With a new name into a mobile future: ZIMK becomes Diehl Advanced Mobility
As of July 5, 2019, the company ZIMK Zehdenick Innovative Metall- und Kunststofftechnik GmbH changed its name to Diehl Advanced Mobility GmbH. The headquarters will remain in Zehdenick and business will continue to be led by Dieter Landgraf (CEO) and Dr. Mario Amschlinger under the same structures.
The Zehdenick-based company has belonged to the Diehl family since 2004 and was integrated into the Diehl Group in 2010. As a specialist for toolmaking as well as stamping and plastics technology, the former ZIMK complemented Diehl’s portfolio in the area of metal processing.
The change of name to Diehl Advanced Mobility GmbH reflects the strategic orientation of the Diehl Group, which involves successfully promoting future business in the area of alternative drives at a global level with the development of intelligent mobility solutions. The new name thus represents the innovative expertise of the company in generating a future-oriented market presence. In addition, the long-established and globally renowned technology brand Diehl is now visible in the new name, thereby strengthening the company’s position in the target market of alternative drives.
Future made by Diehl Advanced Mobility
For 10 years now, the company has been an important development partner to the automotive industry at its Zehdenick location, manufacturing innovative products for hybrid and electric vehicles. The focus here is on high-performance cell contact systems that are required for the electrification of the powertrain and, in particular, for the contacting of battery cells. Batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles are playing an increasingly important role, as they have a decisive influence on the performance and range of electric vehicles. “The electric motor will definitely be the drive system of the future,” says CEO Dieter Landgraf. “Here, we are investing in new technologies to support this progress and to help shape tomorrow’s trends with our products, also in the area of fuel cell technology. After all, that’s exactly what we stand for at the Zehdenick site – progress.”
Diehl Advanced Mobility produces up to 1.5 million cell contact systems per year in serial production on highly automated assembly lines. Various cell contact systems are produced for hybrid vehicles (PHEV) and, in future, they will also be manufactured for purely electric vehicles (BEV), too. To expand capacity, a second assembly line was installed at the end of 2018. In the coming years, investments in the double-digit million euro range are planned at the Zehdenick location.
Diehl Advanced Mobility is thus embracing the future trends of the automotive industry and accompanying the change from the combustion engine to the electric motor with strong powertrain solutions.
About Diehl Metall:
Diehl Metall is a Corporate Division of the Diehl Group founded in 1902 (sales: about 3.7 billion euros, employees: 17,298) and has its headquarters in Röthenbach a.d. Pegnitz near Nuremberg. The company offers a broad spectrum of innovative products and technologies in the area of metal processing. In a global production network with locations in Europe, Asia, South America and the US, Diehl Metall develops application-oriented solutions for international customers.
The company assumes responsibility in the area of climate and resource protection, and places great value on recyclable alloys and composite materials. To fulfil this responsibility, Diehl Metall relies on technically optimized production processes and directs its innovation activities toward future trends.