June 2019 - KACO sets the course for the future; Reorganization of the top management

Johannes Helmich (left), Jürgen Orschel (centre))and Richard Ongherth (right)) are forming the top management. (Foto: KACO GmbH + Co. KG

The seal expert headquartered in Kirchardt has set itself the objective to grow with the market conditions towards electromobility and autonomous driving to strengthen their position for the future as a well-known and innovative partner in the automobile supplier industry.

Before this background KACO group is re-positioning their top management. Currently KACO is generating sales of € 250 mil. worldwide with 2,200 employees.

With effect from 01.06.2019 the top management of the KACO group is represented by Johannes Helmich as CEO, Jürgen Orschel as CFO and Richard Ongherth as COO who will be leading the KACO group towards future technology.

“Due to his international experience with focus on electric drive technology and electronics, Mr. Helmich has the necessary technological and system know-how to set up KACO in the direction of electromobility and to develop new products for this purpose and to establish them on the market. He has proven his skills in corporate development and corporate management during the past 20 years with renowned manufacturers such as Bosch or Brose through international assignments in the USA and South Korea. We are pleased to welcome Mr Helmich, an internationally experienced top manager, who also has a global view of the technology of the future.”, Mario Hettstedt, representative of Zhongding Europe GmbH.

Mr. Ongherth, as a longtime manager and managing director, knows KACO like no one else. His focus is on the global orientation of the manufacturing sites and the development of the required manufacturing technology. Mr. Orschel will continue to manage the commercial divisions and contribute to the success of the company with his experience and expertise.

“We are confident that with this perfectly synchronized management team, we provide the necessary foundation for the strategic and successful future of KACO“, Mario Hettstedt.

KACO would like to thank Mr Markus Schwerdtfeger for the successful years. Mr Markus Schwerdtfeger will remain in the company group and will take over new responsibilities within the parent company. KACO wishes him every success and are looking forward to the cooperation.

The Expert for Sealing Systems - KACO GmbH + Co. KG, a subsidiary of the Zhongding Group, is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-precision, application-oriented sealing solutions for the automotive and engineering industries. The company, based in Germany, is characterized by the highest sealing quality and innovative strength and stands for recognized development and manufacturing expertise. KACO has six plants in Germany, Austria, Hungary, China and the USA and deliver their products all over the world. As a close partner of the automotive and supplier industry, the company is keeping pace with the high demands and technical changes in the industry at all times.


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