KSM Castings Group receives again Preferred Supplier Award

Hildesheim, May 15, 2016: Also this year, the KSM Castings Group is one of the awarded suppliers of the Robert Bosch GmbH and received the award as „Preferred Supplier 2016“.  

The Robert Bosch GmbH counts on long term, competitive cooperations. The company puts high demands on the corporate innovative ability, development and production skills and the quality control of its partners.

The selection and categorization of the suppliers for new projects is done on the basis of precise evaluation criteria. These are technical expertise, product- and logistics quality, business potential, cost-performance ratio and production concept, among others. Only companies that comply with all requirements of the complete evaluation will be graded as preferred supplier.

Preferred suppliers are involved in strategies and development processes at an early stage and thus have the chance to align themselves for the future. At the same time, these criteria are the basis for the selection of the partners that will be honored in line with the supplier award.

“We are proud to be again among the best this year and that we receive this award for the seventh time in a row. The Robert Bosch GmbH is one of our most innovative customer and partner for a long time and we would like to express our thanks for the excellent cooperation, emphasized Markus Kloke, the CSO of the KSM Castings Group.

On 10th of May 2016, the certificate was handed over to the KSM Castings Group, presented by Markus Kloke (CSO), Thomas Däullary (Key Account Manager) and Guido Bludau (Account Manager).

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.

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