Competence in Materials

We know how to form and join metal like nobody else

Megatrends such as sustainability and urbanization are changing attitudes towards mobility and the demands placed on it. The demands on the materials used are also becoming more and more extensive. They need to be safe and sustainable while remaining affordable.

We manage that. Because we know the material. We’ve worked with it for almost 150 years. But we aren’t satisfied with our knowledge – in our materials laboratory in Paderborn, we constantly investigate the properties and manufacturing possibilities of metal, developing new high-strength steels ourselves and analysing possible applications for aluminium. This enables us to offer you the optimum material for your needs with perfectly matched properties – even if it didn't exist before.

In addition, you benefit from our overall vehicle expertise: We not only have precise knowledge of vehicle applications, we also know the manufacturing processes like the back of our hand. This allows us to define exactly which properties a material should have for optimal treatment in our own manufacturing processes. It is this unique insight that sets BENTELER apart as a Tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry.

We work with different materials for almost 150 years.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

If a component or application can’t be realised because the available materials don’t allow requirements to be achieved, for example strength in a collision, our specialists develop materials tailored specifically to your requirements. 

For demanding crash specifications

Our ultra-high strength hot-forming steel BTR2000 was developed together with a European steel manufacturer and offers strength properties that no other competitive product in the market can meet.

For optimal results

When low weight and high stiffness are required, we rely on multi-material solutions. Because in addition to steel, we also experts in the use of aluminum and can therefore combine the advantages of different metals.

For more safety

BSEC BENTELER Safety Steel for armor plating developed specifically for hot forming is ideal for vehicle armor plating.


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