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We produce lanced and stamped metal carriers worldwide.

ACP Group.

The ACP Group. We produce lanced and stamped core metal inserts worldwide.

Lanced and stamped core metal inserts is our business. This Hühoco Group company's superb production technologies help to ensure top results and satisfied clients that include major Tier 1 automotive suppliers day in and day out.

With more than 165 employees, we are located in Germany, France, Canada, USA, Brazil, Mexico and China, and have a licence partner company in Russia. The ACP Group has a worldwide annual capacity of approx. 600 million metres. Our technology and customer-focused service are world class.

Our plants and tools are produced centrally and developed decentrally, and as a result, the production sites are ideally linked to each other and comparable. A major advantage in the learning and development process in the ACP Group network. The development time from start to market maturity is consequently very short.

As part of HÜHOCO Group, ACP's clients not only benefit from our many years of experience but also the entire product portfolio from all our companies.

This makes ACP a strong global partner for a range of different system solutions for refined metal products at its various sites. Our clients appreciate the perfect combination of economy, quality, flexibility and service at all sites.

For more than 10 years now, ACP (Advanced Carrier Products) based in Bad Salzungen, Germany, has been the market leader in the production and supply of core metal inserts for the automotive weatherstripping marketplace. We are a Tier II supplier to the global automotive market.

ACP Deutschland operates 5 automated stamping machines and 4 state-of-the-art lancing lines which feature processing speeds in excess of  > 400 metres/minute. Our total capacity is more than 170 million metres/year.

For over 10 years ACP (Advanced Carrier Products) France, based in Rethel, France, has been the industry leader for stamped and lanced core metal inserts used in the global automotive weatherstripping market.
 
Three state-of-the-art high speed precision lancing machines are in operation in Rethel. Our lines are capable of speeds in excess of 400 meters/minute.  Even at these high speeds, each dimension is monitored to ensure the parts tolerances are withing the given specifications. Our highly advanced processing lines are all developed in-house and our global experience ensures that our customers receive the highest quality core metal parts at a globally competitive price. ACP France has an annual capacity of approx. 85 million meters.

All the lancing tools for the entire ACP Group worldwide are developed by our in-house tool shop located in Rethel since 2015.

ACP Canada is based in Sherbrooke, Quebec. We supply core metal inserts to the local automotive market since 2003. ACP Canada produces both lanced and stamped  metal carriers using both coated and uncoated metals. Most designs are available using Cold Rolled Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel. 

ACP Canada operates 3 state-of-the-art lancing machines and 1 high speed fully automated stamping line. With our advanced technology, processing speeds can eclipse speeds of  >400 meters per minute.  The complete annual capacity of ACP Canada is 75 million meters of lanced carriers and 12 million meters of stamped carrier. ACP Canada also has a spooling line, which means that solid core metal strips can be supplied in spooled form.

ACP do Brazil is based in Nova Odessa, Brazil and has supplied the South American market with core metal inserts since 2008. The company produces both lanced and stamped metal carriers using both coated and uncoated metals. Most profiles are available using cold rolled steel, aluminum and stainless steel. 

ACP do Brazil has 6 automated stamping lines and 2 state-of-the-art lancing lines. The total capacity in Nova Odessa is approxiately 50 million metres/year for lanced carrier and 70 tons for stamped carriers.

Wuxi ACP Steel Core Co. Ltd is a dynamic and innovative company, which was established as a joint venture between WuXi QianQiao Strip Steel CO. LTD. and the ACP Group in April 2008. Building on the experience of the Strip Steel Co. Ltd. founded in 1986 and the ACP Group's global experience in developing, manufacturing and selling core metal inserts  for automotive weathersealing systems used within the automotive marketplace. ACP China is the first choice for your local clients in the Asian extrusion industry.

ACP China has cutting-edge technology developed in Germany in the form of a CNC-controlled cutting and laser-welding system and state-of-the-art lancing systems with processing speeds of over 400 m/min for all kinds of metals. 

ACP Wuxi currently has 7 automated stamping presses and 2 high-tech lancing systems.  Our annual capacity is estimated to be 100 million metres. We offer the full range of lanced and stamped designs using various metals including profiles coated with bonding agents produced by Hühoco China.

ACP Mexico is based in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  We supply the local automotive sector with core metal inserts since 2009. ACP Mexico produces both lanced and stamped core metal inserts using both coated and uncoated metals. Designs are available using cold rolled steel, aluminum and stainless steel. 

Two state-of-the-art lancing lines and one fully automated stamping press are operated in Aguascalientes. This plant's total capacity is 50 million meters of lanced carrier and 10 million meters of stamped carrier. The site also features a spooling line, which means that solid core metal strips can be supplied in spooled form.

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ACP USA is based in Enterprise, Alabama.  We supply the local automotive sector with core metal inserts since 2010. ACP produces both lanced and stamped core metal inserts featuring cold rolled steel, aluminum and stainless. Our designs are available in both uncoated and coated metals. Coated metals feature bonding agents for all rubber and plastic compounds used within the automotive weather-stripping industry today.   

ACP USA has 2 state-of-the-art lancing lines with an annual capacity of 60 million meters, as well as 2 fully automated stamping lines with a capacity of 15 million meters. ACP USA also features a spooling line, which means that solid core metal strips can be supplied in spooled form.

Quality

Like the HÜHOCO Group companies, all the ACP Group sites fulfill the quality standards necessary to produce high quality products and to be able to operate competitively in the global market.

In order to secure this high level in a sustained manner, our metal products are constantly being developed further and adapted to continually changing needs and applications.

ACP’s focuses on quality parts and quality of service. Our goal is to exceed our customers expectations and we will adapt to suit our client‘s requirements on a regular basis. 

All sites are ISO 9001 / ISO TS 16949-certified, and some sites are also certified to DIN EN 14001 (e.g. ACP France and ACP China).