Weinig establishes new business unit Automation & Digital Business


Weinig continues to press ahead with digitization. In a new step, the market leader in machines and systems for solid wood and panel processing has created the structures for maximum efficiency in dealing with the challenges ahead.

The result is the new business unit “Automation & Digital Business”. CEO Wolfgang Pöschl: „With this decision, we are strategically and organizationally aligning our company to the future, which will be characterized by a greater significance of project business and digitization.” Consequently, the new company unit will be positioned in Weinig Concept GmbH & Co KG, which bundles Weinig’s engineering activities. Jochen Ganz, who is currently head of the product unit Service, was appointed managing director of the new business unit. As part of Concept, he will act as the second head alongside Dr. Otto Leible, who will continue to head Engineering, his traditional field of responsibility.

Jochen Ganz has been working at the Weinig site in Tauberbischofsheim for some time in the context of digitization. For example, he was significantly involved in the development of the successful Weinig App Suite. Its current functionality also bears his hallmark. Initially, the head of the product unit Service will continue to work until his successor is settled, before moving to the top of the new business unit.

The establishment of the new business unit Automation & Digital Business is already the third major Weinig initiative in the Industry 4.0 area in a short time. Following the introduction of the W4.0 digital standard in Weinig’s own product world, the digital alliance MindSphere World was co-founded in January this year. Under the leadership of Siemens AG, the members of the organization work together on the cloud-based Siemens IoT operating system MindSphere. Access to the uniform platform helps Weinig to further develop W4.0 digital and optimize it for the benefit of its customers. Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Gregor Baumbusch: “The customer benefit will remain an outstanding and unique strength of Weinig on the market even in the age of digitization.”


Ready for the challenges of the future: the Weinig management board with Wolfgang Pöschl, Gregor Baumbusch and Gerald Schmidt together with the head of the new business unit Automation & Digital Business, Jochen Ganz and Dr. Otto Leible from Weinig Concept.