Founding of Thyssen Ferex Aluminium-Technik, Liberec. Associate: Thyssen Umformtechnik+Guss GmbH.
Certified by DQS Frankfurt. Certified as per VDA 6.1 and QS9000.
Acquisition of the shareholdings by ThyssenKrupp Automotive. Renaming to ThyssenKrupp Fahrzeugguss GmbH with the sites Kloth-Senking Metallgießerei, DGT Druckgießtechnik, Druckgusswerk Fritz Völkel, Concordiahütte Bendorf and the shareholdings of ThyssenKrupp Aluminium-Technik (100%), ThyssenKrupp Rautenbach Castings GmbH (75%) and ThyssenKrupp Guss S.A. (33%). Certification of the group as per ISO 14001.
Construction of a new plant in Hrádek nad Nisou.
Certification of all sites as per ISO TS 16949.
Acquisition of the shareholdings by Electra Partners Europe. Renaming to KSM Castings GmbH, while retaining the current sites and the shareholdings KSM Castings CZ a.s. and KSM Castings Wernigerode GmbH.
Per October 01, 2006, the former KSM Castings CZ s.r.o. (limited liability company)was converted to KSM Castings CZ a.s. (stock corporation).