Positive Plant Impressions
A Chinese delegate recently visited our Attendorn site to find out more about our expertise in the field of lightweight construction.
On October 19, Dr. Thorsten Gaitzsch (Global Chief Technology Officer) and Klaus Lötters (Vice President Sales) welcomed a delegate from the Chinese automotive organization CALA (China Automotive Lightweight Association). The visitors - representatives of Chinese steel and aluminum manufacturers, research institutes and universities - were interested in our development activities and expertise in the field of lightweight construction, which Dr. Dirk Stahl (Director Product Development) was pleased to provide with information about using some of the products developed by KA. Questions relating to electromobility and lightweight construction trends were also discussed during the visit.
During a subsequent tour of the production plant under the expert guidance of Tobias Halbe (Manufacturing Engineering and KAPS Manager), the group gained a great insight into our manufacturing processes. The delegate from China left our office and plant with many positive impressions.
Info: CALA is a branch of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and they organize specialist conferences, informs its members about lightweight construction trends and coordinates research projects sponsored by the Chinese government or Chinese automobile manufacturers.
Members of the CALA Alliance consist of Chinese universities, automobile manufacturers such as Geely, DongFeng, SAIC, Chery, FAW, as well as steel and aluminum producers. Our Chinese colleagues are also members of this alliance.