Anchor Harvey, based in Freeport, Illinois, launched a new Electric Vehicle (EV) Workgroup. The in-house group will draw from the company’s century-long experience in forging components for the automobile and motorsports industries in order to set new standards for sustainable transportation.
“We believe delivering high-strength, lightweight electric vehicle components are core to growing our business and creating value for our customers as we work to deliver high-strength lightweight parts for the next generation of transportation,” said Kerry Kubatzke, sales manager at Anchor Harvey.
The U.S., China, and European countries are encouraging automakers to produce more all-electric vehicles, in response to which automakers have been adapting their lineups, such as GM announcing their all EV lineup by 2035 and Volvo committing to the same by 2030. As demand increases for hybrid and fully-electric vehicles, Anchor Harvey’s EV Workgroup plans to assist auto manufacturers in delivering a cleaner, safer, and smarter future.
As part of the new EV Workgroup, Anchor Harvey will be creating high-strength, lightweight forged aluminum components — such as steering knuckles, control arms, suspension components, structural nodes, and more. These components will be built for increased range in support of automotive manufacturers creating the next generation of transportation.
Anchor Harvey stated that it is aggressively going after every aspect of what it takes to manufacture electric vehicles including sedans, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, and more, to make a meaningful impact toward building a zero-emissions future. Over the past several years, the company has made investments to incorporate cutting-edge data acquisition systems, digital monitoring processes, and preventative and predictive maintenance services. These investments help to provide the company with a competitive advantage in creating the precision-forged components that are critical to the success of both individual EVs and the entire EV industry.
“Anchor Harvey is driven to make the next generation of electric vehicles better, safer, and more efficient, and by doing so, help move the entire transportation industry forward,” said Tom Lefaivre, president, Anchor Harvey. “With the introduction of our EV Workgroup, we are working to push the boundaries of electric vehicle technology, manufacturing, and performance to new levels with stronger, lighter, quality aluminum components.”