Pressing ahead at Corus

Corus has announced that Europressings, its specialist metal pressings and sub-assemblies business, has won a contract to supply Tenneco Automotive with exhaust parts for the Vauxhall Vectra.


Corus announced earlier this week that Europressings, its specialist metal pressings and sub-assemblies business, has won a contract to supply Tenneco Automotive with exhaust parts for the Vauxhall Vectra.



The new contract will see Corus Europressings, based in South Wales, supply five pressed parts for the Vectra’s exhaust including the end plates and baffles direct to Tenneco’s Tredegar plant where the complete exhaust system is assembled for GM. The expected 250,000 units per year will be pressed using Corus’ progression press and robotic transfer lines.



Corus Europressings already supplies precision pressed components to a number of other automotive companies including, Keiper and Swindon Pressings.



Helen Raven, business development manager, Corus Europressings said:


“We are confident that our automotive business, especially in areas such as exhaust and seating systems, will continue to grow and predict that by 2006 it will represent over 60 per cent of our turnover.”