Benteler Group (Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH)

Company Profile



Schillerstraße 25-27 5020 Salzburg Austria

Business Overview

-The Company manufactures components and modules for automotive chassis, structures, engine and exhaust systems while also providing solutions for electromobility.

-In 2019, the Company divested its Distribution Division to the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group. As such, the Company is currently organized into two operational divisions as follows:

  • Benteler Automotive 
  • Benteler Steel/Tube

-The Benteler Automotive Division is comprised primarily of four business units:

  • Chassis and Modules Business Unit
  • Structures Business Unit
  • Engine and Exhaust Systems Business Unit
  • E-Mobility Business Unit

-The Benteler Steel/Tube division also provides tubing for automotive applications.


-The Company is family owned. Half of the Company’s common stock is held by Hubertus Benteler Ges.m.b.H, while the other half is held by Dr. Ing. E.h. Helmut Benteler GmbH.


Chassis & Modules
-Cross members
-Control arms and knuckles
-Anti-roll bars
-Engine mounting cross members
-Twist beam rear axles
-Complete axle modules
-Front suspension modules
-Rear suspension modules
-Steel front suspension systems
-Steel rear suspension systems
-eChassis modules
-Corner modules

-Carrier under structures
-Door beams
-Roof rail reinforcements
-Windowsill reinforcements
-Rear bumpers
-B-Pillar reinforcements
-Rocker panel reinforcements
-A-Pillar reinforcements
-Side member reinforcements
-Cockpit crossmembers
-Roof frames
-Front bumpers
-Instrument panel supports
-Front floor tunnels
-Mounting plate front walls
-Crash management systems
-Carrier systems

Engine and Exhaust Systems
-Exhaust gas recirculation systems
-Fuel distribution systems
-Cooling water circulation systems
-Aftertreatment systems
-Air gap insulated turbine housings
-Fuel filler pipes
-Exhaust manifolds
-Catalytic converter housing
-Gasoline particulate filters
-Fiber mat insulated diesel manifolds
-Fuel rail assemblies
-Diesel particulate filters
-Hydroformed tubes
-Clean-welded joints

-Flexible battery storage systems
-Electrified front and rear axles
-Complete electric drive systems

-Prop shafts
-Stabilizer bars
-Drive shafts
-Axle solutions
-Airbag inflators
-Belt tensioners


1876 Opened by Carl Benteler as his ironmonger's shop.
1922 Benteler AG founded.
1931 Made its first supplies to the automotive industry.
1952 Produced the "Champion" small car.
1958 Founded the first continuous casting plant in the world.
1974 Founded new steelworks in Lingen Ems.
1980 Founded first production facility in the USA.
1987 Opened a plant in Spain.
1993/94 Opened new Benteler Automotive plants in Mexico and Portugal.
1996/97 Opened other plants in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil and Italy.
1999 Forming Holding Company with four separate business sectors.
2001 Signed an agreement with NedCar for the acquisition of 100% of NedCar's share in its subsidiary PD & E Automotive B.V, located in Helmond, the Netherlands.
2010 Acquired Norsk Hydro's Automotive Structures business.
2012 Acquired Farsund Aluminium Casting AS (FAC) in Norway.
2014 Closed facilities in Brampton, Canada; Opelika, U.S.; and Grand Rapids, U.S. Also sold facilities in Tigre, Argentina; Melfi, Italy; and St. Ursanne, Switzerland.
Sep. 2014 Acquired two branches from insolvency assets of Wilco Wilken Laser GmbH & Co. KG, a laser cutting company.
Jul. 2015 Formed a joint venture with Changan Automobile called Benteler JianAn Automotive Co. Ltd.
Jul. 2017 Opened a new plant in Brazil.
Mar. 2018 Divested Farsund lightweight aluminum low pressure automotive casting business to Chassix Inc.
Apr. 2018 Opened a new plant in Czech Republic.
Aug. 2019 Announced divestiture of Distribution Division to Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group, which was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

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