KASSEL, Germany—German industrial and mobility parts maker Huebner Group has announced a number of structural and personnel changes as part of a strategy for growth.
The Kassel-based group has consolidated its rail-related activities into one business segment, covering the production of gangway systems for railway vehicles, chassis components for railway cars, entry systems for trams, and cockpit displays for railway vehicles.
The new Global Rail Business, to be headed by Huschke Diekmann, also includes subsidiary companies HTG, Hemscheidt and Gersys, Huebner said in a May 25 statement.
"The restructuring should bring the activities of all of these companies closer together, particularly in the area of sales and distribution," Huebner noted.
Under the new structure, the German group aims to improve its capacity to provide "a comprehensive package of offerings" for customers in the rail market, said general manager Helge Foerster.
The move also will enable Huebner to "react more quickly to evolving customer needs on a worldwide basis."
Diekmann joins Huebner from Wabtec/GE Transportation, where he served as managing director for the past eight years.
In addition to the changes in its rail business, Huebner also has named general manager Ingolf Cedra as the head of its material solutions segment—the group's second biggest business unit.
Cedra replaces Tobias Lexhaller, who joined Huebner in 2019 through the acquisition of Gummi Welz Group (GWU). Lexhaller has left the company, according to the Huebner statement. No further details were given.