Steffen Flender has been named Managing Director of Interroll Automation GmbH. The 41-year-old Flender heads the Sinsheim, Germany, site and the associated global Center of Excellence Sorters. In this position, he reports to Jens Strüwing, Interroll Executive Vice President Products & Technology and member of the Interroll Group Management.
Flender's professional experience includes more than 20 years in product and portfolio management for Bombardier Transportation's rail vehicle systems and components business, most recently as Business Unit Head and Vice President Key Account and Project Portfolio Management. Flender holds a bachelor's degree in technical business administration and a master's degree in business administration from St. Gallen Business School and Klagenfurt University.
"I look forward to working with Steffen Flender. With his proven expertise in the components business and the associated service, his high level of customer orientation, and his many years of experience in project planning, he has the right qualifications to help shape the future of our Sinsheim site. This is all the more true as Sinsheim will focus entirely on our project business as a global center of excellence for sorters once our new plant in Mosbach, Germany, has gone into operation," says Strüwing.
The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in these categories: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyors & Sorters as well as Pallet & Carton Flow (flow storage systems). Interroll solutions are in operation in express and postal services, e-commerce, airports, the food and beverage industry, fashion, automotive sectors, and many other manufacturing industries. Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando. Headquartered in Switzerland, Interroll has a global network of 34 companies with turnover of around CHF 559.7 million and 2,400 employees (2019).