Rheinmetall, together with its Chinese joint venture KPSNC, has won a major order for transmission housings from a world-leading maker of electric vehicles. Set to run for six years, the order package encompasses millions of transmission housings. The housings will be produced in Shanghai, where Rheinmetall and its Chinese partner HUAYU Automotive Systems Co Ltd operate the joint venture KPSNC. The total order value is in the low three-digit million euro range. Just nine months after a well-known American customer placed the order in March of this year, serial production will begin at the end of 2022. This American company also maintains a large production facility in Shanghai, China’s largest city. Consisting of an aluminium alloy and produced using the pressure casting method, the transmission housings will be installed in future in two of the automaker’s vehicle models.The order package constitutes another major success for Rheinmetall’s electromobility strategy, part of the Group’s systematic expansion in the world of alternative drives. As a tried-and-tested technology partner of the automotive industry, Rheinmetall has for many years made valuable contributions to optimizing and perfecting the automobile, thus helping to accelerate the ongoing transformation in energy use.