As a subsidiary of AIT LKR Leichtmetallkompetenzzentrum Ranshofen GmbH forms the Business Unit "Light Metals Technologies Ranshofen" in the AIT Center for Low-Emission Transport. The business focus is centred around new aluminium and magnesium alloys and their application with steel parts and composites on vehicles. When developing lightweight components, one of the main challenges lies in the ability to reduce weight while also ensuring passenger safety during a crash.

The use of lightweight materials is one of the fastest growing trends in the automotive industry, which is reflected in the increased use of this technology in vehicle design. The application of light metals instead of steel means a huge reduction in weight, which in Turn has a positive effect on the energy efficiency and CO2 emissions of vehicles.

Striving to rise to these challenges, the LKR team of more than 50 specialists has both cutting-edge simulation tools as well as a unique research infrastructure at its disposal. This allows new metal alloys and bespoke processes for metal forming and the casting of light weight components to be developed and prototyped.

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From Munich (Germany), 130km:

(Airport Franz Joseph Strauss): departure Munich airport towards Erding (B443) –Hohenlinden – Mühldorf (B12) up to Simbach. Pass the border Germany/Austria -Simbach/Braunau. Follow the green information signs with ,AMAG’ – the LKR is located on the AMAG area.

From Passau (Germany), 60km:

Passau – departure Pocking (B12). Leave the B12 at ,Simbach’. Pass the border Germany/Austria - Simbach/Braunau. Follow the green information signs with ,AMAG’ – the LKR is located on the AMAG area.

From Salzburg (Austria), 60km:

Depart at Salzburg north and drive at the B156 towards Oberndorf – Braunau (well signposted). Follow the green information signs with ,AMAG’ – the LKR is located on the AMAG area.

From Vienna (Austria), 320km:

Airport west (A1) towards Salzburg. After passing ,Traun’ you have to change to the “Innkreisautobahn” (A8) towards Wels-Passau. Leave the A8 at ,Ort im Innkreis’. Drive towards Braunau (well signposted), arrived there please follow the green information signs with ,AMAG’ - the LKR is located on the AMAG area.