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Automotive industry

As a leading system supplier for fastening and assembly technology and as an international service provider, Böllhoff is a recognized partner for automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.
The Böllhoff approach focuses on classical core areas of cars. Seven modules give you an introduction into our solutions for fastening and assembly technology. Join in.

Characteristics

The automotive industry is still one of the most important branches of industry and a pulse generator for many other industries.
Innovative ability and technical potential are the basis for OEMs' and suppliers' chances of success. Böllhoff rises to this challenge thanks to decades of experience in development in different industries - always focusing on the automotive industry. Böllhoff offers market-oriented products and services and supplies without delay.
Cars are all about mobility - but also flexibility. They guarantee the character of a modern society - to be a mobile society.

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Requirements

Your requirements – our products

Interior

Today, the interior is a decisive differentiation criterion for every car brand.
Customers increasingly wish for individuality and customization. That is why over the last years OEMs have considerably increased their range of trim lines.

Interior

The passenger compartment is composed of the most diverse segments ranging from passenger protection systems such as airbags to the instrument panel. Functionalities and the number of materials applied in the interior are rapidly increasing.
Under these aspects, Böllhoff can position itself accordingly thanks to its application competence.

Selected fasteners for the Interior module

  • UNITEC® K' in K'

    Direct screw-fitting?

    UNITEC® K' in K' screws, inserts and screw systems made of plastic for plastics

    UNITEC® K' in K' in detail
  • AMTEC® thread inserts for plastics

    Threads in plastics?

    AMTEC® metal inserts for thread reinforcement

    AMTEC® in detail
  • SNAPLOC®

    Vibrations and noise?

    SNAPLOC® decoupling plug-in connection

    SNAPLOC® in detail
  • RIVSET®

    Self-piercing riveting instead of spot welding?

    RIVSET® high-strength joining of steels, aluminium and plastics without loss of performance

    RIVSET® in detail
  • RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs

    Creating threads on thin-walled components?

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs for stable threads

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® in detail
  • ONSERT® adhered fasteners

    Easy adhesion?

    ONSERT® quick adhesion of fasteners without loss of performance

    ONSERT® in detail
  • ONE SHOT

    Self-punching?

    ONE SHOT fastening system for structural components made of fibre-reinforced plastics

  • RIVQUICK®

    Thin-walled components?

    RIVQUICK® blind rivets for components with one-sided accessibility

    RIVQUICK® in detail
Engine and aggregates

The engine is the heart of the car and at the same time innovation driver.

Continuous further development is of decisive importance since, in the medium term, the internal combustion engine will continue to be the main drive source in a car. The reduction in CO2 emissions and the development of fuel-efficient engines will also in the future have high priority.

Engine and aggregates

Variable valve controls or cylinder cutouts are examples of recent innovations. Böllhoff wants to make its contribution with innovative fasteners.

Selected fasteners for the Engine and aggregates module

Body structure

For several years, lightweight construction and passenger safety have been playing a decisive role in the conception of new vehicles. In this development process, alternative materials and technologies are employed.

All in all, thanks to the development of a great number of new steels (e. g. multiphase steels), steel remains the dominant material in the body structure. Materials such as aluminum and magnesium will gain in importance.

Karosserie

Due to progressing hybrid constructions, joining technology is an important aspect for body construction. Also in this segment you can rely on Böllhoff as your partner.

Selected fasteners for the Body module

  • RIVSET®

    Self-piercing riveting instead of spot welding?

    RIVSET® high-strength joining of steels, aluminium and plastics without loss of performance

    RIVSET® in detail
  • RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs

    Creating threads on thin-walled components?

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs for stable threads

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® in detail
  • RIVQUICK®

    Thin-walled components?

    RIVQUICK® blind rivets for components with one-sided accessibility

    RIVQUICK® in detail
Body (exterior)

There is no more distinctive characteristic of a car brand identity than the body shell. Even car mounting parts become important design elements.
New production processes and materials, especially lightweight materials as well as plastics, enhance the constructive degree of freedom.

Body (exterior)

As a basic principle, the exterior can be subdivided into three segments: steel modules, plastic body shell modules and technology modules. With respect to all three segments, Böllhoff has the required know-how in fastening technology.

Selected fasteners for the Body module

  • FLEXITOL®

    Easy compensation of tolerances?

    FLEXITOL® systems for automatic compensation of production tolerances

    FLEXITOL® in detail
  • RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs

    Creating threads on thin-walled components?

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs for stable threads

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® in detail
  • RIVSET®

    Self-piercing riveting instead of spot welding?

    RIVSET® high-strength joining of steels, aluminium and plastics without loss of performance

    RIVSET® in detail
  • AMTEC® thread inserts for plastics

    Threads in plastics?

    AMTEC® metal inserts for thread reinforcement

    AMTEC® in detail
  • SNAPLOC®

    Vibrations and noise?

    SNAPLOC® decoupling plug-in connection

    SNAPLOC® in detail
  • UNITEC® K' in K'

    Direct screw-fitting?

    UNITEC® K' in K' screws, inserts and screw systems made of plastic for plastics

    UNITEC® K' in K' in detail
  • RIVQUICK®

    Thin-walled components?

    RIVQUICK® blind rivets for components with one-sided accessibility

    RIVQUICK® in detail
Drive train

Vehicle dynamics and ride comfort - increasing customer requirements, which also concern the drive, train. The drive train is of decisive importance for the perception of a car brand.
Higher power density combined with lower fuel consumption is still a current demand.

Drive train

As a consequence, innovative and brand-differentiating drive concepts are being developed.
Böllhoff's wish is to support and to contribute its competence in fastening technology - the sooner the better.

Selected fasteners for the Drive train module

  • AMTEC® thread inserts for plastics

    Threads in plastics?

    AMTEC® metal inserts for thread reinforcement

    AMTEC® in detail
  • RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs

    Creating threads on thin-walled components?

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs for stable threads

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® in detail
  • FLEXITOL®

    Easy compensation of tolerances?

    FLEXITOL® systems for automatic compensation of production tolerances

    FLEXITOL® in detail
Running gear

In the Running gear module, the technology drivers are increasing safety, environmental and comfort requirements. A main requirement is the reduction in fuel consumption.
Considerable cost and weight advantages can be achieved by reducing sheet thicknesses. In the future, the use of aluminum and high-strength steel will increase.

Running gear

Trendsetting suspension and damping systems, the electrification of brake and steering systems as well as system-integrated mechatronic modules are the prevailing topics when it comes to the running gear. Böllhoff wants to make its contribution with innovative fasteners.

Selected fasteners for the Running gear module

  • RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs

    Creating threads on thin-walled components?

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® blind rivet nuts and studs for stable threads

    RIVNUT® / RIVKLE® in detail
  • FLEXITOL®

    Easy compensation of tolerances?

    FLEXITOL® systems for automatic compensation of production tolerances

    FLEXITOL® in detail
  • SEAL LOCK®

    Easy sealing?

    SEAL LOCK® solution for sealing bolt-nut joints

    SEAL LOCK® in detail
Electrical / electronic equipment

Automotive electronics - a key subject. Electronic systems and components are becoming ever more important for the future of automotive engineering.
The development of control devices is proceeding at an incredible pace. On average, there are two to three dozens of electronic control devices in a mid-range car - each consisting of 200 to 300 parts.

Electrical / electronic equipment

With an increasing dimension, the Electronics module is not only becoming more complex but also more demanding. A challenge that Böllhoff is happy to rise to and can offer you solutions in fastening technology.

Selected fasteners for the Electronics module

  • SNAPLOC®

    Vibrations and noise?

    SNAPLOC® decoupling plug-in connection

    SNAPLOC® in detail
  • AMTEC® thread inserts for plastics

    Threads in plastics?

    AMTEC® metal inserts for thread reinforcement

    AMTEC® in detail
  • RIVQUICK®

    Thin-walled components?

    RIVQUICK® blind rivets for components with one-sided accessibility

    RIVQUICK® in detail

Supply chain

Join us in developing the perfect supply chain for you!

Global competition results in high cost and innovation pressure. Ever shorter model cycles combined with a growing model diversity and the satisfaction of different customer needs are the special challenges of the automotive industry.

Suppliers increasingly focus on cross-company cooperation as a strategic partnership with distinctive development, production and logistics competence. As a full-range and system supplier, Böllhoff offers products and services for every part of the automotive supply chain.

  • Research and development

    Research and development

    • Knowing future trends
    • Innovation management by own R&D
    • Application engineering
    • Up-to-date CAE technology
  • Production

    Production

    • Acceleration of your production and assembly processes
    • Diverse assembly solutions
    • Recognised production planning know-how
  • Quality

    Quality

    • Certified quality management
    • Certified testing laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025
    • Certified environment management according to DIN EN ISO 14001


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