Munich, 28. June 2019: CITIC Dicastal & KSM Castings open Engineering Office in Munich

Efficient development and project work on a global level with important OEMs. These are the expectations, which the new Engineering Office in Munich has to fulfill. Its inauguration took place on 28. June.

„A fast and targeted communication between customer and supplier is of great importance, especially at international projects“, stressed Vicente Perez-Lucerga, CEO of the KSM Castings Group, as part of his welcome speech. “Our engineering office in Munich is a logical step for an efficient advanced development, development and project work with the main customers of KSM and Dicastal in the South of Germany”. “Our new site will also help us to efficiently manage the global challenges resulting from different languages, time zones and intercultural differences and guarantees a good and professional work flow”, added Markus Kleemann, Manager of the new office.

Interesting specialized lectures about ambitious technical items by Markus Kleemann (KSM Castings Group), Rüdiger Heim (The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF) and Gerrit Gerland (Co-Improve GmbH & Co KG), to challenging topics and an intensive exchange of expertise completed the program. In addition to the approximately 50 invited guests, Vincent Nie, member of the supervisory board, also participated at the opening ceremony.

Meanwhile, CITIC Dicastal and the KSM Castings Group are fully developed as global partners for the car industry. The position to meet the challenges of the mobility change is excellent, also with this new site in close proximity to many well-known OEMs in the Quartier City II, Bauhausplatz 6, in 80807 München.

Photos: © 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 approximately 3,500 employees in total. Among its customers are the major automotive producers and automotive suppliers such as Volkswagen, Daimler AG, BMW, ZF, Benteler and Bosch. In 2018, the company group achieved a turnover of approximately 539 million EUR.

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