STUTTGART, Germany –– ConMet, a leading global provider of transformative technologies for commercial trucks and trailers, announced the establishment of its European headquarters.
This strategic move demonstrates ConMet’s commitment to serving the unique needs of the European market and providing innovative solutions to commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
ConMet Europe is located in Stuttgart, Germany. The local team consists of experienced professionals with a wealth of industry experience in diverse global markets, ensuring the company’s ability to deliver exceptional service and solutions to European customers.
“As we accelerate our expansion into Europe, it is crucial that we establish a regional headquarters in the EU,” said Harman. “This decision allows us to provide cutting-edge solutions that meet specific requirements of our European customers, improve overall service, and strengthen our presence in the area.”
ConMet Europe aims to address the industry’s evolving challenges by providing lightweight solutions without compromising vehicle performance. As vehicle advancements like alternative powertrains and larger cabs continue to gain traction, OEMs strive to offset the additional weight.
ConMet Europe offers aluminum wheel end solutions for trucks and trailers, aluminum chassis components and housing products, and weight-optimized iron components.
These products cater to a range of vehicle applications, enabling customers to achieve weight savings of up to 100 kilograms on wheel ends and 200 kilograms on chassis components. Such advancements result in optimized fuel efficiency and increased revenue-bearing load capacity.
Key members of the ConMet Europe team include:
Mike Harman, Managing Director, will oversee ConMet Europe’s operations. Harman’s career spans various roles including his involvement in ConMet’s expansion into Southeast Asia.
Antonio Erroi, Business Operations, brings nearly two decades of experience from SKF, where he played an integral role in sales and operations within SKF’s automotive and commercial truck segments.
Dirk Steffens, Business Development, has more than 20 years of business and product strategy experience in the commercial vehicle industry.
John Hodge, Product Development, with more than 30 years at ConMet, will play a crucial role in driving ConMet Europe’s product development initiatives, particularly in the field of wheel-end solutions.
Megan Vincent, Marketing, has two decades of marketing experience in the commercial vehicle industry, including 17 years spent with the leading global manufacturer, Phillips Industries.