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.


Awarded: GM-Supplier of the Year 2023

“Their innovation and support are critical to helping us deliver the world-class vehicles our customers have to come expect”, said Jeff Morrison, vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain General Motors, at the GM Supplier of the Year Awards. The award, which is already the 15th from General Motors for KIRCHHOFF Automotive, recognizes the company's outstanding achievements in the field of structural metal parts.

The award ceremony in Miami, Florida, USA took place as part of an event focusing on the limitless opportunities for collaboration between suppliers and General Motors. Jeff Morrison praised the innovative strength of the award-winning suppliers and emphasized their contribution to the transformation of the company. "We are honored to partner with these top suppliers who have made notable contributions to our transformation. Together we’re pushing boundaries, pioneering new technologies and redefining what’s possible. Their innovation and support are critical to our ability to deliver the world-class vehicles our customers expect," he said.

J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO KIRCHHOFF Automotive, accepted the "Supplier of the Year 2023 in the Creativity Team of Structures" award together with Larry Hagood, President & CEO KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America, and Josh Forquer, EVP Sales & Technical Development KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America. "KIRCHHOFF Automotive has been awarded for the 15th time this year out of 20,000 GM suppliers worldwide. It is a great achievement and recognition of all employees in our plants and in the Corporate departments, which we have accepted on their behalf. I would like to congratulate and thank all our employees," said J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff. Larry Hagood added, “At KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America, we recognize that our people are the greatest resource we have. It is only by unlocking the creativity and ambitions of our people and empowering them to perform their jobs in the best way possible will we have a chance to achieve our ‘limitless’ potential.”

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In addition to the Supplier of the Year award, General Motors has honored the North American KIRCHHOFF Automotive plants in Aurora, Dallas, Lansing, North York, Querétaro and Tecumseh with the "2023 Customer Care and Aftersales On-Time Shipping Award" for its delivery reliability.

About the picture:

Out of 20,000 GM suppliers, 83 were honored. This puts KIRCHHOFF Automotive in the top 1 percent of all GM suppliers worldwide. At the award ceremony from left to right: J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff (Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO KIRCHHOFF Automotive), Peter Layer (Executive Director, Chassis, Propulsion Structures General Motors), Josh Forquer (EVP Sales & Technical Development KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America), Larry Hagood (President & CEO KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America)

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