KROMI Logistik AG: Wilhelm Hecking named new Chairman of the Supervisory Board

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, ) This Wednesday KROMI Logistik AG held its Annual Shareholders Meeting. In addition to the presentation of the approved annual financial statements for the fiscal year 2010/2011 the agenda also included regular voting on the Supervisory Board. On proposal of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board the shareholders elected Wilhelm Hecking as a new member of the Supervisory Board. In the subsequent meeting of the Supervisory Board Hecking was also appointed as the new Chairman. He succeeds the former Chairman Dr. Thorsten Bieg, who decided not to run for office again. Dr. Bieg has supported the companywith his expertise as a lawyer during the important phase of transformation from an owner-managed to a listed company. CEO Jörg Schubert sincerely thanked Dr. Bieg for his engagement during a special period of company development. The rest of the Board will be made up by existing members Prof. Dr. Eckart Kottkamp and René Dannert, who was also confirmed in his role for a further five years. In addition to voting on the Supervisory Board, the other points on the agenda also met with the approval of shareholders, the vast majority of whom therefore support the company's sustainable course for the future.

Jörg Schubert, CEO of KROMI Logistik, explicitly praised the work of outgoing Supervisory Board Chairman Dr. Thorsten Bieg during his speech and made a particular point of highlighting his extensive legal expertise: "As part of KROMI's transition to a listed company and the incredible growth in legal requirements this entailed, Dr. Bieg's expertise were of key importance and his advice provided the company with invaluable support. Both the Executive Board and Supervisory Board would therefore like to extend their particular gratitude to Dr. Bieg for his efforts."

In the future, the Supervisory Board's work is to focus more strongly on advisory support for the Executive Board with regards to the operating business. As a new member of the Supervisory Board, Wilhelm Hecking will join Prof. Dr. Eckart Kottkamp and René Dannert in realising this. Hecking, who works as a self-employed personnel consultant, draws on many years of experience in the machine and plant engineering sector. "Mr. Hecking is the ideal addition to our Supervisory Board thanks to the know-how he has gained in leading purchasing functions in the machine engineering and renewable energy industries. His industry knowledge and contacts within our customer markets will provide valuable additional know-how to the Supervisory Board," explains Jörg Schubert referring to the newly appointed Supervisory Board Chairman for the next five years.

Overall, KROMI can look back on the fiscal year 2010/2011 as a year of strong revenues combined with investments in new customers and markets. "We have consciously expanded our activities in the area of customer acquisition, which meant higher costs as planned. However, we are convinced that this was the right decision in order to generate sustainable income in the future and therefore continue the company's healthy growth track," comments Uwe Pfeiffer, CFO of KROMI Logistik, addressing the company's business development.

KROMI Logistik AG

KROMI Logistik AG offers manufacturing companies end-to-end outsourcing for their supply of precision machining tools, both in Germany and abroad. The company focuses on technically advanced machining tools for metalworking and plastics (consumable and cutting tools, e.g. drills). KROMI combines conventional tool retailing with a decentralised tool supply system that includes output machines in the customer's production area and an IT-based tool management and controlling system. KROMI's aim is to sustainably optimise the supply of resources (particularly tools) for its customers and to secure the availability of the appropriate resources at the right time and in the right place. The company is currently represented at five locations in Germany and four abroad (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Spain and Brazil), and is active in five other European countries. To date, KROMI has primarily focused on customers in the general mechanical engineering, automotive suppliers, the aerospace sector, as well as marine engine construction.

Visit us online at: www.kromi.de

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