New CEO for Heidelberg

Re-organization in top management


The supervisory board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is reorganizing the company’s management board with the appointment of Rainer Hundsdörfer as the new CEO and Ulrich Hermann as a regular member. International industry expert Hundsdörfer will replace Gerold Linzbach on 14 November, who is leaving the company on his own accord, as already announced. “We sincerely thank Gerold Linzbach for successfully turning around the company. Heidelberg is well on track,” says Siegfried Jaschinski, chairman of the Heidelberg supervisory board.

“We are delighted to have gained an internationally experienced leadership personality in Rainer Hundsdörfer to drive forward the reorientation of the company. Hundsdörfer has acquired many years of specialist expertise with global technology leaders that will help pave the way forward to a successful digital future at Heidelberg.”

“Heidelberg is moving towards customer-focused technology and services in what is a changed market environment,” notes Hundsdörfer. “We now need to make solid use of the opportunities digitization presents for profitable growth.”

Ulrich Hermann joins the management board

With this focus on expanding digital business models at Heidelberg, Dr. Ulrich Hermann has been appointed a member of the management board effective 14 November. “Dr. Hermann
has been successful in realigning conventional business models throughout his career. Heidelberg will benefit from his experience in the future,” explains Jaschinski. Harald Weimer, Heidelberg Services, will be stepping down from the board at his own request as
of 13 November 2016. Current management board member Harald Weimer, responsible for Heidelberg Services, will be stepping down at his own request as of 13 November 2016 and
will supervise the orderly transition in the period to 31 March 2017. Stephan Plenz’s management board contract has been extended, as scheduled, for a further three years.

The impact, resilience, and growth of responsible packaging in a wide region are daily chronicled by Packaging South Asia.

A multi-channel B2B publication and digital platform such as Packaging South Asia is always aware of the prospect of new beginnings and renewal. Its 16-year-old print monthly, based in New Delhi, India has demonstrated its commitment to progress and growth. The Indian and Asian packaging industries have shown resilience in the face of ongoing challenges over the past three years.

As we present our publishing plan for 2023, India’s real GDP growth for the financial year ending 31 March 2023 will reach 6.3%. Packaging industry growth has exceeded GDP growth even when allowing for inflation in the past three years.

The capacity for flexible film manufacturing in India increased by 33% over the past three years. With orders in place, we expect another 33% capacity addition from 2023 to 2025. Capacities in monocartons, corrugation, aseptic liquid packaging, and labels have grown similarly. The numbers are positive for most of the economies in the region – our platform increasingly reaches and influences these.

Even given the disruptions of supply chains, raw material prices, and the challenge of responsible and sustainable packaging, packaging in all its creative forms and purposes has significant headroom to grow in India and Asia. Our context and coverage engulf the entire packaging supply chain – from concept to shelf and further – to waste collection and recycling. We target brand owners, product managers, raw material suppliers, packaging designers and converters, and recyclers.

In an admittedly fragmented and textured terrain, this is the right time to plan your participation and marketing support communication – in our impactful and highly targeted business platform. Tell us what you need. Speak and write to our editorial and advertising teams! For advertisement , for editorial and for subscriptions

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now