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13-14 November 2019 Bad Nauheim, Germany

Doors & Closures in Car Body Engineering 2019

10th International Benchmarking Conference

with 10 OEM reports by Audi, BMW, Byton, Groupe PSA, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel and Patac!

...and the winners of the Doors & Closures Awards 2019 are:

Systems Award:
  1. Jaguar Land Rover – The doors and closures of the new Range Rover Defender
  2. BMW - The new standards-based door system of the 1 and the 3 series
  3. Opel - Next generation Opel Corsa doors
Technical Solutions Award:
  1. Opel - Flush glazing doors in the mid-segment – the styling challenge in future cars
  2. Honda - Sliding door open/close system of the new Honda Elysion
  3. Byton - The next generation of smart closures


The future is now

The automotive industry is in the mids of a fundamental change. With doors and closures, engineers have to meet today`s customers' demands and requirements and at the same time be prepared for the topics electrification, digitisation and future mobility.

Exactly here the annual Automotive Circle Conference Doors and Closures in Car Body Engineering aimed again to clarify this situation: With a total of 10 OEM presentations, reports on current developments from suppliers and engineering service providers, exhibition of the latest OEM hardware on site, benchmark activities in the Technology Clinic, the opportunity to inspect latest full vehicles and an inspiring keynote presentation, the conference dealed with the current and future challenges facing body shop engineers for hang-on parts on November 13 - 14, 2019.