From the Global Latch to E-mobility- Kiekert presents its complete product range in Shanghai

The world's market leader in locking systems is ready and able to meet the requirements of the emerging markets with an additional and innovative product range

Shanghai, (PresseBox) - "The locking system remains our main focus, but not necessarily only in car doors"' says Dr. Karl Krause, CEO, about Kiekert's offensive. At the most important automotive show in the Asian region Kiekert will reveal how it has made clever locking solutions a reality, and where on the car these convenient applications can be found.

Kiekert is the only supplier displaying its entire range of locking systems, from high-end premium latches to those for the emerging markets. In Shanghai, Kiekert displays for the first time its revolutionary new modular latch system. The Beta Latch sets new standards in terms of weight, size and costs.

The classic door latch is no longer the only product group which the German innovations company is targeting. A new era of electric cars is upon us, and Kiekert offers charger plug latches for mass production to meet this demand. These latches guarantee the safe charging of electric vehicles. In co-operation with its development partners, Kiekert reveals its easyMobility package for electric cars, offering a complete product group for plug and cable management.

At Shanghai, Kiekert also displays innovations aimed at improving comfort for the driver. Cost and size optimized soft-closing solutions, and a stepless door stop grabs the attention. Visitors to the show can see for themselves how the opening and closing of car doors will become easier and more precise in the future. With the i-technologies, Kiekert offers a complete range of premium features which remain attractive for mass production in terms of price. This is the same strategy that the specialist in locking systems adopted when it invented central locking - the same success is anticipated again.

Above all Kiekert gives an insight into its world-leading testing and engineering department. Dr Ulrich Nass, head of engineering, says: "For the first time, we want to show the visitors our testing know-how and the process which leads to new products. Proven engineering and testing methods are needed to guarantee safety and quality. This faultless performance is required of door latches many millions of times. We offer customers our engineering competence on all continents and also in our Changshu factory. On our stand, visitors can get a precise picture of the requirements Kiekert demands of its products."

Kiekert AG

The Kiekert group employs 4,000 people worldwide. Kiekert has R&D and production facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic, the USA, Mexico and China. The company is more than 150 years old. It is the market and technology leader for side door latches for automobiles. The company invented the modern central locking system. Kiekert has always been the driver of innovations. As the company manufactures most of its own developments, it has become a reliable and indispensable partner for the carmakers. Kiekert AG has registered more than 850 patents to date.

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