COVID-19 An Industrial Evolution
CEO Interview with Arndt G. Kirchhoff
In a new world marked by COVID-19, industry is facing unprecedented pressure from all sides to maintain production, job stability and wealth creation. Politically and socially that pressure often takes on a protectionist, national focus. But for some leaders this is the moment to reinforce the progress made by globalization in recent decades. KIRCHHOFF is a family-owned multinational founded in 18th century Germany, whose business, with 13 000 employees, is spread across 60 production plants and facilities in 5 continents and 21 countries. KIRCHHOFF Automotive, its largest business unit, is a world-leading supplier of the vehicle manufacturing industries. Amrop spoke with CEO Arndt G. Kirchhoff about his practical and optimistic perspective on productive life during and after lockdown.