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[Translate to English:] Markus Löhr neuer technischer Geschäftsführer der HKS

HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH completes its Management Team

With effect from 1 February 2017, Markus Löhr took over the position of Managing Director at HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH in Wächtersbach. He is jointly responsible for managing the family-run business together with Daniel Hecker, Günter Höhn and Lena Resch.

Markus Löhr now heads up Technical Operations at HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH, including Production, Research and Development, Design, Quality Management, Purchasing and Sales. Together with Daniel Hecker, a new Management Team is established, initiating a smooth transitional phase where founding member Günter Höhn and Lena Resch will switch to their new roles as company partners by the end of the year.

Markus Löhr started as an apprentice industrial mechanic at a roof tile manufacturer in 1992. Following his mechanical engineering studies and international experience abroad, he started his engineering career in the automotive industry at a Wächtersbach-based tier-one supplier. Having held various positions in engineering and managing international projects, Markus Löhr has now been for more than ten years in leading positions in mechanical engineering companies. He spent the last five years managing the production departments at two well-known German companies, as member of the board and part of the management team. Markus Löhr has a wide range of experience in operations and running family-managed, medium-sized enterprises.

"Together with Daniel Hecker, we will continue to develop the company in the best interest of Günter Höhn and his family and we will remain a reliable partner for both customers and employees. Made in Germany - outstanding quality of our products - supplying tailor-made products to our customers will be the main focus for our activities. The first days on the job already were showing that we have a highly motivated team of outstanding experts, so that it will be great pleasure to work together with the team creating added value for our customers," said Markus Löhr.

"With Markus Löhr we have gained an experienced manager for HKS who will be able to help us take significant steps forward on the path to implementing our growth strategy. I greatly look forward to working together with Markus Löhr and wish him every success in his new task," said Günter Höhn, Managing Director and co-founder of HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH, which is based in Wächtersbach, Frankfurt/Main.

Several fascinating projects are planned for 2017, such as expanding the company's presence on international markets and the timely implementation of the resulting additional demand. With these aims in mind, expansion work at the company's production site in Neukirch/Lusatia has already begun, increasing operating capacity and thereby creating more new jobs.

Günter Höhn and Lena Resch will assist the two new Managing Directors until the end of the year, in order to guarantee continuity at Top Management level for our partners, opening the next chapter in the success story of HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH and enabling the family to switch to their new role as partners. The partners will continue to be closely associated with the company and remain responsible for providing strategic support for HKS Dreh-Antriebe GmbH.