The KIRCHHOFF Group has its roots in the enterprise founded by Stephan Witte in 1785 for the manufacture of needles and pins in Iserlohn, Germany. Today’s KIRCHHOFF Group, owned by the Kirchhoff family for four generations, consists of four divisions: KIRCHHOFF Automotive, KIRCHHOFF Ecotec, KIRCHHOFF Mobility and WITTE Tools. KNOWLEDGE.VALUES.CHANGE. – these are the fundamental principles that are also the motive force behind the rise and further development of the Group. They unite the more than 13,000 employees in the Group in line with our mission statement: WE.MOVE.FUTURE.

WITTE Tools continues to be rated as one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of premium handtools. The traditional WITTE brand name is a byword for high-grade series of screwdrivers, pliers and cutters, bits and sets of bits that are supplied worldwide to partners in industry and the trades and specialist distributors.

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KIRCHHOFF Ecotecis the European market leader for waste collection vehicles, street sweepers, and lifters. This division was the first manufacturer to produce a fully integrated hybrid waste collection vehicle.

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The three owners of the KIRCHHOFF Group (l. to r.):
Dr. Johannes F. Kirchhoff, J. Wolfgang Kirchhoff, Arndt G. Kirchhoff

KIRCHHOFF Automotive is a respected development partner of the automotive industry and focuses on complex metal and hybrid structures for bodywork and chassis. We are available worldwide as a full-service supplier.

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KIRCHHOFF Mobility is one of the leading suppliers of individual vehicle conversions to enable people with disabilities to be more mobile and independent.

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