Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
-The Company is a leader in the development and manufacturing of plastic fuel systems, specifically blow-molded plastic fuel tanks for conventional vehicles and pressurized plastic fuel tanks for hybrid vehicles. The Company also develops clear-vision systems for automotive safety and ADAS solutions, plastic tanks for selective catalytic reduction systems, other fuel system components, engine camshafts, crankshafts, balance shafts and other engine components.
-The Company operates the Fuel Systems and Functional Components product line under the Industrial Segment of its parent company, Textron Inc.
-With the automotive industry’s continuing development of hybrid vehicles, the Company has positioned itself to capitalize on this growth opportunity as a leader in the development of plastic fuel systems.
-The Company is a subsidiary of Textron Inc.
-All-plastic, pressurized hybrid fuel tanks
-Next-generation fuel tanks featuring tank stiffener elements
-Next Generation Fuel Systems (NGFS) featuring twin-sheet technology enabling easier component integration into the plastic shell including:
- Internal venting systems
- Low emission connections
- Delivery and indication elements
- Anti-slosh elements (baffles)
- Internal tank stiffeners from hybrid tank applications
-Co-extruded blow-molded fuel systems
-Mono-extruded blow-molded fuel systems
-Blow-molded Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems
-Injection-molded Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems
-Clear vision systems for windshields, headlamps, cameras and sensors
- Washer fluid reservoirs
- Fluid lines
- Fluid level sensors
- Reservoir heating technology
- Wash nozzles
-Rough cast engine components
- Balance shafts
- Bearing caps
|1997||Kautex Group (present name is Kautex Textron) acquired the camshaft manufacturer, Kenwood Products Corp and the seat support components maker General Rubber Goods.|
|1999||Kautex began operating the new plant to produce plastic fuel tank systems and filler pipes for the VW Golf, Jetta and New Beetle in Mexico.|
|Apr. 2000||Kautex established a new plant for VW in South Moravia. The new plant was completed in Jan. 2001|
|2002||Integration of Micromatic and CWC into the Kautex Textron Group.
Foundation of the Kautex plant in Shanghai, China
|Jul. 2005||With the pay-off of the Company's joint venture partner Keylex in Hiroshima Japan and the opening of a new production plant in Shanghai, China, Kautex demonstrated its ling-term commitment to rapidly growing Asian market.|
|2011||Opened two new plants: in Silao, Mexico and in Craiova, Romania.|
|2012||Opened a new plant in Chongqing, China and a Development and Validation Center in Guangzhou, China.|
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