Case Study Of The Leopold KOSTAL Group

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The Leopold KOSTAL GmbH is an independent, globally orientated family-run company, which was founded in 1912 in Ludenscheid. Around 1927, they developed and produced products for automobiles for the first time. In 1973, Helmut Kostal decided to start the first overseas KOSTAL plant in Mexico to allow the company to grow internationally. In 2017, an annual turnover of € 2,470 million is planned. This would be a plus of € 106 million compared to the previous year of 2016. The aim of the KOSTAL Group is to employ 17,959 employees this year, of which around 81% are active abroad. The constant competitive pressure on the global market requires a way of thinking that goes beyond the boundaries of Germany. Kostal is represented on four continents…show more content…
KOSTAL is and remains 100% a family-run private enterprise. Independence is therefore at the forefront of corporate philosophy. Another principle is family management, there should be at least one family member in the executive management. KOSTAL offers maximum global integration and an enormous competitive pressure, which can only be drowned by providing globally uniform services at competitive prices. Another guiding principle of KOSTAL is that it does not seek short-term profitability, but pursues long-term profitable…show more content…
The assembly line is designed in such a way that the motions of the workers are minimized to the extent possible. The parts are transferred in sequence between stations through conveyors. The production line is explained with a brief description of the processes carried out in each station. The figure7 shows the assembly line with manual and automatic stations. Station 1, 4 and 8 are manual stations and the rest of the stations are automated. The processes carried out in each station is described
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