Leading German headquartered European tube maker BENTELER has opened a new 3,200 tonne cold-forming transfer press at its automotive plant in Burgos in Spain. For the new press, BENTELER invested more than 12 million euros into the plant. It allows the automotive supplier to adapt to the new stamping challenges required by its customers, such as stamping components from very thick sheet metal with high yield strength directly from the coil. Built 33 years ago, the Burgos plant was the first BENTELER plant constructed outside Germany. With approximately 600 workers, the plant produces chassis and structural vehicle components. Its technology consists of hot and cold forming, automatic 3D laser cutting, and assembly welding among others. In total, up to 16 million components are produced per year in an area of 99,000 square meters. Burgos is also home to the headquarters of BENTELER's Southern Europe Region, where 19 production plants are integrated. Spain, with 8 plants, is a key market for BENTELER.