Who is Kiekert AG?
Kiekert AG is a name that is synonymous with unparalleled automobile technology. They are a global leader in latch closing systems with customers the world over. Kiekert AG meets the requirements of the vehicles of tomorrow with cost and weight optimized latch closing systems, including new security features and optimized comfort options.
Kiekert AG is headquartered in Germany and has production and R&D locations all over the world including Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, China, and the USA. They have sales of over $800 million USD and employ over 4,500 people worldwide.
What does Kiekert supply to Elio Motors?
Kiekert will supply the door latch and striker for the vehicle.
Why did Elio choose Kiekert AG?
Kiekert AG, the world’s leading automotive supplier in the field of automotive locking systems, supplies the leading vehicle makers with its innovative latch technologies, among others BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, GM and VW Group. Their employees at nine locations worldwide develop and produce tailor-made customer solutions that bring a new dimension to safety, comfort, acoustics and haptics. Their product portfolio ranges from side-door latches, through latch modules and trunk lid latches to actuators. Kiekert’s core product – the side door latch – covers the full range of functions. These include groundbreaking inventions like central latch and electromechanical power closing. As a driver of innovation with more than 900 patents, the locking system specialist is one of the leading development partners to the global automakers. Kiekert products can currently be found in more than 50 automotive brands worldwide. The special focus on product development is reflected in a state-of-the-art product lineup in which more than one third of the products are less than three years old. The driver for Kiekert’s innovative spirit, quality awareness and ongoing international growth has always been the customer – a success factor that this leading automotive supplier will continue to apply going forward.