We develop and produce innovative and economical lightweight metal and hybrid structures in body-in-white as well as chassis applications that make the mobility of tomorrow safe.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive is MAKING. MOBILITY. SAFE. with body structure solutions, that make tomorrow's mobility safe! Innovative and economical lightweight products ensure that people are optimally protected in the event of an accident.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive develops and produces complex metal and hybrid structures for body-in-white and chassis that are lightweight, economical and crash proof.
As a global supplier to the automotive industry, the company offers its customers in Europe, Asia and North America comprehensive knowhow in the areas of economical lightweight construction and crash performance.
Today, many automotive manufacturers have complex structural parts for the body-in-white in hybrid design – combinations of steel-aluminum or metal-plastic – developed by KIRCHHOFF Automotive and manufactured worldwide.
The family-owned company is part of today's KIRCHHOFF Group and, with over 8,000employees and 27 production plants in 11 countries, represents the Group's largest division.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive GmbH
Phone: +49 2371 211265
KIRCHHOFF Automotive – MAKING. MOBILITY. SAFE.
The focus of our trade show presence will be on innovative structural parts in crash-relevant lightweight construction as well as body structures developed specifically for e-mobility. We offer solutions that make tomorrow's mobility safe! For example, a newly developed crash management system with a large deformation capacity.
In e-vehicles, the consequences of a frontal collision can be dramatic due to the lack of an engine block and therefore a shortened front end.
KIRCHHOFF Automotive's Crash Management System with large deformation capacity protects the car passengers and the battery. Our global production network includes the core technologies of forming, joining, lightweight design, and surface treatment, ensuring uniform standards around the world.
Our customers can take advantage of our expertise in automotive lightweight design.
We develop structural parts in hybrid designs: combinations of steel/aluminum or metal/plastic.
The cooperation between KIRCHHOFF Automotive and Lixiang started with the first generation of the One. We have developed all-aluminum front and rear bumpers and cross car beams for Lixiang X series.
- KIRCHHOFF Automotive China's first cross car beam product developed specifically for electric vehicles
- Lightweight aluminum solution in 5 KG
- Meets tight tolerance requirements
- Each product is equipped with 2 tolerance adjusters for easy assembly
The front axle carrier is a complex chassis component for the further development (WE) of the BMW platform for the front-wheel drive architecture (FAAR).
• For a large number of variants for the various vehicles on the FAAR WE platform our economical solution was to use as many identical parts as possible
• With clever design of the front axle carrier and local reinforcements we could reconcile the maximum permissible weight with crash safety.
The BMW SUV iX is designed for pure BEV (Battery-Electric-Vehicle) vehicles.
The introduction of force into the vehicle must be optimally designed for the requirements of e-mobility. Our newly developed hybrid joining concept for the front end is designed to meet these specified new load cases, thus ensuring continued occupant protection.
Front end: Aluminum forming
CMS front: Forming of high strength steel, laser cutting, laser & MAG welding, pickling, e-coating
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