MULTIVAC puts VP in charge of manufacturing
As Executive Vice President for Manufacturing, Dr Christian Lau becomes responsible with immediate effect for manufacturing within the MULTIVAC Group. As part of this function, he also becomes Managing Director of the two subsidiaries, MULTIVAC Lechaschau and MULTIVAC Bulgaria Production, as well as Chairman of the Board of MULTIVAC Taicang (China). MULTIVAC is an important employer in Tyrol: The specialist packaging company has had a production site for more than 45 years in Lechaschau, where it currently employs around 340 staff.
Dr Lau has been at MULTIVAC since July 2010, and in his most recent role as Executive Vice President he has been responsible for the Thermoforming Packaging Machines Business Unit. He studied Business Administration and Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, and he subsequently gained his doctorate in Production Technology at Munich's Technical University.
“One of MULTIVAC's main features has always been its high level of in-house vertical manufacturing, which enables it to meet the requirements of highest quality and greatest innovation. It is for this reason that the company's Manufacturing Division with around 1000 staff has a very high status,” explains Guido Spix, Group President of MULTIVAC. “Working in close cooperation with all our manufacturing business units, Dr Lau will drive forward our supply chain strategy to the ongoing benefit of our customers.”
As a consequence of the management change, Mr Andreas Schaller, who had previously held the role, is leaving the company. “We would like to thank Mr Schaller for his many years of successful work at MULTIVAC. He was responsible from 2003 for running the business in Lechaschau, as well as from 2005 for successfully managing the Manufacturing Department at MULTIVAC, and in 2018 he made a significant contribution to the successful establishment of our new production company in Bulgaria.”
MULTIVAC Maschinenbau was founded in 1974 in Lechaschau as an additional production site, in order to meet the growing demand for packaging machines. Since then the factory has been continuously expanded and has taken on new areas of responsibility. The activities there today include the production of stainless steel machine components, as well as the manufacture of basic machine frames, film punches and sealing gaskets. About 340 employees currently work at the Lechaschau site. Its own Training Center, which was opened in 2014, is responsible for training apprentices in technical professions.
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