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Key Safety Systems Overview

Sterling Heights, MI
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Working at Key Safety Systems

Key Safety Systems is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of automotive safety-critical components and systems including inflators, airbags, steering wheels, and seat belts. We are proud to be the fastest growing safety restraints company in the ... Read more

Mission: Saving Lives!

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Key Safety Systems – Why Work For Us?

Key Safety Systems (KSS) is a global leader in the system integration and performance of safety-critical components to the automotive and non-automotive markets serving the active safety, passive safety and specialty product sectors. Through highly specialized design, development, and manufacturing, KSS’ technology is featured in more than 300 vehicle models produced by over 60 well-diversified customers worldwide.  KSS is headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with a global network of 32 sales, engineering, and manufacturing facilities. The company has 5 main technical centers located in China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the United States.

A Global Leader in Safety

Products conceived with the intent of saving lives, KSS has delivered a long history of world class safety-critical products and flexible technologies that support our diverse global customer base.  Transcending beyond typical boundaries, KSS culture promotes quick-to-market solutions that will further enhance the driver experience and provide a new level of safety, while expanding the reach of our core products into new markets where personal safety is the highest of priorities.

Technical Pursuit – A world with fewer accidents and zero fatalities
Innovation – How we get there

All Systems Active — Advancing  Safe Mobility

Saving lives and providing ultimate protection for personal mobility extends far beyond traditional passive safety methodologies. KSS pioneers active safety technologies that provide early detection, avoidance and personalized protection for drivers, passengers, and those around you.


When Milliseconds Count

KSS passive safety technology is the cornerstone for generations of pioneering occupant safety advancements. From the earliest introduction of airbag modules and crash sensors, to integrated buckle tension sensors and inflatable seatbelts, along with finely calibrated hybrid inflators, KSS has consistently been a leader in the latest crash protection technologies. In the advent of a new era driven by ADAS and active safety capabilities, where crash dynamics and occupant kinematics will be redefined, the legacy for safety innovation must continue with an equally reliable pipeline of new KSS passive safety systems. Further improved from today, these advanced devices are positioned to meet the rigorous demands of broadening regulations and scale of global markets.

Safety has No Bounds

Born from a century of safety invention and technology, Specialty Products Division has a long history of providing innovative safety product solutions for the aerospace, industrial and ultra-premium automobile markets. Our expansion into personal protection markets will shape the future of safe mobility for individuals.

Are you ready to unlock your professional potential with a career that truly rewards your performance?

The keys to success are yours – at Key Safety Systems! We are a global leader in design, development, and manufacturing of safety-critical systems and components for automotive and non-automotive markets. KSS leverages the power of collaboration and innovation to provide quality and service excellence for our customers worldwide. As our operations continue to expand, we are always on the lookout for top talent to join our winning team.


KSS is recognized as a superior growth company and an established industry leader with a tremendous global presence.

From engineers and program managers to administrative assistants and maintenance positions, KSS is proud to provide a wealth of career opportunities with a proven track record for success. In 2015, KSS has been recognized by bothInc. 5000 and Crain’s Detroit Business amongst America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and Detroit’s Fast 50 – Fastest Growing Companies, respectively.



Working with a successful global entity like KSS means having the chance to work almost anywhere in the world!

We are proud to operate facilities in 14 countries across Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Our reputation for success is more than 100 years in the making, and we’re growing every day.


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    There are multiple different fields that you can learn at KSS, from management to technician work. Responsibilities get pushed to employees more than other companies I have worked for so they really test your potential.


    Communication between departments could be better.

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    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Key Safety Systems (Sterling Heights, MI).


    I had an interview with 2 hiring managers. Both managers were in the room at the same time. The interview lasted approximately an hour. We basically went over my resume and discussed the open positions under each of the managers.

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