How many Kettenkrads were produced?

A difficult question. Who knows, how many original German documents were lost at the end of WW2 knows, how difficult it is to get really exact data. Here is the best production record I could get:

YearKettenkrads produced:
1943NSU: 2440
STOEWER: around 100
1944NSU: 3315
1945NSU: 288
STOEWER: around 100


NSU: 7571
STOEWER: around 1300
Total: 8871

This means the wartime production. Note that most Kettenkrads were produced in 1944, when many towns and factories in Germany were already in ruins. Most Kettenkrads were produced by NSU at Neckarsulm, around 1300 were produced by STOEWER at Stettin. SIMCA never started the production of complete vehicles.

After the end of WW2 the production continued and NSU built around 550 more Kettenkrads from 1945 to 1949 for use as farm tractors and in forest and vineyards.

This is the most exact production record you can find anywhere. If you know more, please let me know!

Andreas Mehlhorn 2001-2006