Siegfried Köhler has been appointed as Group Chief Sales Officer of Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery effective October 1, 2019. His responsibility includes further strengthening Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s focus of aligning international sales with automation and business development. Köhler will work hand-in-hand with CEO GerdLiebig. With his new responsibilities. He will focus on further strengthening the company’s global sales network. Given his expertise in both injection moulding 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.

“Group sales have increased by 50% in recent years, which is a 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 cooperation and international alignment will be integral to our customers’ future success. Mr Köhler’sexperience and successful track record, combined with his passion, will help to deliver complete supply chain integration to maximise manufacturing efficiency,” says GerdLiebig.

Siegfried Köhler said, “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 now and in the future. Cooperation with innovative partner companies will be necessary to strengthen our competitiveness. We will purposefully focus on implementing projects that play to these strengths and build upon our automation and technical expertise to meet the expectations of our customers in all markets.”

At K-2019, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will showcase a number of new exciting partnerships in materials, sustainability, automation, IMD and traceability.