Change in the Management of the KSM Castings Group
For the KSM Castings Group GmbH, the new year starts with a change in management. The top management of the automotive supplier for lightweight cast parts with global footprint has a new structure.
Franz Friedrich Butz, Chief Executive Officer of the KSM Castings Group since 2014 left the company on 28. February 2018. From 1. March on, Vicente Perez-Lucerga will take over the company management as new CEO.
As former president and CEO of the Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG (2010-2016), a global supplier to the automotive industry in the field of plastic processing and further management functions in the international automotive industry, Vicente Perez-Lucerga can look back on a long-term and successful management experience.
„I am excited about the new challenges and quite sure that we will master them altogether. In the next weeks, I will focus on the different sites and products. Besides, a strong company is supported by strong employees and customers, both vital in order to ensure continued success. I look forward to meeting you in person soon”, stressed Perez-Lucerga.
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 9 production plants in Germany, Czech Republic, USA and China with a total of approximately 3,600 employees. Among its customers are the major automotive producers and automotive suppliers like Volkswagen, Daimler, ZF, Benteler and Bosch. In 2017, the company group achieved a turnover of approximately 564 million EUR.