, both in steel and aluminum. Complete Underbody and Upperbody systems utilizing the latest in lightweight materials.

Exterior Trim

Produced in plastic, steel and aluminum to enhance vehicle styling and aesthetics. Installed on vehicle exteriors, typically around the glass, door cut lines or the roof. Design-responsible or built-to-print.

Trailer Hitch

Complex fabricated steel hitches meeting SAE J684 Class 3 and Class 4 requirements. Designed to suit frame construction and body lines to provide a clean integrated look. Design-responsible or build-to-print.

Propulsion Systems

Flexible Manufacturing

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