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1st Executive Summit - Registration open now!

DATE: 2021, Pune, India

India is the 4th biggest automaker and automotive market in the world. Although the market has been declining in the last year, forecasts still show that India will overtake Japan and become the 3rd largest market by 2022.

Increased emissions standard Bharat Stage 6 (BS6), electrification, safety concerns, all add up to weight and cost of the vehicles. Additional weight also causes higher consumption, in turn, decreases the demand.

Cost-efficient lightweighting could be a solution to all these problems. If vehicles could be built lighter, safer and in a more cost-effective manner, both the demand and the profitability could be increased. As European and North American markets have proven, efficient applications of advanced high strength steels (AHSS), ultra high strength steels (UHSS) and aluminum may reduce the weight with minimal cost increases. It may be even possible to save weight and cost at the same time.

At the 2 days “1st Executive Summit - Cost Efficient Lightweighting & Efficient in Automotive Applications for AHSS & UHSS and Electrical Steel”, we will be discussing the new trends with speakers and participants from all over the spectrum. Our speakers range from raw materials suppliers to the OEM's and any link of the supply chain. As automotive world and supply chain is changing at a very high pace, it is essential to keep up with both the technological and business aspects.

Aim: Bringing together State of the Art and Future Challenges / Networking
Duration: 2 days

Venue First Day, (09:00 am – 06:00 pm): Hyatt Pune
Adjacent to Aga Khan Palace, 88 Nagar Road, Kalyani Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, 411006, India
Come to network & socialize and hear about the latest research at the Hyatt Pune. On the first day, you will learn from very exclusive presenters from OEMs, EBNER Furnaces, expand knowledge and find solutions to problems in your daily business. Meet specialist within their focus, learn beyond own field or interest and engage in high-level debates during the real live training, on the second day.

Venue Second Day, (09:00 am – 02:30 pm): Gestamp Pune Automotive Pvt. Ltd
Gate 374, 517-521 & 523, Takawe Bk, Maharashtra, 412106, India
Come with us to visit the Gestamp Pune Automotive Pvt. Ltd plant, on the second day. Join us to gain valuable inputs in the Press Hardening Technology (PHT) and experience individual hands-on trainings with Dr. Eren Billur, Billur Metal Form, Ankara, Turkey, Frank Schieck, Fraunhofer Institute IWU, Chemnitz, Germany, Michael Selent, Selmatec, Germany and learn where the tripping points of implementation and processes can be identified. Learn from the specialists and experience additional know-how of what TIER1 suppliers do to put into place, manufacturing practice and routine in their processes to fulfill their accountabilities.


Partners & Speakers

• Fraunhofer Institute IWU, Chemnitz, Germany
• Billur Metal Form, Ankara, Turkey
• EBNER, Linz, Austria
• SELMATEC, Scharnebeck, Germany
• Fagor, Arrasate, Spain
• GESTAMP, Pune, India
• TRUMPF Lasersystems, Ditzingen Germany

Many more companies (OEMs, Tier1 and Scientific Boards) from India to be confirmed.


For automotive industry, there is a huge variety of sheet metal steel grades. This training gives an introduction to sheet steel grades: draw quality, (conventional) high strength steels (HSS) and advanced high strength steels (AHSS). The latter has three generations and includes the hot forming steels (commonly known as PHS).
There are several steel standards around the globe, defining and describing the chemical and mechanical limits of steel grades. It is essential to understand how a steel’s name tells us its properties and field of application.

Training program:

Sheet metal steel families (1:30 hrs)

• Draw Quality steels: low-carbon, IF, ultra-low-carbon
• (Conventional) high strength steels: Bake hardenable, HSLA, CMn, HS-IF
• Advanced high strength steels: dual-phase, TRIP, complex-phase, PHS, martensitic, TWIP, TBF, Q&P

Sheet metal standards (1:30 hrs)

• EN, SAE, VDA and OEM standards for the steel families explained in the first lecture


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