E&K Automation GmbH (Germany) - E&K AUTOMATION GmbH, specialist for intelligent transport robots for intralogistics, appoints Andreas Böttner as second CEO. The 37-year old has been working for EK AUTOMATION since May 2011 and initially acted as a consultant for restructuring the purchasing department. Shortly afterwards, he joined the company and took over the position as purchasing manager.
Starting in 2016 he, as authorised signatory, was responsible for implementing overarching corporate goals in the daily business. In his new role, Andreas Böttner will now manage the company in close cooperation with Andreas Anger, who has already held the position of CEO since April 2015. Thanks to the concentrated expertise and the personal strengths of the new duo, EK AUTOMATION sees itself in an ideal position to push the strategic company development even more.
“I am looking forward to joining Andreas Anger in steering the company in new directions in the future and to expand the good market position of EK AUTOMATION even further. Increasing competitive pressure on globalised markets, the resulting demand for more efficiency in production, as well as changing customer requirements with regard to increasingly individualised products, force the industry to invest in even more automation and more flexible production solutions. I am convinced that our intelligent, networked and flexible transport solutions provide an essential building block for smart factories of the future and help our customers to actively shape the digital transformation," says Andreas Böttner.
About EK AUTOMATION:
EK AUTOMATION, one of the leading manufacturers of automated guided vehicles (AGV) in the European market, develops intelligent, efficient and cost-optimised solutions for intramobility and transport robotics. Based on over 50 years of experience, EK AUTOMATION configures customised AGV systems using proven industry system components with the objective of increasing customer productivity in the long term.
Supported by worldwide sales and service partners, approximately 200 employees currently work at the company sites in Rosengarten and Reutlingen, at the subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Italy and Great Britain, as well as at a sales office in Scandinavia. EK AUTOMATION develops comprehensive AGV systems for flexible transport, stocking and retrieval, commissioning and assembly processes. Transport robotics solutions are used across nearly all industries: automotive, food, beverage and tobacco industry, print and paper, hospitals, aerospace, mechanical engineering, plastics, packaging, chemicals, timber, retail, etc.