Jasper / Alabama: KAP Surface Technologies is investing two-digit million amount into a new mega-coating-line in Alabama USA.

Heiche US, being 100% the subsidiary of KAP Surface Technologies, started to plan the world´s
most powerful and modern passivation plant just 6 months ago.

In a very short period of time, after KAP ST won the largest in its history order from Daimler
(Tuscaloosa / Alabama), the appropriate production location, close to the biggest SUV Plant
Daimlers / Tuscaloose, was found.

The team led by Jürgen Werner (project manager) and Dr. Christopf Klocke (CEO of Heiche US) spoke
in favor of the highly developed or better to say expandable without limits industrial location in Jasper.
The decision for this location was easily met after the personal visit of Nicolai A J Baum, CEO of
KAP Surface Technologies,  and after following this approval of the local economical institutions.
„We were convinced that the idea to allocate the new modern plant was absolutely right thanks to the
participation and input of the Major of the city Jasper, in the name of Mr David O Mary, as well as assured
support in recruiting and training of the personnel, and also because oft the numerous positive conversations
with the successful entrepreneurs from Jasper.

Moreover we could immediately take over almost 5000 m2 of new building which we even doubled for
another 5000 m2 of the production square. Together with our plant engineering partners we will be able
to start the first pre-series production in Jasper already in the 3rd quarter 2021.

A complete ramp-up in two-shift production is planned for 2022. In the year 2023 we plan to increase
the work-force up to 100 employees, producing in three shifts every day, and to intend to supply daily
our customers.

We are proud that our team, led by Mr Maik Staude, technical project manager, developed a so called
cube-system, which offers our customers significant time and cost advantages.

Steel and aluminium parts with the size up to 3,5 meters can be placed in our cubes directly at the 1st tier
(e.g. punch). These cubes will be delivered with the trucks to our production area and afterwards with the
help of special unloading system (power and free) they will be transported directly to the line.
Handling like loading and unloading, quality risks and delivery time will be reduced– underlines Mr Baum.

Since the core processes in our existing 7 German and 2 East European plants are going successfully and
the most important positions in Jasper were taken over by professionals, we are convinced that we can meet
high quality requirements, especially from Daimler and other OEMs moreover we can already plan further
expansion in Jasper today.

Welcome to Jasper

Speech of Nicolai A. J. Baum, CEO KAP Surface Technologie

joint groundbreaking in Jasper with: (from left) David Knight (Jasper Industrial Board); Luke Newell (Dunnbuilding) Jürgen Werner (project leader Heiche US) Nicolai A. J. Baum (CEO KAP Surface Technologies) Justin Dixon (Dunnbuilding) Andrew Edwards (President Dunnbuilding) Christoph Klocke (CEO Heiche US) Craig Fowler (Dunnbuilding)

new factory hall in Jasper

new factory hall Jasper inside

Nicolai A.J. Baum in conversation with customer Daimler

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Contract signing for the construction and completion of the 10,000 m² production facility in Jasper.

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Conversation between Daimler and Dr. Klocke, CEO Heiche US and Nicolai A. J. Baum, CEO KAP Surface Technologies

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Speech of Dr. Klocke, CEO Heiche US

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Cooming soon...Q4 2021

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[Translate to English:] Cooming soon...Q4 2021