Kiekert AG is the leader in automotive closure system technology. The success story of the company began in 1857. Today, the automotive supplier with headquarters in Heiligenhaus, Germany is the first choice among leading vehicle manufacturers throughout the world, and is present in ten countries with 6.000 employees. Around the clock, Kiekert develops, produces and sells tailor-made customer solutions in eight development and three production centers and two sales centers. Kiekert’s core product, the side-door latch, covers all functions. From time to time, this includes pioneering inventions such as the central locking system and the electro-mechanical power closure.
The special focus on product development is reflected in a modern product range in which over a third of the products are younger than three years old. In its over 150-year history, the technology company has currently developed and produced far more than 1.5 billion latches for the automotive industry. Thanks to its global presence, Kiekert has acquired a market share of around 20 percent over the years and today is the world market leader in the area of vehicle side-door latches. Kiekert is an indispensable, strategic partner for vehicle manufacturers on all continents and also a modern and reliable employer for its employees.
|Total sales (2016):||870 million euro|
|Global market share in %:||20 %|
|Side-door latches (yearly production) in 2016:||67 million|
|No. 1 in Europe with 35% market share|
|No. 1 in NAFTA region with 25% market share|
|Leading in China with 12% market share|
|Numerous leading automotive manufacturers – over 60 brands worldwide|
Dr. Karl Krause, Member of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Stephan Espelage, Member of the Board, Chief Finance Officer
Ulrich-Nicolaus Kranz, Member of the Board, Chief Strategy Officer
Jürgen Wenzel, Member of the Board, Chief Purchasing Officer