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PRESS Release Covid-19

Status 18.03.2020: KIRCHHOFF Automotive is scaling back production at most of their worldwide plant locations. As the automotive manufacturer’s plants gradually cease production, KIRCHHOFF Automotive products are no longer accepted. >>

Plant in Gniezno is Growing

Last year, the plant in Gniezno/Poland, was expanded considerably in only six months, at a cost of just under 2.7 million (EUR). At this location, products for various VW models are manufactured.>>

"So beautifully quiet"

FAUN welcomed Member of European Parliament (MEP) and Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP) David McAllister, on Monday 17.02.2020 at their plant in Heilshorn/Germany. The MEP met with FAUN management group, the Mayor of...>>

First Strokes are Done

Shortly before Christmas, the new 16,000 kN servo transfer press at the Tecumseh/USA plant, started trial operation with a blank loader. The next step will be the trial run with conveyor system.>>

Commemoration of Dr. Jochen F. Kirchhoff

In a solemn memorial service on January 17, 2020, 900 people filled the churches of Oberste Stadtkirche and Bauernkirche in Iserlohn to bid farewell to Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff, who passed away on December 18, 2019, at the age of 92. More than...>>

Obituary Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff

The KIRCHHOFF Group takes leave of Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff. Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff died on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 at the age of 92. In deep mourning, but also with great gratitude, his family and the employees of the KIRCHHOFF Group...>>

Class Champion and Vice Champion

The biggest success in the history of the PoLe Racing Team took place at the 24h race in Austin, Texas/USA. At the fourth and last race of the 24h continental championship, the Sauerland team secured victory in the A6-Am class and finished third...>>

It was on a winter day in January 2004.

... when our Managing Partners J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff and Arndt G. Kirchhoff came together with Janusz Soboń to Esztergom/Hungary for the first time. The purpose of their visit was to find a suitable location for the construction of a new KIRCHHOFF...>>

Pictures, Videos, Backgrounds

Our trade fair team posts news from the IAA in Frankfurt several times a day. The leading platform for mobility is taking place for the 68th time. It runs until 22 September.>>

17-Times Larger in 15 years

As so often in the history of our company, a customer needed a supplier for welding assemblies and we were able to offer the best setup. An example of that was in 2004 when we built our factory in Esztergom, Hungary, initially for our customer...>>

Making tomorrow's mobility safe

KIRCHHOFF Automotive will present their innovations in the areas of lightweight construction, crash safety and economy at the IAA from September 12 to 22 in Frankfurt. Visit us in hall 9 at booth B16!>>

Recognizing Industry Partners

The Procurement team of KANA hosted the 2019 Supplier of the Year Award Ceremony, June 20th in Markham, Ontario. The ceremony celebrated and served as a reminder to all, the impact suppliers make in the line of business. >>

Strong Partners for Strong Growth

In June, KIRCHHOFF Automotive Europe and Asia awarded their Suppliers of the Year for 2019. Considering the current developments and challenges in the economy, reliable suppliers are of particular importance.>>

AEE: "Ideas and solutions at the highest level"

KIRCHHOFF Automotive presented innovations for lightweight construction at the Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE) in Nuremberg on June 4 and 5, 2019. The AEE is a knowledge and education platform for engineering specialists in the automotive and...>>

Browse through KIRCHHOFF Culture Life

Our cultural initiative KIRCHHOFF Culture Life now has its own place on the Internet. On the colorful, emotional website, you can now read everything about the idea behind the program, the development and the events.>>

New ideas for lightweight construction

KIRCHHOFF Automotive is presenting innovations for lightweight construction at the Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE) in Nuremberg on 4 and 5 June 2019. Decision-makers, planners and developers as well as designers and technicians from the automotive...>>

New Plant Opened in Romania

It took less than a year from the start of construction to series production and on May 8th, 2019, KIRCHHOFF Automotive opened its second plant in Piteşti, Romania. In attendance along with shareholders Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff, Arndt G....>>

Standing With and For Europe

Why is it worth standing up and voting for Europe on May 26?>>

Point Hunting in Belgium

The PoLe Racing Team did not land on the podium this time around but with the fourth place in the class A6-Am, the Sauerland team achieved a decent and still satisfactory result at the second race of the European Championship in the strongly...>>

KIRCHHOFF Automotive at Auto Shanghai

Under the motto ‘WE.MOVE.FUTURE.’, KIRCHHOFF Automotive displayed product innovations for vehicles of the future at the most valuable event in the automotive industry – the Auto Shanghai in China. The fair takes place from April 16 – 25, 2019.>>

Create a better life

KIRCHHOFF Automotive presents product innovations for the vehicles of the future at the Auto Shanghai in China.>>

Our Esztergom Plant From Above

In the first half of 2019, the plant in Esztergom/Hungary will be expanded by 3,350-m². Work is currently underway on all sides of the building to expand the logistics area for work-in-progress and the relocation of industrial gas tanks.>>

A Slightly Different Type of Training

In the summer of 2018, our new hot forming line (HoFo) in Ovar/Portugal will start operation. In preparation, a core team from various functional areas take part in an intensive and somewhat different, type of training course.>>

Construction Completed

Decided in December 2017, installed during 2018, trial phase starting in February 2019 - the 12,500 kN servo transfer press in our Aurora facility has produced its first part!>>

When will Ovar have a Hot Forming line?

The increasingly demanding crash performance requirements, associated with the need to reduce emissions by reducing vehicles’ weight, finds its perfect match in the HoFo products. >>

Bright and beautiful: Support for Children’s Home

Masking tape, paint buckets, brushes, paint rollers and all sorts of cleaning supplies for afterwards: Our Polish colleagues arrived well equipped at the Children’s Home No. 3 in Gliwice. This time, committed to selflessly helping the needy, the...>>

Positive Plant Impressions

A Chinese delegate recently visited our Attendorn site to find out more about our expertise in the field of lightweight construction.>>

Meeting of the Consuls

On October 19th, the Hungarian General Consul Balázs Szabolcs Szegner visited our plant in Iserlohn, Germany. At the meeting he exchanged views with Arndt G. Kirchhoff, who was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland in July. >>

Material with lightweight potential

KIRCHHOFF Automotive and the Volkswagen AG have been collaborating for some years, among others, with regards to the material pre-assessment process for various new grades of steel and are investigating a possible series use of these new materials....>>

Transport Minister visits our IAA stand

During their opening tour of the IAA Commercial Vehicles the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Andreas Scheuer, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Dr. Bernd Althusmann, together with VDA President Bernhard Mattes...>>

We are there—IZB in Wolfsburg

KIRCHHOFF Automotive presents on both trade fairs innovative solutions for electric mobility and lightweight construction, as well as new approaches to process optimization.>>

We are there—IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover

KIRCHHOFF Automotive presents innovative solutions for electric mobility and lightweight construction, as well as new approaches to process optimization.>>

“Highly motivated and committed“

“So far, integration has been successful,“ says Artur Rath, Plant Manager in Attendorn, regarding nine Syrian colleagues. Some of them were previously working at a Project Management company, but are currently employed at our plant in Saarwellingen,...>>

A really cool show

On August 2nd, KIRCHHOFF Automotive in North America brought their best foot forward with another Tech Show at the Honda Research & Development facility in Raymond, Ohio, USA. >>

An era comes to an end

Gerhard Hosenfeld has worked at KIRCHHOFF Automotive in Iserlohn for 50 years. As a Trainer, the tool maker molded an era of technical employees at the plant. Now, he is retiring. >>

Arndt G. Kirchhoff honorary consul of the Polish republic

Last Saturday Arndt G. Kirchhoff has been appointed honorary consul of the Polish republic. The festive inauguration has been attended amongst others by the Polish ambassador, Prof. Dr. Andrzej Przylebski, as well as the prime minister of North...>>

Battery housing a highlight at the Technics festival

The Festival of Technics and Science was held in Mielec, Poland on June 8th 2018: Visitors expressed great interest in our products and processes.>>

It’s time to rebuild

After the fire that broke out in the outdoor container area of the plant in Manchester, all employees have finally returned to work and the plant is ready to rebuild.>>

The Children of Today will be the Adults of Tomorrow

Recently, our facilities in Queretaro, Hermosillo and Puebla celebrated Children’s Day by organizing simultaneous events that were educational, fun and inclusive for our colleagues’ children in Mexico.>>

Employees are back to work

MANCHESTER, TN – After the fire that took place on Wednesday, June 6th in the evening, the 1st shift employees are already back to work at KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s plant in Manchester. >>

Fire at the Plant in Manchester – No injuries

MANCHESTER, TN – A fire broke out at the KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s plant in Manchester, Tennessee Wednesday, June 6th, around 5:30 pm local time. The fire, now contained broke out in the outdoor container storage area, spreading into the back – right...>>

You are invited – Festival of Technics and S

It’s tradition for KIRCHHOFF Automotive in Poland to participate in the Festival of Technics and Science that takes place in the district of Mielec, Poland. The exhibition starts on June 8th, and our plant from Mielec has a booth on site.>>

What's after school?

The job fair in Olpe offers orientation in the search for an answer to this question. KIRCHHOFF Automotive is also back to advise interested parties and answer their questions.>>

Our team in China awards top suppliers

On May 15th our plant in Suzhou, China hosted a Supplier of the Year award ceremony to recognize stamping supplier, Chongqing Huyu, and raw material supplier, Lilai Steel, as Supplier of the Year for 2018. >>

Spontaneous enthusiasm

"When WITTE Tools decided to make the company premises available for a special stage in the classic car rally Hagen Klassik, I was immediately impressed," says Christian Piccari, Area Sales Manager at WITTE Tools. He attended the event on May 19th.>>

KANA Procurement team recognizes top Suppliers

On May 10th 2018, our top performing suppliers in four separate categories were presented with the ‘Supplier of the Year Award’ for the first time in the history of KIRCHHOFF Automotive North America. The award ceremony was hosted by the KANA...>>

IFAT 2018 - We are there!

At the leading trade fair IFAT (May 14 - 18, 2018) the companies of Ecotec (FAUN and ZOELLER) will present the latest trends in waste collection vehicles, sweepers and lifters. Topics include zero emissions, increased efficiency and digitization.>>

Debuting new technologies to FCA

Last week, KIRCHHOFF Automotive held a Technology Fair at the Chrysler Technology Centre in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Generating tremendous traffic and valuable discussions, the exhibition was deemed a great success.>>

A website for our tool shop

The tool shop is an integral part of KIRCHHOFF Automotive. For more than 40 years, they have been developing complete solutions for cold and hot forming tools. Now the tool shop presents itself with its own website.>>

Tracking the Future

Andreas Dannheisig knows where good ideas come from. He works as a technology scout and is always on the lookout for opportunities to innovate. In this way, purchasing becomes a driver of innovation.>>

Extremely satisfied!

The WITTE Tools team shared a positive summary of this year’s appearance at the International Hardware Fair that took place in Cologne, Germany from March 4th to 7th.>>

K>MOBIL goes digital

Did you know that K>MOBIL is also available as an app? It can conveniently be found on the App Store or in the Google Play Store by searching for "kmobil".>>

A new office makes for more time

In March a new KIRCHHOFF Automotive office is expected to open in Dongguan, China to make tool purchasing more efficient.>>

NAIAS begins with our First Customer Engagement Event

Earlier this week, on Wednesday January 17th, the sales and engineering teams in Troy, Michigan, held their first Customer Engagement Event.>>

Sharing gives more happiness than receiving!

In December, a Poland-wide grand finale of the charity campaign called Szlachetna Paczka (The Noble Box Project) took place. It is one of the most recognized charitable projects in Poland. Volunteers identify families who are in need and cooperate...>>

K>MOBIL goes digital –

You can now download the K>MOBIL app in the App Store and the Google Play Store. You will also find all contents of K>MOBIL online at a glance.>>

Prepare for growth

The KIRCHHOFF Group is going to continue its course of growth. For the two biggest business areas, KIRCHHOFF Automotive and KIRCHHOFF Ecotec, sustainable investments in the latest systems and new plants are planned for the upcoming year.>>

Class win and vice champion title for PoLe Racing Team

The first 24-hour race in Austin, Texas (USA) ended with the best seasonal results of the PoLe Racing Team: Class win and vice champion of the intercontinental ranking, intercontinental Rookie champion and on top the fourth place in the overall...>>

Language is the key

In September, a new project began at our location in Attendorn. It is meant to assist refugees in Germany to integrate into society: literacy classes for women who have fled, coupled with simultaneous childcare.>>

GM order brings plant expansions in North America

On October 12th 2017, a ceremony was held to mark the official opening of the plant expansion in Querétaro, Mexico. In attendance were Mr. Miguel Angel Ramirez, principal at General Motors, and our CEO Mr. Wolfgang Kirchhoff. >>

Angela Merkel visits our booth at the IAA

“How much percent of your turnover does this make up?“ During her visit at the KIRCHHOFF Automotive IAA booth Chancellor Angela Merkel was very interested in the battery housing the medium-sized automotive supplier from South Westphalia presented as...>>

Innovations for the vehicles of the future

Under the motto “innovations for the vehicles of the future,“ KIRCHHOFF Automotive is present at this year’s IAA. The focus of this year’s trade fair appearance pertains to lightweight design and car body structural parts that have been developed...>>

Battery Housing for electric vehicles

At the IAA, KIRCHHOFF Automotive will showcase a hybrid battery housing for electric vehicles. Not only is it safe, but it is also applicable for various vehicle models.>>

Big interest in our aluminum products

On July 17th, we exhibited several aluminum products such as the cross car beams for the Cadillac ATS and the Audi Q5 at the GAC Tech Show. Visitors at our booth expressed immense interest.>>

An instructive time comes to an end

In Attendorn and Iserlohn, eleven apprentices have passed their final exams. Five of them are going to undertake new tasks in our Company.>>

“This will be an amazing experience“

—says the Member of Parliament Petra Crone (SPD) to our colleague Jannik Hesener: He will participate in the Parliamentary Sponsorship Program (PPP) beginning in August and she looks after him during the program. Shortly, Jannik Hesener will finish...>>

Passed without an variances

At our German plants the audits for OHSAS 18001 (work safety) and ISO 50001 (energy management) took place from 2nd to 5th May 2017. All three plants have passed the certification without any variances successfully. The current environment...

Premium quality + excellent service = JLRQ Award

With this formula, our plant in Suzhou received the JLRQ (Jaguar Land Rover Quality) Award on May 16th, 2017.>>

Now it’s getting practical – 2. social project has started

For the second time, apprentices of the location Iserlohn participate in a social project in cooperation with the school Felsenmeeschule in Hemer. Thereby, they would like to deal with the vision, values, and behaviors of KIRCHHOFF Automotive and...>>


On 21 April, Dr. Jochen F. Kirchhoff celebrated his 90. birthday>>

Committed to better life –

That’s the motto of this year’s Auto Shanghai in China. For the 5th time KIRCHHOFF Automotive participates and presents its product innovations and innovative technologies for the next generation of automotive light weight construction.>>

A good example for integration

How the integration of refugees can be successful for all involved parties shows the example of Majid Dehsangi. He is employed in our purchasing department in Attendorn and sees good chances to start an apprenticeship this summer. >>

Explore our company magazine "K>MOBIL" in digital format

With the new K>MOBIL app, it’s now possible to see the K>MOBIL content online. The app is available to download from the App Store or from Google Play. To download, search ‘kmobil’ on either app store platform. >>

Commitment for a strong economy

Since 2013, Tomás Moreira has been President of the AFIA (Association of Automotive Suppliers) in Portugal. This promotes the growth and the competitiveness of the Portuguese automotive industry with respect to costs, Industry 4.0 etc.>>

Globally connected – working and traveling

After his apprenticeship, Leonard Scholz from Iserlohn serves internships in several KIRCHHOFF Automotive plants.>>

A first in North America

On February,8 th in Dearborn, MI, USA the first KIRCHHOFF Automotive Technology Fair in North America took place at the Ford Product Development Center. The Sales, Communications Marketing and Engineering teams put together an outstanding fair,...>>

From 1999 until 2016 with 150 million strokes

The very first machine that the plant in Mielec, Poland was equipped with, was the P-1 press by Arisa. It was with this machine that the plant in Mielec started its production on April 29, 1999 and it stamped parts for Fords.>>

United under one name

So far, KIRCHHOFF Mobility as the fourth business area of the KIRCHHOFF Group was comprised of REHA Group Automotive, Fa. Jelschen and the Austrian company Pruckner. With effect from 1st January 2017now all companies will run under the name...>>

The next big step

With 35 years Arndt G. Kirchhoff took over the management of the family company. Today he is 61 and prepares the transfer of the company himself. Thereby, he relies on his father‘s education—and scientific advice.>>

Continued stable growth in 2016, despite turbulence

Although political and economic turbulence this year has had some impact on sales, the KIRCHHOFF Group has survived these uncertain global times with continued stable growth.>>

We are KIRCHHOFF Automotive worldwide

An agreement has been reached for KIRCHHOFF Automotive to take over all shares of KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob. Peter van Schaik, founder of Van-Rob, has decided to retire from the company.>>

The Q1 flag waves in Chongqing

Ford awards our plant for good quality>>

Promoting the lightweight design with aluminum products

The usage of aluminum alloys, e.g. for modular crossmembers, bumpers and oil pans, was highlighted during the exhibition of light weight products at Chery Automobile Engineering & Technology in Wuhu/China on 11th November 2016. Our Chinese plant in...>>

We’re at the biggest auto show in Hungary

End of October the biggest automotive exhibition in Hungary took place, the “Automotive Hungary”. Our colleagues from Sales, HR, Purchasing, and Manufacturing Engineering of the plant in Esztergom participated in this event.>>

As an expat from Portugal to Germany

Moving abroad is a special challenge. Using Hugo Ferreira as an example, the HR Development Specialist at KIRCHHOFF Automotive discusses the challenges an expat faces in the first few weeks in their new home. Even though the company provides support...>>

GM Awards for Spain and Portugal

In September our plants in Figueruelas/Spain as well as in Ovar and Cucujães/Portugal received the Supplier Quality Excellence Award. >>

The „Who is Who“ of VW suppliers

these days is present at the IZB (International Supplier Fair) in Wolfsburg. >>

Lightweight construction still offers a lot of potential

KIRCHHOFF Automotive shows that at the IZB in Wolfsburg at hall 7, booth 7121. The focus is on weight and crash optimized solutions using multimaterial connections. >>

Visit us in Hannover!

Driven by ideas – that is the motto of the IAA Commercial Vehicles that takes place in Hannover from September 22nd - 29th.>>

Shop-in-Shop model successfully implemented

Hot formed parts are growingly enquired due to their special characteristics. The existing laser cutting systems did not offer any additional capacities for the higher demand within various launches. That is why one had to answer this question in...>>

We bear responsibility for Europe’s youth

From August 7th to 13th, the International Summer Forum of the European Youth Parliament takes place in Menden – and we are part of it. >>

KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob Lansing is officially open!

June 22nd, 2016 marked the official opening of the KIRCHHOFF Van-Rob plant in Lansing, Michigan USA. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrated the fully operational plant, a partnership between countries and the employees without whom none of this would...>>

Impassioned appeal for TTIP agreement

At the traditional dinner of the Iserlohner Bürger Schützen Verein e.V (Iserlohn residents' shooting club – IBSV) official speaker Arndt G. Kirchhoff was clear on why Europe now needs the treaty even more as the threat of Brexit looms.>>

Our best suppliers for Europe

“Welcome to our Supplier of the Year Ceremony 2015 in Ovar!“, welcomed Klaus Lawory, Director Corporate Purchasing, the international guests in Portugal last Wednesday and led through the framework program.>>

Gliwice: From simple welding to state-of-the-art press hardening

“Today, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a car in which no part of KIRCHHOFF Automotive is installed“— with this sentence Managing Director Rafał Lechowski highlighted the wide product range at KIRCHHOFF Automotive at the gala for the 10th...>>

Your opinion matters!

Please take some time to answer our questions. As a special thanks for your participation we draw great prizes each month.>>

“Putin is not belligerent“

The entrepreneur from Attendorn Arndt Günter Kirchhoff on an interview regarding a new glimpse of hope in the relationship with Russia.>>

10 years are a reason to celebrate

With glorious sunshine and warm summer temperatures KIRCHHOFF Automotive celebrated its 10th anniversary in China on Friday. Our Managing Partners Arndt and Wolfgang Kirchhoff, the Chief Operating Officers Dr. Thorsten Gaitzsch and Stefan Leitzgen...>>

Our footprints in the Middle Kingdom

This year KIRCHHOFF Automotive celebrates the 10th anniversary of the plant Suzhou in China. This anniversary testifies to positive and dynamic development in China over the last 10 years – but our company has left its footprints in China way before...>>

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