From a single part to the body-in-white structure
Ever since cars have existed, we have been developing, producing, and supplying metal parts—and, for the vehicles of today, hybrid structures—for the automotive industry. From a manufacturer of individual parts, we have grown into an internationally recognized development supplier of components and body-in-white structures.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive provides vehicles worldwide with extra stability and safety.
But we also offer our customers much more than that: we make a considerable contribution to the growth of their competitiveness.
The crucial cost and logistical advantages of our streamlined, medium-sized company structure with international presence serves a single purpose: to drive the market success of our customers and safeguard our innovative strength and earning power. This is our pledge worldwide.
IZB: Three Successful Days for KIRCHHOFF Automotive
The largest trade fair for suppliers took place in Wolfsburg, from October 11 to 13. After a break of four years due to the coronavirus pandemic, 940 international suppliers (more than ever before) were attracted to the IZB. In Volkswagen's hometown, KIRCHHOFF Automotive also presented its latest innovations and solutions for e-mobility.
Our trade fair presence was based on the motto “MAKING.MOBILITY.SAFE.”, because our economical lightweight products ensure that even in the vehicles of the future, people are optimally protected in the event of an accident. The best example: an aluminum underride protection for the VW MEB platform. With this product, we are supplying (for the first time!) a component in series production, which, together with other components, ultimately forms the battery module and protects it.
VW has now become one of our most important customers. We supply many of our core products to VW, including various structural parts (some of them safety-relevant). These items are constructed in a lightweight design using new hot-forming grades.
Johannes Schauf, director of sales VW, was optimistic: "The discussions with our customer testified to mutual trust and common objectives. Our open booth, the way we presented ourselves, and the atmosphere we were able to create was a perfect fit."