Wearer trials with an exoskeleton


Wearer trials with an exoskeleton

Relief for our employees

Although advancing automation is making more and more heavy physical tasks easier, there are still work processes that require manual handling of loads.

In our “Poser” logistics center, countless small load carriers (KLTs) are assembled daily for transport to customers.

Depending on the situation, several hundred KLTs can accumulate here every day, which have to be assembled and packed from our two-story rack warehouse.

In order to make our employees’ daily work easier and to reduce the strain on the musculoskeletal system, we have been conducting wearer trials with so-called exoskeletons for several weeks. We obtain these from our local supplier Ottobock.

Here, the load is taken from the employee’s shoulder, as with a backpack, and redirected to the thighs with the help of the exoskeleton’s support structure. The energy store absorbs force when bending and releases it again when lifting. This results in a significant relief of the lower back of up to 25 kilograms. The heart of the system is the purely mechanical control at hip level.

This can distinguish between bending and walking and switches off automatically when walking, thus ensuring full freedom of movement. The support force can be infinitely adjusted on the rotary knob to suit the load of different work steps.

Due to the consistently positive feedback from the test persons, it has already been decided to procure the exoskeletons after the end of the test period and to use them permanently.

Furthermore, tests are underway regarding the use of the exoskeleton in other Kayser areas.

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Participant in the United Nations Compact


Participant in the United Nations Compact

KAYSER is part of it!

Since January 2022 KAYSER is a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Thus, we are a part of the UN Global Compact Network Germany with more than 800 participating companies. 

By joining the UNGC, we commit ourselves to respect and promote the 10 principles on human rights, labor standards, environment, climate and anti-corruption.

Our goal is to implement the issues not only within our KAYSER structures, but also beyond our corporate boundaries. 

In this way, we strive for an inclusive and sustainable global economy for the benefit of all people.

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KAYSER is sustainable!


KAYSER is sustainable!

Changeover of power procurement to renewable energy

Sustainability will form part of core business in the future. This issue has long since reached the German automotive and supplier industry.

Sustainability is nowadays a megatrend. There is recognition in all industries that sustainable management will be essential in the future. This applies to Kayser as well.

Whether waste prevention, recycling management of raw materials, products for alternative drive systems … Kayser has been active everywhere for a long time.

We are committed to sustainability!

2022 marks a further milestone towards greater sustainability. At the turn of the year, power procurement for all our German sites was changed over to 100% renewable power.

This enables us to reduce emissions significantly in manufacturing our products and to make an active contribution in combating climate change.


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Premiere of our employee magazine


Premiere of our employee magazine

The first issue of the KAYSER Group’s new employee magazine has arrived!

Right on time for the Christmas holidays, every KAYSER Group employee received the first issue of the employee magazine in their mailbox.

Ranging from presentations of individual companies of the KAYSER GROUP through management portraits to changes in the industry towards alternative drive systems and other innovations, the articles provided our employees with an entertaining reading experience. In the future, the magazine will arrive in their mailboxes on a regular basis.

We would like to thank the editorial team and everyone involved very much for compiling such diverse content and we are already looking forward to the next issue!

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Inova – the career trade fair at TU Ilmenau


Inova - the career trade fair at TU Ilmenau​

Kayser offers students career opportunities!

From 26 – 27 October 2021, the career forum for Central Germany was held in Ilmenau with over 200 companies. Inova enables students in search of their dream job to make direct contact with companies.

It provides company representatives with the opportunity of finding competent professionals and enhancing the visibility of their own company.

Due to the Corona-related situation, the over 200 companies were distributed over two trade fair days, complying with the 3G rule (“vaccinated, recovered, tested”). Kayser was on site in Ilmenau on 26 October 2021 and took advantage at Inova to engage in dialogue with young students and to present the career opportunities at Kayser.

Are you also interested in a career at Kayser? If so, please apply on our career portal. We look forward to receiving your application.

A career at KAYSER stands for joint growth and mutual success!

Text based on: inova-ilmenau.de/inova/

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Award-winning innovation


Award-winning innovation

3rd place for Kayser at the Innovation Award Göttingen 2021

Einbeck – Kayser Automotive was rewarded for its innovative spirit at the Innovation Award ceremony of WRG Wirtschaftsförderung Region Göttingen GmbH (WRG) on 27.9.2021. With the new development of the Kayser Guard, the company successfully prevailed against the submissions and took 3rd place.

The Kayser Guard takes a practical look at the future of mobility: The device is attached to the housing of the lithium-ion battery of electric cars. With a diaphragm, it ensures that moderate pressure fluctuations are compensated at all times. The protection of the inside of the housing is fully maintained and the battery remains shielded from environmental influences of any kind.

In the event of a short circuit, for example caused by an accident, the batteries heat up and release large quantities of gas in a short time. If this cannot escape in time, the metal housing explodes.

In this situation, the Kayser Guard releases a large flow cross-section through which the gases can escape. The targeted pressure equalization prevents an explosion and thus prevents a potentially dangerous explosion of the battery housing. For its award-winning innovation, Kayser further developed the pressure valve, which has to be mounted on the metal housings of the batteries, and has thus successfully brought a product to market maturity that meets the requirements of new mobility concepts and drive types.

A total of 124 applications were submitted for the Innovation Award of the Göttingen district, which in its 19th year followed the motto “Recognize perspectives – dare progress!”. Innovative products, processes, services and business ideas were sought. Anyone could apply: from young founders to established companies and institutions to independent sponsors and individuals.

In the category “Companies with more than 20 employees”, there were a total of 36 applications, against which Kayser successfully prevailed with its new explosion protection.

Congratulations for this award to our innovative heads in development! More information about the Kayser Guard can be found here.


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Protection against explosions

20.07.2021 Einbeck – The explosion of batteries in electric cars is to be prevented by an element that the Einbeck-based Kayser Group plans to launch at the end of the year. “If electromobility catches on, we will sell hundreds of thousands of our Kayser Guards every year,” expects head of development Heiko Freter.

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Initiative ViridisH2 Südniedersachsen


Initiative ViridisH2 Südniedersachsen

Kayser will be a cooperation partner.

How can a decentralized green hydrogen economy from production to consumption be established in the region? This is the question that the SüdniedersachsenStiftung is investigating together with the Smart Mobility Research Group (SMRG) at the University of Göttingen and the Berlin-based start-up ELO-Mobility GmbH, which has a branch office in Göttingen. The goal of this project is to sustainably advance climate-friendly mobility in the region – for example, through the use of hydrogen buses in public transportation.

Source: https://www.suedniedersachsenstiftung.de/projekte/viridis/

Since the beginning of the year, we have also been a cooperation partner in the “ViridisH2 Südniedersachsen” initiative launched by the SüdniedersachsenStiftung foundation. With the help of our long-standing expert know-how in the fields of prototyping, simulation and our in-house test laboratories as well as our considerable manufacturing know-how, we actively support this project. We are looking forward to the new challenges that the transformation of the automotive industry will bring and especially to the exciting collaboration in this initiative.

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NAN – We are in!


"NAN-we are in"

The Lower Saxony Alliance for Sustainability distinguishes Kayser.

As a traditional family business KAYSER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS is aware of our responsibility towards the environment. We are developers and suppliers of innovative and highly complex systems in the fields of Fluid Management, Emission Control, Thermal Management and New Technologies for vehicles of all drive systems. The management systems, some of which were introduced 20 years ago, enable us to focus on important issues in the area of sustainability in production and day-to-day business. In particular, the close cooperation between the environmental, energy and occupational safety teams gives us the opportunity to continuously analyze our impact on the environment and our employees and to continuously improve. Energy efficiency through heat recovery systems and heat insulation at the plants as well as measures to reduce waste illustrate our sustainable actions. Sustainability is a very high priority at KAYSER, so we are very pleased to be able to say “We are in”!

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