Sustainability at Kautex: From Well to Wheel

Focusing on sustainability across all our processes

At Kautex, we consider ourselves stakeholders in creating a sustainable future. Sustainability requires that we think ahead and build a foundation on which our business can flourish in future. We aim to create sustainable products, raw materials, processes and much more, while evaluating the risks that climate change brings to the business and to the next generation.

The term Well to Wheel (WtW) originally refers to the production of oil (well = well, borehole, oil well) to the tire (wheel) of a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. It is the first step in comparing the efficiency of different solutions towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions. WtW assesses the life cycle of everything that goes into making a product, considering all phases of its life cycle - from the extraction of raw materials, to making the product, to its use and ongoing environmental impact.

When comparing the CO2 emissions of different powertrain fuels from a Well to Wheel perspective, emissions significantly decrease from Petrol (140 g/km) with the highest emissions, to Diesel (130 g/km), to PHEV (100 g/km), to full Battery Electric Vehicles (<60 g/km) with the lowest emissions. While Kautex is investigating sustainable materials, aiming to increase energy efficiency and cascading climate targets and actions to suppliers as part of our sustainability roadmap, it is also relevant to us to help further reduce the CO2 footprint of vehicles by providing innovative products to our customers.

Our Pentatonic Battery System for example weights up to 50% less that its steel counterparts. This weight reduction, in turn, improves the range of the battery-driven system, improves energy consumption and further benefits CO2 emissions along the complete supply chain.

About Kautex

At Kautex, we are driving the future. As a Tier One automotive supplier with more than 30 plants in 13 countries, Kautex designs, develops and manufactures traditional and hybrid fuel systems, advanced cleaning solutions for assisted and autonomous driving, engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. A pioneer in the design and manufacture of automotive plastic fuel systems, Kautex is expanding its portfolio to offer smart products and data-driven services to our customers, including thermoplastic composite and composite-metal hybrid battery systems. From a lightweight battery system to a hybrid fuel system to autonomous drive vehicle cleaning systems, Kautex is committed to pioneering solutions for the era of new mobility.

Our employees are part of a global community committed to solving customer needs, leveraging diverse skillsets, making sustainability a differentiator, embracing the diversity that is part of a global, multi-industry leader and creating an environment where employees can build a dynamic career. Together, we are reimagining the future of mobility.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, and Textron Systems. For more information, visit:

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