BOA receives big order from VW for EnduroFlex® Exhaust Hoses

BOA receives big order from VW for EnduroFlex® Exhaust Hoses

BOA Group, one of the leading manufacturers of flexible metal decoupling systems for acoustic, thermal and vibration decoupling in Automotive, Industrial and Aerospace applications, secured a big order for EnduroFlex® exhaust hoses for the VW MQB platform (Modular transverse matrix).

BOA will equip all vehicles with a transverse 2l TDI engine in the VW Group with these high flexible and especially longlasting exhaust system hoses. From April 2019 the BOA plant in Arad, Romania will deliver about 700.000 hose assemblies per year to the VW Group.

Thomas Kraus, Vice President Business Development Automotive: „Currently this is the biggest project of this sort and we are very proud of contributing. It already exists a long partnership of decades with the VW Group, based upon we developed a flex hose expecially for this application. Together with the integration of the interface technology this hose represents an innovation, which extends the BOA product portfolio for future cost and weight optimized exhaust systems. Only with the implementation of an innovative production technique we were able to realize the integration of the function and thus offer an added value to the VW Group.”

EnduroFlex® exhaust hoses are high flexible, but extrem robust assemblies for exhaust systems, based on thin walled stainless steel bellows. They are specifically designed for and adapted to each vehicle/engine combination to decouple the engine from the exhaust system. It compensates the engine motions and vibrations as well as the thermal elongation of the exhaust system to enable durability and to reduce and influence the vehicle sound and noise. This results in a weight reduced exhaust system which leads to an optimized vehicle weight ending in a lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emmissions.