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Steffen BERSCH new CEO of SSI SCHAEFER Group

10th February 2020

SSI SCHAEFER wins internationally experienced manager as CEO

  • The positions of the Group's Management Board have now been effectively filled.

Neunkirchen/Germany, 13 February 2020 – The Advisory Board of the SSI Schaefer Group has appointed Mr. Steffen BERSCH CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group. Mr. Bersch will start at SSI Schaefer on 1 March 2020. After a short transition period, Mr. Bersch will succeed the interim CEO of the Group, Dr. Helmut Limberg, on 1 April 2020.


Since 1 January 2016, Steffen Bersch was a member of the Executive Board of the GEA Group AG and as of the beginning of this year he was in charge of the divisions Liquid & Powder Technologies, Food & Healthcare Technologies, Refrigeration Technologies and Global Technology.


Steffen Bersch worked for the GEA Group AG since 2000 and occupied various management positions. Among others, he was Managing Director of GEA Middle East in Dubai and successfully managed a business unit for separators. Until the end of 2019, he was responsible for the business unit Equipment as a member of the Executive Board of the GEA Group AG.


Dr. Kay Mayland, Head of SSI Schaefer Advisory Board, stated: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Steffen Bersch, a very successful and internationally experienced manager, as CEO of the SSI Schaefer Group. Furthermore, Mr. Bersch contributes great experience in strategic development of globally acting groups of companies.”


The shareholders and the Advisory Board are convinced that the new CEO will sustainably complement the corporate management of the SSI Schaefer Group.


SSI Schaefer, 13 February 2020




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SSI Schaefer Group – Company Profile

The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs approximately 10,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany), at eight domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers’ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.


SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses, industrial plants, workshops and offices. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI Schaefer’s broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.


SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.

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