KSM Castings CZ a.s. helps to plant an avenue in Frýdlant
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the independent Czech Republic, the city of Frýdlant planted a new avenue. Six employees of the KSM plant in Hrádek nad Nisou took part in the event which was initiated by representatives of the subsidy fund „ŠKODA AUTO – ŠKODA Bäume“ ins Rollen gebracht hatten.
The new Avenue of the Republic, located at the forest trail to Harta, is made up of 60 red oaks which were planted on 20. April with the assistance of our employees Helena Bambuchová, Josef Jelínel, Ladislav Tylichtr, Miloš Polívka, Pavel Klement and our plant manager Pavel Gorcica.
„The 100th anniversary of our republic is an event which should also be of particular interest for Frýdlant. Our intention is to send out a signal that reflects the republic and hopes and targets associated with it: A life in peace, a good future and the protection against negative influences. An avenue is a perfect symbol for all of this: The trees stand for life and durability, they represent peace and tranquility and protect pilgrims against bad weather. Red oaks in turn do not make high demands on soil conditions but they have a striking coloring: The luscious springtime green changes into wonderful and strong shades of red and orange in autumn”, stressed Dan Ramzer, mayor of the city of Frýdlant.
It was a great honor for KSM to be present at the tree planting and support a good cause.
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.