The establishment of the independent, global Netstal organisation continues to progress under the umbrella of the KraussMaffei Group. In the most important regions, Netstal will serve customers from the medical technology and the beverage and packaging industries with 12 of its own subsidiaries. By concentrating on strategic application fields, users will benefit from maximum productivity and lowest manufacturing costs.
Under the leadership of CEO Renzo Davatz, subsidiaries have so far been newly established under the Netstal name in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Italy. The existing companies in Germany, Spain and Singapore are again operating under the Netstal name. Additional branches in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, and China are currently still being established. The entire incorporation process is expected to be completed this year.
Here, a clear focus on customers’ applications is intended to measurably increase their added value. In the face of tough competition, processors are always faced with the challenge of maximising output per square meter of production area or per employee. Cycle time, precision and reliability are significant levers to maximize productivity and minimise total cost per part produced. Efficient use of resources is also relevant, such as low energy consumption or additional material savings. “Netstal stands for reliable high-performance injection molding of thin-wall packaging, medical consumables, PET preforms and beverage closures. In technology and application knowledge, we continuously strive for optimization and innovation so that our customers can achieve maximum success. We consistently embed this approach in our corporate culture, worldwide and in all phases of the customer life cycle,” emphasises Renzo Davatz, CEO at Netstal and member of the Executive Committee of KraussMaffei.
Netstal was able to win experienced industry experts for the management of its subsidiaries. Doug Haberman has taken over the management in the USA. The two companies in Brazil and Mexico, which are not yet active, will be managed by Italo Zavaglia. In the UK, Jim Craig is setting up the new company. The two subsidiaries in Spain and France will be managed by Jacques Socquet. David Deliever will be responsible for Netstal BeNeLux, based in Belgium. As before, Uwe Telinde leads the Netstal Germany team. Alberto Rossi continues to expand the business in Italy. Prawit Yodprechavigit will lead the not yet active branch in Thailand as well as Netstal Singapore. No managing director can yet be named for the branch office in China, which is still being established.
Photo: Renzo Davatz, CEO at Netstal and member of the Executive Committee of KraussMaffei