Minebea Intec (Germany) - Press Release: Record order intake in the last business year.
Minebea Intec, one of the world's leading manufacturers of weighing and inspection technologies, is on course for expansion after a very successful business year. In order to be optimally positioned for this, Dr. Karl Sommer will take over the position of CEO at Minebea Intec with effect from 12.04.2023. In addition, Peter Grimley will assume the duties of Chief Project Officer (CPO) and Munetaka Nakazawa the duties of Chief Operation Officer (COO).
With the new C-level structure, Minebea Intec wants to position itself even more efficiently in the future and thus put itself in a position to react optimally to the requirements of the dynamic market environment. The company focuses on smart and locally adapted weighing and inspection solutions that ensure increased efficiency in production as well as the highest product quality. In his new role as CEO of Minebea Intec, Dr. Karl Sommer has clear goals. „Our clear ambition is to continue our successful growth course with our great team in the coming years," says Dr. Sommer. „We will focus even more on our customers' needs and expand our market share in existing markets with existing and new highly innovative products, as well as targeting new markets.“ Dr. Sommer emphasises that Minebea Intec stands out from the competition's product and solution offerings by providing the highest quality weighing and inspection solutions. From incoming goods to outgoing goods, he says, the company is there to help its clientele with all their questions and individual requirements. „The DNA and agility of a German medium-sized company combined with the strengths of being part of the MinebeaMitsumi Group give us a competitive advantage“, says Dr. Sommer. The MinebeaMitsumi Group is a Japanese corporation with over 85,000 employees worldwide with headquarters in Tokyo. The company is active in various industries and produces, among other things, high-precision manufacturing parts such as ball bearings or motors. Dr. Sommer's predecessor in the position of CEO at Minebea Intec, Hidenori Shimosako, will take a leading position with the parent company after three years of successful management in Germany.
Peter Grimley and Munetaka Nakazawa join Minebea Intec's top management team:
With Peter Grimley as CPO, Munetaka Nakazawa as COO, and a team of over 1000 employees worldwide, Minebea Intec's management team is aiming for further growth. Peter Grimley brings over 30 years of experience in the industrial weighing and inspection industry and will strategically drive the business development, product management and marketing divisions. With Munetaka Nakazawa as COO, Minebea Intec will intensify cooperation with the MinebeaMitsumi Group and increase its production capacity worldwide by exploiting valuable synergies. „In the past business year, we set another record for incoming orders and were again able to significantly increase our turnover compared to the already very successful previous year," says Dr Sommer. „The many global crises of the last few years have once again made it clear that efficiency, precision and resource conservation in industrial production processes as well as the localisation of value-added processes are more important today than ever before. Minebea Intec as a group of companies is optimally positioned to support its customers globally and with best-in-class solutions." Completing the Minebea Intec C-level are CFO Manina Kettler, CTO Axel Boettger and CSO Nick Parsons, all of whom have many years of experience at Minebea Intec and will continue to be responsible for their functional areas.
Dr. Karl Sommer brings outstanding expertise:
Dr. Sommer joined the company in 2020 and has since served as COO at Minebea Intec. Previously, Dr. Sommer worked at the private equity investor Aurelius Group as a member of the Operations Practice. Here he acted as Managing Director of the Aurelius portfolio company LD Didactic Group in Hürth. He also gained several years of experience in the automotive industry in various positions and responsibilities within the Schaeffler Group. Dr. Sommer began his career as a research assistant at the university in parallel to his doctorate.
Minebea Intec focuses on smart solutions: New products to be presented at Interpack:
Minebea Intec will be exhibiting at Interpack, the leading international trade fair for the packaging industry, in Düsseldorf from 4 to 10 May. On its stand, the company will present many new products that make inspecting foreign objects and weighing all kinds of products even more precise, and will also be on site with the international team and the new C-Level. If you would like to experience the high-quality weighing and inspection technologies live and benefit from the exchange with Minebea Intec specialists, then you are very welcome at the Minebea Intec exhibition stand G73 in Hall 11!
About Minebea Intec:
Minebea Intec is a leading manufacturer of industrial weighing and inspection technologies. Headquartered in Hamburg, the company offers products and services that have stood for innovation, performance and reliability for more than 150 years. The product portfolio includes high-resolution platform scales, load cells, hopper and silo scales, checkweighers, metal detectors, X-ray inspection systems and intuitive software solutions. Over 1,000 employees at 20 locations worldwide increase the precision and efficiency of industrial customers' weighing and production processes. A network of over 200 partners in 70 countries complements the sales and service locations of the global player. The performance strength and distinctive German Quality are reflected in the brand promise "the true measure".
Minebea Intec is part of the MinebeaMitsumi Group, a leading supplier of high-precision manufacturing parts such as ball bearings or motors, as well as high-quality electronic components such as sensors, antennas and IoT solutions. Headquartered in Tokyo and employing over 85,000 people worldwide, the group reported consolidated net sales of 1,124,140,000 billion yen (approximately 7.93 billion euros) for the 2022 financial year.
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The C-Level of Minebea Intec (from left): COO Munetaka Nakazawa, CPO Peter Grimley, CEO Dr Karl Sommer, CFO Manina Kettler, CSO Nick Parsons, CTO Dr Axel Böttger
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Dr Karl Sommer is the new CEO at Minebea Intec