anti-corrosion surface treatment

14 +

years of cooperation

43 +

realized projects

26 000 000 +

coated parts

About customer:

Sodecia Group is a global supplier of services in the field of production of chassis, fuel and bodywork for the automotive industry. Sodecia currently has 47 locations in 5 regions: in Europe, South America, North America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. In 2018 it employed more than 7300 employees throughout the world. Its total sales amounted to €831 million.

Sodecia – Lakum-KTL:

Lakum-KTL has been a supplier of surface finishes for Sodecia since it entered the Czech market in 2017. But the mutual cooperation of our firms dates back to 2006, when we established business relations with the “preacquisition” firm Kemmerich Czech. After the acquisition of the firm Kemmerich Czech by the multinational company Sodecia, the company Sodecia Safety & Interiors Leskovec, s.r.o. was established.

Aims and cooperation

In our business relationship Sodecia places long-term emphasis on the key points of cooperation:
● Reliability in adherence to delivery deadlines
● Price stability and attractive level of prices compared to the competition
● Operative approach to dealing with random events during production

Since the start of our business relationship with the company Sodecia we have implemented 43 projects for leading automobile manufacturers. In practice, this means more than 25,963,583 surface finished parts.

Project of surface finish for mass produced parts:

End customer automobile producer FORD requires surface finish complying with high standards and norms. It involves a combination of two technological procedures:
● zinc electroplating according to standard FORD WSS-M1P85-B3
● cataphoretic painting according to standard FORD WSS-M2P177-C3

Project of surface finish of special material:

The requirement for coating of product Sodecia for AUDI was demanding in many respects. The product requires coating according to standard VW13750 Ofl x634 with minimum coating thickness of 35 microns. As this is a relatively large flat part, moreover made of the special material CR3-EG47/47-E-PO, coating in the required scope is technologically demanding. The preparation of the entire process required a large volume of sampling.

Thanks to the experience of our experts, we discovered during the sampling that the product is susceptible to scratching. We fine-tuned the parameters and details of the entire process. We included a completely new product packaging approach in the process, and damage has no longer occurred. Completed, coated components reach the end customer at the assembly site in good order and with no faults caused during transport.


We manufacture precision products of the highest standard for demanding customers.


We help you with the design and advise you during development.


The right employees are the best asset for us.


We meet the strictest demands of the automobile industry.


We work long term with the best manufacturers on the global market.

We are Lakum Group

Experience. Guarantee. Cost savings.

We are not just an ordinary supplier who makes products according to your requirement.
We are Lakum Group - an intelligent manufacturing company.

We have been
gaining experience
since 1998
Hundreds of millions of
of customers

We help customers implement their products
whilst preserving the highest standard.

We are precise down to the smallest detail.

We provide a complete service in the working of sheet metal, tubes, wire and surface finishes.
We help you with the design, advise you during development, ensure the pre-production phase and mass production.

We have been on the market for our customers since 1998.

The key employees have a lifetime of experience in the field.

We believe in long-term partnership, and customers do not leave Lakum.

We are not afraid of complicated projects - we always propose realistic solutions.

Lakum takes responsibility for the final guarantee. We guarantee our work, even in the case of any cooperation.

Meeting deadlines is crucial to us.

Production flexibility, conforming to the customer in terms of deadlines and changes in the course of production.

We fulfil what we promise, and we do not promise the impossible.


Surface finishes




We have several technologies under one roof - we will reduce your logistics costs.

What we cannot manufacture ourselves we can ensure in cooperation with our verified partners of long standing.

With regard to cooperation, our existing customers appreciate our active approach to specifications and assistance during the research and development of products.
We can also help you with logistics, assembly and other cooperation.
Another advantage of cooperation with us are the extensive possibilities for optimisation of production costs.

Active project consultation

Gaining of source materials for drawing up a price offer

Drawing up price offer in cooperation with technical department

Presentation of price offer

Negotiations about cooperation conditions

Supply of prototype items

Programme timetable

Evaluation of documentation and manufacturing feasibility study

Active cooperation with customer and proposals for component optimisation

Preparation of source materials for generation of price offer for sales department

Creation of internal technical documentation

Ensuring production of first prototypes

Optimisation of production procedure

Start of mass production

Creation of metrological programmes

Measuring of manufactured parts and presentation of results

Creation of documentation of manufactured part according to customer requirement.


We will happily discuss and propose a solution for your specific project

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