On a bright sunny day, the mayor of Renningen and local council members visited the K2 Systems headquarters in Renningen, Germany. First on the agenda was a tour of the company premises, followed by a coffee break with local delicacies, and concluding with a company presentation.
Visitors were able to visit the on-site central warehouse to see the state-of-the-art “random” warehousing system used at K2. The visitors were impressed by the massive bundles of mounting rails, which are delivered to installation sites in the standard lengths of 2.1m, 3.15m, 4.15m and 6.1m.
In addition, Marcel Grilo, Head of Supply Chain Management, presented the testing machine, which carries out printing and inspection tests. A visit to the company’s own assembly team was also on the agenda. The employees assembled the OneMid universal clamp, of which around 100,000 pieces are shipped every week. In close cooperation with several non-profit workshops, module clamps and components such as the classic MK2 nut are assembled.
Willem Haag, Head of Sales, and Julian Eberle, Head of Finance and Controlling, also presented important facts and figures about the company. The members of the local council learned about the company's history, its 120 strong global employees, the distribution of sales, as well as exciting details about K2 mounting systems and the specifics of the PV industry.
The location of Renningen and regional issues were also discussed. Key topics included infrastructure, education, childcare, as well as collaboration with local agencies to promote economic development in the region.