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Loesch to strengthen industry position with new MD

Loesch Verpackungstechnik has appointed Dr Thomas Cord as its new managing director, with responsibility for strengthening the packaging machinery company’s position in the confectionery industry.

Cord will assume the former duties of Andreas Graf, who has left the packaging machinery company by mutual agreement.

With experience in automation engineering, Cord intends to grow the company’s product range and reinforce its position in the confectionery industry. “My aim is to consolidate LoeschPack’s position as a market leader in confectionery packaging,” he explains. “We are an international technology company and thus exposed to global competition. This means that innovation, continuous development and a passion for detail are absolutely essential to our success.”

It’s in the field of digitisation that Cord sees an exciting future ahead: “In the next few years, the digital transformation will be one of the main challenges facing medium-sized machinery engineering companies,” he adds. “What it involves is not just the machinery itself but rather the intelligent networking of different processes and systems among users.”

From early 2010, Cord was CEO of the automation business unit at Lenze, which develops and markets automation solutions for various segments of the machinery engineering industry. Prior to this, Cord became research & development division manager at ELAU, a manufacturer of automation solutions for the packaging industry, in 1998 before being appointed chief executive officer in 2005 after the company was acquired by Schneider Electric.

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