Development in Poland
KIRCHHOFF Automotive's first greenfield project commenced in 1999 with the founding of the first KIRCHHOFF Polska Sp. z o.o. location on the EURO-PARK MIELEC Special Economic Zone site in Mielec.
A second location was added in 2004, with the leasing of a workshop in Gliwice. As early as 2005, the move was made to the Company's own facilities at the Katowice Special Economic Zone site, where metal structure parts for body and chassis are welded together into assemblies, and their surface is coated in a CDP process. We continue to see further development in the organization in Poland; a new plant in Gniezno has been established in 2016.
Since its founding in 1999, operation in Mielec has been notable as a dynamic development, which led to the building of a second production workshop in 2007. Here metal structures and metal/aluminium combinations for body and chassis are now manufactured using core forming and welding technologies.
The KIRCHHOFF Polska plants are equipped with highly automated technologies befitting to our current and future conditions as an innovative competitor. For the continuous development of the competitiveness a lean manufacturing philosophy, the KIRCHHOFF Automotive Production System (KAPS) is being developed to include all enterprise activities including operational and administrative. With continuous success since 1999, we manufacture structural body parts, suspension and other systems for vehicles through the stamping of steel and aluminum sheets creating half and complete assemblies mainly welded through an anticorrosive CDP process.
The KIRCHHOFF Automotive plant in Mielec has become the center of expansion for KIRCHHOFF Automotive in Europe. The launching of a new plant in Esztergom (Hungary, March 2005) and in Craiova (Romania, June 2012) is evidence of that.
Over the last 15 years, KIRCHHOFF Automotive has become one of the largest investors in Poland. The Company holds a top position among Polish suppliers to the global automotive industry and makes a major contribution to the export of goods in this sector.