Editor’s pickHOMAG GmbH takes over the remaining shares in WEINMANN
HOMAG GmbH acquires the remaining 24% of the shares of WEINMANN Holzbausystemtechnik GmbH. HOMAG GmbH now holds 100% of the shares in the company and strengthens its competence and commitment in the solid wood sector.
WEINMANN has been part of the HOMAG Group and has been the expert for timber construction since 1998. As a leading provider of high-performance machines and systems for timber construction, WEINMANN develops innovative and customised solutions for carpenters and prefabricated house manufacturers. Over 5,000 WEINMANN machines are in use by manufacturers worldwide.
The HOMAG Group is strengthening its commitment in the solid wood sector, including the entire process chain in timber construction. The topic of sustainability plays an important role here; Wood as a renewable raw material is still one of the most important and ecologically most valuable raw materials worldwide. Driving this forward is a task for the future.
Josef Zerle, head of the business unit Surface Technology within the HOMAG Group and expert in solid wood, will join WEINMANN's management on July 1, 2020. In addition to Mr. Zerle, the management consists of Hansbert Ott and Sven Schempp, who will also become management spokesman on July 1. After 28 years, Mr. Ott will step down as managing director of WEINMANN on November 30, 2020. However, he will continue to be available in an advisory capacity. The success of WEINMANN is closely linked to Mr. Ott, whose aim has always been to strengthen and promote global timber construction and to offer customers the right solutions.
Management of WEINMANN Holzbausystemtechnik GmbH (from left to right): Josef Zerle, Hansbert Ott, Sven Schempp (Image credit: WEINMANN)
Hansbert Ott: “All our developments of machines and systems are related to the customer benefit, this is always our focus. Our solutions are characterised by a high level of economy, flexibility and reliability. The degree of automation should always be in a balance between man and machine. We have been pursuing these maxima from the beginning and have worked our way up to become the market leader worldwide. For WEINMANN's future, it is important that this objective continues to exist.”
Sven Schempp: “We will remain true to our core brand and continue to place a strong focus on trusting and long-term relationships with our customers and partners. With HOMAG focusing on solid wood, we will be able to offer our customers further solutions in the future and thus contribute to successfully operating their business models. "