SAINT AUGUSTIN, Germany—Hennecke is reorganizing its business structure into four different centers, each focusing on specific facets of the business.
The plan, according to Hennecke, is for the Saint Augustin site to continue developing, manufacturing and planning the company's high and low-pressure polyurethane machines and mix heads. The site in Milan will focus on panel systems, while the company's site in Pittsburgh makes tank farms for the company's systems business.
Sites in Jiaxing and Shanghai, China, will make dry parts.
"What was previously planned and built at several sites in parallel will now be produced at only one center of excellence," CEO Thomas Wildt said when he was appointed to the position in April. "This will make the entire corporate group more competitive.
"The core brands and the branding of the individual products and services are remaining and continue to be clearly identifiable."
Wildt sees this approach bringing his company closer to customers with simpler systems. It will help the company to "recognise potential technical and commercial risks at an early stage, to analyze these risks and to mitigate them together with our customers," he said.