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February 07, 2016 9:30 AM ET

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Company Overview of Key Safety Systems, Inc.

Company Overview

Key Safety Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures automotive safety-critical components and systems for automotive and non-automotive markets worldwide. The company offers inflatable seatbelts, airbags, inflators, seatbelts, steering wheels, and electronics. It serves original equipment customers in heavy truck and bus, construction and agriculture, exotic automobile, military vehicle, recreational/utility vehicle, and automotive aftermarket segments; and non-automotive businesses, including military and commercial vehicles. The company was formerly known as BREED Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Key Safety Systems, Inc. in September 2003. Key Safety Systems, Inc. was fo...

7000 Nineteen Mile Road

Sterling Heights, MI 48314

United States

Founded in 1987

16,300 Employees





Key Executives for Key Safety Systems, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Operating Officer, President of Asia, Chief Operating Officer of Asia and Director
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 46
President of Key Plastics LLC and Chief Operating Officer - Key Plastics LLC
President of Safety Products Business Unit
President of Seat Belts and Steering Wheels Division
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Key Safety Systems, Inc. Key Developments

Key Safety Systems Appoints Joseph Perkins as Senior Vice President and CFO

Key Safety Systems has appointed Joseph Perkins as the new senior vice president and CFO. Mr. Perkins brings more than twenty years of automotive business and finance experience having most recently served as the senior vice president and CFO at Nexteer Automotive. He was a key executive driving the transformation of Nexteer from a private to public company.

Key Safety Systems Opens New Airbag Cushion Factory in Kicevo, Macedonia

Key Safety Systems, Inc., or KSS has opened a new airbag cushion factory in Kicevo, Macedonia. The factory has completed qualification activities and production shipments have begun. The new facility specializes in the cutting & sewing of airbag cushions and serves to expand KSS' global airbag production capacity. The new plant is KSS' first airbag cushion manufacturing plant located in Europe and is expected to employ 1,000 people when fully utilized.

Key Safety Systems Opens New Silicon Valley Technical Center

Key Safety Systems, Inc. has announced the opening of its new Silicon Valley technical center located in Sunnyvale, California. The center will support advanced technology initiatives in both the active and passive safety arenas. In addition to serving as a focal point for collaborative development, it will also provide a liaison presence for West Coast customers and allow KSS to support independent technology projects and also seek new research and investment partners located throughout the region. The new center plans to recruit local employees in addition to rotating in employees from other existing KSS locations.

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