Balingen, Deutschland (PressExposure) July 03, 2011 -- It is a step with historical importance for Bizerba: With effect from 1 July 2011 Andreas Wilhelm Kraut will take on the chairmanship of the management. That is the result of the meeting of the supervisory board on 15 April 2011. Therefore for the first time in 15 years, a shareholder and member of the founding family in the fifth generation will once again be at the peak of the company.
"I am looking forward to this step and assure you that I will continue the successful tradition of our founder family in the best sense of my father, Günter Kraut. At this point I would particularly like to point out my deep connection with all employees, who prove themselves responsibly every day in the Bizerba group of companies", says the 37 year old qualified business man Andreas Wilhelm Kraut.
Tradition is also committed to innovation, continues Kraut: "Bizerba will consistently continue on their path as a solution provider with a unique complete range: with a wide portfolio of hard- and software, consumables manufactured in-house, supplemented by services, financial services, consulting and sector specific application knowledge". This holistic innovative power has contributed to "Bizerba being amongst the market leaders in many sectors and has actively shaped the international technological change".
Bizerba is a leading, worldwide-operating Solutions-provider offering professional system solutions in scale, label, information and food service technologies, in the retail, food industry, producing and logistic segments. Sector-specific hardware and software, high-performance network-compatible management systems as well as a wide selection of labels, consumables and business services ensure transparent control of integrated business processes and high-level availability of Bizerba-specific performance features.
Worldwide, Bizerba is present in over 120 countries - with 41 shareholdings in 23 countries, as well as 54 country distributors. The company's headquarters, with a staff of 3,000, is located in Balingen, Germany. Further manufacturing facilities are located in Meßkirch, Bochum, Vienna (Austria), Pfäffikon (Switzerland), Milan (Italy), Shanghai (China), Forest Hill (USA) and San Luis Potosi (Mexico).