Joachim Weindel appointed as a new member of the Executive Board at KRATZER AUTOMATION

Effective from June 1, 2020, Joachim Weindel has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and as a new member of the Executive Board of KRATZER AUTOMATION AG. Since April he has already been familiarizing himself with his new areas of responsibility at KRATZER AUTOMATION.

Joachim Weindel is very familiar with the new range of responsibilities at KRATZER AUTOMATION, one of the leading suppliers of transport logistics solutions and test systems for the automotive industry, based in Unterschleissheim near Munich. Together with CEO Sibylle Pessall and board member Uwe Krummenoehler he will manage the business of the KRATZER AUTOMATION Group in the future.

Born in Goettingen, Joachim Weindel is an experienced generalist and financial expert with extensive management experience in group-wide and international controlling. He will help to shape the implementation of the strategic goals of the KRATZER AUTOMATION Group and will manage the commercial support functions for the operative business units and subsidiaries.

Before joining the KRATZER AUTOMATION Group, Joachim Weindel held comparable management positions in medium-sized companies and business units of group companies in the international mechanical and plant engineering industry. 

Gerhard Kratzer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of KRATZER AUTOMATION AG: “With Joachim Weindel, we have been able to win over a CFO who knows the financial side of companies of our size and with our growth potential. With his expertise, we will ensure that we can further expand the market leadership of KRATZER AUTOMATION in our divisions Test Systems and Logistics Automation in the future.”



For more than 40 years, KRATZER AUTOMATION has been supplying process-oriented software solutions for the international automotive industry and the transport industry in Europe. KRATZER AUTOMATION is represented at ten German locations with almost 500 employees. The company is internationally active with its own companies in France, Great Britain, Italy, The Czech Republic, the USA, and China.

In the division Test Systems, KRATZER AUTOMATION plans, implements and modernizes test systems for engines, turbochargers, transmissions, and other drive components. A particular focus is on test systems for energy-saving and environmentally friendly drive concepts. The focus here is on special requirements for hybrid or electric drives, battery, and fuel cell technology in the automotive development.

With cadis, KRATZER AUTOMATION delivers an intelligent software product for logistics processes in the Logistics Automation business unit. A transport management system for planning, execution, and intelligent analysis of all operative work processes in freight transport. Tracking of consignments and optimization of processes in logistics companies are the central topics.

The company assumes responsibility in a variety of ways focusing on local and supra-regional support for young people, and the announcement of an art price for disabled artists, which has been awarded annually since 2012. 


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