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12th October 2017, Munich

BMW Landshut celebrates 50 years

The Landshut plant is the site where carbon composites have been manufactured for i3 and i8 vehicles since 2013. © Adrian WilsonThe tremendously positive influence BMW’s i electric vehicle programme has had on Germany’s carbon fibre composites industry has been very apparent at the Smithers-Rapra Go Carbon Fibre 2017 conference held in Munich this week.

It’s no coincidence, for example, that the German government-backed €80 million Mai Carbon series of 35 R&D projects and its clustering of businesses was launched across Germany in parallel with the car company’s roll-out of its ground breaking i3 and i8 vehicles.

Mai Carbon has led to many significant new developments in terms of the faster and more efficient processing of carbon fibre composites projects and truly served as a vehicle for linking up Germany’s supply chain.

On Tuesday, a visit to BMW’s Landshut plant was organised as part of the programme...

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