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The KW automotive Group has branches and subsidiaries in all major markets globally.

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Our Locations

KW automotive Sites

Regionally grounded. Positioned globally.


  • 5 sites (HQ included)
  • Production, engineering, sales, and service

North America

  • 2 sites
  • US engineering, production, sales, and service


  • 4 sites
  • Production, engineering, sales, and service

European Sites

Subsidiaries and KW automotive sites in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Spain.

KW automotive GmbH

HQ - Fichtenberg - Germany

With moving to the small town of Fichtenberg in the Swabian Forest, the company’s growth accelerated. What started with just 5 employees assembling and selling suspensions on a 1000 m² site has evolved into a globally recognized specialist for innovative dampers and suspension technology. The facility has expanded into a dedicated research and development center, utilizing state-of-the-art tools for creating innovative suspension solutions. Our highly automated production facility produces tailor-made high-end suspension systems for customers, all while maintaining a sustainable logistics process for shipping products worldwide from our site.

  • Established: 1998
  • Area: 40,000 qm
  • Employees: Approx. 450
  • Corporate management
  • Specialization in dampers & chassis systems
  • Research & Development
  • Quality management and quality assurance
  • Production & Logistics
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Customer Service

BBS automotive GmbH

Schiltach - Germany

Baumgartner, Brand, Schiltach – BBS for short – has been based in the Black Forest for over 50 years. Here, employees are working to drive progress in wheel technology forward. Schiltach is home to research and development, production, the foundry, flow forming, heat treatment, mechanical processing and administration. This is where the latest BBS wheels are made – Made in Germany.

  • Foundation: 1970
  • since: 6/2021
  • Area: 32,000 square meters
  • Employees: 207
  • Aluminum wheel production
  • Research & Development
  • Foundry & mechanical production
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Customer service

BBS automotive GmbH

Herbolzheim - Germany
The production process for BBS wheels is completed in Herbolzheim. There, the wheels are given the high-quality BBS finish during painting and other surface treatments. The typical multi-piece BBS wheels are fitted during assembly. All BBS products are stored in Herbolzheim and shipped worldwide.
  • Foundation: 2000
  • since: 6/2021
  • Area: 24,000 square meters
  • Employees: 72
  • Aluminum wheel production
  • Surface finishing
  • Painting & assembly
  • Global logistics

KW Damping Technologies, S.A.

Abadiano - Spain

With the acquisition of the former AL-KO production site in Abadiano, Spain, the KW Group is enhancing its manufacturing capacities and product range. Industrially manufactured shock absorbers are produced efficiently at these facilities, primarily serving OEM customers in the light and heavy commercial vehicle sectors.

  • Founded in 1989
  • Part of KW since July 2021
  • Area: 12,000 square meters
  • Employees: Approx. 204
  • Industrial damper production
  • Research & Development
  • Production & Logistics
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Customer service

KW automotive Switzerland AG

Rotkreuz - Switzerland

KW Automotive Switzerland, our longest-standing subsidiary, is situated in Rotkreuz. The primary focus of our operations revolves around Sales & Service for the local market, ensuring the delivery of optimal product benefits and top-notch customer service.

  • Established in 2002
  • Facility Area: 750 square meters
  • Workforce: 5 employees
  • Market Expansion
  • Customer Training and Assistance
  • Importation & Distribution
  • Post-sale Servicing

KW automotive UK Ltd.

Kent - Great Britain

The United Kingdom site is situated in Kent and oversees sales, service, and marketing activities for the local market and all KW automotive products. Additionally, it operates an RaceRoom location at the nearby race track.

  • Established since 2005
  • Area: 500 square meters
  • Employees: 6
  • Market expansion
  • Customer training and assistance
  • Importation & distribution
  • After-sales service

Reiger Suspension BV

Molenenk - Netherlands

With the acquisition of the subsidiary Reiger Suspension in January 2021, our group has significantly expanded its expertise in off-road dampers. Our team specializes in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance off-road motorsport dampers & suspensions, which have garnered immense success across numerous off-road racing series.

  • Established: 1977
  • Part of KW Group since January 2021
  • Area: 4,500 square meters
  • Employees: 67
  • Designing top-tier off-road dampers & suspension systems
  • Conducting research & development
  • Handling production & assembly
  • Providing racing service & support

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North American Locations

Subsidiaries and business sites on the west and east coasts of the USA

KW automotive NA Inc.

Clovis - USA
KW USA, based in Clovis, California, distributes all applications that are produced at the German headquarters. The experienced team and local expertise guarantee optimum support for customers in the aftermarket and motorsport. The Belltech brand offers suspension systems for pickup trucks that are developed and manufactured in the USA.
  • Since 2005
  • Area: 7,250 square meters
  • Employees: 70
  • Production of truck chassis systems
  • Research and development
  • Production & Logistics
  • Import & distribution of Group chassis systems
  • Aftersales & Motorsport Service

BBS of America Inc.

Braselton - USA
Braselton, located in Georgia, USA, serves as the headquarters for BBS of America. This facility oversees all sales and marketing efforts for the BBS brand in the USA and Canada, as well as the management of all BBS service and racing activities within the American market.
  • Established in 1983
  • Since June 2021
  • Area: 6,400 square meters
  • Employees: 9
  • Market Expansion
  • Customer Training and Support
  • Importation & Distribution
  • Application Development
  • After-sales & Motorsport Services

Over 30 Years in Motion

KW automotive – From a vision to a global group of companies

Locations in Asia

Subsidiaries and locations in East Asia.

KW suspensions Ltd.

Shanghai - China
The Chinese subsidiary is situated in Shanghai, where tasks such as importation, distribution, sales, service, national network establishment, after-sales support, and marketing of KW automotive GmbH brands KW, ST, LSD, and RaceRoom—are integral to daily operations. Additionally, they engage in the development of suspensions for KW & ST tailored to local vehicles, as well as the production of RaceRoom products.
  • Established since: 2008
  • Area: 1,800 square meters
  • Employees: 16
  • Market development
  • Customer training and support
  • Import & Distribution
  • Application development
  • After-sales & Motorsport Service

KW automotive Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Taichung City - Taiwan

The Taiwanese subsidiary is located in Taichung. This is where the import, distribution, sales, service – national network, aftersales service and marketing of the KW automotive GmbH brands KW, ST, LSD are handled.

  • Since 2015
  • Area: 150 square meters
  • Employees: 7
  • Market development
  • Customer training and support
  • Import & Distribution
  • Aftersales service

KW automotive Japan

Kyoto - Japan
In Kyoto, our Japanese branch is located, established after over 20 years of collaboration with our local partner. Our aim is to continue providing Japanese customers not only with access to our renowned applications for European vehicles but also to develop and offer JDM applications locally.
  • Established since 2018
  • Area: 1,787 square meters
  • Employees: 9
  • Market expansion
  • Customer training and support
  • Import & Distribution
  • After-sales service

AL-KO Automotive Parts Manufacturing (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.

Fenghua - China
At our production facility in Fenghua, China, we manufacture series shock absorbers for the Spanish market as well as for the rapidly growing market in China. With help of the expertise of engineers from Abadiano, we have implemented production processes that enable the efficient production of high-quality shock absorbers on state-of-the-art production lines.
  • Established: 2007
  • Part of KW Group since July 2021
  • Area: 7,000 square meters
  • Employees: 111
  • Industrial shock absorber manufacturing
  • Production & Logistics
  • Domestic sales distribution

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