Composites for the transportation industry
How would you like to use composites?
Are you thinking about how you can take advantage of composites in your cars, buses, trucks, or trains? So are we. With a growing demand for safer, greener, and more sustainable vehicles, we can help you meet the challenge. We work with transport designers and system suppliers from across the globe to design, develop, and manufacture carbon fiber, fiberglass, and hybrid composite solutions for lighter, safer, and more energy–efficient vehicles.
Make us your transport partner
Exel’s global sales and innovation and production footprint means that our expertise is always within reach.
Focus on sustainability
Composties help reduce vehicle weight, save fuel, and get the most out of a battery's charge.
Our engineers work with your engineers to get the most out of composites, from design to product delivery.
Where you can find our solutions
Today we see a growing demand for lighter vehicle solutions, from body panels to stiffeners to battery boxes. Exel’s composite specialists work closely with system suppliers and vehicle integrators of cars, buses, trams, trains and trucks.
We inspire design freedom
Composites give your transportation engineers the freedom to innovate. We work with you to combine our vehicle experience from around the world with over 60 years of composites expertise to help you optimize your designs. We can help you take advantage of the benefits of carbon fiber, fiberglass, or a mix of composites.
We specialize in pultrusion and pull-winding (continuous manufacturing technologies) for cost-efficient flexibility.
Key benefits include
Lighter than comparable metal parts, composites such as fiberglass and carbon fiber are engineered to meet your engineering requirements. Using composites helps reduce overall vehicle weight, leading to greater fuel savings or extending EV ranges.
Strong and stiff
With strength that’s comparable or superior to steel or aluminum, we can engineer the design of composites to provide the strength or stiffness demanded of the vehicle’s application (for example stiffeners or even driveshafts).
Our composites are shape and specification ready. Continuous manufacturing with pultrusion and pull-winding deliver cost efficiencies across the supply chain.
Composites are excellent insulators and retain their shape in extremely hot or cold conditions. Their thermal management properties are especially helpful in applications such as EV battery boxes.
Vehicles are exposed to a wide range of harsh environmental conditions. Our composites are corrosion resistant, and easily withstand both salty or acidic road, sea, or sky conditions.
The elastic nature of composites such as fiberglass mean they spring back into shape and withstand general bumps and dings; and can be easily repaired in depot. This is especially useful for heavy use vehicles like city buses