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Kiefel to help supply Mercedes C-class

By: EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

March 18, 2013

FREILASSING, GERMANY — Brückner Group subsidiary Kiefel GmbH is providing machines and tools to produce doors for the new Mercedes C-Class in a deal worth several million dollars.

Mercedes-Benz and JCI are using Kiefel technology for foil-laminate finishing, and for the subsequent procedures of edge-folding and hot-riveting.

"Mercedes, working in cooperation with its Tier 1 Supplier JCI, is thus the latest major car manufacturer to opt, in the last few months, for our high-tech approach to – and valuable experience in – the production of interior-trim components," said Keifel CEO Thomas J Halletz.

Mercedes –Benz is building the car in the United States, South Africa, China and the Czech Republic, and it will be available on the market next year.