Swisslog, a member of the KUKA Group, is pleased to introduce Jens Schmale as its next CEO, effective January 1. Schmale is currently CEO of Swisslog EMEA and brings a wealth of experience in the logistics sector to his new role.
Schmale, 49, joined Swisslog in 2020, where he was responsible for the company’s AutoStore business unit until he took on the role of CEO of Swisslog EMEA in September 2021. Before Swisslog, he held several senior leadership positions with leading logistics providers.

Antonio Trioschi, the current CEO of Swisslog, previously announced his intention to retire at the end of the year. He leaves behind a legacy of accomplishments, including the orchestration of transformative initiatives that fueled business growth, financial improvement, and innovation at customer level.

“I want to extend my profound appreciation to Antonio for his outstanding leadership and dedication. Under his leadership, Swisslog has achieved incredible milestones for its customers,” said KUKA CEO, Peter Mohnen. “Jens has demonstrated his leadership expertise as the CEO of Swisslog EMEA and is well-equipped to build on this strong foundation and usher in a new chapter of success.”
Schmale's primary strategic focus will be on enhancing the customer experience and strengthening the company's relationships with its clients and partners. “

Giulia Colombi, 38, will be taking over as the leader of Swisslog EMEA. Giulia has experience across various business areas, working closely with customers and opening new markets.
Colombi began her career at Swisslog as a Market Segment Sales Manager before leading the Design and Consulting team, and more recently, transforming this into the Design and Engineering department.

About Swisslog
Swisslog delivers data-driven & robotic solutions for your logistics automation alongside reliable, modular service concepts. Collaborating with forward-thinking companies, we are committed to setting new standards in warehouse automation to provide future-proof products and solutions. As part of the KUKA Group, our customers trust the competence of our passionate employees – more than 14,000 people working across the globe.