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After the acquisition of Edscha in 2010, Gestamp has become a leader company in the production of mechanisms with a broad product portfolio that includes mechanical components such as door hinges and door checks, powered systems and driver controls.

Body components

The product portfolio of Edscha´s largest business unit comprises hinges for vehicle doors, hoods and liftgates, plus door checks and door hinges with integrated door checks. In addition, Edscha develops completely new door opening concepts. Edscha is the world market leader and innovation leader for door hinges and door checks. Its share of the European market is greater than 50 percent. Edscha currently produces more than 120 million door hinges and more than 50 million door checks annually.

Powered systems

Rear lids and liftgates that open and close at the push of a button are becoming increasingly popular. Drivers appreciate their simple and clean operation and above all the added comfort. Edscha, as the first system developer, put an electric spindle drive for liftgates on the market and thus set a benchmark. The experience from numerous production projects have entered into the latest generation of spindle drives. A powerful electric motor and high precision are the hallmarks of this system.

Driver controls

Perfect adaptation to the vehicle, reliability and ease of use: foot-operated parking brakes and handbrakes are key safety-related parts and thus have to meet maximum quality standards. Edscha can fall back here on a comprehensive product range and outstanding expertise in lightweight design. Especially for foot controls Edscha makes growing use of parts made from plastic or hybrid composites. Lightweight design also is the center of attention where parking brakes are concerned.