Hannover in marathon fever – not without KSM
Last Sunday was the day of marathon in Hannover. In perfect weather, almost 21.000 athletes were on the move. For handbikers, inline skaters, relays, walkers and runners, of course, the distances marathon, half marathon and 10 km were on the program. More than 200.000 visitors transformed the city center of Hannover into a public festival, and enthusiastically cheered on the runners.
The KSM runners team was present with the whole management and many runners from other KSM plants, even from CZ Republic. Franz Friedrich Butz (CEO of the KSM Castings Group) was successful in the 10 km run. Markus Kloke (CSO) and Christoph Salentin (CFO) finished the half marathon with excellent results. „A great event! Congratulations to all and thanks for the participation“, commented Salentin after the run.
Lutz Wolkenstein was excellent in the marathon with slightly above 4 hours and David Brychta from CZ Republic was even below 4 hours. We congratulate Jan Schulhof who finished the 10 km run with a time of 35:35 as number 13 – we will book the podium next year!
In total, more than 30 KSM employees from different departments participated in the Hannover marathon.
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 8 production plants in Germany, Czech Republic, USA and China with a total of approximately 3,300 employees. Among its customers are the major automotive producers and automotive suppliers like Volkswagen, Daimler, ZF, Benteler and Bosch. In 2015, the company group achieved a turnover of approximately 520 million EUR.