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new chassis manufacturer 4c

TenCate and Adler Group sign exclusive supply agreement for Alfa Romeo 4C platform | Royal Ten Cate Corporate EMEA

to supply carbon fibre material for 4c

3000~4000 cars / year

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The press release specifies 3000, not 3-4 thousand.

It is interesting however, it means the earlier news that Alfa is increasing production from 2500 a year to 5000 a year may be true.
I for one hope the production keeps up, so the 4C becomes a common enough car to buy in ten years time..
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But the 4C was always supposed to be 3,500 a year...

I don't read it as increased production, but rather supplying Adler with OEM carbon parts for prepreg.
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Maybe its wishful thinking, but the way I read it is that TenCate is adding its production to the chassis' being made by Adler in Italy. ??
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What the article really says is that Adler will get ALL its carbon fibre pre-preg from TenCate in Nottinghamshire. That's all an exclusive supply agreement means commercially.
It also suggests that investment will be made in local manufacture - that is local to Adler - and that production will allow "Up to" 3000 units a year....... which could mean the 2,500 they are already committed to.

I wouldn't read too much into this announcement.
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