Development in China
KIRCHHOFF Automotive took advantage of the rapid development and huge potential of the Chinese automotive market. In 2006 it began production in a rented assembly plant in Suzhou, China. Within a year it became clear that long-term growth with the European automobile manufacturers was possible. A company production workshop with administration buildings was therefore established on an area of 40,000 square metres in Suzhou Industrial Park.
Thanks to the strong economic growth, the second subsidiary in Chongqing was already inaugurated by 2010. The reason behind this development was the signing of a first major contract acquired in China, one which had not been awarded by the European purchasing organisations of our customers.
In 2013 a third production location in Shenyang was commissioned, approximately 700 km away from Beijing and relatively close to our customers in northern China.