Press releases

MKM growing robustly and now fifth largest company in the State

  • MKM maintains growth in 2018
  • Sales to rise to significantly more than 280,000 tons.
  • Strategy of opening up growth markets paying off

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MKM once again “Top Company for Traineeships”

  • MKM offers over 20 training places
  • Trainees are serial winners in State and National competitions
  • Job offers for all successful trainee graduates

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Copper industry currently facing considerable cost increases

The copper industry is currently facing significant cost inflation. The reasons lie in a sharp increase in energy prices, CO2 certificate prices that have trebled, significantly higher freight rates and not least high wage increases in the Metals and Electrical Industries as a result of collective bargaining. Against this backdrop, MKM sees itself forced to pass on part of these cost increases to its customers.

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MKM with successful recertification

  • Recertification audit to ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
  • Excellent quality management: no discrepancies
  • Harings: “Focussing on quality gives a competitive edge”
  • MKM intending to accelerate growth in the automotive and energy sectors

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KME and the owners of MKM agree takeover

  • Binding acquisition agreement signed
  • Takeover set to be completed in the forth quarter 2018
  • Major synergies expected thanks to greater production site focus

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MKM expands into the electromobility market

  • Up to a million components per month with high product quality standards
  • Copper components with high electrical conductivity
  • MKM supplies newcomer NIO with special products for high-performance SUV

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MKM expands production capacity in the sheets and plates sector

Owing to the planned growth and the high levels of customer demand, MKM has considerably expanded its manufacturing capacity in the sheets and plates sector and reduced cycle times.

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New control centre for the MKM factory fire brigade

  • MKM’s CEO Roland Harings hands over the new control centre  
  • Installation of a fully-fledged personal alarm signal system (PNG)
  • Great level of commitment and initiative from the fire brigade staff

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MKM takes over the production facilities of the CSN Carl Schreiber GmbH

  • MKM takes over the production facilities of the CSN Carl Schreiber GmbH
  • Hacksaws, presses, annealing furnaces and sandblasting system for special copper sheets
  • Ongoing reliable supply to customers of the CSN Carl Schreiber GmbH

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