Güdel combines German businesses for continued expansion

Güdel Group, a leading supplier of linear, drive and system technology, merges three of its four German companies in order to better address customer and market demands and to exploit new potential. All existing locations remain and are unified to form the new company Güdel Germany GmbH, headquartered in Osterburken near Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg.

The new company integrates the previous locations of Ainring, Altenstadt, Nördlingen and Osterburken as well as their branches in Kassel and Ulm. Mr Uwe Schaaf as Managing Director and the senior management team consisting of Andreas Jöster, Erik Longin, Manfred Resch and Joachim Rohwedder will be at the helm of Güdel Germany GmbH. All members of the new management team are experienced executives offering extensive expertise in their respective areas of responsibility.

"Concentrating the German locations matches our growth strategy," explained Martin Sträb, President of the Güdel Group, and continued: "The German economy offers good expansion options for Güdel. With the new strengthened company we intend to further develop our centers of excellence in various business areas for our customers and better coordinate internal processes." This step comes as confirmation of Güdel's expansion plans. Double-digit million sums have already been invested in the German locations during 2014 and 2015. The new company combines approximately 300 employees and will become operative as of the business year 2016.

For the time being, the fourth German company, Güdel Intralogistics GmbH in Irschenberg, Bavaria, is not affected by the merger. Especially its different IT structure and the industries prevent a merger at this point in time.

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