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.
Completely Rethinking the Security Architecture
German Chancellor Angela Merkel praises the strengths of the German automotive supplier industry during her visit to the KIRCHHOFF Automotive booth at the IAA Mobility in Munich.
Arndt G. Kirchhoff and J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff welcomed the German Chancellor, who was accompanied by Markus Söder (Prime Minister of Bavaria), Winfried Kretschmann (Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg), VDA President Hildegard Müller and Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer, to find out about KIRCHHOFF Automotive's innovations.
The focus was on a crash management system specially designed for electric vehicles and a world first instrument panel beam in hybrid design. Both whose joints are produced substance-to-substance, in a form-fit and force-fit manner and thus prevent the formation of corrosion between the two materials steel and aluminum. "These are two examples of how we are combining vehicle safety and lightweight automotive construction," explained J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff.
The Chancellor was impressed: "That's very interesting, I hadn't thought that through at all. The entire security architecture has to be completely rethought. And these are the strengths of the German automotive supplier industry - that you are thinking all this through," she said. Arndt G. Kirchhoff said that caring for vehicle safety is the main concern of KIRCHHOFF Automotive: "The number of accidents on the roads is decreasing every year. That is our main task: to continue to make cars safe in the future." After 2007, 2013 and 2017, this was the fourth visit of the German Chancellor to a
KIRCHHOFF Automotive booth at the IAA.
Here you can see a video of the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the KIRCHOFF Automotive booth. You can display English subtitles using the icons in the lower right area of the video.