Felss Group: Sharp increase in sales in 2011 and new management
Düsseldorf, TUBE 2012, 28th March 2012 – Felss Holding GmbH today published the provisional balance sheet figures for the 2011 financial year. The total turnover of the globally active group is around 96.5 million Euros (2010: 75 million), up by more than 28% on the previous year. The Felss Group, operating in the field of machine construction and component manufacturing, thus has left the financial crisis behind, even surpassing the previous record year of 2008. The order books are looking pretty full for 2012, too: The group takes continuous growth as a starting point for the current year and years to come.
Around two thirds of sales are generated by the order production of metal components, primarily for automotive suppliers. One third is apportioned to the machinery business where customers use the machines to manufacture their own components as needed. Christine Kienhöfer, Chairwoman of Board at Felss Holding: “The strong international cooperation between the companies within our group contributes substantially toward our success. Thanks to our Shortcut Technologies, we can offer machines, components and services to our customers across the world at the same high level of quality.”
New Management Board
In order to pursue this development, Felss Holding GmbH establishes a new, three-man senior management team that will head up the Group’s operative business. Dr. Burghard Schneider, formerly Managing Director of Felss GmbH and Felss Burger GmbH, will act as Chief Market & Technology Officer (CMTO) in Sales and Development. Mark Schwegler, who was the Authorized Officer at Felss Holding GmbH is now Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for Controlling, IT and Human Resources. Rainer Schiessle has joined the Felss Group as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and takes over the ongoing development of structures and processes to guarantee the efficient processing of orders.
The new management officially starts work on 1st April 2012 and reports directly to Christine Kienhöfer. The Chairwoman of the Board is currently handing over her operational responsibilities to the new leadership: “Within the context of the overall strategic plan, the Group Management will focus on accelerating internationalization, pressing ahead with the penetration of new and existing markets and broadening the technology basis. After the handover phase, I will then take on an active entrepreneurial role and will provide support to the functions within the infrastructure.” For the time being, Christine Kienhöfer will therefore be responsible for the strategic personnel development as well as marketing and communication.