Neunkirchen, January 2020: BSV Fritz Völkel has become soccer champion for the 6th time

At the 21st company sport championship in Neunkirchen Wellesweiler on 25. January, the company soccer team of the KSM Castings Group BSV Fritz Völkel has become indoor soccer champion for the 6th time.

The team of Norbert Brisch won the final against the team of Merkur Gauselmann Minden with 5:4. Vice champion was the team of the Dillinger Hütte, the 3rd. place was taken by Ford Saarlouis, followed by the teams of Merkur Gauselmann Espelkamp, Festo St. Ingbert and Eberspächer Neunkirchen.

Due to organizational reasons, the Saarland company soccer championship 2019 was integrated into the German Championship. The Saarland tournament always takes place in January of the following year. Saarland company indoor soccer champion 2019 is the Dillinger Hütte, vice champion is Ford Saarlouis followed by Festo St. Ingbert.

The organization of the event by the SSV Wellesweiler as well as the whole hall management went like clockwork. The referees easily handled the games. Besides – best and most important especially at company sports – there were no injuries.

During the award ceremony, Paul Georg, President of the SBSV, Prof. Dr. Jörg Lothdem, Head of the IKK Südwest, Horst Nesselberger, chairman of the SSV Wellesweiler and SBSV Vice president Ralf Weis expressed their gratitude for the voluntary involvement of all participants.

In this year’s championship, 202 goals were scored in 23 games.

Picture credit: SSV Wellesweiler, KSM Castings Group

Background: The KSM Castings Group is a leading producer of automotive lightweight components for chassis, transmissions, engines and e-mobility. Specialized in aluminum and magnesium components, KSM strives for the top position in both technology and quality. As an important supplier to the global automotive industry, the company is already among the top employers. Reliable partnerships, customer orientation and cost effectiveness are essential key points of the company’s strategy. The basis, however, are first-class employees.

KSM operates nine production plants in Germany, Czech Republic, USA and China with a total of approximately 3,550 employees. Among its customers are the major automotive producers and automotive suppliers like Volkswagen, Daimler AG, ZF, Benteler and Bosch. In 2019, the company group achieved a turnover of approximately 525 million EUR.

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