LBCG (London Business Conferences Group) in collaboration with Triumph Asia (part of Triumph Group International) launched “GALM (Global Automotive Lightweight Materials) Asia 2014”
LBCG (London Business Conferences Group) in collaboration with Triumph Asia (part of Triumph Group International) launched “GALM (Global Automotive Lightweight Materials) Asia 2014”.
Facts & figures: 100 participants (Expert Insights from 20+ International OEMs, Tier 1s and Material Suppliers) and many companies represented (amongst which were Baosteel, SAE China Manufacturing & Equipment Branch, Great Wall Motors R&D, Geely, FAW R&D…, NISSAN, JAC Motors , Mazda Motor Corp, Isuzu, Fiat-Chrysler, SAIC Motors, Chery, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd, NAVECO.Ltd, FAW Bus and Coach Co. Ltd, Toyota, Siemens PLM Software).
Automotive OEMs across the world, particularly in Asia, are rapidly moving towards an era of cost-effective reduced weight vehicles. But limited raw materials and Tier 1 supplier capability, combined with the technical challenges of forming and joining lightweight materials at a low cost, mean there is still a great deal of work to be done before OEMs in China, Japan, South Korea and India can fully apply lightweighting objectives across vehicle manufacturing.
LBCG launched GALM 2012 in London, which was a great success. The event received a phenomenal industry backing from Vehicle OEMs, Material Suppliers, R&D Institutions, Associations and wider stakeholders; with attendees being drawn by the wide mix of speakers, detailed agenda and networking.