Commercial Vehicles

We Lighten Heavy Traffic

Innovative, award-winning, and, most importantly, lightweight cast components from GF Automotive allow the automotive industry to significantly reduce the weight of their vehicles. Thus, we help our customers to meet new, stricter emissions standards, to reduce CO2 emissions and thus protect the environment.

commercial vehicle

Chassis


Control Arm

Customer: ZF Lemförder

Vehicle: Miscellaneous

Material: ADI 1000-5

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting, heat treatment

Weight: 38 kg

Characteristics:

  • Substitution of steel forging, weight reduction: 21 kg
4-Point Control Arm

Air Suspension Bracket

Customer: Daimler

Vehicle: Actros since 2011

Material: SiboDur 700

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting, machining

Weigth: 28.4 kg

Characteristics:

  • Weight-reduced through high-strength iron material SiboDur
Air Suspension Bracket Daimler

Powertrain


AS Tronic Gearbox Housing

Customer: ZF

Vehicle: Miscellaneous

Material: AlSi9Cu3

Process: Aluminium high pressure die-casting

Value chain: Raw part

Weight: 28.3 kg

Characteristics:

  • Large-size component produced with high quality standards
AS Tronic Housing

Brake Calliper

Customer: Knorr Bremse

Vehicle: Miscellaneous

Material: GJS 600-6

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting

Weight: 22.0 kg

Characteristics:

  • Complex Casting with high strength requirements
KnorrIMG_1432

Wheel Hub

Customer: DAF

Vehicle: F105

Material: GSJ 600-3

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Raw part

Weight: 27.9 kg

Characteristics:

  • Integrated brake connection
Wheel Hub

Frame / Cab


Console

Customer: Daimler

Vehicle: Actros/Axor

Material: GJS 450-18

Process: Iron sand casting

Value Chain: Casting, Machining

Weight: 9.8 kg

Characteristics:

  • Substitution of forging

  • Weight reduction

  • Cost reduction

  • Newcast Award 2015
Konsole_Console_Daimler

Control Arm Support

Customer: Daimler

Vehicle: Actros since 2011

Material: GJS 600-3

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting, machining

Weight: 31.2 kg

Characteristics:

  • Integrated function for axle guidance and air suspension mounting
Control Arm Support Daimler

Control Arm Support

Customer: MAN

Vehicle: Miscellaneous

Material: SiboDur 700

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting, machining, coating

Weight: 28 kg

Characteristics:

  • Substitution of steel forging, weight reduction: 13%
Control Arm Support

Middle Control Arm Support

Customer: Daimler

Vehicle: Actros since 2013 (roadworks vehicle)

Material: GJS 600-3

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting

Weight: 97 kg

Charakteristics:

  • Weight-reduced
Bracket Daimler

Frame Support

Customer: MAN

Vehicle: Miscellaneous

Material: GJS 400-15

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting, machining, painting

Weight: 36 kg

Characteristics:

  • High integration of functions
Frame Support

Fifth Wheel

Customer: SAF-Holland

Vehicle: Diverse (Daimler, MAN, Scania, Volvo, etc.)

Material: GJS 400-17

Process: Iron sand casting

Value chain: Casting, machining, KTL Coating

Weight: 78.5 kg

Characteristics:

  • Lightest cast fifth wheel until 20 tons vertical load in the market
Fifth wheel SAF Holland

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