Heiligenhaus, August 30th, 2022: “In a mobility industry that is undergoing a profound change, we are convinced that engaging LOCAL talented people based on a Regional Concept will be crucial to achieve our ambitious growth strategy. The automotive industry has entered a new phase of development marked by upheavals that are unprecedented in their scale and speed. The new geopolitical environment became a reality reinforcing the necessity of localization enabling independently local teams in close coordination with all the central functions hosted at the headquarters. With our human capital in each region for decades, our technological leadership with over 3,000 patents and 33% technological market share worldwide, our financial independence, we are moving forward into this future with a long-term vision and enthusiasm that have made our family run group so successful for the last 165 years. Accordingly, I’m glad to announce the change of the company’s governance structure implementing a Regional Concept. The purpose is to deliver local adapted solutions for each market ensuring a timely local dedicated customer service leveraging our local teams, production plants and engineering centers in each region namely Americas, Europe, China, South-Korea, and Japan.” said Jérôme Debreu, Chairman & CEO.
Kiekert Group changes its governance: previously Vice President Asia, Karl Lambertz becomes Vice President Europe. Previously General Manager Kiekert US, Mike Hietbrink is promoted Vice President Americas. Peter Wang is appointed Managing Director China.
Karl, Mike and Peter will be Associate Members of Kiekert Group Executive Committee.
About Kiekert Group :
World Leader, Kiekert provides innovative safety closure systems for the Automotive Industry. With around € 800 million of economic sales revenue, an international footprint of 7 plants and 8 R&D centers, Technology and Innovation driven since its inception in 1857, Kiekert relies on its 5,000 employees to develop and produce mechanical intelligent safety closure systems according to the Group digitalization roadmap for connected and sustainable mobility.
Kiekert AG is an independent Stock Company headquartered in Germany for the last 165 years. Kiekert track records of success are irrevocably based on its traditional family values, the foundation of our stable team delivering innovative products and top quality to our customers.