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Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastic Machinery GmbH has announced Siegfried Köhler as the Company’s new Group Chief Sales Officer.
Effective 1 October 2019, Köhler joins the management team, taking on the responsibility of further strengthening Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s focus of aligning international sales with automation and business development.
Given his expertise in both injection molding and peripheral manufacturing
equipment, engaging the expertise of Köhler is regarded by the company as a real customer advantage given its rapidly expanding presence in all key international injection moulding markets.
With many years of experience in sales management, Köhler has made a lasting contribution to both the Italian and Austrian companies where he previously worked, successfully consolidating their strategic position.
Taking Sumitomo (SHI) Demag into its next phase of growth, Köhler will work alongside CEO Gerd Liebig. With his new responsibilities, Köhler will focus on strengthening the company’s respected global sales network.
Welcoming Köhler to the management team, Liebig reflects on how far and fast the company has grown: “Group sales have increased by 50% in recent years, which is testament to our strong global consulting teams. Having already initiated programmes to optimise production efficiency in our facilities in
Schwaig, Wiehe and Ningbo, we are now looking outwards at our customers and how we can best support their global expansion plans by drawing upon our international presence.”
“Accelerating co-operation and international alignment will be integral to our customers’ future success. Köhler’s experience and successful track record, combined with his passion, will help to deliverncomplete supply chain integration to maximise manufacturing efficiency.”
Köhler added: "Customer requirements for overall solution concepts are rising steadily. Smart machine technologies, combined with various application technologies, intuitive controls and harmonised work cells are critical to growth and success.”
Köhler will be based at the Schwaig office and will attend k2019, where Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will showcase a number of new partnerships in materials, sustainability, automation, IMD and traceability.