Made in Germany – success in black and white.
The WEINIG Group is the world's largest manufacturer of machines and systems for solid wood processing. A number of individual specialized companies offer a range of products under the WEINIG brand, covering the complete process chain from the raw material to the end product. Following the integration of the HOLZ-HER brand in 2010, the WEINIG Group also offers innovative and future-proof solutions for processing wooden composites in its portfolio – as well as the expertise that comes with more than 100 years' experience.
The WEINIG Group in figures
Founded in: 1905
Headquarters: Tauberbischofsheim, Germany
Production sites in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, USA and PR China
30 subsidiaries and branches in Europe, America, Asia and Australia
Employees: Approx. 2,000
Turnover: 350 million euros (2015)
CEO, Chairman of the VDMA
The process engineer joined the Management Board on 1 March 2010 and has shaped the operational business of Michael Weinig AG as CEO since 15 July 2010. Previously, he spent a number of years at mechanical engineering group Werner & Pfleiderer – most recently as Managing Director at Coperion with international responsibilities. In addition to the moulders and window processing machines business segments, he is also responsible for the production locations in Tauberbischofsheim and Yantai, China.
Chief Sales Officer
With effect from 1 January 2015, Gregor Baumbusch has assumed responsibility as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) in the areas of sales and marketing on the management board at WEINIG AG. Most recently, the graduate mechanical engineer worked as Sales Director and member of senior management at a world-leading supplier of precision tools. With the experienced salesman WEINIG wishes to further expand its leading position worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer
On 1 October 2011, Gerald Schmidt succeeded Karl Wachter as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, the MBA graduate had worked for Behr GmbH + Co KG since 1991 in a variety of roles – most recently as a member of the executive board. In 2010, he joined Vaillant GmbH as Group Finance Director. This international experience has helped the financial expert to steer the successful development of the WEINIG Group.
Dr. Thomas Bach
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, President of the IOC
Performance athlete, sports official, solicitor, executive - the CV, which includes a doctorate in law and political science, fills four pages. The successful fencer and Olympic champion has held roles including Director for International Relations at Adidas, member of the advisory committee to the Federal Ministry of Economics and consultant for Siemens AG. Since 1998, he has been at the helm of the Supervisory Board at Michael Weinig AG. In addition – following numerous leading roles in the world of sport – he has been IOC President since 2013. In short: Dr. Thomas Bach combines excellent foreign language skills with a wealth of experience that could not be more valuable to the company.