Braunau am Inn, Austria, October 01, 2020

New managing director at Hertwich Engineering GmbH

On October 1, 2020, Gerold Keune (Dipl.-Ing.) joined Hertwich Engineering GmbH, a company of SMS group, based in Braunau am Inn, Austria, as the new managing director and head of sales.

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Gerold Keune at the Hertwich factory in front of a state-of-the-art ultrasonic testing system with up to AA testing quality and easy-to-handle control functions.

As a global innovation leader in recycling technologies for aluminium scrap and other machinery and plants for the aluminium industry, Hertwich Engineering regularly presents new developments and improvements to existing products. A strategy the new managing director also lives and drives.

Prior to joining, Gerold Keune was in charge of sales and operations at KHD, a global supplier of plants and machinery for the cement industry. With over 25 years of experience in international mechanical and plant engineering, Gerold Keune will place particular emphasis on expanding the technological leadership of Hertwich Engineering as well as on increasing internationalization and service activities.

“I am looking forward to provide even better products and services to our global customers in future and to contribute to environmentally friendly, resource conserving and cost-efficient solutions with our highly motivated and experienced team,” explains Gerold Keune.

Hertwich Engineering, a company of the SMS group is renowned for its future-oriented, energy saving technologies and outstanding service in aluminium casthouse. The company is active worldwide with design, supply, construction and commissioning of special machinery and equipment for the Aluminium industry. Hertwich is competent for supplying complete Al-casthouse on a turnkey basis (one-stop-shopping). The product range comprises melting equipment for aluminium scrap, conti and batch homogenizing plants, sawing plants, horizontal and vertical casting machines and quality inspection stations, etc. To stay ahead Hertwich relies on its own R&D and proprietary know-how. For 50 years, the advanced technology has revolutionized the industry and the company maintains its worldwide lead.