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									The Magazine for customers, staff and friends of the KIRCHHOFF Group   14th volume l Issue 36 l December 2010

 THE                                GROUP MAGAZINE

        225 Years
K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                                                 Contents       Contents                                                                                        K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group


In October 2010, the KIRCHHOFF Group celebrated its 225th anni-          Cool, stylish, innovative and environmentally friendly – in this    The REHA Group Automotive, the market leader for vehicle conver-        In the second half year 2010 the IFAT ENTSORGA took center stage
versary with a solemn ceremonial act and a huge family celebra-          way the StreetScooter presents itself with that KIRCHHOFF Auto-     sions could register a very successful trade-fair appearance. On the    for the FAUN Group. With 33 products and quite a few innovations as
tion. On October 8th, many celebrities from politics and economy         motive drives into the electro-mobile future. What is still to be   REHACARE in September 2010 the large interest showed once more          well as a fantastic trade-fair appearance FAUN convinced as European
gathered at the place of foundation Iserlohn, and even Chancellor        seen as study in the K>MOBIL should become reality with a first     that the enterprise with its individual mobility solutions for people   market leader of modern waste disposal logistics. With an eye to the
Angela Merkel insisted to personally congratulate the entrepreneurs      sample already in spring 2011. The special thing about this: The    that are restricted in their mobility is on the right track. With the   category “Green Technology” FAUN delivered the worldwide first hybrid
during the ceremonial act most cordially to their success. On the next   StreetScooter that is jointly developed with partner enterprises    sales partners BMW, Volkswagen and Opel the possibilities of indi-      waste collection vehicle: The next project “Zero Emission Waste Collec-
day then the KIRCHHOFF employees that together with their families       has been reconstructed from scratch and optimally taps the full     vidual interior solutions and unique doorway systems were demon-        tion Vehicle” already takes shape. In 2011 the TRACKWAY team opens
experienced a happy celebration for young and old occupied center        potentials that arise from the use of the electric engine for the   strated impressively.                                      Page 86      an office in America and a new team introduces in the international
stage.                                                      Page 14      complete vehicle.                                       Page 44                                                                             After Sales.                                           From Page 92

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KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                                                                                                                  FAUN
04       Growing with               25    Where is the road to           46   Forming tools from           70   Laser welding                84   Team work in Ireland           92   Looking back at 2010!          112 FAUN invests in next                    Imprint

         innovations                      future, please?                     China                             technology                                                                                               generation of leaders
                                                                                                                                             85   Sales office in Japan          94   IFAT ENTSORGA 2010                                                         The KIRCHHOFF Group magazine
07       Obituary Petra Philipps    26    News from the Dr.              47   Auto Shanghai 2011           71   Compound production               opened                                                             114 FAUN expands Service
                                          Kirchhoff Foundation                                                  for FORD                                                         96   FAUN@IFAT ENTSORGA                 Centres / Inverclyde                    Editor: KIRCHHOFF Group,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff
08       Prize giving ceremony                                           48   Delegation journey to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     116 Swept away in                           Stefanstraße 2, D-58638 Iserlohn
         of the Konrad              28    Globalisation works                 India                        72   Visit of the Minister                                            100 ROTOPRESS DUAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Postfach 26 26, D-58634 Iserlohn
         Adenauer Foundation              without job losses                                                    of Economy                   REHA Group Automotive                   POWER for Cologne                   South Hams                              Tel. +49 2371 820 - 261
                                                                         50   63rd IAA Commercial                                                                                                                                                                Fax +49 2371 820 - 264
10       Information Center         32    Superstar Germany                   Vehicles                     74   Poland: GM Supplier          86   REHACARE fair 2010             101 ROTOPRESS FUELCELL –            118 People Meet at FAUN –
                                                                                                                                                                                     Green is the new                    Governor David                          Responsible for the contents:
                                                                                                                of the year                                                                                                                                      Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff;
12       Commemorative publi-       36    Upward trend in the            54   NRW Day in Siegen                                                                                      Orange                              McAllister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Staff: Sabine Boehle, Uwe Kittling,
         cation “Knowledge.               automotive demand                                                76   Thanks for aid                                                                                                                                   Kerstin Rinscheid, Claudia Schaue,
         Values.Change.” to the                                          56   New in the team                   programme                    WITTE Werkzeuge                     102 Clean Berlin                    120 Herbert, the                            Ulrich G. Schröder
         225th anniversary of the                                                                                                                                                                                        Peening Facility
                                                                                                                                                                                 103 VIAJET 6 RH for Amand                                                       English translation:
         KIRCHHOFF Group                                                 57   Living company history       77   Plant expansion in           88   Perfection easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rachel Hobbs,
                                    KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                        Hungary                           to handle                                                          122 For a Fast Stop                         FAUN Market Research
14       Ceremonial act to                                               58   Successful                                                                                         104 Oktoberfest has begun!                                                      Eva Rademacher,
         celebrate the 225th        38    Introduction of KAPS                apprenticeship               78   China’s automotive           90   WITTE Werkzeuge                                                    123 Soccer is our life /                    KIRCHHOFF Automotive Marketing

         anniversary of the                                                                                     industry booms                    bits embark on a               106 New staff at FAUN                   Nathan returns to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo credits:
         KIRCHHOFF Group            40    1st Innovations Day            60   Talents and careers                                                 journey through                                                        the tracks                              Konrad Adenauer Foundation,
                                                                                                           80   SAP introduction                  Europe                         108 ROTOPRESS demo tour                                                         p. 8/9
18       Oktoberfest mood at        41    Cooperation with DAF           62   Formula 1 technology              in Portugal                                                          in Malaysia                                                                 IKZ, p. 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 KIRCHHOFF Group
         the family celebration                                               competition
                                                                                                                                                                                 110 TRACKWAY set for                                                            mediabunt GmbH
         in Sümmern                 42    Environmental protec-                                            82   France: Euro 5 exhaust
                                          tion measures                  64   Mountain bike team                emission standard                                                    US office launch                                                            Editing, design, typesetting:
22       Thanks to guests and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    mediabunt GmbH, Essen
         organisers of the cere-    43    Industrial safety              66   Employees in honorary        83   Facilitated production                                           111 FAUN makes tracks in                                                        Printing: Schikfelder GmbH, Essen

         monial act                                                           posts                             processes in Spain                                                   Turkey
                                    44    Future: StreetScooter
24       Back to the roots                                               68   Employee statements

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                                             Editorial     Editorial   K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

  Developing new markets, shaping the future

                    Dear customers and friends of our Group of compa-          A multitude of launched detail improvements in
                    nies, dear employees,                                      products and production processes contribute to
                                                                               this, e. g. bringing the fully automatic sand blasting
                    At the turn of the year 2009/2010, the sixty-four-         equipment at our site in Osterholz-Scharmbeck into
                    dollar question for us all was how quickly the German      service.
                    economy would succeed in leaving the 2009 reces-           The efforts to break into foreign markets, especially
                    sion behind and returning to the growth path.              in China and North America, were intensified in
                    Actually, in 2010 Germany was successful in this           the year 2010. In both of these big market areas the
                    and not all European countries can observe the             worldwide acting disposal customers want to use
                    swift recovery from the crisis. Within the European        FAUN products with local service.
                    Union Germany is a good example for successful             KIRCHHOFF Automotive will continue the growth
                    quick political decisions and for a good social part-      path that was embarked before the crisis through
                    nership which portrayed e. g. in an optimal regu-          intelligent investments and acquisition of orders by
                    lation of short time work that was adapted to the          extending the presence on foreign markets which, as
                    situation. As a consequence, for the first time after      the past has proved, also considerably contibutes to
                    the reunification less than 3 million people in our        the consolidation of our jobs in Germany.
                    country are without employment.
                                                                               At the end of the year 2010 we expect in the
                    In all business departments, our company has ma-           KIRCHHOFF Group a total turnover of roughly 800
                    stered well the adjacent year to the crisis 2009. Why      million euros that is generated by 5,200 employees
                    did we so quickly come to expanding growth again           worldwide. In 2011 we will more intensively be able
                    out of the cisis? In the first instance, this is due to    to continue our Group’s growth that was realized
                    our qualified employees, to our innovative products        in 2010.
                    and to our appropriate innovation behavior. All these
                    criteria are characteristic of culture and values of our   Dear customers and friends of our house, dear
                    medium-sized family enterprise.                            employees, shareholders and management of our
                                                                               company group cordially thank you for your inno-
                    A further mainspring for our future must be the            vative commitment and your performed services in
                    curiosity, the eagerness for knowledge of all of us, in    the expired year. Your individual performance is our
                    order to contribute permanently in constant dialogue       common success and it guarantees our further suc-
                    with our customers to an increase of our products’         cessful development.
                    and services’ benefit. Each of our employees should
                    be eager to knowledge, open-minded for new things.         My father, my brothers and I wish you a blessed
                    Therefore, we call on all our employees to continue        Christmas and a happy start into a sound, successful
                    training and qualification, as well as to present cre-     and exciting year 2011.
                    ative suggestions for improvement.
                                                                               A cordial good luck
                    The latest development for the launch of new pro-
                    ducts, e. g. partial press hardening at KIRCHHOFF          Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff
                    Automotive, the first hybrid waste collection vehicle
                    ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER and the world’s cleanest
                    road sweeper VIAJET FILTAIR at FAUN, or the series
                    of “intelligent“ screwdrivers should be further incen-
                    tives for prospective innovations. Already today they                                                                              Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff
                    offer us the platform for our growth and hence for a
                    secure and profitable future of our companies.

                    FAUN consequently pursues its way to ever more
                    robust, more economical vehicles with stable value.

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group   People: Obituary   People: Obituary                                                                                     K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

                                                   “The company was my family“
                                                      In memory of Petra Philipps

                                                   After long severe illness, the long-time works council      A few months before her death, when she was already
                                                   chairwoman of our companies KIRCHHOFF Witte                 branded by the incurable illness, she defined by will
                                                   GmbH in Iserlohn and WITTE Werkzeuge in Hagen,              to bring the funds inherited from her family into our
                                                   Petra Philipps, died on June 24 , 2010 at the age of
                                                                                                               Dr. Kirchhoff Foundation as external donation. She
                                                   55 years.                                                   did this in a valediction conversation that was really
                                                                                                               touching to me with the words: “Besides my mother
                                                   From 1970 till 1973 Petra Philipps was trained in our       the company WITTE of the Kirchhoff family has also
                                                   house as industrial business management assistant           always been my family. I have full confidence in you
                                                   and afterwards worked for 12 years in the auditing of       and your sons that you will use my external dona-
                                                   accounts and financial accounting department.               tion for the benefit of the employees at the sites of
                                                                                                               KIRCHHOFF Witte in Sümmern and WITTE Werkzeuge
                                                   Since April 1st, 1985 she was exempted member of the        in Hagen and also in support of the local retired per-
                                                   works council and from 1989 until her illness-caused        sons, e. g. for health costs that are no more covered
                                                   retirement on March 31st, 2006, that is in total 17         by the compulsory health insurance.”
                                                   years, she was chairwoman of our company’s works
                                                   council.                                                    My family and I regard this magnanimous measure
                                                                                                               as a shining example for lived social partnership in
                                                   Because of her know how and social competence               our company.
                                                   Petra Philipps largely enjoyed the trust of manage-
                                                   ment, works council and company members. Due to             Management, works council and employees of
                                                   her friendly and open-minded character and her dis-         KIRCHHOFF Witte and WITTE Werkzeuge will not
                                                   tinct leadership qualities, even in times of economi-       forget Petra Philipps and will always perpetuate her
                                                   cally difficult conditions and above-average pressure       honorific memory.
                                                   she succeeded in finding optimal solutions for the                                       Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff
                                                   company and the employees.

                                                   Petra Philipps has also served us all with exemplary
                                                   readiness for duty and great loyalty in numerous
                                                   honorary posts, e. g. at the labour court, in local poli-
                                                   tics and as honorary member of the federal board of
                                                   the industrial union METALL.

                                                   She was a woman with a strong character who openly
                                                   expressed her point of view and stood up for her
                                                   opinions even if they were initially unpopular.

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                                                    Awarding the honorary certi-
                                                      ficate of the “Social Market
                                                  Economy” award by Hans-Gert
                                                       Pöttering, chairman of the
                                                   Konrad Adenauer Foundation
                                                           (photo copyright: KAS)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More than 500 invited guests from politics, economy and culture observed the awards cer-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  emony in the plenary hall of the St. Paul’s church in Frankfurt

The Kirchhoff family awaiting the laureate in the St. Paul’s church, (f. l. t. r.):
Kim Kirchhoff, Arndt G. Kirchhoff, Lore Kirchhoff (in the foreground),
J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Barbara and Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Eva Kirchhoff

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Honouring the laureates “Social Market Economy 2010“ in the St. Paul’s church, Frankfurt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (f. l. t. r.): Volker Bouffier, Prime Minister of Hesse; Walter Riester, retired Federal Minister of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Labour and Social Affairs; Dr. Regina Görner, executive member of the board of the Indus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  trial Union of Metalworkers; Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff; Dr. Jens Odewald, chairman of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jury “Award Social Market Economy“; Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEP, chairman of the Konrad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adenauer Foundation (photo copyright: KAS)

Bridge builder of social partnership
  Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff is honoured by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation with the
award “Social Market Economy“

                                         For the ninth time, on November 4th, 2010 the Konrad     society of the Federal Republic of Germany”, so the   In his official speech, Volker Bouffier, Prime Mini-      the social market economy the value of labour will
                                         Adenauer Foundation has bestowed the award “Social       honorary certificate’s wording.                       ster of the state Hesse, paid tribute to the laureate:    continue to be subject to tough negotiations.” In this
                                         Market Economy” before 500 invited guests from                                                                 “Jochen Kirchhoff is a bridge builder of the social and   context, Dr. Kirchhoff gave thanks to Walter Riester
                                         politics, economy and culture in a solemn moment.        In his salutatory speech, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering,    corporative consensus. We might be on the way out         whom he had come to appreciate as pragmatic nego-
                                         This year’s laureates were Dr. Regina Görner, execu-     retired president of the European Parliament and      of the economic crisis, but certainly we have not yet     tiating partner.
                                         tive member of the board of the Industrial Union of      chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation,           overcome the crisis of confidence.”
                                         Metalworkers, Walter Riester, retired Federal Minister   underlined the meaning of Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirch-                                                             Dr. Kirchhoff considers the award bestowed to him as
                                         of Labour and Social Affairs and Dr.-Ing. Jochen F.      hoff’s work: “According to other industrial nations   Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff combined his gratitude       the new task of the family entrepreneurs to spread
                                         Kirchhoff, chairman of the shareholders’ meeting         the social partnership, which the laureates quite     for the award bestowed to him with a request for the      the German model of Social Market Economy all over
                                         and the KIRCHHOFF Group’s advisory board.                effectively have helped to form, might be old-fash-   prospective shaping of social partnership as most         the world.
                                                                                                  ioned, but in Germany we are aware of its advan-      important element for the progression of the success                                                 Ulrich G. Schröder
                                         Dr.-Ing. Kirchhoff received the award “In recogni-       tages. Undoubtedly, the business location Germany     model Social Market Economy: “Only social romanti-
                                         tion of outstanding personal and entrepreneurial         derives its strength from innovative entrepreneurs,   cists can believe that one far day the different inter-
                                         performances and great benefits for economy and          but even so from the consensus-orientated organi-     ests of the parties of a wage agreement will com-
                                                                                                  sation of labour relations.”                          pletely disappear into thin air. Especially as well in

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                          Company: Information Center               Company: Information Center                                                                      K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

Panoramic view of the KIRCHHOFF Group’s information center                                                                                                                                               FAUN Variopress in the new information centre

From the beginnings to the present
   The KIRCHHOFF Group’s new information center

                                 After one and a half year of planning and prepara-       The creative objective was to construct a room                                                                 Just as a visitor probably put it in a nutshell: “In
                                 tion finally the time had come:                          where two functional levels are combined: A con-                                                               accordance with the KIRCHHOFF Group’s motto
                                 The practical test at the press conference at the        ference area with modern media and presentation                                                                Knowledge.Values.Change. I now know how impor-
                                 225th anniversary of the KIRCHHOFF Group with            technics as well as an exhibition area that not only                                                           tant the values, tradition and progress are to the
                                 more than 20 photographers and journalists ran           stages the company history but also the four busi-                                                             company as well as its continuous orientation at the
                                 smoothly and everybody was enthusiastic about the        ness departments today and in the future and that                                                              customers’ requirements. The change to WE.MOVE.
                                 outcome and clear structure of the 360 sqm presen-       shows an overview of the current products and core                                                             FUTURE. is perceptable in this room.”
                                 tation and conference center.                            technologies of Automotive, FAUN, REHA and WITTE
                                                                                          Werkzeuge.                                                                                                     We would like to cordially thank the architects Eva
                                 It all began in April 2009, when as quickly as pos-                                                                                                                     Kirchhoff and Lutz Leibe, responsible for planning
                                 sible a new repository for 13 big overseas boxes with    Especially important and valuable for the realisa-                                                             and implementing the redesign and extension tasks
                                 various historical products and artefacts had to be      tion of this master plan was the exchange with the     Delivery of the press screw                             as well as the persons in charge of equipment and
                                 found. Out of it, the intention developed to create a    respective business departments, Uwe Kittling for                                                              design, Stefan Tranelis, Katrin Dreher and Peter
                                 new exhibition room that took on the guiding prin-       WITTE Werkzeuge, Claudia Schaue for FAUN Umwelt-                                                               Thomanek of the booth construction company LISA
                                 ciple of the KIRCHHOFF Group “Knowledge.Values.          technik, Anke Reetz for REHA Group Automotive and      ously dismantled window storefront were finally         for their excellent collaboration, many creative sug-
                                 Change.” with the help of selected historical products   Ulrich G. Schröder for KIRCHHOFF Automotive.           solved together (ill. above).                           gestions and perfect organisation.
                                 as well as new innovations and technologies.
                                                                                          Even “heavy” problems like the transport of a more     After the successful completion in August 2010, the                                               Sabine Boehle
                                 In summer 2009 a suitable exhibition area was found      than 500 to weighing press screw through a previ-      KIRCHHOFF Group’s presentation and conference
                                 - the upper floor of the administration building in                                                             center accommodates up to 100 visitors; audio, video,
                                 Sümmern would be suitable if it were adequately                                                                 beamer and conference technics are available as
                                 redesigned and extended.                                                                                        well as appropriate equipment for situations with
                                                                                                                                                 catering after the conference.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hallen         ern war,                                   Teil der                ts dich               nach Mit-                                                                                                                                                    Wohlbeh              ndfach             der Slog                 Jochen                 kann die         für den
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         e alten                                                                           hte nach         tätswerke                                                                                                                                                                             agen“              verkauft            an, unte                Kirchhoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               100 Jahr               hochmod                                   wiegende           ch mac             trizi               tspeiche
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    r-                                                                                                                                                                    ein ande              werden.            r Oder                                  Absatzga                Wettbew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Die über          Was dam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  als                                  Iser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   der Iser-              and jedo Strom der Elek               als Nach                                                                                                                                                    „Wir ware                               rer.                   „Witte,            neue Prod braucht neue                   rantien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nicht einh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nstadt.                                  Werk in                 deutschl      der den                 näher                                                                                                                                                                            n imm                                                                             uktideen.              Aufträge                      alten.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ngen der                                                                                                                                           der Inne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eing eweihte           bauen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         las-         nd da,            Was also lag                                                                                                                                                                        mit dene            er auf                                                                                                     für die
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         den Anfä                                                                                                                                                                                                           e es                 jema                                                                                                                                                                                                                 n wir             der                                           Er besc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ele aus            duktion                                                                                        aufgegeb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                e-                                                           das 1960 ffs Vater hatt                   Vater                abna hm.                                                                                                                                                                                       Jochen             den Endk Suche nach                                             hließt,                                                             er.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       uktbeispi                                                                                                                                                                                hingegen                                        „Mein             ternacht                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kirch hoff            unden             Fertigerz                                   seine Fam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dreherpro                                                                                  der 1954           entstan-                                      Neu ist                en Kirc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       hho           ustellen.                             entw icke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ln?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eugn issen       me Mitt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               t Prod         Schrauben                                                                                    n. Aus                                                                                       Joch                  e herz                 interes-           zu                                                                                                                                                                                                ins Prog              über die         ansprech                                      agessen             ilie um
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bereiche                    kzeuge                                                               Heide.              eizgerät             eine sehr            , öfen                                                                                                                                                                                                               ram m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aufgenom hauptsäch lich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            en konn              , Trad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ition. Die ist in der Fam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rat zu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sie in drei                        TE Wer                     Schon                                      lohner           Elek tro-H            cheröfen              könnten“                                                                                                                                                                                                              ein Stüc                                                    ten“, sagt                                                      fragen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Das gem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     arbeitet                       die WIT                    uzieren.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           53                                                                                                               k weit              mene Elek            von sein                                  vier Kirch          ilie Kirch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ion sind                    her prod                 Varian-                                            um dort             dass Spei uktpalette sein                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               heraus                                     em Vate         auch die                     hoff-Kind           hoff seit          einsa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fa- 1968         elprodukt                 aubendre verschiedene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    e erka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rer Prod
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         giger werd                aus der         troheizu                    r               Großmut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               er sind          Generatio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ng der                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               en.“                   Zulieferer       ng. „Wir                                    ter lebt                                          nen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nen Nad                ige Schr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KAP                                                                          Fritz hatt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     noch in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      die Leitu        klas-               hochwert gibt es über 1.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   0                                                                                       ung unse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Rolle und wollten Sie                                     zuweilen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bei der            der Schu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hhoff 1968 ist WITTE ein                 den, die                                                                                                                       Erweiter              ff.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          unabhän-            alle fragt                                                             le,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sante                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Familie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ITEL                                                                           Kirc hho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       en                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fast zwei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             en Kirc              mt,                    satz                en Jahr                                                                                                               Jochen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jahrzehn                                                       haltsgerä       Jochen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ls Joch            übernim               Jahresum p nach einig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Last wa-                                     erzä hlt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gen gut,             te lang                                                         ten: „Was                  eines Tage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rund 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ndle r. Der
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          n D-M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Millione Unternehmen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               . ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      im Ang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                vor allem          uktionsb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ile  für den
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zulieferte edingungen              4   im
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 dann geht
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             der Absa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tz zurü
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              die Elekt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ck. Als
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Er möc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 chen, was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hte etwa       würde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    s herstelle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ihnen bei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Euch das
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                n, was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      s nach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       leichter       Haus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       liegt bei                 hat das                                   swerk                      die Prod                       t optimal.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        just in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               diesem                                    der Allta       die Men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    schen wirk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rbeiter                                      Im Pres               llt. Doch                     sind nich                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mo-                                        gsarbeit                                 “
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        600 Mita                                         Unter-              hergeste                     Iserlohn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             helfen            lich brau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sich die             genbau                       aße in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                würde.              -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        f wird               gen                  Stefa nstr Nach dem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kirchhof             s 225-jähri            k in der
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ng von
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jochen               Jahr ihre              ern Wer                           die Ent          Krieg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         t Fahr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leitu                    2010, im        4.500   Mita rbeit                                  che ble
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sorgu            steige
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   n die
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Unter der                       Jahr                                                                                        ng
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 hilfe Mult
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            bis ins            Euro mit                                                                 ibt het ein. Es ent                  privat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ionen                                                                 Firme                                                   en Un
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      nehmensg auf 700 Mill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     n in         erogen             stehen                  terneh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  s,                                                                                        zehnte           Fam            . Auf               große                 mer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sehr viel                                                                                           Jubi läum                                                                                                     n             ilienh            lokale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              r Ebe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Firme              auc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               spricht                                                                                  entw ickel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    n.                                                                                    Großko den lokale                and,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    die mi           ne arb n, aber die h in „Ka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ändert.              allerding                                                                                                                                                                                     nzerne            n Mü                   t dre          eiten            Bran-           um hat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Viele Inno             s dafü r,                                                                                                                                                                                                   ll ent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 gere fahr             vationen               dass sich                                                                                                                                                                        , mal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in stä          sorgen i, vier Au viele kle                      uns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      te Roe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bei FAU                                                 . Üb             tos           ine                             ls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             en gern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dies in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zuku                                                                                                                                            N hal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         er, ma erregiona seit Jah                     warum on die Ban das öffent
                                                                                                                                                                                                           t Auto                                                                                                           einen bess Autos, dere                       Sinn : Auch nft von der                  52                                                                                                  den
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             die Wa ten sich                                     l in pri         l bild        r-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      und        der            ken“,           lich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  matisch                                                                                       ben. Einp              eren Übe            n Sitze                       Jün-                Erfa hrun                                                                                                                                                                    vater         en                  ob nu Marktfüh sagt Kirchh agt, me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ausfahrba                                                                                       ark-Assist              rblick über     höher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            sind und               tet Kirc             g unse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rer Mita
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Privat             age.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       die pri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 vaten                           Hand sich                        n die            rer sei             off, „sie ldeten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     re Lade                                                                    an den                 enten                                                                hhoff.                                                                                                             isie                                                                     .                                ganze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             rampe                                                                       Autos zu              helfen             die Stra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ßen lage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          die                                              rbeiter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    und Kun                                                        Kirchh rung der den 50e                                und
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                die kom                             Eine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Branch Entsorgu                wo         sich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ter mac             vermeide              allen, nerv                                                                                                                                                           off. Die            städti       r Jah                                                                                                    ngsges llten wi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ha- Den                                                                 den“, beri                                        Verkäu                                                ren gin            munal                          leg                              e in die
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hen das
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               n. Und
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ige Schr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ammen                 n rund                                                              ch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ch-                                                fen un
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           schen                  g der             en Ku          tos gin itime Fra                                 Grütze        chäft      ssen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     viel sich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    nen wie                      sind selb 20 Prozent der                                                                                        Leistu               d nie                erhoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           g an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RW E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ge: Jed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  es                          geht.“             ft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Die Arbe                                                          Spurhal-                   st behi               Mita rbeit                                                                                ngen.             dri                                                                                        „Skand fünfte der
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         it mit                                 erer.                          derten               nder t.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Die Firm          er der REH                                                        nach                Es geh gere Gebü en sich Ein                          erinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ert sich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         zur             Ka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 die Jah rtellamt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wenig                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            107
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Behinder                                                                mit gegr                                                                                                       mehr                                     hren                                                                             al                dam                                                                          später
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       g 1981 gem          ten, die                                           für die              ündet.               a wird              A Auto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     motive                                                      Umwe t auf wä                           durch nahmen                                    re von        ermitte in Köln.                  als ver                                                      von
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FAU          , 199
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      bei REH                                                               Es gibt              1981 auch                                                                                 ltqualit rts. Mi                                     aus den                          2001            lt.           RW                  kaufte                                                                       6, erf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            regu ngen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        . „Wir
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     acht wird                   A seit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             aktiv und n, die trotz                   damals                   von Behi                                       Erstm                                   ät wä         t zun die Bünde                                                    bis 200 Kriminal E verkau                         n Au                                       Großbr N unter                       olgt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                , liefert                der Firm                                            ihrer körp         kaum gute                 n-                                          als nac                                                ehm              lung             Natür                             5 zus          isie           ft.             -                                              itann            der             der kon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hen, die
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          selb             dabei inte                en-                   vor allem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          erlichen              Lösu ngen                                    Krisen              h dem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     die Bra endem                   von              lich bri                          amme rung“, fas DSD in der                                                 mers               ien mi Leitung                     sequen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nur noch st Menschen                   ressa nte                                      mobil bleib                     Probleme                                                      .                                                         nche.          Wunsc           unsich           cht die                         n.               st Kir                                                     einer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tochte t der Übern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dr. Joh te Markt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           sagt Kirc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hhoff.                fünf Proz             das Auto         An-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Das dam                                  en woll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               en.                 weiter                                   Tag der Johannes Krieg geh                                                                 h              erung.            Nachf                                         chhoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            rgesel                            annes            einstie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dies                                           fahren                                                                                                                                                  Kirchh            t die                                                                                   rage                                                                                                                           ah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mit der
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    einen Han e Autofahrer               ent ihre                                        als in                                                                                                        RW E                                     Entsor                                                                                                                                                           In Eur                             lschaft me des                                       g
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Witte im                                                                                               r Kraf t                schnell                Düsseld                                                                                  nung                 Haupt            off                                                                                                   weg.                                                                                                                                 früher Kirchhoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ks von Stephan                                                 zeichen               d und betä           geben
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gas und
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             haben“,                   beka nnt.            orf ansä
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         der int         versam erinnert                  gungs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ist FAU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lich ste                                                   melfa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         opa ist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              der Lai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rd PLC         en Liz          in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     r Press- und Stanzwer                                                                          mit                                                                                                                ssige Unte                                                                                                                  sich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tigen den                    bremsen Firma nach Hild 1993/1994 zieh                                                                                                                                    mlun                                                  der ts                                                                                                                        hrzeug                                                               enzneh
                                                                                                                                                                                                     g des Iserlohne                                                                                     Multikom der anderen                             Blin ker                                                                   t die deut rneh men wird
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ndsvor           ern noc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           g 200 noch gen                   e dur                gut vor N gerade                                             igt die                                          FAUN                          itann                             .
                                                                                                                                                                         Bekanntmachung der Eröffnun                                                                                                                 mander             Hand.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Der von           und die                und der               en um,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         wo in eine               lich gew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 te RW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sitzend         h ext
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ern –           3. Oh             au an ch KIR                       angeko          in den                                       Ver-                                             gibt
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Commemorative publication “Knowledge.
Values.Change.” to the 225th anniversary of the
  It has roughly 200 pages: The commemorative publication to the 225th anniversary of
the KIRCHHOFF Group.

                                                                                                                                                 This chronicle of a special kind was published on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the future and has nothing at all to do with
                                                                                                                                                 time with the ceremonial act on October 8                                                                                                                                                                             th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and                                                     dusty history.
                                                                                                                                                 among other things was given to the celebrants
                                                                                                                                                 as guest present. With great anticipation also the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quite the contrary: In a fascinating manner
                                                                                                                                                 KIRCHHOFF Group employees expected this piece of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Margaret Heckel succeeded in consistently
                                                                                                                                                 company history. Since at the German sites for eve-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         connecting the single chapters with out-
                                                                                                                                                 rybody one free copy was available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         looks or reviews and in vividly shaping the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Are you interested in our comme-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             history. Only the numerous cited memo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 morative publication?
                                                                                                                                                 Working on this silver book already had begun more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ries and the during the past months
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                                                                                                                                                 than a year ago. In summer 2009, the author Mar-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            developed and perfectly sorted archive in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           your disposal. Please contact the
                                                                                                                                                 garet Heckel – successful economics journalist and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Iserlohn Stefanstraße made this possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       marketing department under phone
                                                                                                                                                 writer of the bestseller “So regiert die Kanzlerin” – got                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Partly explosive and groundbreaking materials from                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  no. +49 2371 211 265 or per email
                                                                                                                                                 to know the Kirchhoff family, their history, values and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     almost forgotten times appeared. It’s worth glan-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   s.boehle@kirchhoff-gruppe.de.
                                                                                                                                                 considerations for the 21 century. Soon after that                                                                                              st
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cing into it!
                                                                                                                                                 she started to work. In the course of this an exciting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Stefanie Schauerte
                                                                                                                                                 story developed, that surprisingly at first plays in

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Friday, October 8th, 2010, 5.00 p. m.: On the dot the
convoy of cars drives up in front of the reception tent,
the Chancellor is welcomed by the shareholders of
the KIRCHHOFF Group and their wives and then is
directed into the hot forming hall of the site in Iser-
lohn Sümmern, which has been redecorated for the
ceremonial act and where already more than 700
invited guests have taken their seats at solemnly laid
tables. Before this and in the presence of mayor Dr.
Peter Paul Ahrens the Chancellor signed the Golden
Book of the city of Iserlohn.

Together with his brass ensemble, the “KIRCHHOFF
Brass Band”, Siegfried Karow inaugurated the cere-
                                                           Ceremonial act to celebrate   the KIRCHHOFF Group’s 225th anniversary
monial act. After the address of welcome by Arndt
G. Kirchhoff, Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff gave an
overview of the 225-year history of the KIRCHHOFF
Group, beginning with the Adenauer quotation: “A
glance into the past only makes sense if it serves
the future.”

He placed the anniversary motto: Knowledge.Values.
Change. for successful actions in past and future:
“The company Stephan Witte can be regarded as
prime example for the survival concept of a com-
pany to always adapt on time and successfully to
changing customer preferences in the sales markets
by the constant improvement and renewal of product
programmes and production processes.”

At the beginning of her remarkable official speech,
Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel emphasized: “I
am glad to have come here today. 225 years are an
anniversary of a special kind - 225 years that, as we
have just seen in the review, basically tell the com-
plete history of industrialisation in Germany in one
example. Therefore, I first of all like to congratulate
of course very, very cordially to this success, to the
perseverance in good and above all in difficult times.
And I would like to say thank you because I believe
that the family and all those who cooperate in this
company do a lot for our country.” She concluded her
speech with the observation “You are a good piece
of Germany!”

Also the chairman of the CDU of North Rhine West-
phalia Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers confirmed to the entrepre-

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                                                                                  neurial family Kirchhoff in a review to the company’s
                                                                                  history: “What we find here in your company his-
                                                                                  tory is exemplary” and especially stressed the share-
                                                                                  holders’ commitment in many social, charitable and
                                                                                  economic institutions.

                                                                                  Matthias Wissmann, President of the VDA, especially
                                                                                  appreciated the role of the German middle class as
                                                                                  strength of the German automotive industry in global
                                                                                  competition: “In Germany, we always also need a
                                                                                  strong creative middle class - like KIRCHHOFF!”

    The feedback to the event                                                     Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff talked about the issue
   was overwhelming: “Every-                                                      “Designing the future with innovations” and with
   body who was able to take                                                      the help of the latest product examples and devel-
   part in this anniversary cele-                                                 opment projects from all four business departments
   bration did not only experi-                                                   of the KIRCHHOFF Group pointed out the innova-
  ence a unique but also well-                                                    tive strength as guaranteeing the future for the
    organised occasion, just as                                                   Group, according to a quotation by Johann Wolfgang
Goethe said, ‘Only what comes                                                     v. Goethe: “It is not sufficient to know, you also must
from the heart makes it to the                                                    apply, it is not sufficient to want, you also must do.”
 heart.’ Everybody went home
 deeply impressed.” quotation                                                     As final speaker, Dr. Peter Paul Ahrens, mayor of
                     of a guest.                                                  the city of Iserlohn, accentuated: “As mayor I am
                                                                                  of course especially glad about the 225-year loyalty
                                                                                  of the KIRCHHOFF Group to the city of Iserlohn. In
                                                                                  times of globalisation with its enormous site com-
                                                                                  petition this is no matter of course!”

                                                                                  With his thanks to the guests for their coming, to the
                                                                                  speakers for their just as interesting as highly quali-
                                                                                  fied speeches and to all organisers and helpers of the
                                                                                  ceremonial act J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff closed the offi-
                                                                                  cial part and led over to the get-together with inter-
                                                                                  esting conversations.
                                                                                                                        Ulrich G. Schröder

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Exuberant mood at the family day in Sümmern                                                                                                      Copyright: IKZ

Oktoberfest mood at the family celebration in
   Variegated programme for young and old

                                On October 9 th from 1.00 p. m. to 7.00 p. m.            tigers, butterflies or cats at Mrs. Thielmann’s face
                                KIRCHHOFF Automotive in Iserlohn Sümmern                 painting.                                                                                                                                                               Princess and Tiger at the face
                                opened its doors for employees of the sites in Iser-                                                                                                                                                                             painting
                                lohn, Hagen and Attendorn as well as for their fami-     In the in 2009 established hot forming hall, with the
                                lies. On this Saturday, J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff welcomed   help of a passenger car and a commercial vehicle
                                more than 2,000 people on the factory premises who       bodyshell, the Rotopress Dualpower of FAUN and
                                experienced a family day with a great programme,         a vehicle with the REHA swing up seat the visitors      for screwdrivers and is glad about a high demand for     performance “Hocus-Pocus Colourful”. Two Nintendo
                                good music and food.                                     could inform about products and technologies of the     the quality tools. At the information booth of “BKK on   Wii Sports stations invited the children to interac-
                                                                                         KIRCHHOFF Group. Especially for the family celebra-     site” discussion opportunities about company health      tive competitions. The programme was accompa-
                                With most beautiful sunshine and late summer             tion WITTE Werkzeuge had established a sales booth      insurance were offered.                                  nied by the brass ensemble “Black & White” con-
                                temperatures many guests came to the open air                                                                                                                             ducted by Siegfried Karow. The ensemble received
                                ground in front of the hot forming hall. While the                                                               Meanwhile, on the huge stage a variegated pro-           great applause for the excellent orchestra music and
                                older ones here could enjoy conversations and cool                                                               gramme was presented. The since 1997 existing            live singing.
                                drinks, the younger ones had the opportunity to run                                                              dancing group Dance 4 Fans convinced with well-
                                riot on bouncing castles or to get transformed into                                                              trained acrobatics. The magician Udo Thielmann           Valuable prizes animated more than 300 people
                                                                                                                                                 encouraged the young spectators to participate in his    to take part in the company quiz about 225 years

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                               Company: Anniversary              Company: Anniversary   K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

 Hocus-Pocus Colourful: Udo                                                                                                                                                    The visitors of the family day
  Thielmann‘s conjuring per-                                                                                                                                                   could have a good time with
  formance found the young                                                                                                                                                     an extensive buffet, coffee,
   audience‘s great approval                                                                                                                                                   waffles and cake

                               KIRCHHOFF Group. Here all guests could check their     Stefan Keller, manager customer logistics, wins 250
                               knowledge about the company group, and 27 of them      euros cash (third prize).
                               answered all questions correctly. Maja Buchholzki,
                               Rieke Buchholzki and Luke Boehle then determined       Also for the offered guided site tours there was high
                               the proud winners:                                     demand: Visitors could tour the departments hot
                               The much sought-after first prize, a Nintendo Wii      forming, tool shop, press shop and e-coating. With
                               Sports, is now the property of Juan Zamurano from      pleasure the employees working on the machines
                               Hemer.                                                 explained their functionality and provided informa-
                               Jana Rosin, apprentice industrial business manage-     tion about the maunfactured products.
                               ment assistant at KIRCHHOFF Witte in Iserlohn, has     All participants and organizers visibly enjoyed the
                               won the iPod nano (second prize).                      family day, and when the celebration ended at about
                               Aaron Korte from Dresden can be glad about the third   7.00 p. m. only happy faces showed up.
                               prize, a screwdriver set from WITTE Werkzeuge.
                                                                                      Eva Rademacher
                               In the course of the KIM anniversary lottery of the
                               employee suggestion system even more winners were

                               Dragan Stjepanovic, employee operations, receives
                               the first prize, an iPad and 150 euros cash.
                               Michael Rochow from the maintenance department                                                                                                  The dancing group Dance 4
                               receives an LCD television as second prize.                                                                                                     Fans fascinated young and old
                                                                                                                                                                               with their programme

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                    Company: Anniversary                Company: Anniversary                                                                                    K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

The whole is more than the sum of its parts
  Thanks to our guests and the organizers of the ceremonial act

                                                                                                                                     We thank all speakers for their entertaining,              fanie Schauerte previously have significantly con-
                                                                                                                                     interesting and intellectually continuative speeches       tributed to the successful devolution with their
                                                                                                                                     that after the conclusion of the official part still for   extraordinary commitment in the planning and
                                                                                                                                     a long time remained subject of conversation among         the course of the evening and who are significantly
                                                                                                                                     our guests.                                                responsible that our guests felt well looked after and
                                                                                                                                                                                                comfortable with us.
                                                                                                                                     A very big credit regarding the organization of our
                                                                                                                                     celebration deserve our external partner agencies:         The whole is more than the sum of its parts: Every
                                                                                                                                     Concept X from Rheine for the artistically remarkable      individual performance of our “helpers” has alto-
                                                                                                                                     redecoration of our production hall into a festival        gether accounted for being able to experience an
                                                                                                                                     hall as well as for the smooth running of technics in      unforgettable evening together with friends of our
                                                                                                                                     sound and vision and our caterer Rüsche from Atten-        house and our employees. Therefore, shareholders
                                                                                                                                     dorn who at our guests’ great admiration made it           and managers of the KIRCHHOFF Group express
                    Much intellectual preparation, many organisational     First and foremost, our gratitude applies to our guests   possible that more than 700 people were served “the        their sincere gratitude and huge acknowledgement
                    measures were necessary to make our ceremonial act     who with their large attendance gave us the certainty     best steak in town” as main dish at the same time.         to them.
                    for the 225th anniversary of the KIRCHHOFF Group       that the KIRCHHOFF Group has many friends and             Our sincere thanks applies to both of them.                                                Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff
                    turn out an interesting evening for our guests and     partners all over the world.
                    employees, and many people - KIRCHHOFF emplo-                                                                    Likewise, without the active assistance of the Federal
                    yees and external organizations - were involved in                                                               Chancellery, Federal Press Office and Federal Cri-
                    this. We would like to thank them all very sincerely                                                             minal Police Office as well as the Iserlohn institu-
                    for the experience of an unforgettable evening.                                                                  tions public affairs office, police, fire brigade and
                                                                                                                                     Red Cross we wouldn’t have been able to manage
                                                                                                                                     the organization of the Federal Chancellor’s visit so
                                                                                                                                     smoothly. Their cooperation was exemplary.

                                                                                                                                     The Nord-West-Süd Sicherheitsdienste GmbH con-
                                                                                                                                     ducted by Mr. and Mrs. de Blois was responsible
                                                                                                                                     for our guests’ security. Their support significantly
                                                                                                                                     contributed to an unproblematic course of this

                                                                                                                                     We thank our “celebration doctor” Dr. Joachim Köhne
                                                                                                                                     for being on standby as well as the brass ensemble
                                                                                                                                     “KIRCHHOFF Brass Band” conducted by Siegfried
                                                                                                                                     Karow for his solemn performances at the begin-
                                                                                                                                     ning and the end of our ceremonial act.

                                                                                                                                     Last but not at all least, our special thanks apply
                                                                                                                                     to our many employees who, conducted by Ulrich
                                                                                                                                     Schröder and his core team Sabine Boehle, Eva Rade-        (f.l.t.r.): Eva Rademacher, Sabine Boehle, Ulrich G. Schröder, Kerstin Rinscheid, Stefanie
                                                                                                                                     macher, Kerstin Rinscheid, Claudia Schaue and Ste-         Schauerte

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                                                    Company: Arts              Company: Strategy                                                                                  K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

                  Site survey in Barendorf: In conversation                                                                                                 Where is the road to future, please?
                    with the artist Konrad Horsch (middle)
                     in front of his wooden sculpture “pin                                                                                                     In workshops executives have elaborated strategic future plans
                     cushion“: Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff
                            (left) and Eva Kirchhoff (right)

                                                                                                                                                            Future: The new AIDA in the Meyer wharf in Papenburg was the KIRCHHOFF Automotive S and TD executives‘ excursion destination

                                                                                                                                                            The whole Executive Board of KIRCHHOFF Automo-
                                                                                                                                                            tive together with the executive personnel of the
                                                                                                                                                            departments Sales, Technical Development, Human
                                                                                                                                                            Resources, Central Manufacturing Engineering and
                                                                                                                                                            Marketing came together in Papenburg in September
Since September 2010 the wooden sculpture ”pin                 Artists’ market in the open-air museum of historic houses Barendorf: wooden sculpture        2010 under this motto in order to hold a strategy
cushion“ decorates the entrance hall of the KIRCHHOFF          ”sewing needles“ by Konrad Horsch                                                            workshop under the classical conduct of Prof. Dr.
Group’s headquarters in the Stefanstraße                                                                                                                    Beckendorff.

Back to the roots
                                                                                                                                                            The task and goal was to determine strategic priori-
                                                                                                                                                            ties for KIRCHHOFF Automotive, to be able to act in
                                                                                                                                                            a customer-oriented way also in the future. Hence
  Wooden sculpture by Konrad Horsch decorates the entrance hall of the KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                      spheres of activity with regard to current respectively
headquarters in Iserlohn                                                                                                                                    new products, processes, technologies and markets
                                                                                                                                                            for the next years were defined.
                                  At the beginning of this year during a visit to the           225-year history in good time for our anniversary in
                                  artists’ market in the picturesque museum complex             October 2010.                                               Beforehand defined issues worked up in short pres-        The workshop’s results and the future strategic core
                                  Barendorf at the suburbs of Iserlohn, Dr.-Ing. Jochen                                                                     entations were presented and subsequently as well         themes were unanimously adopted by the leadership
                                  F. Kirchhoff discovered some wooden sculptures of             The sculpture created by Konrad Horsch is made              discussed in the plenum as elaborated in small work-      and communicated in the enterprise to obtain a uni-
                                  different sizes by the Iserlohn artist Konrad Horsch          from oiled wood of a copper beech. It was made from         shop sessions.                                            form understanding of the company orientation.
                                  that should remind of the early metal working -               the trunk of this approximately 185 year old tree that
                                  especially wire drawing - in the southern Sauerland           originally stood in the Gartenstraße in Iserlohn.           The issue R & D was especially focused on in order to                                           Kerstin Rinscheid
                                  region.                                                                                                                   keep KIRCHHOFF successfully on track and to con-                                            Dr. Thorsten Gaitzsch
                                                                                                Since September the artwork decorates the entrance          solidate and expand the position as system supplier
                                  Since the production of sewing needles was counted            hall of our headquarters in the Iserlohn Stefanstraße       and development partner to the OEMs.
                                  among the origins of Stephan Witte & Comp, the                and reminds visitors as well as employees of the roots
                                  parent company of the KIRCHHOFF Group since                   of our today globally present KIRCHHOFF Group.
                                  1785, quickly the decision was made to acquire the
                                  wooden sculpture “pin cushion” as a symbol of our                                                    Ulrich G. Schröder
                                                                                                                                           Eva Kirchhoff

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group                                                                     Company: Fondation               Company: Fondation                                           K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

News from the Dr. Kirchhoff Foundation
  Commitment to education, art, culture and sports

                    Since our last report in the K>MOBIL summer edition
                    the foundation was able to support further projects
                    and to allocate funds amounting to 14,000 euros in

                    Promotion of art and culture                          Education and Training                                   Sports                                                  We also keep requesting to send your
                                                                                                                                                                                           informal applications for support with a
                    1. Donation to the Iserlohn music school circle of    1. Kindergarten Noah’s Ark in Olpe: allocation of        1. Gymnastic Club Berchum 1885 e.V. Hagen: Sub-         short description of your project and an
                    friends to support the International Autumn Days      funds for the new acquisition of a site caravan for      sidy for the acquisition of new gymnastics clothes      potential finance plan to:
                    for Music                                             the wood station, subsidy for the project “physics
                                                                          on the playground”                                       From the following year we will be able to expand our   Dr. Kirchhoff Foundation
                    2. Donation to the guitar symposium/culture sym-                                                               commitment also to the social ambit. Thanks to the      Attn. Mrs. Kerstin Garmatter
                    posion M Iserlohn                                     2. Project House of the little researchers in the dis-   external donation of our former work council chair-     Stefanstr. 2
                    for the annual classical guitar festival              trict of Olpe: “Nano researchers“ start in the Sauer-    woman Petra Philipps, further funds will be available   58638 Iserlohn
                                                                          land pyramids - already in the kindergarten children     for these purposes, as far as they are not covered by   Germany
                    3. Donation to the choir of the Mark region motet     are familiarized with natural science and technics in    national assistance.                                    or to k.garmatter@kirchhoff-gruppe.de
                    circle „Collegium Cantorum“ Iserlohn to support       an age-based way
                    numerous concerts on the occasion of 50 years                                                                  Also in the future the Dr. Kirchhoff Foundation is      Also our work councils at the single sites are
                    Johannes church Iserlohn                              3. CVJM Iserlohn e.V. Iserlohn: Subsidy for renova-      supposed to support eligible projects in Iserlohn and   glad to support you.
                                                                          tions of the “Waldheim” in Kesbern contributes to        further KIRCHHOFF company locations.
                                                                          the preservation of the youth institution
                                                                                                                                                                       Kerstin Garmatter

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Group

Globalisation works without job losses
 Example: KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                The term globalisation stands for the increasing coa-      extent of the restructuring is much smaller than sug-   At KIRCHHOFF Automotive the domestic number of            the number of the poorest worldwide has decreased
                lescence of countries, be it economic, political or        gested by the public debate.                            jobs has been kept at a stable level.                     by half a billion - although at the same time in the
                socio-cultural, be it with more travelling and con-                                                                                                                          developing countries the population has grown by
                tacts abroad, through the Internet or increasing           The Federal Statistical Office has detected that        In our biggest department KIRCHHOFF Automotive            almost 2 billion people.
                cross-border streams of goods, capital, information        between the year 2000 and 2006 in net terms merely      the number of German places of employment has
                and know how.                                              about 83,000 jobs had been transferred abroad.          even slightly increased by 4% from 2004 till Sep-         In the cross-border trade and exchange of capital
                                                                                                                                   tember 30th, 2010 (see table, ill. 1).                    the country that can produce the goods at lowest
                In Germany, many people have a bad feeling when            With about 40 million places of employment in Ger-                                                                cost has the edge. E. g. tropical fruits grow cheaper
                globalisation is discussed about. Thus e. g. the reloca-   many this corresponds to not more than 0.2% of all      The advantages of international distribution of work      in countries with tropical climate than in heated
                tion of processes and jobs is considered to be a great     jobs.                                                   are largely blocked out in the public debate. Though      greenhouses. Even the transport costs don’t offset
                danger for the German labour market. However, the                                                                  globalisation has above all brought the much longed       this advantage.
                                                                                                                                   for prosperity to the developing countries. Since 1981,

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     Simple labour-intensive products can be produced at
     lower cost in the developing countries because less
     qualified and thus comparatively cheap workforce
     is available. In the industrialised countries simple
     t-shirts, shoes, toys and other standardised prod-
     ucts could only be produced at significantly higher

     This international trade is a give and take. The indus-
     trialised countries, like at KIRCHHOFF Automotive
     in Germany and our highly developed foreign sites
     (ill. 2) have specialised in goods whose production
     requires much capital, knowledge and technology.
     Therewith highly innovative products are devel-
     oped that can be sold for adequate prices and jus-        Since the year 2000 the share of the mentioned four       great extent become a production site for Japanese     the exportations have increased by 44% compared
     tify higher wages (ill. 2).                               European automotive countries of the worldwide            manufacturers is on rank 13, Italy on position 18.     to 2009.
                                                               production has shrunk from 21.3% to 14.9%.
     However, also in the developing countries the wages                                                                 On the contrary, not only the Asian competitors        I hope that as a result also the number of our German
     increase gradually, which also there increases wealth.    During the past ten years the centre of the global        have shifted forward, but also in Europe there are     places of employment at KIRCHHOFF Automotive
     So between 1990 and 2006 the real GDP per capita          automotive market has increasingly shifted towards        ascenders. E. g. Spain of rank 8 has established       will increase some more.
     has grown by nearly 50% in those countries that           Asia. About 45% of all cars produced in 2009 were         as second largest production site in Europe. Also
     have opened for the global market - in the “non-glo-      launched in China, Japan, South Korea and India.          Czechia (rank 15) and Poland (rank 16) have made                                    Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff
     balisers” that have sealed off their borders only by                                                                up ground.
     one fifth.                                                Only Germany was able to roughly keep its position                                                               Source: Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, Cologne.
                                                               as production site. Since 2000 the other European tra-    During the past ten years, also the German manufac-
     The German automotive industry has defended its           ditional countries have lost about half of their shares   turers have increasingly established abroad. Solely
     position as production site.                              of the global production.                                 in China in the past year 1.25 million vehicles of
                                                                                                                         German brands were produced, in Brazil these were
     Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy can show a       Whereas in the crisis year 2009 the German car facto-     785,000 and in Spain 566,000.
     long tradition in the automotive fabrication. But in      ries merely produced barely 6% less vehicles than in
     the past ten years competition from other countries       the year 2000, in England and France this was almost      Nevertheless, this development has hardly replaced
     has rapidly caught up.                                    40% less and in Italy even more than 50% less.            our domestic production, but rather opened up new
                                                                                                                         markets. It is even reckoned that in 2010 the German
     But meanwhile the center of production is located         Consequently only Germany (rank 4) and France             automotive production could reach the 2007 boom
     in Asia.                                                  (rank 9) find themselves among the top ten of the         year’s level again. The main driver for this quick
                                                               global production sites. Great Britain that has to a      recovery is the export - only in the first half year

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                         Unternehmen: Global              Unternehmen: Global

                                               Global automotive production
                                               grows by 20 percent in 2010.
                                               The German vehicle manufac-
                                                 turers export almost 50 per-
                                                cent more passenger vehicles
                                                     than in last year’s period

Superstar Germany
  Global automotive industry 2010/11

                    Whereas at the beginning of this year still great scep-       also again it is the German automotive and its supplier     offset the production slump. Unlike in the pre-     •	 Handelsblatt	of	October	14 th, 2010: Superstar
                    ticism prevailed about how the single national econ-          industry that significantly contribute to this.             vious years, the expansion will not be driven by      Germany: Not for a long time the economy has
                    omies especially in Europe would develop within the                                                                       exports alone, the domestic trend has started up      been growing this quickly and the budget deficit
                    scope of global growth after the recession of 2009, at        Analogously euphoric were the headlines of the              as well the private consumption as the enter-         is shrinking rapidly.
                    the latest since the publication of the autumn survey         economic press:                                             prises’ investments. Also the compared to foreign
                    of leading economic research institutes in October                                                                        countries’ unusually robust condition of the        Also in the automotive trade press this surprisingly
                    the following is certain: the upswing has already             •	 Handelsblatt	of	August	4 , 2010: A wonderful
                                                                                                                                              labour market is helpful.                           positive development is reflected:
                    started in the first half of the year, stabilised in the         summer. The automotive industry can hardly             •	 Tagesschau	of	October	14th, 2010: With a growth
                    course of the year and will continue also in 2011.               believe its good fortune. Never had a crisis been        rate of 3.5% Germany is clearly above the average   •	 Automobilwoche	of	July	26th, 2010: In 2010 the
                                                                                     overcome so quickly - scrappage premium belongs          in Europe that without the biggest national           global autmotive production grows by 20%. The
                    Again Germany is the driver of the upswing in the EU             to yesterday.                                            economy only would come to a growth rate of           German vehicle manufacturers export almost
                    - an increase in GDP of 3.5% is expected, the highest         •	 FAZ.net	 of	 October	 14 th , 2010: The German           1.0%.                                                 50% more passenger cars than in last year’s period.
                    increase rate since the reunification 20 years ago -, and        economy is on the upswing and on good way to

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                    Company: Global                  Company: Global                                                                        K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                                                                                   suppliers the chance to realize long-term increase
                        Experts forecast the biggest production increases          in value and profitable growth. Only those can be                   •	 with	the	use	of	the	concerted	action	politics,	                 Significant increase
                        for the Asian emerging nations as well as North            sustainably successful in the highly competitive                      employer and employee organisations we could                     Real GDP increase,                       Forecast autumn
                        America.                                                   supplier market who gear internationally, are                         fully exert the flexibilisation of working time and              change to previous year in %             survey
                        •	 Automobilindustrie	of	July	28th, 2010: Global auto-      present in the emerging countries and signifi                        did not have to release any employee of our highly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2010      3,5
                          motive production 2010 on pre-crisis level. About        cantly reduce their costs.                                            qualified core workers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2011      2,0
                          68.7 million new cars will be produced in the run-
                          ning year. Thereby the 2008 production level of 66     The German automotive industry’s upswing in fig-                      We were and are as well for the recession as espe-
                          million will be exceeded. This development can         ures (source: VDA): By September 2010, in Germany                     cially for the upswing well-equipped for our custo-
                          also be read from the strong increase of the           14% more passenger cars were produced than in                         mers’ and employees’ benefit.                                 5
                          capacity utilisation from on average 66.7% in the      2009, predominantly accounted for by the export
                          previous to predictably 75.7% in this year.            that has increased by 31%. The development in the                     KIRCHHOFF Automotive: WE.MOVE.FUTURE.
                                                                                 commercial vehicle sector is even more obvious: pro-
                        The role of the supplier industry is subject to the      duction +43%, exports +56%, but also the domestic                                                         Ulrich G. Schröder
                                                                                 new registrations have increased by 11%.                                                                                            3
                        •	 Automobilwoche	of	July	12 th, 2010: Survivor:
                          Against many odds the collapse of the supplier         Since the first quarter of 2010, KIRCHHOFF Automo-
                          industry has failed to appear. Upward-moving           tive in all sites makes full use of the capacity. 2009                                                                              2
                          markets, short time work and staunch austerity         has left behind scratches but no wounds because
                          programmes made sure that the supplier industry
                          so far has relatively well weathered the crisis.       •	 in	the	prior	years	of	economic	prosperity	our	
                                                                                   enterprise had well established in terms of inno-
                        And a study of the business consultancy Oliver             va t i o n s m a n ag e m e n t , g l o b a l i s a t i o n a n d                                                                 0
                        Wyman states:                                              strengthening equity capital
                                                                                 •	 we	are	equipped	with	a	broad	customer	and	model	
                        •	 Pricing	pressure	on	suppliers	remains.	Only	the	        portfolio that compensates volatilities in the                                                                                    -1

                          global volume growth after the crisis - especially       single market segments
                          in the emerging automotive markets - offers the

                                                  September 2010                               January-September 2010                                                                                                -3
 Commercial vehicles                       number                ±%Vorjahr                     Anzahl                      ±%Vorjahr
 new registrations                          26.880                       24                  200.260                             11                                                                                  -4
 comm. veh. until 6 t                       18.500                       20                  144.620                             12
 comm. veh. until 2 t                        1.150                      -12                   13.880                             -4
 comm. veh. above 2 until 3.5 t             16.730                       24                  125.910                             15                                                                                  -5
 comm. veh. above 3.5 until 6 t                620                        4                    4.840                             12                                                                                       1989                                                     2011
 comm. veh. above 6 t                         7.832                     35                     52.160                              7                                                                                      Handelsblatt                               Quelle: Destatis
 comm. veh. above 6 until 16 t                2.642                     42                     17.480                              7
 comm. veh. above 16 t                        5.190                     32                     34.680                              8
 buses                                          548                     26                       3.490                            -9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   September 2010                     January-September 2010
 export                                     23.310                       43                  168.540                             56
                                                                                                                                                         Passenger vehicles                                      Anzahl          ±%Vorjahr            Anzahl        ±%Vorjahr
 comm. veh. until 6 t                       15.440                       31                  118.060                             63
 comm. veh. above 6 t                        7.500                       98                   47.080                             49                      New registrations                                      260.000              -18            2.167.100          -28
 buses                                         370                      -45                    3.330                            -23                      thereof
                                                                                                                                                         German brands incl.                                    182.800              -14            1.510.500          -22
 production                                 37.010                     44                    249.220                             43
                                                                                                                                                         group brands                                            77.200              -25              656.600          -37
 comm. veh. until 6 t                       23.600                     27                    165.990                             43
 comm. veh. above 6 t                       12.770                    112                     78.740                             49                      export                                                 398.100                  5          3.132.900           31
 buses                                         640                    -36                      4.660                            -14                      production                                             534.700                  -3         4.113.900           14
                                                                                                                                       source: VDA                                                                                                                           source: VDA

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                         Company: Global             Company: Global                                                                         K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

Global upswing in demand for cars causes
optimistic mood
 Quality and innovation of KIRCHHOFF Automotive products guarantee growth on foreign

                    After the heavy declines during the financial and        30% and Russia with more than 20%, whereas Europe         tion engine in Europe, and with almost 4% growth        Our efforts in the light vehicle construction and the
                    housing crisis whose impacts had hit the markets         declined by about 5%.                                     has come back impressively.                             cooperation with our customers for the next genera-
                    almost everywhere in the world in the previous year,                                                                                                                       tion of vehicles were rewarded with incoming orders
                    the global sales of passenger cars has recovered in      As we here lastly were able to state during our partic-   This also certifies us at KIRCHHOFF Automotive          of more than 120 million euros in the running busi-
                    2010. Especially in the Asian markets and since          ipation in the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover        because besides the strong exports also the growth      ness year, and hence we are 10% above schedule.
                    summer also in Russia the new car business devel-        in September, the commercial vehicle market con-          successes shape our innovative and highly qualita-
                    oped constantly. Also in the US sales figures have put   tinues its recovery, but still has a leeway of almost     tive products, be it as component, module or com-                                           Arndt G. Kirchhoff
                    on again. On the contrary, the passenger car demand      30% compared to the peaks before the crisis. At least     plete vehicle, since the German vehicles now are pre-
                    in Western Europe stayed behind the previous year’s      in 2010 the world trade volume increases by almost        dominantly produced abroad and during the crisis
                    high figure that was backed by environmental and         10% so that also the transport grows.                     even were able to gain market shares, which also this
                    scrappage premiums, just as it was expected.                                                                       year has proceeded on all markets of the world. So
                                                                             In total, the global economic growth has massively        the share of new registrations of German premium
                    Once again China was the frontrunner with an             started up again with more than 4%. Also in the next      vehicles in China e. g. accounts for impressive 75%.
                    increase of more than 35%, followed by India with        years we expect further growth between 3% and 5%
                                                                             in the world. Germany has turned out to be the trac-

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                       Company: Process Optimisation                 Company: Process Optimisation                                                             K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

  Copying is easy – creating is fun



                                                                                       Levelling                                                                                                                                                          Main objective of KIRCHHOFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION
                                                                                                      Continuous                                                                                                                                          SYSTEM is the optimization of
                                                                                                         ment                                                                                                                                             company processes on which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          all teams work with effort

                                                                                                               tant fundamental        the goal of high machine utilisation. Not only for the   shop. All other sites will be incorporated in the LEAN
                     An extensive LEAN initi-                                                                principles of efficient   employees in the production department, but also for     project until the end of 2011. An autonomous LEAN
                     ative was launched at KIRCH-                                                        production to KIRCHHOFF.      the manufacturing engineer, the purchasing manager       organisation consisting of a central KAPS office and
                     HOFF under this motto. In the course                                          Thereby also the new KAPS logo      or the finance manager.                                  supported by KAPS managers and KAPS experts in
                     of this, the orientation of all processes within                  was presented for the first time: the KIRCH-                                                             the single sites will be established parallel to the
                     the company towards clearly defined principles that      HOFF KAPS expert.                                        For all corporate departments the introduction of        launch of the pilot workshops into the sites. The
                     are based on the Toyota production philosophy is                                                                  Japanese production methods means a fundamental          KAPS office will be managed by Alexander Ellert.
                     focused on.                                              Subsequently a team of professionals, composed           change of their up to now practiced way of thinking
                                                                              from all European sites, has defined the methods         and mode of operation. Therefore, the intensive          – The journey is on –
                     At the beginning of the 1990s the introduction of        and shopfloor standards that will play the vital role    instruction of all 3,500 KIRCHHOFF employees has                                                     S. Leitzgen
                     Toyota’s production principles laid the foundation to    for the implementation of the KAPS principles in the     a central meaning.
                     convert the at that time bankrupt sports car maker       production department.
                     Porsche into the world’s most profitable car manu-                                                                As in many other successful transformations, also
                     facturer within 15 years.                                The successful introduction of LEAN will also lead to    at KIRCHHOFF the first ground will be broken in
                                                                              changes that go far beyond the visible changes in the    the production department. Here LEAN can most
                     From the Japanese experts’ apprentices of those days     production sites. They affect every single employee      rapidly be “grasped”. Within two weeks astonishing
                     with Porsche Consulting today one of the most suc-       in the company and will lastly lead to a stronger        optimisations of flow times, stocks and productivity
                     cessful European consultancies in the LEAN context       orientation of the corporate processes on the cus-       can be achieved with the self-assembled method kit
                     has emerged. That is why the Automotive executive        tomer requirements and to a continuous reduction         and newly defined shop floor standards by means of
                     board has decided to get started in June on the way to   of any kind of waste.                                    structured workshops.
                     a LEAN company together with Porsche Consulting.
                                                                              The biggest challenge in the process is the reorgani-    In October, the site in Iserlohn has very successfully
                     During an intensive workshop all Automotive general      sation of the for decades practiced modes of produc-     broken the first ground with the first KAPS work-
                     managers have together determined the most impor-        tion with large batch sizes that were dominated by

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Gruppe                                                                                                                                                                                                                        K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Gruppe

Interested listeners

1st Innovations Day at KIRCHHOFF Automotive
A prototype of another kind
   Development – What does this actually mean?

                       Under this motto the departments Product and             Not without cause KIRCHHOFF Automotive has devel-
                       Process Development as well as Central Manufac-          oped from a medium-sized build-to-print supplier of
                       turing Engineering invited to the first innovations      press parts to a global development partner of the
                       day in the Attendorn Tec Center on July 9 , 2010.
                                                                                OEMs, was the participants’ unanimous opinion.

                       In some short presentations the numerous partici-        Now it is up to pursue this direction with the goal to
                       pants were familiarized with topics like welding tech-   establish as an innovative prestigious system sup-              (F.l.t.r.): Arndt G. Kirchhoff, Otto Heerschap (Commodity Manager DAF), Knut Stinn, Raphael Florath
                       niques, FE simulation and hot forming. The subse-        plier to the automotive manufacturers and to pro-
                       quent practical experiments shed light on static and     cure a competitive advantage by technical unique

                                                                                                                                                DAF affirms its will to extend collaboration
                       dynamic tests, our robot experimental cell, com-         selling propositions.
                       ponent measurement and a lot more. Thus, all in          This can be realized through our strong and above all
                       all it was a successful alternation of theory and        early integration in the OEMs’ respective operating
                       practice!                                                or development departments. According to that, the                 Cooperation makes new task fields for ambitious assemblies possible
                                                                                focus already concentrates on the predevelopment
                                                                                and development stage of vehicle projects.

                                                                                Thus despite the complicated (summerly hot) condi-              In the course of a “business review meeting” in Eind-       In the facility visit that took place after the “busi-
                                                                                tions, the innovations day was well received among              hoven on July 15th, 2010 opportunities of a further         ness review meeting” the participants of KIRCHHOFF
                                                                                all colleagues and probably will be repeated next               extension of the long-standing partnership between          could assure themselves once again of the efficiency
                                                                                year, respectively take place at foreign sites.                 KIRCHHOFF Automotive and DAF were discussed.                and the achieved proceedings in the production of
                                                                                                                                                                                                            heavy commercial vehicles at the Eindhoven site.
                                                                                At this point, thank you very much to all participants          With the early cooperation already in the develop-
                                                                                who contributed to this day’s success!                          ment stage, new task fields especially for sophisti-                                                     Knut Stinn
                                                                                                                                                cated assembly groups like front under protection or
                                                                                                                            Vanessa Hufnagel    cross car beams will emerge.
                                                                                                                                    Anja Luke
                                                                                                                                                In the course of a further round of talks on the occa-
                                                                                                                                                sion of the IAA Commercial Vehicles an expansion
                                                                                                                                                of the business relationship to the NAFTA zone as
                                                                                (f.l.t.r.): The initiators: Dr. Thorsten Gaitzsch, Winfried     possible supplier to the parent corporation PACCAR
                                                                                Willeke, Armin Berthold and Christoph Wagener                   was discussed.

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Ecological audit 2010 –                                                                                                             Worldwide most prestigious management system
large interest in energy management system                                                                                          for occupational safety
  KIRCHHOFF Automotive consequently implements voluntarily imposed environmental                                                       Iserlohn. TÜV Nord grants KIRCHHOFF Automotive the renowned OHSAS certificate
protection measures
                                                                                                                                    KIRCHHOFF Automotive would like to guarantee a           Information about labour protection manage-
                  The protection of our employees against noise and        The auditors showed themselves especially inter-         cross-plant high standard of occupational safety and     ment are provided to all employees via K>MOBIL
                  emissions as well as the prevention of industrial pro-   ested in the current status of the setup of an energy    preventive labour protection. Therefore, the accred-     Online under the menu item “Occupational Safety/
                  duction’s negative impacts on the environment rate       management system at the sites Attendorn, Iser-          ited management system OHSAS 18001: 2007 has             Environment”.
                  high at KIRCHHOFF Automotive. That is why we have        lohn and Saarwellingen. Prospectively, companies’        been implemented at all sites.                                                               Uwe Suchland
                  made a point of the consequent commitment to in-         competitiveness will also be defined by the balance
                  plant environmental protection measures.                 of services in terms of increased energy efficiency.     In May 2010 a certification by TÜV Nord took place in
                                                                           Because of its reasonable concepts of environmental      Iserlohn representatively for all KIRCHHOFF Automo-
                  KIRCHHOFF Automotive Deutschland’s accredited            protection, also in this context KIRCHHOFF Automo-       tive sites. Since the auditors ascertained the correct
                  environmental management system in accord-               tive is well-positioned for the future.                  and effective implementation of the system KIRCH-
                  ance with DIN EN ISO 14001: 2009 reflects this self-                                                              HOFF Witte GmbH was granted the desired OHSAS
                  imposed obligation. We would like to guarantee the                                                 Uwe Suchland   certificate with no strings attached. Hence the Iser-                                                       Uwe Suchland
                  efficiency and continuous progression of preven-                                                                  lohn site comes with the worldwide most prestig-
                  tive environmental protection in our company. On                                                                  ious management system in the field of occupational
                  that source, for the auditing of the sites every year                                                             safety.
                  an inspection by TÜV Nord takes place, this year
                  between end of May and beginning of June.

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                             Company: Innovation                        Company: Innovation                                                                      K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

StreetScooter: The automotive future drives with
  Together with partners KIRCHHOFF Automotive develops e-mobility that is suitable for
daily use, affordable and attractive

                             Countdown is running: Already in spring 2011 the          With an engine power of 30 kW and thus a maximum
                             public should have the opportunity to experience a        speed of 105 km/h the vehicle in its basic version is
                             first example of the innovative electric car Street-      predestinated for the use on short trips. The batte-
                             Scooter at first hand. The vehicle is more than an        ries on board can conveniently be recharged at home
                             electromobile. As a complete new construction it          or at the workplace at any socket. ABS, ESC and air-
                             among other things reflects the young generation’s        bags are standard.
                             philosophy of life in a cool and stylish way.             For the quick acceptance of e-mobility in Germany,
                                                                                       it is essential to bring an economic electric vehicle
                             Most of the contemporary electric vehicles in the         on the market that can compete with conventionally
                             pilot stage are a matter of a so-called “conversion       driven compact cars. In order to realise this goal,
                             design”. Here, the manufacturer equips a conventio-       already during the development of the StreetScooter
                             nally driven serial model with an electric powertrain.    consequently the opportunities of series production
                             With this approach, the potentials for the complete       are considered. As a result of this, already in the pro-
                             vehicle resulting from the use of the electric power-     duct design and vehicle construction the require-
                             train - e. g. in the fields of installation space, mass   ments due to production can be considered to such
                             centre and heat management - cannot nearly be             an extent that as well the technical feasibility as the
                             deduced. Therefore, the StreetScooter will be newly       economy of the vehicle can be ensured.
                             constructed from scratch (purpose design). In doing       The StreetScooter is developed and produced by the
                             so the powertrain concept allows a new packaging.         StreetScooter GmbH. As associates of the Street-
                                                                                       Scooter GmbH, the companies that cooperate at it
                                                                                       are permanently connected with the the enterprise.
                                                                                            The form of company chosen for StreetScooter                                                                                                                                   Exterieur Design Street Scooter
                                                                                                   guarantees short ways of decisions and
                                                                                                       flexibility in the further organisation
 Concept vehicle structure                                                                               of the consortium up to the market
            StreetScooter                                                                                   entry. The complete value chain               In the car body development and production the           The vehicle should come alive in seven different
                                                                                                            including electricity providers               StreetScooter GmbH stakes on the competence of           varieties - from the two-seater compact via a four      Text source:

                                                                                                             and net of garages is covered                KIRCHHOFF Automotive in collaboration with further       seater, coupé and convertible through to the shoo-      StreetScooter GmbH,

                                                                                                               by a partner network.                      industrial partners and the University of Siegen’s       ting brake. The sales price should be able to compete   Prof. Dr.-Ing. Achim Kampker

                                                                                                                The car body is realised as a             chair of light vehicle construction conducted by Prof.   with conventional vehicles.
                                                                                                                profile-intensive assembly                Dr.-Ing. Xiangfan Fang. The task is to develop a cost-                                      Christoph Wagener
                                                                                                                w i t h p l a s t i c s c ove r i n g .   effective weight-optimised car body from the first
                                                                                                                                                          idea via construction, FE analysis, method planning,
                                                                                                                                                          calculation and validation through to series matu-
                                                                                                                                                          rity. A special project house was established for the
                                                                                                                                                          car body development team in order to guarantee
                                                                                                                                                          optimal interconnected workings of the participa-
                                                                                                                                                          ting partners’ employees in the project.

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                               Market: China         Fairs: China                                                                          K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

Complex forming tools by international                                                                                                 Welcome to the Auto Shanghai
standards from China                                                                                                                   from April 19th to April 28th, 2011
  Competence Center Suzhou is expanded                                                                                                    KIRCHHOFF Automotive presents itself as development supplier

                                                                                                                                       Once the premiere in 2007 has been a complete suc-     tics and economy are expected. The rapid develop-
                                                                                                                                       cess, KIRCHHOFF Automotive will present its service    ment of the Chinese automotive industry requires
                                                                                                                                       portfolio as development supplier of the automo-       new progressive technologies and development con-
                                                                                                                                       tive industry on the 14 AUTO SHANGHAI 2011, the
                                                                                                                                                                                              cepts. A challenge KIRCHHOFF Automotive gladly
                                                                                                                                       leading automotive exhibition on the Asian market.     takes on with the aim to further make its know how
                                                                                                                                       The trade fair appearance in 2011 will be supported    in the core technologies forming, joining and sur-
                                                                                                                                       by the new KIRCHHOFF Automotive site in Suzhou         face treatment public to the Chinese market and to
                                                                                                                                       that after its expansion produces metal structures     extend the contacts to Chinese manufacturers.
                                                                                                                                       for national Chinese vehicle manufacturers by now
                                                                                                                                       on a production space of 11,000 sqm.                   Already now we accord a hearty welcome to the
                                                                                                                                       In addition to it, KIRCHHOFF Automotive will present   KIRCHHOFF booth during the Auto Shanghai 2011.
                                                                                                                                       a further site in China that will be completed in      We are looking forward to your visit and to many
                                                                                                                                       Chongqing by the end of this year with 4,000 sqm       interesting conversations with you.
                                                                                                                                       of production space for welding and assembling
                                                                                                                                       processes.                                                                                   Sabine Boehle

                                                                                                                                       In total, on an exhibition area of more than 170,000
                                                                                                                                       sqm more than 500,000 competent visitors from poli-

       Maurice Huyan              Wenji Li                Walley Lv                George Yu              Simon Zhang

       Local Purchasing      CME China Tooling         TD China Tooling         Central Purchasing      CME China Tooling
         Equipment             Project Engineer        Process Engineer            Equipment             Process Engineer
           Tooling                                                                   Tooling

                          Now also complex forming tools for national and       Globally valid building regulations and standard-
                          international demand can be acquired quickly and      ised procurement processes are as self-evident as
                          competently through the newly founded CME Tooling     the regular exchange of experiences with the CME
                          team at KIRCHHOFF in Suzhou.                          tooling colleagues in Germany.

                          Just as the European equivalent in Attendorn, this    We wish the new team good luck!
                          team consists of experienced engineers, technicians
                          and purchasers who actively accompany all stages                                            Armin Berthold
                          from the enquiry to the constructive design to the
                          tool tryout.

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                    Unternehmen: Firmenbiografie               Unternehmen: Firmenbiografie                                                               K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On his journey to India Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thorsten Gaitzsch, Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vice President Sales & Tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nical Development KIRCHHOFF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Automotive made valuable

A meeting in friendly ambi-
ence: Federal Minister of Eco-
nomy Rainer Brüderle with
India‘s Minister of Road Con-
struction Kamal Naht and the
German ambassador in India
Thomas Matusek

Delegation journey to India with the Federal
Minister of Economy Rainer Brüderle
   KIRCHHOFF Automotive has potential new markets in mind

                                 Besides numerous board members, shareholders and         in India more closely and to make valuable contacts    ticularly the infrastructure, the automotive and also   German companies about the setup of their subsi-
                                 managing directors, among others from the Deutsche       for a potential expansion of the company in India:     the automotive supplier industry in India can grow      diaries and to make first important contacts to
                                 Bank, Thyssen Krupp, Bosch, Siemens, SAP and BASF,                                                              as scheduled. Although currently every day 10 to 12     authorities, associations and other companies.
                                 some journalists of the DPA, the Financial Times Ger-    The conversation with the Indian Minister of road      km of new roads are constructed and released, not
                                 many and the Stern magazine as well as some dele-        construction, Mr. Kamal Naht, was one of the short     only in peak times the country descends into traffic    It depends on our customers’ success in India, if and
                                 gates of the German Bundestag, also KIRCHHOFF            journey’s highlights. As few as six economic repre-    chaos. Alone in New Delhi every day 1,000 new cars      when we enter this (for us) new market. Neverthe-
                                 Automotive featured on the delegation journey to         sentatives were invited besides the German Federal     are registered.                                         less, already prior to this it is indispensable to gather
                                 India in September.                                      Minister of Economy, the German ambassador in          Mr. Naht has realized this difficulty and thrustfully   good knowledge of the country, contacts on site and
                                                                                          India, Mr. Thomas Matussek and Dr. Gaitzsch (on        works on the extension of the infrastructure.           an estimation of expenses and risks.
                                 The short trip with the Federal Minister of Economy      the photograph: road construction minister K. Naht
                                 was an excellent opportunity for the executive           together with R. Brüderle and the German ambas-        The welcome by the Ambassador in the evening of                                             Dr. Thorsten Gaitzsch
                                 vice president Sales & Technical Development, Dr.        sador in India, T. Matussek).                          the first day was extremely interesting and infor-
                                 Thorsten Gaitzsch, to scrutinize the current situation   This meeting’s quintessence was that only if the       mative. The German embassy’s garden in New Delhi
                                                                                          necessary framework conditions are right, i. e. par-   was the suitable frame to receive progress reports of

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                                                                                                                                                          Company: Fair                                                                            K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                                                                                                                                                          You cannot take an interest in technics early enough

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Traditionally part and parcel of
(F. l. t. r.) Happy faces during the VDA inaugural tour: Matthias Wissmann, president of VDA; Arndt G. Kirchhoff, CEO KIRCHHOFF Automotive; Dr. Ursula                                                                                                                     any IAA: the KIRCHHOFF Auto-
von der Leyen, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs; J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, COO KIRCHHOFF Automotive; David McAllister, Prime Minister Lower                                                                                                                      motive apprentices‘ visit on the
Saxony; Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff, chairman of the shareholder circle and of the KIRCHHOFF Group‘s advisory board                                                                                                                                                       booth

63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles: “It is moving for-
ward again”
Hannover. Dr. Ursula von der Leyen visits the KIRCHHOFF Automotive booth

                                  From September, 21 st to September 30 th , 2010               latest technolgies from the field of car body light-      Prime Minister David McAllister and VDA President       Hannover one could feel the tailwind of the growing
                                  KIRCHHOFF Automotive presented itself on the most             weight construction. With almost 500 professional         Matthias Wissmann the minister visualised herself       business activity. “It is moving forward again” - also
                                  important leading trade fair for mobility, logistics and      visitors from the spheres of the most important cus-      the KIRCHHOFF booth and showed herself impressed        for KIRCHHOFF Automotive.
                                  transport, the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover.           tomers, politics and economy, this fourth participa-      by the exhibited products and innovations.
                                  Under this year’s motto “Commercial vehicles: effi-           tion in the IAA Commercial Vehicles was a complete                                                                Also the international presence on this IAA Com-
                                  cient, flexible, future-proof” the exhibition already         success for the family enterprise.                        In total, the exhibition lured about 250,000 visitors   mercial Vehicles marks a peak: The share of
                                  took place for the 63rd time.                                                                                           to Hannover. “The 63rd IAA Commercial Vehicles has      foreign exhibitors was 55%, every fourth profes-
                                                                                                So the shareholders Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff, Arndt   exceeded our expectations. With 1,751 exhibitors        sional visitor came from abroad. Also KIRCHHOFF
                                  Besides innovations from research and development             G. Kirchhoff and J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff could welcome      from 43 countries this is the IAA with the second       Automotive was glad about numerous visitors espe-
                                  in the fields of bodyshell constructions for driver’s         the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Dr.    highest number of exhibitors,” Matthias Wissmann        cially from the Asian region. ”A substantial contri-
                                  cab and chassis KIRCHHOFF Automotive presented                Ursula von der Leyen. Together with Lower Saxony’s        emphasized. The fair would mark a milestone, in         bution to the commercial vehicle industry’s growth,

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                                Company: Fair          Company: Fair                                                                            K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

(f.l.t.r): Werner Simon (CEO union of the entrepreneurs associations Rhineland-Palatine),
Arndt G. Kirchhoff, Dr. Barbara Jörg (CVC), Hendrik Hering (Minister of Economy, Transport,                                                                                                                                                                              WE.DEVELOP.TRUCK INNOVA-
Agriculture and Viticulture in Rhineland-Palatine), J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Dr.-Ing. Jochen F.                                                                                                                                                                            TIONS. - The KIRCHHOFF Auto-
Kirchhoff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                motive booth in Hannover

                                     especially to the upward trend after the global sales      the whole fair and marvel at innovations. Thereby,       But not only the own trainees were welcomed on           “The participation in the IAA Commercial Vehicles
                                     collapse in the past year, comes from Russia, India        attractive prizes could be won:                          the booth: On the “students’ day” on September 30   th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  was a great success for us”, emphasized Ulrich G.
                                     and China. KIRCHHOFF Automotive will continue                                                                       almost 80 interested young people from the Atten-        Schröder. The hardest crisis that the commercial
                                     extending its presence on the Asian market”, empha-        Derya Samuk enjoys the first prize, a new Canon          dorn and Iserlohn region came to Hannover to gain        vehicle industry had to face is over, and this trade
                                     sized Ulrich G. Schröder, Manager Marketing and            Powershot digital camera.                                information in personal conversations with Human         fair shows that KIRCHHOFF Automotive is well-posi-
                                     Strategic Planning.                                        Tobias Wlochowicz wins two tickets for the Iserlohn      Resource Management and employees from the sales         tioned for the upswing and the recovering growth.
                                                                                                Roosters.                                                and engineering departments about professional per-
                                     Full of engagement for the young talents: During           As third prize, Marcel Gerber receives two tickets for   spectives at KIRCHHOFF Automotive. Thereby, the                                               Eva Rademacher
                                     the traditional journey to the IAA, Engineering            the adventure pool AquaMagis in Plettenberg.             engineers Dieter Wlochowicz and Benjamin Harfen-
                                     Manager Jürgen Wlochowicz initially explained the                                                                   meister justified themselves to the guests. Human
                                     KIRCHHOFF Automotive apprentices the products              We cordially congratulate the winners and wish them      Resource Manager Jürgen Dröge offered the opportu-
                                     and innovations shown on the booth. In an exciting         great fun with the prizes!                               nity of personal conversations to get informed thor-
                                     rallye the young people subsequently could explore                                                                  oughly about entry opportunities and prerequisites.

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                             Company: Exhibition              Company: Exhibition                                                                      K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

(F.l.t.r.): Steffen Mues, mayor of the city of Siegen; Hannelore Kraft, Prime Minister of the state North Rhine Westphalia; Ulrich G. Schröder, member of the                                                  Heiko Aland (Representative for Human Resource Development) und Miriam Graetz (apprentice indus-
management of KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                                                                                                             trial business management assistant)

NRW Day in Siegen - exhibition of economy
 KIRCHHOFF Automotive successfully presented itself in the Siegerland hall and was pleased
with Prime Minister Hannelore Kraft’s visit

                                   Siegen. At only one weekend in September, roughly              According to the exhibition’s motto “We make future”          Prime Minister of North Rhine Westphalia and the        “How much does the exhibited car body shell weigh?”
                                   400,000 visitors flocked to the NRW Day in Siegen.             the exhibition team informed visitors at the booth            mayor of Siegen, Steffen Mues, as prominent guests      was the quiz question that made many visitors come
                                   With music, theatre acts, dance, and an economy                especially about the topics apprenticeship and career         on the KIRCHHOFF booth. Both showed themselves          close to the coveted exhibit. More than 170 filled par-
                                   exhibition in the whole city center of Siegen and the          opportunities at KIRCHHOFF Automotive. In addi-               impressed by the research and development com-          ticipation forms were found in the prize box after two
                                   Siegerland Hall, the state North Rhine Westphalia              tion, on the stage of the Federal Employment Agency           petence of the company in the ambit of car body         days. With estimations between 70 and 3,000 kilo-
                                   celebrated its state birthday. Many of the exhibi-             Human Resource Manager Jürgen Dröge together                  lightweight construction. Anyway, the KIRCHHOFF         grams the participants’ imaginations were very dif-
                                   ting medium-sized enterprises, among them also                 with the apprentices Sarah Nowak and Ampdoul-                 Automotive passenger car body shell structure by        ferent and offered a perfect start to many interesting
                                   KIRCHHOFF Automotive, are located in South West-               kerim Souleiman justified himself about this issue            which our enterprise presented ist complete range       conversations.
                                   phalia and thanks to their innovative strength cru-            in an interview.                                              of products and services to the interested public was                                        Stefanie Schauerte
                                   cially contribute to the state’s site security.                                                                              a definite eye-catcher in the big hall of the Sieger-
                                                                                                  On Saturday afternoon, Ulrich G. Schröder, member             land Hall.
                                                                                                  of the management, welcomed Hannelore Kraft,

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                                                                                                                                   Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirchhoff explains the Rotary Club Iserlohn the construction of metal structures of KIRCHHOFF Automotive

New Director of Sales – Cars                                                                                                       Living company history
 Dr.-Ing. Thomas Steinhaus changes from DURA Automotive to KIRCHHOFF                                                                  Rotarians’ visit in the new information center of the KIRCHHOFF Group

                 With effect from August 1st,2010 Dr.-Ing. Thomas         Lastly, at DURA Automotive Systems GmbH in Düs-
                 Steinhaus takes on the management of the depart-         seldorf, Dr. Steinhaus was responsible for all German    More than 40 Rotarians of the Iserlohn Rotary Club
                 ment Sales Cars and thus supports our customers in       OEMs and 1st Tiers and thus can draw on a broad net-     had followed the invitiation of Dr.-Ing. Jochen F. Kirch-
                 the sectors OEM and 1st Tier.                            work with our customers.                                 hoff to the new information center on November 2nd,
                                                                                                                                   2010 to inform themselves about the development of
                 Mr. Peter-Otto Schmidt who had successfully taken        Dr. Steinhaus was born in Solingen, currently lives in   the KIRCHHOFF Group during its 225-year history.
                 the responsibility for the Sales Cars for some years,    Willich, he is married with two daughters and prob-      Dr. Jochen F. Kirchhoff outlined in his narration how
                 has left the enterprise by his own request.              ably will soon move to the Sauerland region.             important it was in former times and also is in this
                                                                                                                                   day and age for a successful enterprise to adjust to
                 Dr. Steinhaus studied mechanical engineering with        We cordially welcome Dr. Steinhaus at KIRCHHOFF          changes in markets and customer requirements by
                 the focus on materials at the RWTH Aachen where he       Automotive and wish him good luck with his new           the continuous improvement and renewal of product
                 finally took a doctoral degree as scientific assistant   task.                                                    portfolios and production processes.
                 in the subject area of materials engineering.                                                                                                                                                                                               A “best ager” tries the REHA
                                                                                                                      Anja Luke    In the sequel of his presentation he demonstrated            tive lightweight construction, disposal engineering,         swing up seat
                 He began his professional life as key account manager                                                             important milestones in the development of the               professional assembly tools for screws and nuts and
                 in the company CONTINENTAL AG in Hannover.                                                                        group of companies true to its leading motto “Knowl-         vehicle reconstructions, the Kirchhoff family has
                                                                                                                                   edge.Values.Change.” On every occasion, beginning            proven entrepreneurial vision.
                                                                                                                                   with the foundation of the first press shop in 1894 by
                                                                                                                                   Friedrich Kirchhoff, two years before the engineers          Finally, Rotary Club President Dr. Uwe Breitrück
                                                                                                                                   Daimler and Benz brought out the first motorised             praised the event and the new information center
                                                                                                                                   horse-drawn carriage, via the formation of new lines         as a “from every point of view successful instru-
                                                                                                                                   of production in the fields of heating and housing           ment for the extremely instructive presentation of
                                                                                                                                   technology as well as hand tools in the 1950s, the           the becoming and functioning of the KIRCHHOFF
                                                                                                                                   orientation towards environmental technology with            Group.”
                                                                                                                                   the takeover of FAUN in 1994 through to the current
                                                                                                                                   global development supplier in the field of automo-                                                      Sabine Boehle

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                           People: Education        People: Education                                                                          K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                                                                                                                                                                                              Recalling the day at the camp
                                                                                                                                                                                              fire and experiencing more
                                                                                                                                                                                              about each other in a relaxed
                                                                                                                                                                                              circle – this also belongs to
                                                                                                                                                                                              the begin of apprenticeship at
                                                                                                                                                                                              KIRCHHOFF Automotive

        Still they belong to the
youngest in the enterprise, the
  new apprentices of the year
    2010. And also an upward
      glance can never be bad
because motivated apprentices
 later have good opportunities
for an interesting job and best
          promotion prospects

All set for a successful apprenticeship
  Extra occupational activities promote learning and convey values and goals

                                   What makes up good professional education? Besides           whose emphasis lies beyond professional require-      In September, in addition to the apprentices’ excur-       and as a newspaper mentor actively promote the
                                   the transfer of job-related qualifications certainly         ments and that allow the apprentices a good insight   sion we also offered the opportunity to roughly 90         pupils’ reading and writing literacy. By this means
                                   also those that transport values and goals, that teach       when an apprenticeship becomes successful.            pupils and students to inform themselves broadly           yet at school the opportunity to foster and develop
                                   responsibility, that foster learning and flexibility. Also   The participants’ statements record that with this    about the single job descriptions in the course of         training-relevant competences is offered.
                                   in our education concept this plays an important             we are on a good way: “That was a great event which   the fair visit on the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Sep-
                                   role and becomes apparent in this year’s projects            by all means should be repeated and offered to all    tember. Our employees justified themselves on the          A good apprenticeship begins before the actual job
                                   and activities:                                              future apprentices.”                                  booth e. g. to outline the daily routine and tasks of      start by already providing best prerequisites!
                                                                                                                                                      an engineer. The fair visit was complemented by the
                                   Thus all new apprentices of the German sites together        The apprenticeship is also complemented by            description of different opportunities for vocational                                                Heiko Aland
                                   start their apprenticeship in August with three intro-       accompanying “field excursions”; this year e. g. to   education and training at KIRCHHOFF Automoitve,
                                   duction days. In our understanding this represents a         ThyssenKrupp Steel in Duisburg. So all professions    e. g. with studies, advancement qualifications,
                                   piece of responsibility to allow the young job starters      were able to experience at first hand how the raw     training on the job etc.
                                   a mutual getting to know and a good start. Hence             materials of our products are manufactured and
                                   the opportunity to exchange mutual expectations is           thus refer directly to their department.              In the scope of vocational preparation, in this year
                                   established. During three days within the scope of                                                                 we are active with the ZEUS newspaper project. Since
                                   workshop sequences different topics are developed                                                                  last year we have been participating in this project

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                         People: Education            People: Education                                                                         K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                                                                                                                                                        the apprenticeship as industrial or tool mechanic.
                                                                                                                                                        In the end, every intern was allowed to take the pen
                                                                                                                                                        holder home.

                                                                                                                                                        Also in June the 10 th form of the St. Franziskus
                                                                                                                                                        Grammar School Olpe visited our site in Attendorn.
                                                                                                                                                        During this visit, the company as well as the oppor-
                                                                                                                                                        tunities of educational and vocational training at
                                                                                                                                                        KIRCHHOFF were presented. In the following plant                                                                  (f.l.t.r.): Sabine Boehle and
                                                                                                                                                        tour the pupils gained an insight into the production                                                             Eva Rademacher gladly justify
                                                                                                                                                        and were allowed to “scent the air of industry”. All of                                                           themselves to interested par-
                                                                                                                                                        them showed very impressed by the enterprise and                                                                  ties about the manifold
                                                                                                                                                        expressed this with a considerable number of ques-                                                                opportunities at KIRCHHOFF
                                                                                                                                                        tions and suggestions.                                                                                            Automotive

Meike Lüken competently gives                                                                                                                           Moreover, for the second time KIRCHHOFF Automo-
    advice from practical expe-                                                                                                                         tive took part in the 3rd Career Day in Soest. Here,      KIRCHHOFF Automotive will continue to take intense
rience: How do I find the right                                                                                                                         students could make interesting conversations and         actions in the field of human resource marketing.
    training vacancy? How do I                                                                                                                          valuable contacts for their career management.            Only in this way the contact to the target groups can
    find the right apprentice? –                                                                                                                        Many prospective graduates came with the goal of          be established and the prospective new employees
Job fairs, taster internships and                                                                                                                       finding enterprises that match their expectations.        can be attracted to guarantee growth and the neces-
   plant explorations are good                                                                                                                          Throughout the whole Career Day the KIRCHHOFF             sary human resources.
 opportunities for both parties                                                                                                                         Automotive booth was constantly well-frequented                                                    Jürgen Dröge
           to make first contact                                                                                                                        and the participation in the 4th Career Day in Soest
                                                                                                                                                        on March 30th, 2011 is already certain.

Discovering talents and making careers
    Successful staff recruiting is not a coincidence

                                    Getting the right apprentices, professionals and        In Olpe in May 2010 the annual job fair which out-
                                    executives aboard is essential for any enterprise -     lines profoundly the training facilities in compa-
                                    as well for KIRCHHOFF Automotive.                       nies and schools in the district of Olpe took place
                                                                                            again. This year, the fair celebrated its 10th anniver-
                                    It will matter more and more how well an enterprise     sary. From the beginning KIRCHHOFF Automotive has
                                    also prospectively will be able to cover its human      been part and parcel of it and thus again in the year
                                    resource requierement. Only in this way the organi-     2010 was present with a booth where interested par-
                                    sation can grow and develop. Therefore it is impor-     ties could inform themselves about different profes-
                                    tant to position the enterprise successfully on the     sions and available training vacancies 2011.
                                    relevant labour market and to address and convince
                                    the right talents even if the company so far might      In June some pupils from different local schools took
                                    not (yet) have a “big name”.                            the offer to complete a “taster internship” in the
                                                                                            training workshop of KIRCHHOFF Automotive.
                                    Among other things, the different job fairs, taster
                                    internships and business explorations offer oppor-      This taster internship has taken place for the first
                                    tunities to enter into contact with potential           time in this form. In their own little project the pupils
                                    candidates.                                             had the opportunity to gather professional expe-
                                                                                            rience during three days. Specially for the taster                                                                                                                            Girls and technics - two things
                                    Due to this reason, KIRCHHOFF Automotive has            internship a KIRCHHOFF pen holder was designed                                                                                                                                that do not fit together? You
                                    again in 2010 undertaken numerous activities and        that the interns produced in manual labour and in                                                                                                                             must be joking. These pupils
                                    presented itself to the interested parties on various   this way they gained an insight into the contents of                                                                                                                          gladly get explained how and
                                    fairs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                what is produced at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          KIRCHHOFF Automotive

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                       People: Sponsoring          People: Sponsoring                                                                       K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

Nicolas and Lucas Cayé present                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Planckaner team of the
 the project to their sponsor in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       grammar school Max-Planck-
                     Attendorn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Schule in Rüsselsheim

Dynamic technology competition
for young Formula 1 fans
   What the “big ones” can do, the “little ones” at least can do just as well!

                                   This thought Lucas Cayé (15 years old) and his           KIRCHHOFF company that could be con-                                                                                       sucessfully. They achieved the fourth place,
                                   brother Nicolas (13 years old) when they heard of the    vinced very quickly by the smart concept                                                                                  a likewise remarkable success. Motivated by
                                   multidisciplinary and international technology com-      of the competition. After all, this in life-size                                                                        these successes, the team will take part in the
                                   petition whereby pupils develop and manufacture a        involves the same steps that have to be car-                                                                      competition again next year - the support on the part
                                   miniature formula 1 racing car on the computer and       ried out at KIRCHHOFF every day in the product                                            the aerodynamic         of KIRCHHOFF is assured in any case!
                                   subsequently field it. Quickly further fellow cam-       development process and project management in                                        optimization, simula-
                                   paigners were won for the Planckaner team of the         order to successfully bring a project home.                                  tion of manu facturing and gen-      Further information about the competition can be
                                   grammar school Max Planck Schule in Rüsselsheim                                                                              eration of the production information.        found under www.frinschools.de
                                   and the parts assigned – just like in real life:         The aim of this pupils’ contest is to use the fasci-     The racing cars were manufactured from a block
                                                                                            nation and global presence that originate from the       of balsawood on computer-operated 3-axis milling                                               Silvia Rauterkus
                                   team manager:              Lucas Cayé                    “big” Formula 1 in order to create a thrilling and       machines (CNC). After graphic design, painting and
                                   designer:                  Jeremy Karpowski              exciting didactic result and thus to improve the         assembling the chassis the racer was ready for use
                                   resource manager:          Nicolas Cayé                  understanding and the insight into the departments       on the racetrack.
                                   production engineer:       Mareike Spinnler              product development, technology and science and to
                                   graphic designer:          Eva Jungbluth & Lisa Roth     demonstrate professional careers in engineering. The     After completing the car the Planckaner team
                                                                                            team performance of construction, manufacturing,         took part in the South German championships in
                                   But before the project could be started, first of all,   reaction time, vehicle speed, business plan and pres-    Schwäbisch Gmünd on February 26th and 27th, 2010.
                                   sponsors had to be found in order to be able to          entation is vital.                                       There on a 20 m racetrack the teams compete
                                   stem the project financially - just like in the big                                                               against each other with bolides that are driven by
                                   Formula 1. Besides material costs for the car even       The development and the construction of the              gas cartridges. At the first go the Planckaners became
                                   so costs accrue for the team presentation and            racing car were carried out with the help of CAD         Hessen champions in the group U15! With this great
                                   travelling, because the team has to travel to the        tools as they are also used at KIRCHHOFF. The team       success the team had also qualified for the German
                                   respective venues. One of the sponsors was the           received a starter kit with the necessary software for   Champion ships which they had as well passed

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                       People: Sports

Teambuilding the hard way …
    For the first time, a KIRCHHOFF mountain bike team starts at the 24-hour race in Duisburg

                                                                                       After an icy night the next morning began early and
                                                                                       the women in the team were delighted to detect that
                                                                                       during the every morning washing marathon this
                                                                                       time the queue was in front of the men’s shower.

                                                                                       Until the race start at 1.00 p. m. everybody tried
                                                                                       to prepare for the race in his way. The tension

                                                                                       Jens Schmidt was the first one to start for the
                                                                                       KIRCHHOFF team at one o’clock sharp. Already after
                                                                                       a few metres it was clear that the dust blown up in
                                                                                       the race would give the riders a hard fight.
                                                                                       Every two hours meant a rider change in the changing
                                                                                       zone, and this until the next morning. After nightly
From lone fighters a great                                                             rainfall now it was to fight against mud instead of
team has grown: (f.l.t.r.):                                                            dust.

Marius Homeyer                About one year ago the idea arouse when having           In the morning a heavy thundershower converted
Carolin Irle                  coffee during the lunch break. Initially there were      the racetrack into impassable terrain and the race
Felix Homeyer                 only three riders who by all means wanted to realise     had to be cut short.
Jens Schmidt                  this plan. The rest of the team still had to be looked
Marco Tesche                  for, found and convinced. Already during the organ-      Despite the early end of the race all team members
Pedro Garcia                  iser’s online sign-on in October 2009 quick action       were glad to have managed it together up to that
Volker Holterhoff             was in demand: just after one hour all places in         point. The reward for the effort was a 170th place of
Michael Weige                 each category were occupied - among them also the        in total 436 teams and the 13th place in the group of
                              KIRCHHOFF team with team leader Jens Schmidt, in         company teams of eight. An impressive result for
                              total eight riders and two spare starters.               the first time.

                              From that moment on the preparation began. The                                                    Janina Mathes
                              common monthly tours were planned. Besides this
                              everybody also rode his own kilometres. Some more,
                              others less. The team that had formerly hardly known
                              more and more grew together.

                              The racing weekend in August 2010 neared evermore.
                              In several team reviews organisational details like e.
                              g. jerseys, tents and catering were discussed. Finally
                              the time had come: everything was stowed away in
                              trailers, and when arriving at the landscape garden
                              North in Duisburg the stations in the paddock were
                              taken up, the tents were set up and the grill was
                              fired up.

                              After a few preparing training laps slowly it came
                              quiet in the camp. A couch or even the car seat had
                              to do as sleeping-place.

                                                                                                                      The race course at night

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                           Company: Honorary Post                  Company: Honorary Post                                                                            K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

Employees in honorary posts:
  Uwe Hartmann is board member of the professional association ETEM

                       K. Rinscheid                                                     of the professional association to the member com-
                       Mr. Hartmann, for more than eight years you have                 panies). Board and assembly of representatives
                       been board member of the professional association                are honorary posts and occupied on equal terms
                       ETEM (energy, textile, electric, media commodities).             (50% employers / 50% employees). The basic
                       What actually is a professional association and why              administration work is carried out by the exe-
                       are we as a company its member?                                  cutive board and the administration of the
                                                                                        professional association. The executive
                       U. Hartmann                                                      board runs the administration businesses
                       When you consider that the German accident insurance             under the board’s ward.                                                                                                                                                                   Original certificate from the
                       goes back to a letter of emperor Wilhelm I. to the Reichstag                                                                                                                                                                                               year 1935 with the honour to
                       in the year 1881, eight years is a short timeframe.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Friedrich Kirchhoff
                       Professional associations are entities of the public law and     K. Rinscheid
Uwe Hartmann,          repository of the social accident insurance for the compa-       How can one imagine such supervision?
Head of Group          nies of the private economy and their employees. Besides                                                                      This creation of more efficient
Human Resources        the mere insurance (costs that are attributable to accidents     U. Hartmann                                                  structures, which at the same time
KIRCHHOFF Automotive   and occupational costs of illness), the responsibility to pre-   The board’s members are active in different committees.      were not allowed to deteriorate the pre-
                       vention, i. e. to avoid professional accidents and occupa-       E. g. in the personnel committee essential appointments or   vention work of the single branches,
                       tional diseases and to prevent work-related health risks         staff changes are discussed and then a recommendation        required a considerable number of
                       rests on the professional associations. Essential task and       is given to the board. In the next meeting the board then    merger talks and consolidations.
                       strength of the professional association is the protection       passes an appropriate resolution.                                                                                          Therefore one can say it’s really big footsteps I may follow
                       from accidents, and just in this it distinguishes from the                                                                    As a producer of sewing needles and                           in in the honorary post.
                       insurance companies we know from private life. Our pro-          The board members share the work in the committees, so       later of tools the company KIRCHHOFF
                       fessional association ETEM today covers more than 3.6            per year there are roughly four meetings I as chairman       Witte had to be allocated to the division                     K. Rinscheid
                       million employees and about 248,500 corporations.                take part in.                                                of precision engineering and thus was member of the pro-
                                                                                                                                                     fessional association precision engineering and electrical    Mr. Hartmann, I am impressed! Thank you
                       K. Rinscheid                                                     K. Rinscheid                                                 engineering at that time. After lots of mergers and con-      very much for these extensive answers till the
                       Well, what are the tasks of a professional                       Remains the question why we belong to the profes-            solidations the professional association ETEM emerged         history of emperor Wilhelm! That was really very
                       association’s board?                                             sional association ETEM, yet the term metal doesn’t          and the division of precision engineering is no more part     interesting!
                                                                                        appear in this?                                              of the name.
                       U. Hartmann                                                                                                                                                                                         The interview was conducted by Kerstin Rinscheid
                       The professional associations are self-governed. This means      U. Hartmann                                                  By the way, already in 1910 Dr. Friedrich Kirchhoff as
                       that the members of the self-government (assembly of             For the answer a grasp into the history of the profes-       cofounder and designer of the professional association pre-
                       representatives and board) are nominated by the employer         sional association and into our company’s history is         cision engineering and electrical engineering was honou red
                       and employee organisations or directly elected (strike vote).    necessary. Were it at the beginning 57 professional asso-    for his 25-year honorary collaboration. On October 1st,
                       The assembly of representatives is responsible for the regu-     ciations, in 1929 even 69 single professional associa-       1935 it were then 50 years that Dr. F. Kirchhoff had accom-
                       lation, the passage of the constitution, the risk scales and     tions, each advocating a certain group of professions,       panied the development of the professional association
                       the budget. The board issues the regulations for conduc-         their number reduced over the years by mergers or even       with energetic collaboration. (original of the certificate
                       ting the administration businesses and represents the pro-       by the omission of entire occupational categories. Then      attached)
                       fessional association externally. It draws up the budget         in 2008 it was dictated by law that until the year 2011
                       and passes the apportionment resolution (cost allocation         only 9 different professional associations may remain.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                Silvia Rauterkus, Key Account Manager GM, KIRCH-
                                                                                                                                                                                                HOFF Automotive Attendorn
                                                                                                                                                                                                Principally, I am not a naysayer, but in this case I per-
                                                                                                                                                                                                sonally did not feel confident that within roughly 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                months we would already have overcome the crisis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                For weeks and months the crisis subject has formed
                                                                                                                                                                                                every conversation - as well in the professional as
                                                                                                                                                                                                in private life. Many friends and family members
                                                                                                                                                                                                were in some cases affected by very severe short time
                                                                                                                                                                                                work and as a consequence thereof had huge worries
                                                                                                                                                                                                about their livelihood. That’s why it is all the more
                                                                                                                                                                                                astonishing to me that already today hardly anyone          Miriam Josefine Graetz
                                                                                                                                                                                                talks about it. It seems as quickly as the crisis has
                                                                                                                                                                                                come, that quickly it has disappeared - at least from

Like a flash out of the crisis – would you have                                                                                                                                                 most heads!

guessed it?                                                                                                                                                                                     Silvia Hochstein, Master Craftswoman Surface Tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                nology, KIRCHHOFF Automotive Attendorn
                                                                                                                                                                                                No, I personally did not expect such a positive deve-
  Your opinion was in demand: KIRCHHOFF Automotive employees comment on the                                                                                                                     lopment. Nevertheless, the current headlines that an
surprisingly quick end of the economic crisis                                                                                                                                                   important supplier had to file for bankruptcy sho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                cked me. Together we will make positive use of the
                    Stefan Pels, Production Manager KIRCHHOFF Auto-         We wouldn’t have guessed to have come out of the          be a thunderstorm. Because only when potential
                    motive Deutschland GmbH, Attendorn                      crisis so quickly and more strongly in the aftermath,     impacts have been awaited and borne the crisis is         Andreas Haase, General Manager, KIRCHHOFF Auto-                        Peter Bauer
                    This is how the plans of the production department      which we are glad about and can be proud of. Here,        overcome. But should after all thunderclouds appear       motive Deutschland GmbH
                    looked like at the beginning of the crisis:             the huge solidarity of employees from different cul-      it looms large to create a sense of security and a        The KIRCHHOFF companies’ competitiveness shows
                    Still in September 2008 due to high requests for        tures and tongues within our family enterprise helps      strong community to close ranks with a good feeling       that we have dealt with the right subjects in the
                    October and November 2008 we planned a personnel        coping crises confidently!                                in steady rain and to face out the shower together.       past.
                    increase. Within one month the requests dropped                                                                   Until the sun comes out again.                            As essential component our figure transparency in
                    abruptly, complete deliveries were cancelled, resul-    Kerstin Rinscheid, Executive Assistant, Office Arndt                                                                all technical and commercial departments that has
                    ting in radically bringing down man hours, a reduc-     G. Kirchhoff:                                             Peter Bauer, Foreman Real Estate Maintenance,             been used as basis for the important decisions has
                    tion of temporary employment quotas and a slash         I personally am a bit sceptical towards the opti-         KIRCHHOFF Witte GmbH Iserlohn                             to be mentioned. Consequently we come out of the
                    of the number of fixed-term contracts. Shifts were      mism because on the one hand I do not only see us         For all of us, the crisis came very suddenly. Up to       crisis more strongly.
Stefan Pels         dropped, employees of all production departments        at KIRCHHOFF who we have relatively well found our        that point in time we had a very good plant utilisa-
                    were employed in different positions out of the own     way through the crisis and on the other hand Super-       tion. With the crisis everybody wondered how will         Many thanks to all participants in the blitz survey for
                    department, everybody assisted where jobs had to be     star Germany as a whole, but I know some examples         it go on? Here the company has established a quick        their cooperation. For the future, the editorial team
                    done. With great appreciation the reduction of over-    where the upswing has not yet arrived or unfortuna-       exchange of information so that all employees per-        would appreciate that furthermore many emplo-                      Silvia Rauterkus
                    time hours, taking five vacation days in spring 2009,   tely will not even appear at all.                         manently were up to date. Thanks to the environ-          yees are available for our category “People and
                    orienting oneself with 3-4 short time days during                                                                 mental premium (scrappage premium) we rapidly             Opinions”.
                    the three months of short time work were accepted       Miriam Josefine Graetz, Dual Student, appren-             pursued a positive development in the compact car
                    - once again thanks a lot to all for this!              tice industrial business management assistant in          segment (Fiesta, Corsa, 1 series BMW). Besides the                   The survey was conducted by Kerstin Rinscheid.
                    We used the experience gained during the crisis         the 2nd academic year at KIRCHHOFF Automotive             elimination of short time work more and more con-
                    to adjust the organisation more flexibly to volatile    Attendorn and student “Business Administration“           temporary workers were necessary at the facilities.
                    requests. Again like in the preceding situation with    at the FOM Siegen                                         I take this for a positive signal for our occupancy
                    the employees’ and executives’ great personal effort    Eventually, the “perceived” course of the crisis can be   rate. As a result can be declared that we are all glad
                    this helped to cope the way out of the crisis and to    illustrated more easily with an example: As lightning     having experienced only a short period of the “crisis”.
                    realise higher volumes way above schedule invol-        as the crisis arrived, that quickly it should now be      However, in the circle of friends and familiy entirely
                    ving extra hours, weekend shifts and the assistance     overcome. But it remains to be seen if in the after-      different scenarios were also discussed.
                    of temporary workers.                                   math, especially for us, it really only appears to be
Kerstin Rinscheid                                                           harmless summer lightning or yet still turns out to                                                                                                                                    Andreas Haase

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Precision for highest standards                                                                                                      KIRCHHOFF Automotive compound production
  Attendorn. Application of laser welding technology for BMW models 1 and 3                                                          for FORD
                                                                                                                                        Iserlohn. Expansion of the hot forming machine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parts removal after press

                    Already for two years KIRCHHOFF Automotive toge-       so-called in-process-monitoring-control procedure.                                                                                                                        side skirts FORD C-Max
                    ther with its partner Van Rob has been examining       Temperature, reflection, plasma and thermal emis-
                    and developing products that can be welded with        sion are compared to reference parameters. After
                    the laser remote technology.                           executing a tensile test for each component in sta-
                                                                           tion 4, only every errorless component is marked in
                    In North America since last year the series pro-       the last station to guarantee a 100% traceability. All
                    duction of a cross car beam and a back seat wall       this happens in four seconds and up to 3.1 million
                    have been welded successfully with the help of         times per year.
                    the laser remote technology. In this year, also                                                                  Since the beginning of the year the new forming pro-   there to modules before they come to the dispatch
                    KIRCHHOFF Automotive in Germany has managed            From the planning phase to the implementation the         cedure press hardening has ramped up at the Iser-      to the end customer.
                    to gain a series order.                                realisation of the first KA laser project has been pro-   lohn site. The initial challenges regarding tempe-
                                                                           moted exemplarily by a cross-departmental team of         rature lead, component precision and toughness         The conception of the whole process derives from an
                    The product in question is the manufacturing of        project management, process development, produc-          behaviour for the production of bumpers could be       excellent cooperation between project teams of both
                    Isofix brackets for the new generations of the 1 and   tion and CME.                                             tackled immediately.                                   sites Iserlohn and Ovar. We say a big thank you to all
                    3 series of BMW. The Isofix bracket serves to fasten                                                                                                                    team members’ professional commitment.
                    child’s safety seats on the back seat of vehicles.     At the beginning of 2011 the Attendorn site will start    A second compound project with high customer
                                                                           the large-batch production.                               benefit has been initiated in the middle of the                                                    Artur Rath
                    Because of the high quality requirements and the                                                                 year: the production of side skirts and A pillars
                    considerable number of units in different designs,                                             Armin Berthold    for the FORD C-Max. In the near future the cor-
                    a four-station circular work cycle table will be                                                                 responding tools will go into production in the
                    deployed. All parts are supplied automatically and                                                               press hardening line. After a subsequent laser pro-
                    welded with a 1 kW fibre laser by IPG in station 3.                                                              cess the parts formed therein are delivered to our
                    All relevant welding parameters are supervised in a                                                              KIRCHHOFF Automotive Portugal site and completed

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      Dr. Christoph Hartmann,
Minister of Economy, (centre) is
 guided through the new plant
  by Frank Buchholzki, Director
      Operations, and Kai-Uwe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The business park concentrates
   Stark, Director Production at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       automotive competence at one
           Saarwellingen plant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         place

Visit of Saarland’s Minister of Economy at
KIRCHHOFF Automotive plant
   Saarwellingen. Opening of the supplier- and business park was of high interest

                                   Within the opening of the supplier and industrial      louis in a frequency of 3 hours, i. e. eight times a       Besides KIRCHHOFF Automotive, further companies          Uwe Stark (Production Manager plant Saarwellingen).
                                   park of the König + Neurath AG in Saarwellingen        day.                                                       have already located in the supplier and industrial      At the beginning, Frank Buchholzki introduced
                                   Saarland’s Minister of Economy Dr. Christoph Hart-                                                                park of the König + Neurath AG. Dr. Christoph Hart-      KIRCHHOFF Automotive with its international activi-
                                   mann also visited the plant of KIRCHHOFF Automo-       Since the rental agreement in the previous location        mann used the refoundation of this industrial park       ties. Afterwards, Kai-Uwe Stark guided the mininster
                                   tive in Saarwellingen.                                 has expired in the middle of the year, the decision        as an opportunity to inform himself personally about     and the group through the shop floor and explained
                                                                                          was made to resettle the complete production into          the development. After the introduction of the single    the manufactured products as well as the produc-
                                   Since 2003 KIRCHHOFF Automotive has been pro-          the former production halls of the König + Neurath         enterprises a detailed visit of the particular produc-   tion processes and industrial facilities.
                                   ducing complex welding assemblies for the Ford         AG. The move took place during the plant vacation          tion or logistic operations followed.
                                   Focus and the Ford Kuga at this JIT site. Currently,   of the Ford plant in Saarlouis. With great effort of all                                                                                                  Frank Buchholzki
                                   assemblies are delivered to the Ford plant in Saar-    involved parties the series production and delivery        KIRCHHOFF Automotive’s activities were represented
                                                                                          could be taken up again on August 2nd.                     by Frank Buchholzki (Operations Director) and Kai-

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  Tomasz Zwyrtek (left) during
 his laudatory speech in occa-
sion of the award ceremony of
  the award “2009 Supplier of
the Year“ to KIRCHHOFF Auto-
 motive among (f.l.t.r.): Arndt
   G. Kirchhoff, Robert Socia,
  Andrzej Korpak, Ralf Hüner-
         feld, Marek Padiasek                                                                                                                                                                               Good partnership: “family portrait” with employees of GM and KIRCHHOFF Automotive

KIRCHHOFF Polska once again GM Supplier of
the Year
  Gliwice. High-ranking visitors at the award ceremony

                                  For the 7th time, thereof for the 6th subsequent time,   Tomasz Zwyrtek started his laudatory speech with a       As reliable supplier, KIRCHHOFF Automotive has          have not been easy for us and we will think of you
                                  KIRCHHOFF Automotive has been honoured by                review to the crisis years 2008 and 2009 that brought    accompanied General Motors on its way of restruc-       when we have returned to the crest.”
                                  General Motors with the bestowal of the award Sup-       General Motors worldwide a deep recession. Under         turing on a partnership basis. To meet its customer’s
                                  plier of the Year.                                       a new management General Motors passed a fun-            global requirements KIRCHHOFF Automotive has                                          ´                   ´ski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Janusz Sobon / Bogusław Wytoszyn
                                                                                           damental restructuring which could be completed          invested more than 100 million euros in its plants
                                  The award ceremony took place in the plant of KIRCH-     successfully in most sections of its global organisa-    in Germany, Spain, Portugal and Poland as well as in
                                  HOFF Polska in Gliwice that on this occasion was vis-    tion and in these days leads to a fresh initial public   China during the past two years. Also in the NAFTA
                                  ited by a high-ranking delegation in August: GM Vice     offering in the US.                                      region KIRCHHOFF Automotive supports General
                                  President Global Purchasing & Supply Chain Robert                                                                 Motors through the cooperation with its Canadian
                                  Socia; Ralf Hünerfeld, Executive Director Structures     In the new organisation of General Motors innova-        partner Van Rob.
                                  and Closures GM; Tomasz Zwyrtek, Director Global         tions are primarily focused on. With Astra and Meriva
                                  Purchasing Body & Exterior and Andrzej Korpak,           new models were introduced onto the market imme-         During his tour through KIRCHHOFF Automotive
                                  General Manager GM Polska.                               diately, the vehicle concepts of Insignia and Corsa      Polska Assembly Tomasz Zwyrtek confirmed with
                                                                                           are revised, new successor models of smaller vehi-       a speech to our Polish colleagues: “For years do
                                  Arndt G. Kirchhoff, CEO KIRCHHOFF Automotive             cles are being planned. Hence GM today belongs to        we know your efficiency, do we know that in hard
                                  welcomed the die GM delegation together with Dr.         the leading car manufacturers of the world when it       times and with complicated projects we can rely on
                                  Thorsten Gaitzsch, Vice President S & TD and Rys-        comes to innovative solutions: minimizing fuel con-      KIRCHHOFF Automotive. We thank you for your sup-
                                  zard Muzyczka, General Manager KIRCHHOFF Polska,         sumption through light weight constructions and          port to General Motors during the past years that                                                                The coveted trophy: GM 2009
                                  as well as Rafal Lechowski, plant manager of KIRCH-      development of electric drive trains.                                                                                                                                     Supplier of the Year for
                                  HOFF Polska Assembly in Gliwice.                                                                                                                                                                                                   KIRCHHOFF Automotive

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                 People: Fund raising   Plants: Hungary                                                                                  K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

                                                                                                                                          Plant extension in full operation
                                                                                                                                             Esztergom. Growth and development

                  Warm thank
                            s from Polan
                  Dear colleag
                               ues,     d
                   In the name
                                    of the whole
                  the name of                        KIRCHHOFF
                                   the employee                     Polska organi
                                                     s affected by                  sation and es
                  like to expres                                    this year’s flo                  pecially in
                                    s a warm th                                      ods in Poland
                                                    anks for the                                      we would
                                                                   provided assi
                                                                                   stance and su
                 Above all, w                                                                       pport.
                                 e thank for a
                 in the dram                       spontaneou
                                 atic situatio                   s reaction, th
                                                n as well as                     e concern an
                                                               for the finan                    d an interest
                                                                              cial support.
                The surge of
                                  help came fr
                lows: KIRCH                        om all KIRC
                                HOFF Autom                       HHOFF Auto
                                                 otive Deutsch                  motive plan
                Witte - 3,00                                      land GmbH                    ts and as fo
                               0 €, KIRCHH                                       - 4,102.50 €,               l-
               KIRCHHOFF                        OFF España                                      KIRCHHOFF
                                Ireland - 660                   - 3,000 €, KIR                                                            Not least because of excellent cooperation of the         layout drafts and construction designs are currently
                                                  €, KIRCHHO                    CHHOFF Fran
               - 350 €, part                                    FF China - 50                     ce - 680 €,
                               icipants of th                                   0 €, KIRCHH                                               KIRCHHOFF Automotive team KIRCHHOFF Automo-               investigated.
               2010 - 315 €.                     e KIRCHHO                                    OFF Portugal
                                                               FF Automot
                                                                             ive board m                                                  tive Hungária has been nominated by Daimler, Fau-
                                                                                            eeting in June
              We also have                                                                                                                recia, Volkswagen, Ford and GM as supplier of com-        Wi t h i n t h e s c o p e o f t h e p l a n t e x p a n s i o n
                                received depo
              but we are no                       sits by single
                                t aware to m                      KIRCHHOFF                                                               ponents for newstarts in 2011, 2012 and 2013.             KIRCHHOFF Automotive Hungária will invest in three
                                                ention all do                    Automotive
                                                                nors and to                     employees
                                                                              thank each                                                                                                            new welding cells as well as a 550 to and a 1,250 to
             We express an                                                                   single donor.
                                 extraordinar                                                                                             The geographic proximity of the plant to the cus-         press. The first development phase will be completed
             upon suppor                        y warm than
                             t and solidar                      ks to the Kirc
            € were hand                      ity with the                       hhoff family                                              tomer Daimler in Kecskemét (Hungary), Faurecia in         by the end of 2011.
                            ed over. In to                  flooded peop                       that called
                                             tal, we have                  le. For this pu
            to 28,642.48                                     received fin                   rpose, 15,000                                 Hlovovec (Slovakia), Volkswagen in Bratislava (Slo-                                                     Szabolcs Solyom
                            € which exce                                   ancial suppor
                                             eded our ex                                    t amounting
                                                            pectations.                                                                   vakia), General Motors in Szentgotthárd (Hungary)
           In addition
                          , in differen                                                                                                   and FORD in Craiova (Romania) was of particular
          PLN was ha                       t fund-raisi
                          nded over to                     ng campaig
                                            the affected                 ns an amou                                                       importance for the choice as supplier.
          em pl oyee s.                                     employees by                 nt of 5,659.
                          Wit h pa rt ic                                     the KIRCHH                 00
          acquired fund                    ip at io n of th                                  OFF Polska
                             s were split                   e wor k co un
                                             following ce                  ci l repres en
         affected em                                        rtain criteria                 ta tive s, th e                                The newly gained orders require a further expan-
                         ployees that                                       and handed
         It is not easy                   found them                                        over to the
                           to only expr                   selves in a sp                                                                  sion of the KIRCHHOFF site in Hungary. The volume
                                          ess our grat                   ecial crisis si
         vided with w                                     efulness abou                  tuation.
                         ords. Neverth                                    t the assistan                                                  and kind of parts KIRCHHOFF Hungária will manu-
                                            eless we agai                                  ce you pro-
                                                            n proffer man
                                                                             y thanks!                                                    facture for new products vary widely within the cus-
                                  In the name                                            Janosz Sobon                                     tomer groups. In 2011 three projects will approach
                                                of the flooded                                      ´
                                                                 – the KIRCHH
                                                                             OFF Polska m
                                                                                         anagement                                        their start of production, the others begin in 2012 and
                                                                                                                                          2013. K>MOBIL will continue reporting on this in the
                                                                                                                                          following editions.

                                                                                                                                          To meet the new requirements the plant will be
                                                                                                                                          expanded by 3,000 sqm of production space for the
                                                                                                                                          welding shop and 2,400 sqm for the press shop. First

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Rapid development of China’s automotive
industry brings us forward
 Suzhou. New important orders for KIRCHHOFF Automotive China

                 Cross Car Beam for GM Epsilon                            V300 and thus as replacement of the Epsilon SWB        Front bumpers for Shanghai Volkswagen                 KIRCHHOFF Automotive China has been chosen as
                                                                          right hand drive. For SGM, the prospective SOP is on                                                         the supplier of this product.
                 Recently, KIRCHHOFF Automotive China has received        December 5th, 2011. The production for GMDAT has       In September 2010, KIRCHHOFF Automotive
                 a new order from SGM to produce the left and right       begun on September 19th, 2010.                         China had just received the order from Shanghai       A first lot of samples is supposed to be delivered to
                 hand drive cross car beam of the Epsilon. Already                                                               Volkswagen to produce the front bumpers for the       SVW by early December 2010, the SOP is scheduled
                 since October 2008 KIRCHHOFF Automotive China            We thank the colleagues from the GM team for their     new Fabia sports model Fabia FL. This marks a mile-   for August 2011.
                 produces for the Epsilon - this is the first important   effort and support in this project.                    stone on the business development of KIRCHHOFF                                                Daniel Cheng
                 project in cooperation with SGM.                                                                                Automotive China and has opened the door to coop-
                                                                                                                                 erate with VW in China in further projects in the
                 Whereas the left hand drive CCB is a variant from the                                                           future.
                 Epsilon E10 cross car beam for SGM E12-Chevrolet
                 Malibu and is also used for GMDAT V300-Daewoo                                                                   Due to our competences in metal forming and
                 Tosca as a replacement of Epsilon SWB left hand                                                                 assembly up to the delivery of complex modules
                 drive, the right hand version is only used for GMDAT

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                                Plants: Portugal   Plants: Portugal                                        K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

SAP “Go Live” for Portugal
  Ovar, Cucujaes. Perfect team work enables successful SAP rollout

                                    After 12 months of preparation and good team work         During approximately one year a group of 15 people     the colleagues that undertook the daily operations of
                                    between Portuguese key users, FIT consultants, cen-       from several departments almost completely             those people who were actively involved in the SAP
                                    tral applications experts and German and Polish key       addressed themselves to the SAP project. They were     project, we express our thanks.
                                    users, KIRCHHOFF Portugal achieved a successful           empowered to develop a KIRCHHOFF SAP template,         KIRCHHOFF Portugal wishes successful SAP rollouts
                                    and smooth SAP ‘Go Live’ on October 4th. The old          maintain the master data and test our process. The     for all further KIRCHHOFF sites. We will be glad to
                                    logistic, production and sales software solutions were    training of over 200 persons on different SAP usage    share our experience.
                                    replaced by the corresponding SAP modules and thus        levels in a total of 4,000 hours marks a peak in the   The project and the work are not yet completed but
                                    a new integrated environment is now available for         project.                                               will continue with further system improvements.
                                    the daily operations. Such a system’s potential in pro-   We are convinced that these experiences contri-
                                    cess flow and transparency could already be expe-         buted to the personal and professional growth of                                               Mariana Lima
                                    rienced by the Portuguese users with a very positive      the involved employees and substantially enhanced
                                    feedback. The entire organisation is aware that per-      the final success of the project.
                                    fect master data and daily inputs are essential for       For them, for the whole FIT team, for all our col-
                                    the system’s sustainability and effectiveness.            leagues of the KIRCHHOFF Group and finally for all

     f.l.t.r.: Helena Bóia, Paula
  Relvas, Sérgio Sousa, Carlos
  Mendes, Noémia Silva, Mar-
lene Marques, Joaquim Pinho,
    Adriano Monteiro, Aurélio
Costa, Paul van Rooij, Mariana
  Lima, José Afonso, João Bar-
        bosa, Carlos Silva, José
 Teixeira, André Castro, Pedro
        Silva, Bernardo Brandão

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                              Plants: France         Plants: Spain                                                                           K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

French car manufacturers face up to Euro 5                                                                                                             KIRCHHOFF España:
exhaust emission standard                                                                                                                              Orientation towards the future
  Ymeray. KIRCHHOFF Automotive France is nominated for development of prototype                                                                           Zaragoza: New systems facilitate production processes

                               50                                                    550
                                                                                              cles of the brands Peugeot and Citroën. The engine
                               45                                                    500
                                                                                              power lies between 68 and 82 horsepower with a
                                                                                              simultaneous reduction of CO2 emission to less than
                               35                                                             100 g/km. The professed goal is the same perform-
                               30                                                             ance with 25% less consumption.
                                                                                     250      On October 14th, 2010 besides 11 other suppliers, PSA
                                                                                     200      also honoured KIRCHHOFF Automotive France for
                               15                                                             the prototype development for the EB motor (three
                               10                                                    100      cylinders, PSA motor). The award was handed over

                                                                                              in the PSA Trémery plant within a ceremony in the
           particles (g/km)                                                                   presence of all suppliers.
                                      Euro 3     Euro 4        Euro 5    Euro 6
           Nitruous gases             2000       2005          2011       2014
           (NOx) (g/km))                                                                      Here, KIRCHHOFF Automotive is responsible for
                                                                                              the development of two motor components, the oil
                                                                                              pan and a mounting plate, that meet the following
                              Worldwide governments and populations are after                 requirements:
                              a reduction of exhaust emissions and fossil fuel use
                              (see chart 1).
                                                                                              · weight reduction by 20%
                              This target is defined in the European exhaust emis-            · optimisation of the oil change system
                              sion standards Euro 1, Euro 2 etc. that gradually come          · improvement of the vibratory rate
                              into force (see chart 2). Today we drive vehicles that
                              conform the Euro 4 norm while vehicle manufac-                  The parts are provided for the series production at
                              turers are already working on solutions for the Euro            KIRCHHOFF Automotive Polska.
                              5 norm with considerably more severe regulations
                              underlying.                                                     Thereby two years of our multicultural European
                                                                                              KIRCHHOFF team’s effort were recompensed with            Zaragoza
                              Due to this reason, PSA is developing a three cylinder          the award by PSA.
                              engine called EB for small urban vehicles (C1, C2,                                                        Yann Nicolas   In October 2010 KIRCHHOFF España has made two           of historical data to run statistical analyses which
                              107,207) that will be assembled into 25% of the vehi-                                                                    important steps towards modernisation: The intro-       can be used to improve the machine performance
                                                                                                                                                       duction of SAP logistics and HYDRA.                     in the future.

                               215                                                                                                                     SAP logistics enables us to standardise and integrate   These IT systems together with last year’s invest-
154 g CO2 / km                 205                                                                                                                     our processes into those that already exist within      ments in state of the art machines have put
Chinese government             195                                                                                                                     the group. The common frame simplifies the daily        KIRCHHOFF España into an excellent position to face
                               185                                                                                                                     tasks and strengthens the feasibility of our infor-     coming challenges.
2016                           175                                                                                                                     mation system not only within the group but also                                                 Miguel Tena
140 g CO2 / km, Target
fixed by the EPA (Enviro-      165                                                                                                                     externally for the cooperation with our customers
mental Protection Agency)      155                                                                                                                     and suppliers.
2020                           145
95 g CO2 / km                  135                                                                                                                     HYDRA is a system to collect and present on-
Next target fixed by the
European Authority             125                                                                                                                     line information retrievable from the production
                               115                                                                                                                     machines. This also helps to simplify procedures,
130 g CO2 / km                 105                                                                                                                     mainly in the production and maintenace depart-
Target fixed to car             95                                                                                                                     ments. These departments are now able to react even
makers by the European
Community                        85                                                                                                                    faster to any non-planned event occurring in the pro-
                                      2009     2010     2011    2012    2013      2014     2015   2016   2017   2018   2019   2020
                                                                                                                                                       duction lines. Another advantage is the availability

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K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive                                                                                                   Plants: Ireland       Plants: Japan                                                                             K>MOBIL 36 // KIRCHHOFF Automotive

Innovative Teamwork at KIRCHHOFF Ireland                                                                                                                   KIRCHHOFF Automotive Japan inaugurated
   Letterkenny. Implementation of trainings to maintain and develop the plant                                                                                 Hamamatsu. Famous representatives of policy and economy were present

                                                                                                                                                           As already told in the last edition, since February      products for our customers”, Kirch-
                                                                                                                                                           2010 KIRCHHOFF Automotive is present in Hama-            hoff continued.
                                                                                                                                                           matsu/Japan with an agency. The task of the sales
                                                                                                                                                           and development office is the on-site support of         Interesting at this point is also the
Front row f. l. t. r.: Paul McGee, Brian O’Malley, Government Business to Services; Sean McDermott, Managing Director KIRCHHOFF Automotive Ireland;        our customer Suzuki, establishing and extending          abstract from Arndt G. Kirchhoff’s
Jack O’Connor, President of SIPTU. Back row f. l. t. r.: Anthony Gildea, Stanley Stewart, Maciej Brewka, John Roulstone, Paddy McCauley                    contacts to new Japanese car manufacturers as well       speech about the common fea-
                                                                                                                                                           as support in the fields of prototypes and acceptance    tures of the companies Suzuki
                                                                                                                                                           for the tools that are manufactured in Japan and         and KIRCHHOFF: The KIRCHHOFF
                                                                                                                                                           Korea.                                                   Group that once began as needle
                                   The KIRCHHOFF Ireland works council have formed              nology systems such as Hydra and SAP allowing us                                                                    manufacturing company and
                                   a new steering committee, KISC - KIRCHHOFF Ireland           to add more value to our daily work.                       With a ceremony the office was opened on Sep-            Suzuki-shiki shokki K. K. that
                                   Steering Committee in order to help facilitate a cul-                                                                   tember 7th, 2010.                                        began with the production of
                                   ture of change and development within the plant.             Our model although in its infancy has received rec-                                                                 looms before both companies
                                                                                                ognition both in the local and national media. This        Executive partner Arndt G. Kirchhoff and S&TD repre-     saw off the garment industry
                                   The KISC team have completed formal team working             recognition was highlighted on November 2nd, 2010          sentative and branch manager Kenji Fukuyama could        to dedicate themselves to the
                                   training and passed nationally recognised exams.             when Mr. Jack O’Connor President of SIPTU trade            welcome renowned representatives of Suzuki, from         subject of mobility.
                                   The KISC team has put a strategy in place which has          union in Ireland and Brian O’Malley, Government            politics and economy.
                                   at present 50 production workers who have com-               Services to Business, visited the plant to formally                                                                             Kerstin Rinscheid
                                   pleted computer literacy courses with 50% of our             present the KISC team with their certificates.             In his previously delivered press conference but also
                                   workforce trained in team working skills. Our plan is                                                                   in his salutatory speech Arndt G. Kirchhoff explained
                                   by June 2011 to have all employees trained to Level                                                    John Roulstone   that Japan and Germany are the leading nations in
                                   4 in computers and Level 5 in Teamwork which are                                                                        the export of goods and services and for KIRCHHOFF
                                   nationally recognised qualifications.                                                                                   Automotive it is of special importance to offer pro-
                                                                                                                                                           ducts, services and know how in all parts of the world                                                           The opening of
                                   Through this training plan KISC hope to form sub                                                                        in order to be successful together with the customers                                                            the Sales and Tech-
                                   teams throughout the plant who will develop our                                                                         also in the future. “We are proud that for already 12                                                           nical Development
                                   goal of creating an attitude of innovative team-                                                                        years we have been supplying to Suzuki in Europe                                                                Office in attendance
                                   working that will help maintain and develop our                                                                         and that we are main supplier of the structural parts                                                          of Arndt G. Kirchhoff
                                   Letterkenny plant. The computer training will also                                                                      for the models Swift, SX4, Waggon R+ and Splash to                                                            was highly recognised
                                   enable to ensure smooth implentation of new tech-                                                                       Suzuki in Esztergom. Only the best technologies and                                                           by the press

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K>MOBIL 36 // REHA Group Automotive                                                                                          Fairs: REHACARE            Fairs: REHACARE                                                                            K>MOBIL 36 // REHA Group Automotive

REHACARE exhibition 2010 – a great success!
  Growing interest in innovative means that facilitate life for disabled, care-dependent and
elder people has brought the international trade fair REHACARE 2010 in Düsseldorf a very
successful exhibition progress

   (f.l.t.r.): Wolfgang Kirchhoff
    and Ralf Philipps talking to
the Exclusive Partner BMW AG
   Munich, Manfred Hotschek,
  project management safety-,
emergency and special vehicles

                                    The exhibition booth of REHA Group Automotive on the REHACARE in Düsseldorf                                         VW Caddy – access and exit support/Carony system        Ralf Philipps, director REHA Group Automotive, is pleased about the visit of Dr.-Ing. Jochen F.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kirchhoff, chairman of the shareholder circle and of the KIRCHHOFF Group’s advisory board

                                    From October 6th to October 9th 52,500 professional       The RENAULT Kangoo was a world premiere and a             a swivelling seat at the passenger side, is eminently   not only the numerous enquiries and consulting
                                    visitors and interested parties came to the exhibi-       real eyecatcher. Renault is the first OEM that factory-   suited for private and commercial use!                  requests show but also the offers that were written
                                    tion halls to inform themselves about products, ser-      set reconstructs a vehicle as disabled-friendly vehicle   The presentation of the REHA service portfolio was      in a high rate.
                                    vices and new insights that 801 exhibitors from 29        with rear cutout. This is perfectly adjusted to the       completed by the Opel Meriva with its unique door-
                                    countries presented. Among them was also the REHA         interior and quality, processing and cost-benefit-ratio   way system and the BMW 535i for the active driver.      All in all, the REHACARE 2010 has been a complete
                                    Group Automotive that thanks to the dimensionally         are absolutely consistent! The vehicle enjoyed extra-     The numerous visitors were especially interested        success for REHA Group Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
                                    correct reconstruction of series vehicles allows people   ordinary popularity among the exhibition visitors.        in the technics and showed enthusiastic about the       and the next date of the trade fair for people with
                                    who are restricted in their agility that they remain                                                                reconstruction of the two vehicles.                     handicap from September 21st till September 24th,
                                    mobile. Individual mobility solutions that meet the       Also the new VW Caddy for the wheelchair trans-                                                                   2011 has already been earmarked.
                                    manifold requirements of handicapped people were          port stroke a chord which, equipped with rear lowe-       For the REHA Group Automotive the REHACARE is
                                    in the limelight of the REHA Group visitors.              ring device, wheelchair retraction support as well as     the most important trade fair of the year. This do                                                     Anke Reetz

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K>MOBIL 36 // WITTE Werkzeuge                                                                                  Tools: Development                Tools: Development                                                                                K>MOBIL 36 // WITTE Werkzeuge

Perfection easy to handle
  Conception and development of ergonomic screwdriver handles

                    The term ergonomics combines the Greek words
                    ergon (work) and nomos (science), which with regard
                    to hand tools definitely can be considered as the
                    science of humane design of handles as work tools.

                    The perfect handle ergonomics is international suc-
                    cess guarantor for screwdrivers of WITTE Werk-             The TOP handles had in common that ergonomically                  • tools size and function adjusted to user and           With the MAXXPRO nature screwdriver, since 2008
                    zeuge. Already in 1963 a designer team dealt with          they were exclusively considered in the encompassing                manner of application                                  included in the programme, the circle now is complete.
                    the design of a plastic handle for the still quite young   grasp, meaning when the hand is closed the handle                                                                          Decades of searching for a comfortable handle mate-
                    screwdriver production. At that time the developers        lies in it with a 90° angle to the fingers. During the            Against the background of these requirements and         rial which nevertheless is technically easy to manuf-
                    had detected that with current screwdriver handles         90s research findings whereby e. g. with the help of              with the objective of optimising power transmis-         acture led to this screwdriver handle. Unlike 50 years
                    achieving a certain grip by ribs and edges was             electromyography the muscles’ performance at work                 sion the MAXXPRO screwdriver of WITTE Werk-              ago the contact surfaces are not based on wood or
                    intended. The “ribbed handles” should be replaced          was taken into consideration brought new knowledge                zeuge was designed in 2002. For this purpose, the        treated afterwards but consist of natural cork. This
                    by a new handle shape that only with the handle            with regard to dynamic screw ability. The “grasp”                 axial shaping for the application of force into the      raw material forms the handle’s main contact surface
                    design increases the torque to be transferred.             that describes the actual hold when screwing had to               handle was redesigned, whereas an arc-shaped lon-        and shows that plastic doesn’t have to be artificial.
                                                                               be attached substantially more importance. Hereby                 gitudinal handle outline of a screwdriver with large
                    Based on a circular profile a shape was looked for that    additional axial force is generated which allows pres-            blade proved significantly more convenient com-          The MAXXPRO developmental work’s results have
                    as well enables quick encompassing for screwing as         sing the screwdriver into the screw. The fingers are              pared to a crowned handle bottom.                        generated a wide knowledge base that allows the
                    reaches high torques. Therefore, a three-sided handle      displaced parallel and the grip lies in the hollow of                                                                      immediate design of ergonomic handles. With for-
                    that with a 120° transformation angle comes quite          one’s hand. In 1996, these insights were basal for                Further aspects that with the help of 4 different        ming handle families private label series for WITTE
                    close to human physiology seemed most appropriate.         the production of the PROTOP screwdriver with a                   handle sizes in 4 different shapes could be realised     Werkzeuge customers can be realised at a reasonable
                    With rounding the edges and more volume at the             slightly crowned design and a material adjustment                 by the Maxxpro are:                                      price. We have design freedom that allows the inte-
                    middle contact surfaces the handle was optimised.          where the soft plastic “cushions” the handle’s edges                                                                       gration of various labelling and design versions for
                    The WITTE three-sided handle TOP10 was born.               and the hard plastic supports the hand.                           • A small handle that still fills the hand so that the   the individual shaping into the production concept.
                                                                                                                                                   little finger doesn’t grasp at nothing.                A current example is the PROTOP II series.
                    Further analyses showed that with equal shaping            After deepening examinations in the year 2002, the                • The multifunctional zone serves as thumb support
                    working with a wooden handle was easier than with          philosophy for the handle design was redefined: as                  at the encompassing and as fast moving zone. It                                                  Frank Rohlfs
                    a plastic handle. Due to this reason, the first TOP10      much ergonomics as possible, as much power trans-                   also supports the axial application of force and                                                Sabine Boehle
                    screwdriver was manufactured from cellulose ace-           mission as necessary. Of course, the existing know-                 prevents scrolling.
                    tate with a surface adjusted to a wood structure.          ledge from 40 years of screwdriver development was                • Material and surface procure a good handle feeling
                    With relation to grip this handle was further opti-        the basis which the following core requirements for                 which positively impacts on transferable torques.
                    mised and endured until the beginning of the 90s.          the ergonomic design in an occupational physiolo-                 • Variable handle surfaces for different application
                                                                               gical point of view accrued from:                                   fields (working with dry or greasy hands).
                    Afterwards, due to environmental reasons the
                    choice was made to replace the cellulose acetate by        • ro u n d d e s i g n t o a l l ow e a s y t u r n i n g a n d   For the production concept the decision was made
                    polypropylene. The established original form was              encompassing                                                   for a three-step handle structure which allows a freer
                    maintained, the volume was increased and the pre-          • filling and supporting the hand bulge with double               design in sections of the handle surface with diffe-
                    vious wood structure surface with micro pores was             cone shape                                                     rent materials.
                    replaced by a new worldwide patented microfibre            • shaping free from pressure edges
                    structure. The TOPLUS screwdriver was created.             • adjusted surfaces and materials

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WITTE Tools go on Europe’s journey
  Bits listing Europe-wide at all Hornbach do-it-yourself stores

                                                          Finally, the medium term goal of WITTE Werkzeuge      Already at the end of September 2010 WITTE             Cologne for the first time, premium steel bits, TIN
                                                               to be listed in a major Europe-wide acting DIY   delivered the jointly defined sample assortment to     bits, various bit holders and all profiles the profes-
                                                                   market has been achieved. In spring this     all 90 German Hornbach subsidiaries. Subsequently      sional and the amitious do-it-yourselfer need.
                                                                    year WITTE Werkzeuge was invited to the     the deliveries to all European foreign branches will
                                                                   Hornbach headquarters to Neustadt an der     follow. Hornbach has sites in Sweden, Romania, the                                             Mark Liebholdt
                                                                 Weinstraße for the listing allocation.         Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzer-
                                                               In this course the tool specialist from Hagen    land, Austria and Luxembourg.
                                                             successfully prevailed against renowned competi-
                                                           tors during the negotiations. WITTE convinced with   The currently listed WITTE assortment at Hornbach
                                                          an optimal concept consisting of premium quality      by now comprises more than 80 articles. Among
                                                          - made in Germany -, an attractive presentation of    other things the assortment consists of the Combit
                                                          goods as well as a competitive price level.           Box 11 that was presented on the Hardware Fair in

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          1.   2.

          3.   3.


                    Looking back at 2010…
                       The second half of the year at FAUN in pictures

                    1. Katja Keul, Member of Parliament for “Bündnis 90 die Grünen” was given a tour of the FAUN plant by Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff 2. The ROTOPRESS
                    DUALPOWER and intensity of collaboration were the purpose of the visit from the Bosch Company. We had the honor of welcoming
                    Dr. Bernd Bohr (Managing Director of the Robert Bosch GmbH) and Dr. Rupert Stützle (Robert Bosch GmbH Gasoline Systems, Systems Engineering Electric)
                    to FAUN in September. From left to right: Georg Sandkühler (Head of Development at FAUN), Dr. Rupert Stützle, Dr. Bernd Bohr,
                    Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff (Managing Partner at FAUN) and Wolfgang Kirchhoff (Managing Director of KIRCHHOFF Automotive) 3. Over 20 years in the service
                    of disposal. On the occasion of the festivities for the “Day of German Reunification“ on 2 and 3 October in Bremen, more than 350,000 visited the
                    Weser. The Nehlsen Company took advantage of the opportunity and presented the first hybrid waste collection vehicle ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER
                    on its stand. Another big attraction was the rotary-drum vehicle from 1959 4. German sales representatives gathered for the sales meeting
                    at J. Ochsner AG in Urdorf/Zurich. Whilst sharing ideas, Rainer Janssen and Wolfgang Hess led a tour through the halls, in which the vehicle
                    retrofitting is done for the Swiss market and the waste collection vehicles are fitted with Ochsner weighing devices 5. Stay clean!
                    A VIAJET 6 ensured clean streets for the World Expo in Shanghai 6. The FAUN Group exhibited for the first time at International
                    Automobile Exhibition for Commercial Vehicles (IAA) in Hanover. From 23 to 30 September 2010, FAUN presented three vehicle
                    innovations for waste logistics on the innovation stage of the Association of the Automobile Industry (VDA). ROTOPRESS
                    DUALPOWER • VIAJET FILTAIR • ECOCARRIER During the presentation in the open-area exhibition space, trade fair visitors were able to obtain
                    information about the vehicles. In addition to IAFT ENTSORGA, the commercial vehicle IAA is another important platform to discuss matters
                    with our customers, component suppliers and partners about FAUN and our products. The kick-off was successful, and the next IAA commercial
     4.        4.
                    vehicle trade fair will take place from 20 to 27 September 2012.

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                                                                                                                         9.                                                                               8.

                                                News from IFAT ENTSORGA 2010
                                                1. Government Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser opened the market leading trade fair IFAT ENTSORGA. She also visited the FAUN stand during her tour of the
                                                fair. Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff took advantage of the opportunity to explain the principles and sustainability of the ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER 2. As the proud
                                                new owner of the worlds first ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER, Nehlsen CEO Peter Hoffmeyer (3rd from the right) was handed the keys. The Kirchhoff family wish
                                                him and his staff a pleasant journey 3. Picture captions to photo “SIDEPRESS REMONDIS“: The hand-over of the 7,500 truck from Daimler to the REMONDIS
                                                company was extremely memorable. As a result, numerous waste collection vehicles are equipped with the mounted assembly from FAUN. Dr. Jochen Kirchhoff
                                                and Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff were among those congratulating REMONDIS. The fruitful collaboration of REMONDIS and FAUN was decisively influenced by
                                                Albert Schlieker-Steens (2nd from left) and Josef Holtermann (right), whose ideas were continually incorporated into the vehicle 4. The city of Ibbenbüren
                                                inspected their new EASYPRESS with comb container in Munich. They were accompanies by FAUN Sales Manager Bernd Wenzel (left) well as Dr.-Ing. Jochen
                                                Kirchhoff (right) 5. ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER on the Rhine. Endeavor to obtain several ROTOPRESS DUALPOWERs for the AWB of the city of Cologne:
                                                Herbert Winkelhog and Lothar Skrypczak. Herbert Winkelhog took advantage of a visit to the stand by Government Minister Ursula Heinen-Esser, whose
                                                constituency is in Cologne, in order to explain the urgency of the project 7. (from left to right) Eric van Velzen, Ali Hassan Al Balooshi, Jamal Lootah,
                                                Mahmood Rasheed and Dr. Armin Vogel 8. Linked thanks to a partnership of many years: Company head Norbert Rethmann (middle) as well as Dr. Jochen
                                                Kirchhoff, Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff and Barbara Kirchhoff 9. Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff, Environment Minister Hans-Heinrich Sander, Nehlsen Head Peter Hoffmeyer
                     5.                    6.   and Nehlsen Managing Director Lutz Siewek (from left to right)

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FAUN @ IFAT ENTSORGA. We Have a Solution for                                                                                                    ECOSWEEP

                                                                                                                                                Mechanical pick up of swept waste for waste collection vehicles of the rear-loader type · Combination waste collection vehicle and road
                                                                                                                                                sweeper · For use on long, straight roads after big Events and at market places · High degree of economic efficiency · Environmentally friendly
                                                                                                                                                · High performance · Saving of approx. 20 discharge procedures, due to larger volume and compaction of swept waste
   Munich. The ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER is the prize trade fair exhibit of the FAUN group
                                From 13 to 17 September 2010, FAUN exhibited            tional vehicles, which provoked a surprised reaction    · Height 2.10 m (sweeper)
                                robust and energy-saving waste disposal vehicles for    with their modifications, FAUN also demonstrated its    · Sweeper width 2.30 m
                                the sustainable collection of potential raw materials   quality as a leading development company.               · Length 1.30 m (behind DIN frame)
                                from households and industrial waste. FAUN exhi-
                                bited a total of 33 systems at IFAT as the European     ALL INNOVATIONS AT A GLANCE                             MODE OF OPERATION
                                market leader in this sector. In addition to conven-                                                            Two brushes arranged above one another work inside
                                                                                                                                                the ECOSWEEP. The lower brush rotates contrary to
                                                                                                                                                the direction driven and consequently lifts up the
VARIOPRESS with 30 m³ − One for all. All in one.                                                                                                waste swept. The waste is passed on to the second
25% more volume on 4,200 mm wheelbase · Optimal for removing light recyclable materials · New modular system for hydraulic and elec-            brush due to the centrifugal force. It passes it on into
tric systems of the FAUN hardboard vehicles –> high availability of spare parts                                                                 the container.


· 30 m³ on 4,200 mm wheelbase                                                                                                                   EASYPRESS
· FAUN Control System                                                                                                                           Patented comb pick-up · Optimum Ergonomics · Front-side loader is one of a kind worldwide
· Tried and tested VARIOPRESS concept
· Excellent ratio to own weight and rated load                                                                                                  Properties
· Ideally suited for removing DSD (Dual System Deutschland) material                                                                            · New comb pick-up for standard large refuse
Lifter OKS 09                                                                                                                                   · Innovative locking and bin catching technology
Hot-dip galvanized bar lifter OKS 09 from J. Ochsner AG · Low loading edge for                                                                  · Convenient and safe operation
manual loading · Innovative frame concept, fast installation and dismantling of                                                                 · Workstation independent of weather
the lifting and tipping device with a 6-point screw connection · 7-second cycle                                                                 · Driver has unrestricted view of work area
time                                                                                                                                            · Innovative loading arm
                                                                                                                                                · Swiveling of the lifters possible to 33°
· Hydraulic comb bar with large hydraulic cylinder and stable comb terminal                                                                     · Standard chassis
 block                                                                                                                                          · Lateral range up to 2 m
· Steep tip-in angle (60 degrees) eliminating the need to shake the container
· Robust DIN arms and arm bracket for all EN 840 containers
· Compact mount = short overhang
· Integrated, state of the art LED illumination technology
· Compatible with all conventional lifting and tipping device weighing systems
                                                                                                                                                ECOCARRIER − On the Socket, Get Set, Go!
                                                                                                                                                Van with electric drive · For short Distances · Various mount models: garbage collection mount, platform mounted box

SELECTAPRESS One for two. Two in one.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Properties

Tried and tested VARIOPRESS technology · Two independent rear parts · Removal of two fractions on one trip                                                                                                                               · Quiet and absolutely free of particulate matter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           fumes and CO2 emissions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         · Operating costs are 40% lower than those of
                                                                                        PROPERTIES                                                                                                                                         conventional vans
                                                                                        · FAUN Control System                                                                                                                            · Asynchronous engine drive
                                                                                        · Complete separation of the two collection fractions                                                                                            · Electric engine for lead, lead gel or lithium-ion
                                                                                        · Separately controllable sealing                                                                                                                  battery
                                                                                        · Adjustable pump for less consumption and noise                                                                                                 · Acceleration 0 to 50 km / h in 8 sec.
                                                                                        · Independent emptying of both chambers                                                                                                          · Maximum speed 80 km / h
                                                                                        · Hot-dip galvanized intermediate frame                                                                                                          · Range up to approx. 80 km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         · Output capacity 15 kW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         · Variable loading area

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VIAJET 5 − Compact sweep in all areas
Now also with hydraulic drive · Available immediately with FAUN ventilation system · Compact mount with high degree of chassis integra-
tion · High degree of suction performance · Small turning circle, high rated load

· Cruise control for hydrostat (new development)
· New, higher performance cooling system
· 12 t chassis with 3,000 wheelbase
· Hydrostatic driving from 0 to 40 km / h (depending
  on the chassis)
· High cleaning performance thanks to unique
  air duct
· 1,000 l water supply
· Simple operation
· Easy to service alternative to compact road

VIAJET 4 − Smallest Road Sweeper in its Series
Smallest Road Sweeper in its Series · 7.5 t chassis with 3t rated load · Easy maintenance · Well thought-out concept · Optionally hydrostat
or mounted engine
                                                                                           · 4 m³ mounted road sweeper on a series production
                                                                                           · Small, maneuverable and high performance
                                                                                           · Ideal for inner city areas - compact, quiet and ideally
                                                                                           · Less energy consumption and consequently
                                                                                             fewer emissions                                                                                                                                                           WON! WE LOVE IT WHEN A
                                                                                           · Series chassis with high degree of service coverage and                                                                                                                   PLAN WORKS OUT.
                                                                                             inexpensive maintenance costs
                                                                                           · Improved suction shaft with optimized flow                                                                                                                                The winners of the trade
                                                                                             behaviour                                                                                                                                                                 fair quiz and consequently
                                                                                           · Maximum speed 90 km / h; consequently trips between                                                                                                                       proud owners of an iPad
                                                                                             areas of use and discharge is fast and time-saving                                                                                                                        are:
                                                                                           · Enlarged container tip angle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       G e r d B a u m a n n , S I TA ,
                                                                                                                                                       Conclusion                                                                                                      Michael Reinsch, Böhm Ent-
VIAJET 9 − Concentrated Suction Power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sorgungs GmbH, Möttingen
Concentrated Suction Power · Best suction performance in its class · Modern one-engine drive system · Reduced noise emissions · Powerful hydrostat
                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff: “We have focused our          visitors from other countries. FAUN was able to take
PROPERTIES                                                                                                                                             efforts in vehicle development on promoting the          a total of 25 new orders back from Munich. There
· High-performance road sweeper, which was deve                                                                                                        sustainability of our life and economy. Disposal and     were also many good discussions and suggestions
 loped for heavy duty use in road construction                                                                                                         raw material companies will increase their efforts       for new projects.
· Very large dirt collection range                                                                                                                     in collection and processing of potential raw mate-
· Enormous output of the suction turbines, more                                                                                                        rials from the process chain of consumption and          We’ll see each other in Munich at IFAT ENTSORGA
 than 32,000 m³/h                                                                                                                                      production using new technologies due to higher          7 on 12 May 2012.
· Combination of several road sweeper systems                                                                                                          prices and to become independent of the actual raw                                             Claudia Schaue
 possible                                                                                                                                              material. Logistics and processing may not be more
· Easy emptying, cleaning and maintenance                                                                                                              expensive than the obtaining of the raw material in
· Variable ventilation system for dust reduction                                                                                                       the first place. Because of this we have the target to
· Light plastic water tank                                                                                                                             increase efficiency.”
· Dry-run safe membrane water pumps
                                                                                                                                                       The number new contacts that trade fair staff were
                                                                                                                                                       able to establish was striking. This included many

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ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER Fleet for the Heart of                                                                                                           ROTOPRESS FUELCELL – Worldwide First “Zero
Rhineland                                                                                                                                            Emission” Waste Collection Vehicle
   Cologne. FAUN plan fleet project with waste management company AWB in Cologne                                                                        Berlin. Green is the new Orange

                                                                                                                                                     Following the ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER, the next                fuel cell will go into operation in spring 2011. If daily
                                                                                                                                                     step is on the way. FAUN is collaborating inten-           operation of the fuel cell as an energy supply proves
                                                                                                                                                     sively on the world first “zero emission” waste col-       to be robust and faultless in the harsh environ-
                                                                                                                                                     lection vehicle with electric drive from a hydrogen        ment of a waste collection vehicle, the fuel cell will
                                                                                                                                                     fuel cell.                                                 replace the small diesel generator of the ROTOPRESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                DUALPOWER and the worldwide first “zero emission”
                                   FAUN Sales Manager Burkard Oppmann and Herbert          especially in large cities with environment zones and     The concept is based on the current mounted drive          garbage truck would become reality and be ready
                                   Winkelhog, Managing Director of the Waste Manage-       the tightening of environmental regulations. It is of     of the ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER. However, a fuel cell           for mass production. The ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER
                                   ment Company in Cologne (AWB) are currently under       course logical that Cologne waste disposal compa-         is used in the ROTOPRESS FUELCELL to generate elec-        is currently produced with all other components in
                                   intensive discussion regarding the ROTOPRESS            nies support such solutions. After all, we are underli-   tricity, not the diesel generator. The electricity gene-   low volume production.
                                   DUALPOWER, which the AWB would like to purchase         ning our own environmental protection skills here. In     rated is used for driving the collection mount of the                                                Claudia Schaue
                                   for Cologne. A unique fleet project is to be launched   addition, we could collect waste before 7 a.m. using      lifter, while the vehicle moves from loading spot to
                                   with this.                                              these extremely quiet hybrid vehicles and conse-          loading spot using a conventional chassis engine.
                                   Herbert Winkelhog: “Innovative and environmen-          quently reduce the burden of doing so in the densely      The decisive advantage is that the vehicle has zero
                                   tally compatible energy and drive solutions are key     populated downtown area.” To strengthen support           emissions during loading and is almost noiseless.
                                   requirements. This development is being accelerated     for their request, the Cologne delegation at IFAT
                                                                                           ENTSORGA in Munich took the opportunity to draw
                                                                                           the attention of Parliament Undersecretary and            ADVANTAGES
                                                                                           Member of Parliament for the Cologne constituency,        Less fuel
                                                                                           Ursula Heinen-Esser, to this project.                     CO2 reduction
                                                                                           “With the ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER, we are giving              Extremely quiet
                                                                                           disposal companies an instrument, complies with
                                                                                           increasingly strict environmental regulations,” Bur-      Partnering FAUN in this pioneering project are the
                                                                                           kard Oppmann continued.                                   Berlin Public Sanitation Companies (BSR) and Helio-
                                                                                           The partnership-like association between FAUN and         centris. Heliocentris supplies the hydrogen fuel cells,
                                                                                           AWB has existed for years. The ROTOPRESS and the          including peripherals and accumulators. FAUN inte-
                                                                                           road sweeper VIAJET are fixed components of the dis-      grates these components into the overall vehicle con-
                                                                                           posal logistics of the metropolis on the Rhine.           cept for utilization. BSR as the customer will use the
                                                                                           Picture caption: Could soon be reality. AWB               waste collection vehicle in selected test areas, espe-     Giving the project the go-ahead: Bernd Sackmann, (GE Head of Vehicle Management of BSR),
Lothar Skrypczak (Head of Vehicle Management of AWB Cologne), Herbert Winkelhog            Cologne wishes to start a fleet project with several      cially in downtown Berlin. This will prove that the        Andreas Scholz-Fleischmann (Executive Board of Human Resources, Social and Technical Ser-
(Managing Director and Spokesperson of AWB Cologne), Burkard Oppmann (Head of FAUN         ROTOPRESS DUALPOWER in Cologne.                           selected technology enables efficient waste logi-          vices of BSR), Burkard Oppmann (Head of FAUN Sales in Germany) and Christian Leu (Helio-
Sales Germany and Volker Hengstenberg (FAUN Sales) (f.l.t.r.)                                                                                        stics. The new ROTOPRESS FUELCELL with hydrogen            centris Energiesysteme GmbH, Head of Business Development & Product Management) (f.l.t.r.)
                                                                                                                                   Claudia Schaue

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                                                                                                                                  Black, Yellow, Strong. VIAJET 6 RH for Amand
Clean Berlin                                                                                                                        Ratingen. The successful Amand Corporate Group uses FAUN road sweepers for construc-
  Berlin. 16 VIAJETs ensure cleanliness in the capital                                                                            tion site cleaning

                     “… I buy some construction machines, excavators,       road sweeper is driven conventionally via a mounted   The Amand Company from Ratingen, service provider           Emissions are reduced to a minimum thanks to the
                     compaction rollers and cranes. I pounce on Berlin,     engine.                                               for earthmoving, civil engineering and road construc-       FAUN ventilation system. Approx. 70 percent of the air
                     press the siren …                                                                           Claudia Schaue   tion, has upgraded its fleet of vehicles with VIAJET 6RH    sucked in by the vacuum shaft is used to lift the swept
                     Hey, everything shines, so beautifully new.”                                                                 road sweepers. The VIAJET with 6 m³ container is            material from the back and take it in again through
                                                                                                                                  ideal for demanding road construction cleaning jobs.        the suction mouth piece. With this system, drivers
                     Whether Peter Fox knew that the Berlin Public Sani-                                                          A special feature is the hydraulic drive of the container   can also individually set the distribution between
                     tation Companies (BSR) ordered 16 VIAJET 6 R/L when                                                          and the intermediate gears, which make it pos-              recirculated air and exhaust air.
                     he wrote the lyrics for his song “Everything New”?                                                           sible to attain the low sweeping speed required for
                                                                                                                                  construction sites. As a result, coarse dirt can also       The power of the VIAJET is reinforced again, because
                     They will soon sweep along the Spree. 16 road                                                                be removed reliably. Thanks to the elimination of a         Sylvia Arenz drives the road sweeper for Amand.
                     sweepers with a mounted container for 6 m³, two                                                              mounted engine, an additional water tank with 800
                     blower and suction units on the right and left sides                                                         liters can be built in and the sweeper vehicle still                                                Claudia Schaue
                     of the vehicle as well as a projected sweeper. The                                                           retains its compact size. This way, the high-pressure
                                                                                                                                  cleaning facility has 2,000 liters of water available to
                                                                                                                                  clean deep into the road surface.

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Oktoberfest has begun!
  Munich. FAUN Viatecs colorful Oktoberfest parade

                     Visitors to the traditional Munich Oktoberfest were        modern high-performance sweeper VIAJET, they pre-
                     treated to an unusual picture at the parade of the         sented the history of municipal vehicles.
                     associations. This year, sweeping women and clea-
                     ners from Grimma put on a show of their historical                                               Claudia Schaue
                     manual sweeping devices and road sweepers from
                     the years 1969 and 2010 at the start of the festivities.
                     Under the motto of “Sweeping devices through the
                     ages”, the team from Grimma provided an illustrious
                     picture with their historical costumes and tools. From
                     a brush to the three-wheel AK 3H from 1969 and a

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Frank Schulze – Managing Director China
  Globetrotter looks forward to new professional challenge

                     Marketing of FAUN vehicles in China and intensifica-     worked as managing director for various companies
                     tion of relations with Chinese companies have been       in South Korea for 13 years before he returned to
                     the responsibility of Frank Schulze since September      Germany and took a new position as technical pro-
                     2010. As Managing Director for China, Mr. Schulze        duction manager. His love of Asia remains unabated,
                     reports to Managing Director Patrick Hermanspann.        and contact with FAUN has given him the possibi-
                     The 54 year old will examine the Chinese market          lity of developing new business for waste collection
                     intensively to research interesting partners and busi-   vehicles and road sweepers in China. The man born
                     ness models for FAUN.                                    in Dortmund also sees his challenge there.

                     Mr. Schulze is the kind of person that we would call
                     a globetrotter. Frank left the Ruhr area for Mexico
                     shortly after finishing his education to become a
                     wholesaler and foreign trade expert. He worked there
                     for many years as the department head of mate-           Contact
                     rials management and purchasing, as well as auxi-        Frank Schulze
                     liary operations for production. He had his initial
                     experiences of the Asian market as Business Deve-
                                                                              FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG
                                                                              Feldhorst 4
                                                                                                                                        Bernd Sauter – Sales Manager at J. Ochsner AG
                     lopment Manager for MAN Gutehoffnungshütte,              27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck
                     Oberhausen. Regardless of whether it’s Hong Kong,        Germany
                                                                                                                                           Urdorf/Zurich. Bernd Sauter is the new sales manager of J. Ochsner AG in Switzerland
                     Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia or China, Mr. Schulze‘s      Cell phone: +49 172 4352273
                     business relations have covered entirety of Asia. He     E-mail: frankschulze@FAUN.com
                                                                                                                                        The 34 year old began as a service mechanic at
                                                                                                                                        the FAUN subsidiary in Urdorf/Zurich in 2002. The
                                                                                                                                        construction technician was responsible for calibra-
                                                                                                                                        tion and repair of the Ochsner weighing systems and
                                                                                                                                        field service work before he became head of the ser-
                                                                                                                                        vice department. Mr. Sauter completed a four-year
                                                                                                                                        mechanical engineering degree at a college in Zurich

Harry Funk – Sales Manager for Eastern Europe                                                                                           in 2006, in addition to his regular workload. Before
                                                                                                                                        he switched to sales, the man born in Constance was
                                                                                                                                        head of the workshop.
                                                                                                                                        The sales staff of the J. Ochsner AG is now complete
                                                                                                                                        and includes Olaf Nötzel (sales of waste collection
                                                                                                                                        vehicles in Western Switzerland)), Petra Hartmann
                     Harry Funk has been working with the export staff        As a result, Mr. Funk has excellent knowledge of the      (in-house sales force) and Thomas Simmler and
                     of Managing Director Dr. Armin Vogel since July 2010.    industry. A man of many varied interests, the 47 year     Adolf Kessler in container sales.
                     As Area Sales Manager, Mr. Funk is responsible for       old wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the topic “Producer
                     Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine and the Baltic coun-        Liability and Accounting”.
                     tries. The MBA graduate from Jever studied law
                     and business in Bayreuth and was responsible as
                     General Import Manager for MAN commercial vehi-          Contact                                                   Contact details:
                     cles in Lithuania and Latvia from 1993 until 2005.       Harry Funk                                                Bernd Sauter
                                                                              FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG                          Sales Manager at J. Ochsner AG
                                                                              Feldhorst 4                                               Steinacker Strasse 31
                                                                              27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck                                08902 Urdorf
                                                                              Germany                                                   Switzerland
                                                                              Cell phone: +49 172 5668060                               Cell phone: +41 79 4671285
                                                                              E-mail: harryfunk@FAUN.com                                E-mail: BerndSauter@ochsner.ch

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ROTOPRESS Demo Tour in Malaysia
  Malaysia. FAUN is convincing Southeast Asia with its tried-and-tested ROTOPRESS

                  The ROTOPRESS Demo Tour in Malaysia began with a           ciple appears to becoming established in Malaysia          In connection with this, new bids have been invited
                  great kick-off event and the official vehicle hand-over    and its reliability and simple handling are becoming       for waste disposal services in Malaysia in 2010, a spe-
                  to the Minister for Waste Management Dato’ Nadzri          convincing.                                                cification of which is modern vehicle technology for
                  Yahaya by Dr. Armin Vogel on 7 October 2010.                                                                          the disposal. FAUN sees the possibility here to inte-
                                                                             Doing the specification justice                            grate the tried-and-tested ROTOPRESS to the modern
                  Approximately 50 people from the world of politics         To handle local requirements, the vehicle has been         disposal process.
                  and waste management took part in the important            equipped with a pump system, which conveys the
                  event, and the expectations of the FAUN export staff       liquid, which flows into the liquid collection tub, back   FAUN has already presented the VIAJET FILTAIR road
                  and the local partners were exceeded by far.               into the container and consequently enables conti-         sweeper in Kuala Lumpur in August, demonstrating
                                                                             nual mixing of liquids with the solid components           reduction in particulate matter, which impressed the
                  The vehicle will first be used in a pilot project in the   of waste.                                                  waste disposal and street cleaning companies.
                  area of Putrayaja, under the sponsorship of the Mini-
                  stry for Waste Management, and then tested tho-            “Green Future”                                                                                    Christian Bremer
                  roughly in various areas of the metropolitan Kuala         Malaysia is a pioneering country in Southeast Asia
                  Lumpur region by various waste disposal compa-             with respect to the “Green Future” programme and the
                  nies. The ROTOPRESS will be subject to local con-          need for sustainable waste disposal management.
                  ditions for a total of three months. However, after
                  only one week, the tried-and-tested ROTOPRESS prin-

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TRACKWAY SET FOR US OFFICE LAUNCH                                                                                                                  FAUN MAKES TRACKS IN TURKEY
   Llangefni. Increased work with US in run up to TRACKWAY American office opening                                                                    Llangefni. TRACKWAY’S largest ever order shipped

                                                                                                                                                   FAUN UK’s defence division – TRACKWAY – has just
                                                                                                                                                   completed its €19.5 million order for the Turkish mili-
                                                                                                                                                   tary. Originally secured in 2008 in partnership with
                                                                                                                                                   IVECO, the contract was TRACKWAY’S biggest ever
                                                                                                                                                   deal. The agreement was for 40 Heavy Ground Mobi-
Apache landing on the old style FAUN PSA mat                                                                                                       lity Systems (HGMS) and TRAKKER 8x8 trucks on
                                                                                                                                                   which it will be mounted.                                 FAUN MV’s managing director J Alun Jones, said:
                                 Following news from the last edition of K-MOBIL,          The panel will now require some further design                                                                    “Growing TRACKWAY has been a focus of the busi-
                                 TRACKWAY’s successful work with the United States         amendments prior to launch.                             The HGMS can withstand vehicle loads of up to 70          ness for the past four years. This order with Turkey
                                 military, has led to the development of a revolutio-      TRACKWAY’s work with ERDC engineers, combined           tonnes over challenging terrain conditions such as        has been hugely significant for us, not simply by
                                 nary new aircraft landing mat (ALM) panel design.         with their attendance at key exhibitions such as        snow, ice, sand, marsh and mud.                           being the biggest contract we’ve ever fulfilled, but
                                 An alternative ALM is required by the US as its tra-      AUSA, has allowed them to meet some of the Ame-                                                                   because it is a demonstration of the huge potential,
                                 ditional landing mats are not suited to modern air-       rican defence industry heavyweights ahead of the        The Turkish Army’s engineers will begin training          global market for significant quantities of the pro-
                                 craft that reach extreme temperatures and are signi-      opening of TRACKWAY’s US office in 2011.                with TRACKWAY next year at a purpose built site in        duct. And the defence industry is only the beginning.
                                 ficantly heavier than their predecessors, such as         The first American office, located in Washington        Kirklareli, Turkey, with FAUN’S specialists delivering    Because of its high performance design, TRACKWAY
                                 the F-16 Fighter Jets and C-17 heavy duty transport       DC, will help TRACKWAY to open up new routes to         the courses in person. Securing the order provided a      has obvious benefits for use in other heavy industries
                                 planes. The older PSA panel design is simply not sui-     market its products to the US defence industry.         huge boost to the team at Llangefni, allowing them to     such as oil exploration or even construction.”
                                 table for these demands.                                  Chris Kendall, TRACKWAY’s business development          expand the existing manufacturing facilities as well
                                 Managing director at FAUN MV, J Alun Jones, travelled     manager, said: “Working with the US military has        as to reinvest in research and development work.                                                  Rachael Hobbs
                                 to the US Army’s Engineering and Research Centre          been an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the
                                 (ERDC), headquarters in Mississippi, with a 5 x 3m        cutting edge design of TRACKWAY’s products. We
                                 sample of the new panel that underwent rigorous           very much see this project as the first step towards
                                 testing.                                                  closer ties to the US, and our new office will act as
                                 The new design from FAUN’s engineers at Llangefni         the ideal launch-pad for us in the new year.”
                                 was the only solution that has passed tests first time,
                                 surviving 1400 passes from the aircraft simulators.                                              Rachael Hobbs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Some of the group receive their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                awards, presented by J Alun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jones and David Ost, Regional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Director of EEF (f.l.t.r.)

  Llangefni. Eight staff complete advanced management training course

                     FAUN MV has once again proven its commitment to       of FAUN and work with people they almost certainly      J Alun Jones, managing director at FAUN, said: “Too
                     the Investors in People programme by putting eight    would not have done otherwise.                          many companies in the UK are avoiding spending
                     employees from Anglesey through a £25,000 Institute   The course was part funded by the Welsh Assembly        money on training and development, but we feel
                     of Leadership and Management approved course.         Government and has been viewed as an opportunity        that investing in our staff will pay for itself through
                     Covering 15 comprehensive modules in first line       to build on the employees’ existing skill set as well   improved performances and efficiencies and create
                     management, each of the participants were put         as improving their performance and resulting in a       the next generation of leaders here in Llangefni.
                     through their paces applying the newly learned les-   more efficient rate of production.                      “The course has given the group an opportunity to
                     sons to their normal working day. Spanning two        With an improved understanding of managerial            work alongside people they may never have done
                     years, the course required each individual to work    responsibilities and tasks, FAUN is confident that      before, learning about our company as a whole,            FAUN MV can now display the
                     with a member of the FAUN senior management           the qualification will mean the individuals can work    applying practical skills which they learned to their     prestigious Investors in People
                     team who acted as a mentor, helping to complete       more efficiently and have a better working relation-    day-to-day working life.”                                    plaque in reception at Llan-
                     the work assigned.                                    ship with staff in different departments.                                                        Rachael Hobbs    gefni and in all service centres.
                     Each mentor came from a different section of the      Already, the team has helped to identify thousands                                                                  We can also display the logo
                     business to give the staff a well rounded knowledge   of pounds in efficiency savings throughout the                                                                         on promotional materials.

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  Llangefni. FAUN doubles the number of Verdant refuse vehicles it services

                                                       FAUN MV has successfully increased the number of           as has the Culham site which has been expanded and       of local authorities are looking to subcontract refuse
                                                       vehicles it services on behalf of Verdant– municipal       doubled the number of vehicles which it services.        service work to businesses such as Verdant and so
                                                       service specialists – by 70 following the opening of       The seven additional centres are run by FAUN MV          our expansion ideally places us to capitalise on this
                                                       two new service centres and the expansion of exis-         on behalf of recycling and resource management           growing demand.”
                                                       ting sites.                                                company SITA UK that operates the refuse service                                                 Rachael Hobbs
                                                       The team, led by Tony Lowe, operate a network of 11        for each area’s local authority. This year’s expansion
                                                       centres nationwide, providing a full repair and main-      has created six new jobs, bringing the total number
                                                       tenance service for all of its clients’ refuse vehicles.   of employees to 60 in the service division.
                                                       FAUN MV opened its first service centre in 2000            Tony Lowe, national service manager at FAUN, said:
                                                       and now has a total of 120 Verdant-owned vehicles          “Our network of service centres are strategically
                                                       across its Culham, Melton Mowbray and Bedford              located to ensure our clients’ fleets can remain ope-
                                                       sites. FAUN’s Bedford centre has more than doubled         rational as well as providing jobs for the communi-
                                                       in size and tripled the number of vehicles in its fleet,   ties in which they are placed. An increasing number

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  South Hams District Council have recently taken delivery of their third FAUN VIAJET 6
hydraulic road sweeper, 12 months after purchasing their second vehicle

                                Mounted on a DAF LF45 15t chassis the VIAJET 6          bridge, Salcombe and Modbury. “The VIAJET is great
                                ‘Dual Sweep’ is fitted with the                         in towns and copes with narrow country lanes,” said
                                FAUN re-circulating air system resulting in low dust    Christine Foxley Regional Account Manager.
                                emissions. The vehicle was delivered in August in
                                addition they were already operating a FAUN VIAJET      FAUN VIAJET Sweeper – A Sweeper with many
                                6 road sweeper mounted on a Volvo FLL 15t Chassis       talents
                                which was delivered in Autumn 2009.                     The modular VIAJET system allows for all types of
                                                                                        sweeping requirements to be met. Christine says,
                                The council were the first UK Local Authority to        “The FAUN VIAJET sweeper has power to cope with
                                purchase a FAUN road sweeper in 2002.. “I would         the dirtiest jobs, provided by an auxiliary engine or
                                just like it highlighted that ever since we took „the   by hydrostatic and hydraulic drive.”
                                gamble“ and opted for the first FAUN mechanical
                                sweeper in the UK we do not have any regrets. Unlike    The FAUN VIAJET is available for demonstration and
                                some other ventures we have experimented with.”         is suitable for many tough working environments.
                                said Richard Dean Transport and Resources Manager
                                at South Hams District Council.                                                                Rachael Hobbs
                                The South Hams district in south Devon is 250 square    Christine Foxley
                                miles with a third of the population of 83,500 living   Regional Account Manager on 07799 110733 to
                                in the towns of Ivybridge, Totnes, Dartmouth, Kings-    discuss.

                                                                                                                                                Long standing relationship – Inverclyde Council
                                                                                                                                                and FAUN ZOELLER UK

                                                                                                                                                Over the past twenty years we have experienced a       Mercedes Econic chassis we are looking forward to
                                                                                                                                                number of FAUN products and have always found          many years of reliable service. “
                                                                                                                                                both the sales and service team to be extremely pro-
                                                                                                                                                fessional and knowledgeable.                                                               Hannah Brewster

  Simon Cluley (South Hams                                                                                                                      Jim Bradley, Team Leader (Transport and Waste Colle-
        District Council) and                                                                                                                   ction) from Environmental and Commercial Services,
   Christine Foxley( Regional                                                                                                                   Inverclyde Council said:
   Account Manager)(f.l.t.r.)                                                                                                                   “We are very impressed with the quality of finish on
                                                                                                                                                our new VARIOPRESS II bodies and coupled to the

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     (From left to right): Lower
       Saxony Finance Minister
Hartmut Möllring, Prof. Carl H.
Hahn (former VW CEO), Aygül
Özkan (Minister for Social Wel-
  fare, Women, Family, Health
      and Integration in Lower
Saxony), Dr.-Ing. Jochen Kirch-
      hoff (Chairperson of the
         Advisory Board of the
    KIRCHHOFF Group), David
McAllister (Governor of Lower
Saxony), Dr. Johannes F. Kirch-
hoff (CEO of the FAUN Group),
    Wolfgang Reichelt (CEO of
   the Block Transformatoren-
  Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG),
 Christian Meyer (State Mana-
   ging Director of the CDU in
  Lower Saxony), Axel Miesner
  (state representative) and Ulf
Thiele, Member of the Landtag
(General Secretary of the CDU
              in Lower Saxony)

People Meet at FAUN – Governor
David McAllister
  Osterholz-Scharmbeck. Lower Saxony’s Governor David McAllister visited the FAUN plant
in Osterholz-Scharmbeck on 26 October 2010

                                                      The occasion was the member meeting of the             In his brief address, Governor McAllister emphasized    together and active shaping of change are motivating
                                                      “club2013”, to which Governor McAllister was invited   that Germany must be strengthened as an indus-          factors in this respect.
                                                      as an honorary guest. In addition to the governor of   trial site and that companies such as FAUN perform
                                                      Lower Saxony, government and shadow ministers          exemplary work to this end.                             Supporters and friends of the CDU in Lower Saxony
                                                      as well as members and friends of the association                                                              are members of “club2013”, the goal of which is to
                                                      “club2013” also took advantage of the occasion to      The talk by Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff was also well     work for a strong federal state with a good future.
                                                      visit. In addition to a tour through the production    received by the audience; he pointed out the traditi-
                                                      area of waste collection vehicles, discussions and     onal values of a family-run company and the skills                                            Claudia Schaue
                                                      exchanges of ideas were the focus.                     of its employees. The collaboration, achieving things

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Herbert, the Peening Facility
  Osterholz-Scharmbeck. FAUN has the largest peening facility of its kind in Germany

                     The blue double-door opens like the gate to Babylon.       Compliance with VOC directives                            mentally compatible finishes are applied in a wet-      roof. Jochen Schneider said “The work that the staff              Happy faces: Herbert
                     Visitors stand in front of it with amazement and look      Within this facility, FAUN fulfills the requirement of    on-wet process.                                         in the plant and the suppliers have done is fantastic.             Begemann (Head of
                     into a dark chasm. The giant assembly parts for the        using water-based finishes and consequently com-                                                                  We have an incomparable showpiece here. We are           Technology and the inspiration
                     waste collection vehicles hang rigidly in the peening      plies with the applicable VOC directives (EU directives   Precision Work                                          working independently in-house with immediate              for the name of the peening
                     facility. This place is unique, only foundries use pee-    on solvent equilibrium) and therefore drastically         FAUN Managing Director Jochen Schneider and Her-        effect. The process step of peening has been inte-              facility) and FAUN-CTO
                     ning facilities of this size.                              reducing harmful emissions. The facility is already       bert Begemann, Head of Technology, started the          grated optimally in production, so that the quality           Jochen Schneider. (f.l.t.r.)
                     FAUN is restructuring to achieve process-optimized         low-noise and replaces previous wash phosphating          completely automated trolley conveyor at the push       of FAUN mounts is increased significantly via linking
                     production, and another milestone was completed on         treatment. Eight turbines blast the peening medium        of a button following six months of planning and        with the finishing.”
                     29 July 2010. In the customized facility, all large com-   against the components and free them of scale and         two months construction work. The facility is from                                             Claudia Schaue
                     ponents for the FAUN waste collection vehicles are         residue, this process takes about 10 minutes. The         the Konrad Rump Company in Salzkotten. A special
                     peened before they are primed and finishing enamel         peened parts are unique with respect to quality and       challenge for the project staff was to fit the faci-
                     is applied.                                                ensure long life of the vehicles. Next, the peened        lity in the existing hall. The previous powder faci-
                                                                                parts are transported on a movable workbench to           lity was removed and now there are only a few cen-
                                                                                the priming facility. Finally, modern and environ-        timeters between the top of the facility and the hall

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For a Fast Stop                                                                                                                             Soccer Is Our Life
  Osterholz-Scharmbeck. André Gwosdek manages International After Sales Support                                                                Osterholz-Scharmbeck. New coach at the FAUN soccer team
effective immediately in addition to his position as head of spare parts sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christopher Neumann, third year mechatronic tech-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nician trainee at FAUN, is the new coach of the fac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            tory soccer team. He has succeeded Jens Stüber, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                            will now handle the administrative tasks of the team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christopher Neumann’s first accomplishment as
                                                                                                                                                                                                            coach was able to convince many of his young co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            workers to join the team. Twenty soccer aficionados
                                                                                                                                                                                                            are active.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            An indoor tournament was recently held in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bremen region, and the team reached the semi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            finals. These are all steps to winning the next
                                                                                                                                            Handing over the ball: Christopher Neumann (left) is the        KIRCHHOFF Soccer Cup!
                                                                                                                                            new coach of the FAUN soccer team. His predecessor Jens                                                 Claudia Schaue
                                                                                                                                            Stüber (right) will handle administrative tasks in the future

                                                                                                                                            NATHAN RETURNS TO THE TRACKS
                                                                                                                                                Llangefni. Nathan Tate promotes FAUN by taking part in banger racing

                                                                                                                                            Nathan Tate, Financial Controller at FAUN Municipal             brothers Oliver and Jack along with Dad fix the roll cage in place
                                                                               Reinhard Kölpin, Silke Reffken and Maxim Silaew (f.l.t.r.)   Vehicles in Llangefni has recently started competing            and install a 5 point harness. They also simplify the wiring and
                                                                                                                                            in banger racing at tracks across the UK. Having ori-           replace the petrol tank with a much smaller one in the centre of
                                                                                                                                            ginally competed in the junior form of the sport bet-           the car – all for safety purposes. All that work is easy when the
                                                                                                                                            ween the ages of 10–16, Nathan returned to the tracks           car is new – its working on it after I’ve raced it that causes the
                                                                                                                                            in November 2009 and has competed in several race               head ache!’ Nathan has had some success, with a 2nd place being
                                                                                                                                            meetings during the 2010 season including one at                the best for this season but says ‘ for us, it’s the taking part that
                                                                                                                                            Prestatyn in North Wales, which is close to the fac-            really matters and doing something as a family is what makes it
                                                                                                                                            tory. The sport takes place on short oval tracks that           so much fun. I have 5 younger brothers and sisters and when you
                                                                                                                                            can be either tarmac or shale, races are 10–12 laps             include our partners, friends and colleagues, there is usually a big
                                                                                                                                            long with the winner being first past the flag. Contact         group of us who attend the races and we all really enjoy it. This
                                                                                                                                            between the cars is positively encouraged, with the             year Jack, Oliver and I have all raced in the bangers and my Mum
                     FAUN is continuing expansion of its after-sales sup-     of training sessions and administrative tasks. Her            formula often being referred to as ‘nudge and spin’             has also started competing in a non contact class, and she is the
                     port for waste collection vehicles and road sweepers     excellent contacts thanks to years of work in the in-         – if you are faster than the car in front or next to            only one of us to win a race!’ Nathan would like to thank everyone
                     on an international level. A team of professionals       house sales team mean she will hit the ground run-            you, you are allowed to move it out of the way! Cars            who has helped building and repairing the cars this year, espe-
                     under the direction of Patrick Hermanspann will sup-     ning. Reinhard Kölpin and Maxim Silaew will con-              are usually no longer legal to be driven on UK roads,           cially Jack and Oliver.
                     port worldwide FAUN customers in the future. The         tinue to provide technical support for international          before being fully stripped of all interior and exterior                                                              Claudia Schaue
                     focus is developing international concepts for spare     customers.                                                    trim, lights, glass and plastic. Engines are limited to
                     parts, providing technical customer support and deli-                                                                  1.6 litres or less and the most common cars in the
                     vering training sessions. In addition, providing stan-   A strong, motivated team, whose support you can               formula are Nissans, Hondas and Toyotas. Nathan
                     dardized communication with international partners       depend on!                                                    has raced 2 Nissan Sunnys this year and will start
                     and customers regarding technical problems, and                                                     Claudia Schaue     the 2011 season with a ‘new’ Toyota Corolla. Nathan
                     improving reaction times to inquiries..                                                                                says ‘I’ve grown up with full contact motor racing and
                                                                                                                                            competing in bangers is a fun & relatively cheap way
André Gwosdek                                                                                                                               of getting out on the tracks again.’Although based
                                                                              FAUN Umwelttechnik GmbH & Co. KG
                                                                              After Sales Support International                             in Anglesey, most of the work on the cars is done
                     Meet the team                                            Feldhorst 4                                                   in Nathans home city of Leeds, as Nathan explains
                     André Gwosdek will be supported by experienced           27711 Osterholz-Scharmbeck                                    ‘I’ve been stripping the cars at home before I take
                     colleagues. Silke Reffken will handle organization       Tel.: +49 4795 955-196                                        them to my Dads garage in Leeds. It’s here that my

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