The change marks the beginning of a new era for the company, which was founded by Roswitha and Karl Schnaithmann in Rommelshausen in 1985 and has been based in Remshalden-Grunbach since 1988. After more than 36 years, Karl Schnaithmann has resigned as managing partner on June 30, 2021, and is now a member of the advisory board, which has been in place for many years. Thilo Hottmann and Thomas Schill will now take over sole management after a two-year transition period. The two have held various positions in the company for several years and have also been managing directors since July 2019.
As an advisory board member, Karl Schnaithmann will continue to provide advice and support to the management. "We are very pleased that we have succeeded in establishing two managing directors from our own company with a great deal of experience in the technical field as well as in dealing with people in Mr. Hottmann and Mr. Schill," say Roswitha and Karl Schnaithmann. "The company will remain a family business in the future and will continue to operate at the Remshalden site. We have created the framework for this with the new structures."
It is important to the two managing directors "to continue the company in the spirit of the company founders": "Our employees have always been seen as the most valuable asset in the company," says Schill. Hottmann adds: "Even though we are in the midst of transformation, it is important to always remember the values of the company. That's why the focus remains on personal relationships, cooperative interaction and open exchange across hierarchies." The two managing directors are confident that after a positive first half of 2021 with continuous incoming orders and satisfactory figures, the company will enter the coming months and years well equipped.
As a system supplier for automation technology, Schnaithmann manufactures customized conveyor and assembly systems for automation, assembly, material flow and handling tasks. From brainstorming, planning and design to commissioning of a complete conveyor system and on-site maintenance, the company offers all services from a single source.