Gestamp started operations in its new Hot Stamping line in its plant located in Almussafes (Valencia). Gestamp Levante’s new line is the second one in this plant and is added to the more than 90 Hot Stamping lines the Group has worldwide.
Hot Stamping makes it possible to lighten the weight of vehicle structure parts. Hot Stamping therefore becomes crucial in order to lighten weight and increase the passive security of vehicle passengers.
Gestamp Levante is a specialized plant in manufacturing vast welded and body-in-white parts to Ford’s Almussafes plant, with which it communicates directly through a tunnel system.
In addition to Hot Stamping, Gestamp Levante also has the technology to assemble large welding parts . Gestamp Levante is the only factory in the Spanish region of the Valencian Community that manufactures parts with Hot Stamping technology. The plant has also increased its welding facilities.
Gestamp Levante has received the support for this project of the regional Government, the Generalitat Valenciana, through the Conselleria de Economía, Hacienda y Modelo Económico.
More specifically, Gestamp was awarded a grant to carry out two projects related to environmental sustainability and the promotion of research and development with a total amount of € 3.1M (2019-2021).
This subsidy is part of the grant program for certain projects that contribute to the transformation of the economic model of the Valencian Community.