Alternative feed additives are our speciality. Our success is based on the excellent quality of our own products, our top suppliers and our corporate philosophy – a combination of scientific expertise and thorough industry knowledge coupled with excellent advice and exceptional customer service.

We offer innovative, high-quality products that are both efficient and sustainable. Our vision for the global challenges of animal feed drives our innovation. We continuously develop new products and work closely with various research institutions.

Our customers benefit from quick decision-making processes and a highly competent and dedicated team of specialists, which are distinctive characteristics of our company.

Management

 Antje Eckel

Antje Eckel

CEO

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Antje Eckel, the brains behind Dr. Eckel, holds a doctorate in agricultural engineering. She established the company in 1994, creating one of the first German companies for feed additives to provide innovative, efficiency-oriented and health-promoting additives as alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters. Antje Eckel earned herself a reputation as a ‘pioneer of innovative feed additives’ and has developed the company from a small start-up to a medium-sized enterprise operating worldwide from its headquarters in Niederzissen.

Management Dr. Eckel Thailand

 Andreas Lewke

Andreas Lewke

Managing Director, Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Andreas Lewke, who holds a doctorate in agricultural sciences, has been at Dr. Eckel since 2011. Initially Director Asia and head of the Dr. Eckel representative office in Bangkok, Thailand, he became Managing Director of our Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition (Thailand) Co., Ltd. subsidiary in 2017. He is responsible for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and China. Among other things, he develops relationships with sales partners and familiarises our customers with Dr. Eckel’s innovative business concepts through seminars, training courses and conferences.

Executive Office

 Rose-Marie Corbin-Osterholz
 Petra Rausch
 Ammara Sakultancharoenchai
 Stephanie Hösgen

Rose-Marie Corbin-Osterholz

Team Manager Executive Office Management

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Rose-Marie Corbin Osterholz is a qualified translator and the Good Samaritan of the company, and has been at Dr. Eckel since 2003. The Frenchwoman is an organisational wizard and puts her talent to good use as Office Manager, planning and managing customer and company events, and organising business trips.

Petra Rausch

Internal Organisation

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Petra Rausch has been making everything possible at Dr. Eckel for close on 20 years. Responsible for organising meetings, procurement and Intrastat, she is practised at ensuring that everything at Dr. Eckel runs smoothly. In her free time, she is a passionate singer and a member of the committee for the mixed choir of the Choral Society of Niederzissen.

Ammara Sakultancharoenchai

Office Administration Assistant

Ammara Sakultancharoenchai is the organisational wizard in Bangkok. In her role as Office Administration Assistant, she takes care of appointments, bookings, invoicing, liaising with Thai authorities and anything else that needs to be done in a timely and reliable manner. Ammara studied languages in Bangkok, then graduated in international management from the University of Angers, France, and earned an MBA from Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. In addition to her native Thai and Chinese, she speaks French and English.

Stephanie Hösgen

Assistant to the Head of Sales

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Whatever she takes care of, you can be reassured that it is in safe hands. Our congenial Sales Management Assistant Stephanie Hösgen generally lends a hand and ensures that things run smoothly, are planned precisely and are organised perfectly. The trained groom holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science and a Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Bonn. Before joining Dr. Eckel, she worked in sales in animal nutrition. In her free time, the passionate rider enjoys being in the saddle and various other sports.

Sales DACH-Benelux

 Bernhard Eckel
 Hélène Sorin
 Sven Brenner
 Beatrice Meyer

Bernhard Eckel

Head of Business Development & Sales

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Bernhard Eckel, an agronomist holding a doctorate in animal nutrition, got to know the industry from scratch. He established Dr. Eckel with Antje Eckel and was the first employee. As Head of Business Development and Sales, he is responsible for sales, technical sales and product development, and thus plays a major role in the success of the company.

Hélène Sorin

Sales Controller

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Hélène Sorin, a Frenchwoman, has been a Sales Controller at Dr. Eckel since 2016. She earned her degree in agricultural engineering, specialising in business and international markets, in Angers, France. She is the main point of contact for our sales team and is responsible for preparing and planning budgets, monitoring sales figures and coordinating contract negotiations with global partners.

Sven Brenner

Team Manager Sales North West Europe

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Sven Brenner, who holds a doctorate in agricultural engineering, is responsible for customer care in German-speaking regions and in all Northwestern Europe, from Scandinavia and Great Britain to Austria and Switzerland. He initially joined Dr. Eckel’s DACH sales team as Sales Engineer for Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2014, and became Team Manager Sales Northwest Europe in 2018. Thus, he can optimally bring his many years of industry experience to bear at Dr. Eckel and indulge in his passion for travel. In his free time, Sven enjoys the great outdoors, on foot or on a sailing boat.

Beatrice Meyer

Sales Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Beatrice Meyer, who holds a doctorate in veterinary surgery, joined the Dr. Eckel sales team in autumn 2016. She is responsible for northern Germany and tirelessly visits and advises our customers there.

Sales ROW

 Noel Cuyno
 Myroslav Pahuta
 Jaydip Sarkar
 Peter Hummel
 Yusif Gurbanov

Noel Cuyno

Country Manager Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia

Noel Cuyno is a doctor of veterinary medicine (University of the Philippines) and completed an executive MBA at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (University College Dublin). Having joined the Dr. Eckel team in October 2016, the Country Manager is responsible for the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, and is the first point of contact for Dr. Eckel’s regional sales partners, dealing with all sales and marketing matters, and supervising field trials.

Myroslav Pahuta

Area Manager Eastern Europe

Myroslav Pahuta joined the Dr. Eckel team in 2017. In addition to obtaining a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the Poltava State Agrarian Academy, Ukraine, he studied economics with a focus on foreign direct investment in agriculture. As Area Manager at Dr. Eckel, the native Ukrainian is responsible for Eastern Europe and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). He mainly operates in Poland, Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, expanding our sales channels and caring for our customers.

Jaydip Sarkar

Sales Manager South Asia

Jaydip Sarkar, a native Indian, obtained his Master of Veterinary Science form the West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences in Kolkata, India, and has been Sales Manager South Asia responsible for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan since 2017. Among other things, he takes care of communication with business and sales partners, and research institutions. He is also our customers’ primary contact for all sales and technical matters.

Peter Hummel

Area Manager MENA

Peter Hummel studied finance at the College of Finance and Accountancy in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, and subsequently graduated as an agricultural engineer from Kaposvár University. The native Hungarian also joined the Dr. Eckel team in 2017. The Area Manager is responsible for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, taking care of sales and our collaboration with various regional sales partners.

Yusif Gurbanov

Junior Sales Manager Export

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

As Junior Sales Manager Export, Yusif Gurbanov is responsible for customer acquisition and care in Eastern Europe and the CIS countries. The strengths of this eloquent analyst include market research and strategic planning. Before joining Dr. Eckel, Yusif worked for the German–Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce. He holds an MBA in Agricultural Management from the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University and a Master of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Hohenheim. In addition to his native Azerbaijani, Yusif is fluent in German, Russian, English and Turkish. In his free time, he enjoys sport, cooking and billiards.

Technical Sales

 Michael Wilhelm
 Elisabeth Holl
 Anne Möddel

Michael Wilhelm

Team Manager Technical Sales

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Michael Wilhelm, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, has been at Dr. Eckel since 2016 and manages the Technical Sales team. The product expert translates technical expertise into comprehensible product features and the associated benefits, while keeping customer and market needs in mind, even in new projects. He particularly values the diverse aspects of his work and collaborating internationally with customers, distributors and colleagues. In his free time, he likes to see the results of, and get feedback on, his cooking for family and friends, and participate in running events.

Elisabeth Holl

Technical Sales Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Elisabeth Holl, an agronomist holding a doctorate in agricultural engineering, has been at Dr. Eckel for more than 20 years and knows the company inside out. The Technical Sales Manager is the point of contact for a large number of our products and can provide help in a variety of matters due to her broad expert knowledge. She is also jointly responsible for quality management.

Anne Möddel

Technical Sales Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Anne Möddel gained valuable experience in domestic pig farming early on. After completing her training as an agronomist and her master’s degree in agricultural sciences at the University of Bonn, she worked as a pig-farming specialist at an international feed manufacturer before joining the Technical Sales Team at Dr. Eckel.

Product Development

 Dzenan Hozic
 Niku Moussavi Biuki
 Tilman Wilke
 Olga Rose

Dzenan Hozic

Product Developer

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Dzenan Hozic holds a degree in biotechnology and food technology, and a master’s in chemical and bioprocess engineering. His career took him to Saudi Arabia, where he worked on a bioprocesses research project at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He constantly reaches new heights: as Product Developer at Dr. Eckel, he researches and contributes to new products and to continuously improving production processes, while in his free time, the passionate climber loves mountains, organises climbing events and involves himself in environmental initiatives.

Niku Moussavi Biuki

Product Developer

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Niku Moussavi Biuki, a pharmacy graduate, has been involved in product development at Dr. Eckel since 2016. His innovative ideas and pharmaceutical knowledge make him the main point of contact for the conception and formulation of new products, and the optimisation of the existing product portfolio.

Tilman Wilke

Team Manager Product Development

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Tilman Wilke, a veterinary surgeon, joined Dr. Eckel at the beginning of 2014. The Team Manager is mainly responsible for product development and manages the trials that are conducted by the company. With his veterinary knowledge, he is the first point of contact for all animal health and welfare matters.

Olga Rose

Laboratory Assistant

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

The genie of the lab, Laboratory Assistant Olga Rose is responsible for anything that goes on in the laboratory and technical department: processing analysis requests, preparing samples and ensuring that all trials proceed smoothly. Her training as a biological technical assistant has helped Olga get her dream job. Born in Kazakhstan, she has now lived close to the Rhine for 25 years. She is fluent in German and Russian, enjoys sewing and reading, and writes children’s poetry in her free time.

Business Development

 Frederic Ferber

Frederic Ferber

Business Development

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Agriculture runs through Frederic Ferber’s veins. Indeed, he helped out on his parents’ dairy farm from an early age. He received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science and Master of Science in Animal Science from the University of Bonn. He subsequently worked as a project manager at the interface between business and politics. He joined Dr. Eckel’s Business Development team in 2018. Among other things, he promotes animal welfare and the company’s own initiative, and is the first point of contact for any questions related to these issues. Frederic’s interest in politics carries over into his free time too. Furthermore, he also enjoys new challenges, be they running the half marathon or cooking new recipes.

Purchasing

 Ingrid Bauschinger
 Nadezda Heinrich
 Bernd Ginster

Ingrid Bauschinger

Purchasing

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Ingrid Bauschinger is our longest serving colleague. The qualified notary’s clerk is familiar with all aspects of the company, having been at Dr. Eckel for 20 years. She started off as a management assistant responsible for order processing and moved on to working on various company projects, most recently contributing organisationally to the expansion of the in-house production facility. She is now in Purchasing, responsible for pricing our products.

Nadezda Heinrich

Purchasing

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Nadezda Heinrich, an economics graduate, has been involved in purchasing and logistics since 2015. Together with her colleagues, she ensures that there are always sufficient quantities of high-quality raw materials, obtained at the best market prices, for the manufacture of our products. The native Russian had already worked at Dr. Eckel during her degree programme, both as an intern and as a student worker.

Bernd Ginster

Purchasing

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

After qualifying as a wholesale and international trade specialist, Bernd Ginster spent several years working in building materials trade. During this time, he obtained his business administration certification from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), where he also subsequently graduated in business administration. The experienced purchasing agent is not easily flustered and has a great sense of humour, both of which stand him in good stead in his daily procurement activities. In his free time, he lets his hair down when listening to rock music and attending festivals.

Customer Support DACH-Benelux

 Christian Birnberg
 Anna Kondrat

Christian Birnberg

Customer Support DACH-Benelux & IT

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

All the company’s IT issues land on the desk of Christian Birnberg, a business administration graduate who specialised in logistics and e-business. The system administrator has been responsible for the smooth running of anything related to IT since 2010, ensuring that our Niederzissen and remote colleagues can proceed with their work without difficulty. He also offers support to Internal Sales.

Anna Kondrat

Team Manager Customer Support DACH-Benelux

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Anna Kondrat, an agricultural economics graduate, has worked at Dr. Eckel since 2013. The native Armenian manages our Customer Support DACH-Benelux team and is responsible for processing orders within Germany, the Benelux countries and Austria. She also provides excellent customer care and assists the Export Department with her expert knowledge.

Customer Support Export

 Antje Wendelken
 Mariia Volkova

Antje Wendelken

Customer Support

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Antje Wendelken studied animal management early on: following her training as a veterinary nurse at the veterinary clinic in Bremen, she earned her Bachelor of Animal Management at Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, Netherlands. She started her career at Dr. Eckel in Internal Sales Germany in 2010 and shortly afterwards switched to Customer Support Export, putting her organisational and great language skills to good use.

Mariia Volkova

Customer Support

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

After studying economics in Moscow and Bonn, Mariia Volkova swapped the tundra of her native Russia with the Ahr Hills. As a trainee in Customer Support Export at Dr. Eckel, she is responsible for processing international orders. Mariia is naturally curious and loves to deconstruct processes to find out how they can be improved. She also enjoys dancing, and works hard at perfecting her German.

Human Resources

 Carsten Schmitz
 Sabine Felten
 Toni Saal

Carsten Schmitz

Human Resources Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Carsten Schmitz, a business administration graduate, was already an intern in the HR team during his studies. Originally from Andernach, he completed his bachelor of arts degree at the University of Koblenz-Landau and subsequently joined Dr. Eckel as Human Resources Manager jointly responsible for all HR matters.

Sabine Felten

Team Manager Finance & HR

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

With her experience and comprehensive knowledge, Sabine Felten has been a tower of strength for her colleagues at Dr. Eckel for almost 20 years. The qualified assistant tax advisor and accountant is Team Manager for the Finance and HR departments and does not easily get in a fluster, even on hectic days. She replenishes her Rhenish cheerful nature with long walks with her two dogs.

Toni Saal

Human Resources Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

The qualified wholesale and international trade specialist specialised in human resource management during his studies at the Hochschule Kaiserslautern (University of Applied Sciences). He joined Dr. Eckel immediately after completing his master’s degree in SME management. His role as Human Resource Manager includes recruiting and integrating new employees, and establishing the human resource development plan. Originally from Koblenz, he is very familiar with the agricultural industry, being himself a member of a farming family.

Marketing

 Andrea Dietrich
 Anne-Kathrin Blässe

Andrea Dietrich

PR & Communications Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Andrea Dietrich spent several years editing popular non-fiction books, ensuring excellent text and clear and comprehensible messages. She holds a master’s degree in book studies, history and English philology from Mainz University, and became a lifelong Scotland fan while studying in Edinburgh. As PR and Communications Manager, the mother of a little daughter is responsible for editing, polishing and refining texts, as well as organising events.

Anne-Kathrin Blässe

Team Manager Marketing

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Anne-Kathrin Blässe, who holds a doctorate in biology and is a rabbit-breeding expert, first started working in Product Management in 2012. She soon joined our Marketing Department, and now manages the marketing team. Trade fairs and events are her speciality. She is the creative force behind our popular giveaways and marketing campaigns.

Quality Management & Registration

 Martin Lind

Martin Lind

Quality Manager

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Martin Lind obtained his Master of Science from the University of Mainz and trained further as Quality Manager. The biomedical scientist specialised in immunology and genetics, and wrote his thesis on the effect of oxidative stress on cells. He employs his knowledge and a keen eye for detail for excellent quality management at Dr. Eckel. In his free time, the technophile from Koblenz enjoys riding his motorcycle on the winding roads of the Westerwald and Eifel.

Finance

 Sabine Felten
 Florian Keuler
 Laura Degen
 Margit Heuser

Sabine Felten

Team Manager Finance & HR

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

With her experience and comprehensive knowledge, Sabine Felten has been a tower of strength for her colleagues at Dr. Eckel for almost 20 years. The qualified assistant tax advisor and accountant is Team Manager for the Finance and HR departments and does not easily get in a fluster, even on hectic days. She replenishes her Rhenish cheerful nature with long walks with her two dogs.

Florian Keuler

Accounting

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Florian Keuler knew what he wanted early on: he is passionate about numbers. After training as an industrial clerk at Dr. Eckel, he first graduated from vocational school and then completed his further training as an accountant, both while working full time. His colleagues value him for his level-headed manner in consistently bringing order to any audit trail, no matter how disorderly, at least as much as for his unshakeable cheerfulness.

Laura Degen

Accounting & Controlling

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Laura Degen joined Dr. Eckel in 2007, after training as an industrial clerk. She is currently responsible for technical and integrative accounting, cost accounting and controlling. While working, the mother of two completed her further training as a financial accountant and a data protection officer. What she loves most about her home town Niederzissen is the people, carnival and her garden, which she tends with the meticulousness and care she applies to her lists of numbers.

Margit Heuser

Accounting

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Errors don’t stand a chance with her. At Dr. Eckel, Margit Heuser is responsible for invoice verification, accounts receivable and accounts payable. The qualified office communication specialist previously spent more than 20 years working in the finance department of a large winegrower. Apart from engaging in physical activities in her free time, the mother of two also enjoys riding her e-bike to work.

Trainees

 Janis Tröster
 Kevin Schneiders
 Eva Koch

Janis Tröster

Trainee Industrial Clerk

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

After graduating from the vocational school in Mayen, Janis Tröster began his multifaceted training as an industrial clerk at Dr. Eckel. His experience from part-time jobs in sales and event technology will stand him in good stead. What he values most in his training is the exciting insights into procurement, field service and production management. He also attends an in-house language course to improve his English.

Kevin Schneiders

Trainee Machine and Plant Operator

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

Kevin Schneiders has been a Trainee Machine and Plant Operator at Dr. Eckel since 2017. He previously worked as a production assistant in other manufacturing companies. In his free time, he is a keen musician and enjoys sport and the mountains.

Eva Koch

Trainee Industrial Clerk, Bachelor’s Studies

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+49 2636 / 9749-9

After receiving her secondary school diploma, Eva started a dual study programme: while training as an industrial clerk at Dr. Eckel, she is reading for a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Management at the International School of Management (ISM) in Cologne. She is particularly enthusiastic about this form of training because of the positive interplay between theoretical knowledge and practical experience, and the direct applicability of what she has learned. In addition to her native German, the young woman from Eschweiler speaks English and French and has enough energy for two in her free time: she plays volleyball, teaches the flute and plays various string instruments.

Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG mission statement

Our respect and sense of responsibility towards humans, animals and nature are central.

What drives us

Pioneering Spirit – Responsibility – Excellence. These are our core values. We contribute sustainably to global animal and human nutrition with our healthy solutions and responsible, first-class production.

Our respect and sense of responsibility towards humans, animals and nature are central to this. Economy, ecology and social commitment are equally important in this regard.

We contribute to shaping the future positively, and act in the interests of humans, animals and nature – globally and locally.

Guiding principles

The continuous improvement of animal welfare and health is our top priority.

We provide our customers with powerful, healthy and innovative products, and with the highest level specialist advice and service, thus contributing effectively to human nutrition.

We maintain trustful, long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with both our customers and our suppliers.

Healthy growth and continuous improvement enable us to provide secure jobs in a dynamic, challenging and success-oriented environment.

Continuing professional development and fun at work are important to us.

We are goal-oriented, highly motivated and perceive stagnation and complacency as threats. We address any necessary changes immediately.

We act responsibly towards our environment and support our customers with resource-efficient products and innovative solutions.

Our success contributes to the locality (the community) through tax payments, employment, purchasing power and knowledge.

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