Weinig AG is reorganizing its business divisions. This is a response of the company to rapidly increasing product diversity and changing conditions in the market for wood processing machines. Five product divisions will be created in the operations sector: profiling, windows, pre-cutting, end profiling and used machines. Each individual product area is structured around the process. Organizational tasks will be assigned to corporate staff functions.

The sales and service companies of Weinig around the world will remain in place in order to maintain Weinig's traditional close links with customers. The technical focus of the individual product areas is assured.

The product divisions will be the central element in the future Weinig organization and will be largely independent, with on-going development of the product range as their main objective. Wolfgang Pöschl, Chairman of the Board, pinpoints the decisive advantages of the restructuring process. "These new structures will put us in a better position to focus on our core competences, giving added dynamism to our activities in the market."

This is why Weinig sees this concept playing a key role in the expansion of its position as the world no. 1 in solutions for solid wood processing. "We expect a massive impetus from the new structures specifically in our core business of profiling" says Wolfgang Pöschl. Ground-breaking innovations will be presented at LIGNA 2011, underlining Weinig's position as a leader of technology.

The new organizational structures will be implemented and completed by the end of the year. Employees and the workers' council have been involved in the plans since the spring.

SOURCE: Weinig AG

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