The beer is tapped and the first cocktails look great. At 6 pm we organize for the first time a booth party at our stand at the IZB in hall 7. We are looking forward to a nice evening together with customers and friends of our company.
High-ranking VW representatives visited our booth yesterday. Among them also Alfonso Sancha Garcia, Director VW Group Procurement Metal, with his department managers. The meeting was about current projects for e-mobility.
Welcome on our booth at the IZB in hall 7. We have a lot to offer: Not only our latest product innovations in the automotive lightweight construction are there to fascinate our visitors. A driving simulator guarantees driving pleasure without traffic jams, our barista and cocktail mixer serves some non-alcoholic cocktails for refreshment and our booth assitance prepares some snacks.
It’s the afternoon, half past three in Wolfsburg: the last build-up day of the IZB.
The booth is set up
The lights are on
All products are hung up
The touchscreens are running
The test run with the driving simulator was successful
Our fridge is stuffed
All customer presents are stored
The kitchen is equipped
As usual there is still a lot of hustle on many booths at that time of the day. Now it is about the finishing touches – tomorrow morning everything has to be perfect.
Tonight the barista will also arrive to set up the coffee machine and cocktail bar. Until then the last puzzle piece, our battery housing, will have made its way to Wolfsburg with our colleague from Attendorn to be finally displayed on our highlight wall.
One is for sure: In a few hours everything will look completely different.
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. For instance, the use of materials with press hardnesses of 1900 MPa saves weight and increases safety.
Technology carriers like crash management systems and B-pillars serve for the material evaluation. As part of and also on behalf of the material pre-assessment process, KIRCHHOFF Automotive, together with the participating VW departments, determine important technological parameters required for the start of material release, including the forming and joining behavior of these components. The joint research and development activities in lightweight steel construction are paying off: on the basis of TKSE’s MBW 1900 material, a KIRCHHOFF Automotive product will be used in production vehicles from Volkswagen – with a weight saving of more than 10%.
At our stand in hall 7 at the IZB in Wolfsburg, we will gladly inform you about further innovative lightweight construction solutions with optimum material combinations for the body and chassis. We are looking forward to your visit.