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Jean-Michel Dannemann is appointed Senior Sales Manager

Munich, January 2016: Sales Department for the LOGISTICS AUTOMATION division of KRATZER AUTOMATION.

Effective from 1st January 2016 Jean-Michel Dannemann takes up the position of Senior Sales Manager for the LOGISTICS AUTOMATION of KRATZER AUTOMATION and joins the sales team.

After completing a wholesale and export merchant training course, Jean-Michel Dannemann has gained a qualification in business administration from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce IHK. Since 2001, Jean-Michel Dannemann has assumed different sales management positions for TMS within the logistics sector. With 15 years’ experience in this sector and solid personal experience, Jean-Michel Dannemann is the ideal person to join the current sales team.

In his new position, Jean-Michel Dannemann assumes responsibility for the whole European market with a special focus on medium-size companies, logistics networks and partnerships. His role will be to promote cadis, the operational Transport Management System, and to continue to expand the market leading role that KRATZER AUTOMATION already has in Europe together with developing new customer segments.

Robert Rubner, Head of Logistics Automation Business Division and CEO of KRATZER AUTOMATION: “The entire management board and sales team are pleased to have Jean-Michel Dannemann join the company. Jean-Michel Dannemann is a proven sales professional and expert who brings with him advanced expertise from the logistics sector to the company.”

 

Jean-Michel Dannemann reports directly to Robert Rubner.
 

About KRATZER AUTOMATION

History:

KRATZER AUTOMATION AG was founded in 1980 by Gerhard Kratzer and Paul Balz as Gerhard Kratzer GmbH, Automatisierungstechnik München. From the outset the company focused on creating industrial, process-related software, in the founder years, for example, for the operations control centre of Ruhrgas AG. The automation of engine test beds at SHELL and BMW Motorsport was soon to follow. The company supports the ADAC in optimising its breakdown service fleet through the use of mobile data communications. In the early 1990s, KRATZER AUTOMATION was transformed from a pure software company into a general contractor offering an end-to-end service. KRATZER AUTOMATION offers tailored solutions from the consultancy through the implementation and maintenance right up to financing. In 1999 the company was converted into a 'family stock corporation' in which the employees, management staff and founder families all have a shareholding. In 2013 Gerhard Kratzer transferred to the position of CEO to Robert Rubner and has since concentrated on the duties as CFO. Detlef Naundorf becomes a member of the Executive Board, increasing the board to now three members. In July 2015 Sibylle Pessall was appointed CIO and Andreas Pötz as CFO to the Executive Board with Gerhard Kratzer continuing to act as consultant.

 

Products:

For more than 30 years the software company KRATZER AUTOMATION has been supplying process-related solutions to the international automotive industry and the transport sector in Europe.
In the Test Systems business unit, KRATZER AUTOMATION plans and produces test systems for automotive development, predominantly for engines, turbochargers, gearboxes and other powertrain components. A major focus here is on test systems for energy-saving and eco-friendly drive concepts, with a particular concentration on the demands of hybrid or electric drives, battery and fuel cell technology.
With cadis, the operational TMS, KRATZER AUTOMATION's Logistics Automation business unit offers a transport management system for the planning, execution and analysis of all operative work processes for freight transport. Consignment tracking and optimisation of the processes in modern logistics companies are the central themes here.

 

About KRATZER AUTOMATION:

KRATZER AUTOMATION currently has a staff of approx. 300 employees at the sites in Munich, Stuttgart, Kassel and Wolfsburg. The company is internationally engaged with corporations in France, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and China. Among the customers of KRATZER AUTOMATION are companies such as: BMW, Bosch, Daimler, Ford, MAN, Porsche, Umicore, VOLVO and VW (Test Systems), bpost, Geodis, DB Schenker, GEFCO, IDS Logistik, Norbert Dentressangle, John Lewis, Österreichische Post AG (Logistics Automation) Rhenus Logistics and the Geis Group.

 

For 35 years, KRATZER AUTOMATION AG has been attaching importance to financial independence and long-standing relations with employees, customers and suppliers.

The company meets its social responsibility in a variety of ways. Support for local and supra-regional youth development projects, and the offer of an art award for artists with mental disability round out the company's social commitment.

More information and pictorial material are available at:
www.kratzer-automation.com

 

 

Press contact:

KRATZER AUTOMATION AG

Jens Isenbeck

Head of Marketing & Communications

Gutenbergstr. 5

85716 Unterschleißheim

Germany

Phone: +49-(0)89-32152-521

Fax: +49-(0)-89-32152-599

E-Mailpresse(at)kratzer-automation.com

Internet: www.kratzer-automation.com