Packaging Technology

Change of management at Packaging Technology Joachim Dittrich to lead Liquid Food business unit A mechanical engineer with extensive experience in the industry

  • Local management in Weert to continue unchanged until further notice
  • Expansion of Liquid Food unit part of PA 2020 strategy
  • Jürgen Katzenbach to become commercial manager of the business unit and will remain in charge of the Waiblingen site near Stuttgart
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  • June 06, 2014
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Waiblingen – Joachim Dittrich (50) has been appointed head of the Liquid Food business unit at Bosch Packaging Technology. He succeeds Jürgen Katzenbach (45), who will become the unit's commercial manager. The Liquid Food business unit develops, manufactures, and markets processing and packaging solutions for liquid and paste-like foods, especially for customers in the dairy, fruit juice, and coffee industries. The personnel changes took effect on May 1, 2014.

Dittrich initially to remain head of the Weert site
Joachim Dittrich is a qualified automotive mechanic and mechanical engineer, who has been working for Bosch Packaging Technology since June 2011. He has many years of experience in the industry, having previously held a variety of positions as a manager or specialist at international packaging technology companies. He began working for Bosch as head of the Weert site in the Netherlands, a post the father of two will continue to occupy until a successor has been found.

Jürgen Katzenbach remains head of the Waiblingen site
Jürgen Katzenbach, a graduate in information management, will remain head of the Waiblingen site and simultaneously occupy the newly created position of commercial manager of Liquid Food. Since April 2011 he has been managing the Waiblingen site, a fast-growing location that currently has a workforce of around 1,100 associates. Katzenbach, also a father of two, previously spent five and a half years in Japan.

PA 2020: expansion of Liquid Food portfolio
On behalf of Klaus Albeck and Dr. Stefan König, both of whom are members of the division's executive management team, division president Friedbert Klefenz expressed his gratitude to both Joachim Dittrich and Jürgen Katzenbach for their work to date. He also wished them every success for their new management tasks: "Our PA 2020 strategy is targeting global expansion of our portfolio of packaging systems for liquid foods," he said. "In order to achieve this, we require not only international management experience, but also outstanding technological expertise – two qualities that we can now boast in an ideal combination," he added.

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact.

Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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