Dr. Christian Lau assumes overall responsibility for manufacturing within the MULTIVAC Group
November 3, 2020 By Jeff Cottrill
Wolfertschwenden, 3 November 2020 — As Executive Vice President for Manufacturing, Dr Christian Lau becomes responsible with im-mediate effect for manufacturing within the MULTIVAC Group. As part of this function, he also becomes Managing Director of the two subsidiaries, MULTIVAC Lechaschau and MULTIVAC Bulgaria Production, as well as Chairman of the Board of MULTIVAC Taicang (China). MULTIVAC is an important employer in Tyrol: The special-ist packaging company has had a production site for more than 45 years in Lechaschau, where it currently employs around 340 staff.
Dr Lau has been at MULTIVAC since July 2010, and in his most recent role as Executive Vice President he has been responsible for the Ther-moforming Packaging Machines Business Unit. He studied Business Ad-ministration and Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, and he sub-sequently gained his doctorate in Production Technology at Munich’s Technical University.
“One of MULTIVAC’s main features has always been its high level of in-house vertical manufacturing, which enables it to meet the requirements of highest quality and greatest innovation. It is for this reason that the company’s Manufacturing Division with around 1000 staff has a very high status,” explains Guido Spix, Group President of MULTIVAC. “Work-ing in close cooperation with all our manufacturing business units, Dr Lau will drive forward our supply chain strategy to the ongoing benefit of our customers.”
As a consequence of the management change, Mr Andreas Schaller, who had previously held the role, is leaving the company. “We would like to thank Mr Schaller for his many years of successful work at MULTIVAC. He was responsible from 2003 for running the business in Lechaschau, as well as from 2005 for successfully managing the Man-ufacturing Department at MULTIVAC, and in 2018 he made a significant contribution to the successful establishment of our new production company in Bulgaria.”
MULTIVAC Maschinenbau Ges. m.b.H. & Co. KG was founded in 1974 in Lechaschau as an additional production site, in order to meet the grow-ing demand for packaging machines. Since then the factory has been continuously expanded and has taken on new areas of responsibility. The activities there today include the production of stainless steel ma-chine components, as well as the manufacture of basic machine frames, film punches and sealing gaskets. About 340 employees currently work at the Lechaschau site. Its own Training Center, which was opened in 2014, is responsible for training apprentices in technical professions.
MULTIVAC is one of the leading providers worldwide of packaging solu-tions for food products of all types, life science, and healthcare products, as well as industrial items. The MULTIVAC portfolio covers virtually all re-quirements of processors and producers in terms of pack design, output, and resource efficiency. It comprises a wide range of packaging technol-ogies, as well as automation solutions, labellers, and quality control sys-tems. The product range is rounded off with solutions upstream of the packaging process in the areas of portioning and processing, as well as bakery technology. Thanks to our extensive expertise in packaging lines, all modules can be integrated into complete solutions. This means that MULTIVAC solutions guarantee a high level of operational and process reliability as well as efficiency. The MULTIVAC Group has approximately 6,500 employees worldwide, with some 2,300 based at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. With over 80 subsidiaries, the Group is represented on all continents. More than 1,000 sales advisors and service technicians throughout the world use their know-how and experience to the benefit of customers, and they ensure all installed MULTIVAC ma-chines are utilised to their maximum. Further information can be found at: www.multivac.com.