Veghel, 18 January 2017 – Vanderlande has announced the appointment of Remo Brunschwiler as the new CEO as of 1 February. He will succeed Govert Hamers who has reached the age of retirement. Mr Hamers will remain at Vanderlande until the middle of this year to ensure a smooth handover process.
Mr Brunschwiler was born in Switzerland and started his career in 1984 as a strategic planner at Ciba-Geigy’s headquarters in the country, before moving on to product management for pharmaceutical products at the same company in Italy two years later. He joined McKinsey & Company as a consultant in the following years and then moved into the logistics industry in 1996 as the Head of Eurocargo Division for Danzas Management AG.
Remo’s first CEO role came with his appointment to Swisslog Holding AG in 2003, where he remained for ten years. In 2013, he took up the same position at Selecta Management AG.
Mr Brunschwiler is looking forward to his new role: "I am delighted to join Vanderlande and contribute to the ongoing development of the company. The management team under the leadership of Mr Hamers has done an excellent job to position Vanderlande as a market leader for logistic process automation.
“Due to my previous logistic industry experience, I’ve admired Vanderlande’s developments and achievements to date. It will be a fresh challenge for me to lead the company into the next phase of its growth.”
On behalf of Vanderlande, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board Arthur van der Poel says, “Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the great contribution of Mr Hamers to Vanderlande’s outstanding positioning and impressive growth. We fully support Mr Brunschwiler’s appointment as CEO of Vanderlande’s Board of Management and would like to welcome him to the company. We wish him every future success in the ongoing development of Vanderlande’s business strategy.”
Company profile of Vanderlande
Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses in the e-commerce, food retail and fashion sectors.
As such, 12 of Europe’s top 20 e-commerce businesses and many distribution firms already have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions. The company’s baggage handling systems move 3.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 8.8 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world’s top 20. More than 20 million parcels (300 packages per second) are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel companies.
The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.
Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 4,500 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than one billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.
For more information about the company, its products and technology, as well as career opportunities, please visit www.vanderlande.com
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