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New leadership at Bosch Packaging Technology

By Canadian Packaging staff   

General Bosch Packaging Technology Dr. Stefan König Friedbert Klefenz Klaus Albeck Management change at Bosch Packaging Technology Robert Bosch GmbH Uwe Harbaue

Dr. Stefan König will become president of Bosch Packaging Technology as of January 1, 2017.

WAIBLINGEN, GERMANY—Dr. Stefan König, 51, (see image above) will take over the role of president at Bosch Packaging Technology on January 1, 2017.

König holds a PhD in data mining and has been a member of the executive management since 2011. He oversees technology (comprising engineering, manufacturing, and quality), the confectionery & food and liquid food business units, as well as assembly systems and special machinery.


Bosch Packaging Technology president Friedbert Klefenz to retire on June 30, 2017.

König succeeds Friedbert Klefenz, 61, who will on June 30, 2017, but will provide consulting to Bosch until his retirement.

Upon joining the Bosch Group in 1998, Mr. Klefenz assumed leadership of the Pharma Liquid product group at Bosch Packaging Technology. He has been president of Bosch Packaging Technology since April 2002.


“Friedbert Klefenz has played a key role for years in advancing Bosch Packaging Technology as a leading provider of packaging and process technology. He has also helped make the division more international. We want to thank Mr. Klefenz for his years of commitment to the company. We also wish Dr. König great success in continuing his predecessor’s great work,” says Dr. Werner Struth, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH.

König has worked at Bosch since 1997. He has held various positions, including a stint in the Bosch Mobility Solutions business sector. In 2009, Dr. König transferred to the Bosch Packaging Technology division, where he initially oversaw the Assembly Systems and Special Machinery business unit.

Uwe Harbauer

Uwe Harbauer

In other moves at Bosch, Uwe Harbauer, 52, will join the executive management of Bosch Packaging Technology on January 1, 2017. He will be in charge of sales. A mechanical engineer, Harbauer has worked for Bosch Packaging Technology at various sites in Germany and Switzerland since 2000. He will retain his current position as management spokesman for Bosch Packaging Technology’s Pharma business unit.

Klaus Albeck

Klaus Albeck

Klaus Albeck, 57, will continue to be the member of the executive management responsible for finance and administration as well as IT coordination.

About Bosch Packaging Technology
Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. Additional information is available online at

About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide, as of December 31, 2015. The company generated sales of €70.6 billion (~CDN $100.4 billion) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. Additional information is available online at


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