About Benteler Automotive

Benteler Automotive is the US automotive parts manufacturing outpost of Germany's Benteler Group. Benteler Automotive -- the largest revenue generator of the Benteler Group's three business divisions -- manufactures such auto parts as chassis components (crossmembers and suspension modules), structural components (bumper and door beams, pillar reinforcements, roof and side rails), exhaust manifolds, and exhaust and engine systems. The company also offers engineering services. The Benteler Group's operations include nearly 70 plants in more than two dozen countries. Founded in 1935, Benteler Automotive got its start manufacturing exhaust pipes for the Ford Eifel.

After watching its sales decline in 2008 and 2009, Benteler Automotive saw them rebound by 34% in 2010. The company, which benefited from improved conditions in the global economy, experienced its biggest gains in its engine and exhaust systems product group. Overall, Benteler Automotive accounts for nearly 80% of its parent's revenue.

Moving forward, the company is answering industry-wide demand for high performance, lighter weight vehicles. In late 2009 it acquired the aluminum structural parts business of Norsk Hydro. The deal expanded Benteler Automotive's lightweight construction offerings. Through Benteler SGL, a 50-50 joint venture with SGL Group, Benteler Automotive is developing a number of auto components based on carbon-fibre reinforced composites (CFRP). 

The company also pumped more than $19 million into a Grand Rapids, Michigan plant to manufacture a series of new exhaust systems for Ford Motor. The investment included a fully-automated rollform line used to make rocker panels on the Ford Focus. Besides Ford, Benteler Automotive's customers have included Chrysler, Nissan Motor, and automotive components manufacturer Cummins.

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Senior Weld Technician/ operator, Goshen, IN - July 29, 2015
This company requires you to work 7 day weeks. You can be forced to shift change without your approval. Very hot environment. Misinformed upper management. They have a high rate of Temp employees who have to work for a long time to get hired. Virtually no training.Sometimes required to work long hours.
No communication skills throughout the company. There are several employees that can not make the rates required for the job do to lack of caring about the companies productivity. Rates are definitely do-able. Some employees are required to run several operations while other people get sent home. A lot of paperwork required for each job. Majority of the time you are cleaning through the week because of inventory issues and forced to work the weekends because you now have inventory, every week.
New temps are training newer temps and don't know their own jobs yet. Overall, a very intense environment to work in!!!

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    Auburn, MS
    Work experience with legal issues affecting the automotive industry. As an important member of a small dynamic regional legal team (and part of a larger...
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    Coordinate design, analytical activities, and cost estimates to result in beneficial design concepts and alternatives for customers and Benteler....
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Headquarters
1780 Pond Run
Auburn Hills MI, United States 48326
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
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Benteler Automotive website