As a partner of the Ford site in Cologne for decades, Heck & Becker is involved in the development towards an electric future for the automotive industry. “We are delighted that Ford continues to place its trust in Heck & Becker and has placed a large package for the development and construction of high-pressure die-casting dies for the E-Drive platform at Heck & Becker,” says managing director Martin Baumann. Over the next two years, high-pressure die casting tools for these E-Drive components will now be developed, designed and built together with the experts from Cologne. “An important part of the development is the close-to-production testing of the tools in our in-house Die Casting Technology Centre, where we can cast the first components even before the start of series production. This simplifies and shortens the start of series production at Ford tremendously and gives our customer a confident feeling for the start of his production,” says Benjamin Jung, member of the executive board at Heck & Becker and responsible for sales and application technology.
The first milestone was reached in late summer: For the “Motor Housing”, the heart of the new electric drive, the first high-pressure die-casting tool was successfully sampled last week at Heck & Becker and the first castings were made available to Ford for further processing. A ground-breaking step for all parties of the project. Within the next months further tools for different variants of the “Motor Housing” will be built at Heck & Becker and tested in the Die Casting Technology Centre.
EUROGUSS 2022: Heck & Becker GmbH & Co KG and Hanomag Lohnhärterei Group present ready-to-install prototype component for new Mercedes EQS
Heck & Becker GmbH & Co.KG and the Hanomag Lohnhärterei Group will present the A-pillar for the new Mercedes EQS at EUROGUSS, which will be held in Nuremberg, Germany from 18 to 20 January 2022.
In Hall 7 at Booth 556, interested trade visitors can inform themselves about the entire innovative prototype production chain from the casting to the ready-to-install finished part for the all-electric EQS.
A-pillar Mercedes EQS
The restructuring process started in October 2020 was successfully completed and the insolvency proceedings were cancelled.
Also this year we were represented at Café Beruf, in the vocational school in Biedenkopf. Together with two of our trainees, we had some good and interesting conversations with parents and students.
Heck + Becker was also present in 2020 for customers, partners and interested visitors at the EUROGUSS in Nuremberg, Europe’s largest event for the complete value chain of die casting in one place. Very interesting conversations contributed to a successful fair. Below you will find some impressions.
We look forward to welcoming you to our booth in 2022!