Düsseldorf, February 10, 2021

New managing director at Hertwich Engineering GmbH

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Gerold Keune at the Hertwich factory in front of a state-of-the-art ultrasonic testing system with up to AA testing quality and easy-to-handle control functions.

On October 1, 2020, Gerold Keune (Dipl.-Ing.) joined Hertwich Engineering GmbH, a company of SMS group, based in Braunau am Inn, Austria, as the new managing director and head of sales.

As a global innovation leader in recycling technologies for aluminium scrap and other machinery and plants for the aluminium industry, Hertwich Engineering regularly presents new developments and improvements to existing products. A strategy the new managing director also lives and drives.

Prior to joining, Gerold Keune was in charge of sales and operations at KHD, a global supplier of plants and machinery for the cement industry. With over 25 years of experience in international mechanical and plant engineering, Gerold Keune will place particular emphasis on expanding the technological leadership of Hertwich Engineering as well as on increasing internationalization and service activities.

“I am looking forward to provide even better products and services to our global customers in future and to contribute to environmentally friendly, resource conserving and cost-efficient solutions with our highly motivated and experienced team,” explains Gerold Keune.

SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry. It has some 14,000 employees who generate worldwide sales of more than EUR 2.9 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation.


SMSgroup Sagermann, Thilo

Thilo Sagermann
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