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Project Example

Restructuring of an automotive supplier in insolvency proceedings

In a critical phase of insolvency, a well-known manufacturer of cast aluminum wheels was faced with the challenge of fundamentally restructuring its production processes. The aim was to increase efficiency and put the company back on a stable and competitive course.


The automotive supplier was confronted with considerable inefficiencies in its production. Overcapacity, high operating and maintenance costs, inefficient material flows and high reject rates were putting a strain on the company in addition to excess personnel capacity and declining sales figures.

Specific Task

It was necessary to develop a comprehensive restructuring concept for the entire production area. This was aimed at optimizing the existing infrastructure, reducing reject rates and increasing efficiency in the production processes.

KBC Solution Approach

A detailed restructuring concept was developed that focused on three main areas:

  • Optimization and efficient use of the existing infrastructure, machines and systems.
  • Reducing reject rates through technical measures and strengthening quality processes.
  • Increasing efficiency in production processes through new concepts and optimized value streams.
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Achieved Effect

The restructuring concept comprised 39 measures that identified annual savings potential of around 5 million euros.

By initiating 15 measures, immediate successes (quick wins) were realized. These measures made a significant contribution to making the company more efficient and competitive and putting it on the road to recovery.