Less weight, lower costs, higher quality

Partial hot forming, design optimization, multi-material design and innovative joining technologies – on the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover/Germany, KIRCHHOFF Automotive showcases different solutions for weight and CO2 reduction in the commercial vehicle sector.

On 113 sq.m the company presents itself from September 22nd to 29th on the leading trade fair concerning mobility, transport, and logistics. On stand C34 in hall 13 customers and visitors learn in which products we have already successfully reduced weight and costs while simultaneously increasing quality.

As a development supplier, KIRCHHOFF Automotive offers its customers everything from a single source – from design development over feasibility analysis, worldwide standardized project management and innovative manufacturing technologies up to customer-related individual solutions for local requirements.

One example for design optimization is the aluminum bumper in shell design, an innovation by KIRCHHOFF Automotive. The shell design is particularly well-suited for complex spaces and easy integration of fasteners whenever a light weight solution is called for. The advantages are minimal weight, efficient production, high design freedom, narrow tolerances of wall thickness and easy integration of connection elements.

At its exhibition appearance, KIRCHHOFF Automotive furthermore shows itself as excellent partner of the automotive industry in the areas of project management, quality, and tool construction. Volvo Trucks has awarded the company for its outstanding project management with worldwide uniform standards, PACCAR gave a certificate for excellent quality. The automotive supplier may call itself “Tool Shop of the Year 2015” in the category of internal tool shop with less than 50 employees. Here, the award involved manufacturing based on the principle of a synchronized tool shop, a clearly defined future strategy with corresponding milestones, and a high transparency by visualizing order levels on big screens.

Besides numerous customers, high-ranking visitors like Günther Oettinger (EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society), Stephan Weil (Prime Minister of Lower Saxony) and Matthias Wissmann (President of the VDA, Association of the Automotive Industry) have announced their coming to the KIRCHHOFF Automotive booth in the first week. The second trade fair week is all about training and development: Traditionally, the apprentices and dual students of KIRCHHOFF Automotive visit the exhibition. On the students’ day on September 28th, interested students have the opportunity to exchange views with experienced specialists and to acquaint themselves with career chances within the company.

KIRCHHOFF Automotive still exhibits until September 29th – in hall 13, stand C34. Come and visit us!


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