Wuppertaler KSM-Betriebssportmannschaft ist Rekordhalter

Company sports team from Wuppertal is record holder

Wuppertal, February 2018: For the 4th time, the BSV Fritz Völkel 03, the company sports team from Wuppertal has become indoor soccer champion. Another record which the soccer team has now established.

Despite of the great importance, all the games of this year’s championship were fair and largely without any injuries. This is even more important as the challenges of the German Company Sports Championship of Indoor soccer came up with a first. To the joy of enthusiastic spectators and players the game was carried out with an all-round running board. This speeds up the play and makes it more attractive as there are more goals. In total, the players scored 279 times in this competition.

With the triple title winner Fritz Völkel from Wuppertal, the spectators could enjoy a worthy German Champion. After the title went to the Saarland in the last two years, this year the team of Norbert Brisch could gain the victory and thus became champion for the 4th time.

After the competition, Coach Norbert Brisch was more than just satisfied: „We became indoor champion for the 4th time which means we hold the record now and we really played excellent games. I am happy for my guys.“

The players for Fritz Völkel were: Cangelosi, Yavuz, Topal, Hensel, Kalkavan, Alcay, Rieseberg and Staab.

Overview of results:

Group phase:
Völkel : Premium Aerotec Varel – 7:0
Völkel : Klinikum Kassel – 7:1
Völkel : Popp Feinkost – 5:1

Round of sixteen:
Völkel : Taxizentrale Mannheim – 7:2

Völkel : Stahl Vital Dillingen – 5:1

Völkel : Festo Berkheim (BW) – 7:1

Völkel : Fordwerke Saarlouis – 5:1

Background: The KSM Castings Group is a leading producer of automotive lightweight components for chassis, transmissions, engines and steering. 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.

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