Gurit has received a contract for the production and supply of carbon fiber-based exterior car body panels from an Italian automotive OEM.

The total value of the new five-year contract is at around CHF 8.5 million, with series production for the project scheduled to start in 2019. The parts will be manufactured with Gurit’s press technology at the company’s site in Hungary.

The newly won contract increases Gurit’s order intake for exterior car body panels in 2017 to a total value of CHF 29 million, the company says.

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