The last One turns off the Light!

7 pm – the IAA closes its doors and also at our booth silence returns.

We say goodbye to the IAA for this year and thank all our colleagues, customers and visitors for a very exciting two weeks!

Basically, the fair went very well for us. We were able to welcome high-ranking representatives of our customers to our stand, especially on the press and trade visitor days.

One last time

Shortly before the end of the IAA, our driving simulator was running at full speed again and that made itself felt! By force our driving simulator had to make a pit stop. But after a short tire change everything was fine again, so that player 870 set a new best time and thus passed all of them. The current record time is now at 1:19. The chance to break this record is now unfortunately next year!

Aaaaand Departure

The hours of the IAA 2019 are counted. That’s why we are already preparing everything for the departure and bringing some things to our cars. How practical, if you can be driven by your colleagues in between.


Just want to say thank you…

… We would like to thank the Trend Catering service team, which is accompanying us for the first time this year at the IAA and is doing a great job. Especially Jaqueline and Til have helped us with their open and always friendly way over some excitement.

During the many hours we spent with them at our stand, we  also became curious and wanted to know what else they do when they are not working at trade fairs like the IAA. The result was that Jaqueline studied media and communication in Passau and Til will soon begin his business studies with a technical focus in Munich. Both of them earn a little extra as service staff.

We think you’re great, keep up the good work!

Event Hopping

While trade fair team A is calming down the last days of the IAA, trade fair team B is already in the starting blocks: On 24 September there will be “Karriere im MK”, a training and study exchange in the Grohe Forum Hemer. 

Monday will be the day for the set-up. In our luggage we not only have a new light stand, but also a rubber dinghy and a grill, which our trainees from Iserlohn built themselves. 

The event is the first public appearance of our new trainee campaign “Ausbildung ist Mehr!”. More information will soon be available on German K>NET and in the German K>NEWS.

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“Do you have Pins?”

Is a very frequently asked question at fairs like the IAA. Björn Koch is one of those pin collectors and even gave us a little pleasure this year. He collects the small coloured parts already since 1985 and therefore gave us back a KIRCHHOFF Automotive Pin from the 90s.

According to Björn Koch, Frankfurt is something like the birthplace of the pin collector scene, which is why the “8th Rhein-Mai Anstecknadel + Pin Tauschbörse” will take place here in the near future. 

The photo clearly shows how even our pins have changed over the decades.




Slept well into the “Late Shift”

Have you ever heard of the IAA “After Work Day”? This will be the first time today.  What’s special about it is that the site is open to visitors today from 11:00 to 21:00 hrs. This should give even more people the opportunity to visit the IAA.

Due to the late start, our trade fair team was finally able to sleep late this morning and is now ready for the longer evening. We are curious to see how the new After Work Day will be received by the visitors.


Did you actually know that …?

…. 94% of the cars and LCVs built in Germany contain at least one of our products?

But our products are also convincing beyond national borders: 64% of the cars and LCVs built in North America in 2018 and 62% of those built in Europe in 2018 contain at least one of our products. 


This information are based on data from IHS MARKIT.