Fifth generation leads Handtmann Group of Companies
With Markus Handtmann and Valentin Ulrich, the fifth generation of the family will take over the management of the Handtmann Group of Companies, headquartered in Biberach an der Riß, on 1 April 2023. The previous Managing Director of Handtmann Holding, Thomas Handtmann, will move to the Advisory Board of the family-owned company at the end of June 2023.
The Managing Director of Handtmann Holding, Thomas Handtmann, took over the management of the family business from his father Arthur Handtmann in 1998. He will now move to the Advisory Board at the end of June 2023 himself, but the company will remain in the family: Valentin Ulrich and Markus Handtmann have been appointed as Managing Directors since April.
"From a medium-sized enterprise in Upper Swabia, we have developed into an internationally operating technology company. What is important to me personally is that throughout this time we have always been a family business. And what this means is not only that the group of companies continues to be family-owned and family-run, but that the working climate at Handtmann is very family-like and that many people at Handtmann have a strong sense of belonging. It is the people that make Handtmann. They are the key to our success," explains Thomas Handtmann.
Sustainable value for customers, employees, society and the companyThe new Managing Directors bring experience in mechanical engineering and management. Valentin Ulrich and Markus Handtmann have held various management positions at Handtmann as well as other companies. If you ask them about their plans, they both agree:
“Topics such as internationalisation, innovation, digitalisation and openness to new ways of working are crucial for the future of Handtmann. We will be investing in these and other areas to create sustainable long-term value for our customers, our employees, society and our group of companies,” states Valentin Ulrich. Markus Handtmann summarises: “Our goal is to position Handtmann well for the future so that we can continue moving forward on the path to success.”