Jens Hardenacke appointed new CEO of Kardex Holding AG

25 April 2023, Ad Hoc

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25-Apr-2023 / 06:30 CET/CEST
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Zurich, 25 April 2023

Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Jens Hardenacke appointed new CEO of Kardex Holding AG

The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Jens Hardenacke (1971) as the new CEO of Kardex Holding AG. He will join the company on June 1, 2023.

Hardenacke, who holds a doctorate in economics, has many years of management experience in both the machinery industry and intralogistics. He has spent the last six years working for the intralogistics group Dematic, where he served as Managing Director in China and was most recently Managing Director responsible for the DACH region. Prior to that, he worked successfully for more than a decade in various management positions at the machine tool manufacturer Gildemeister, in particular as Managing Director in South East Asia and in the USA.

The Board of Directors is pleased to have found a new CEO in Jens Hardenacke who, in addition to his industry expertise, brings with him a great deal of management experience from Kardex's growth markets.

Chairman of the Board Dr. Felix Thöni, who has led the company on an interim basis since March 1, 2023 will return to his core responsibilities from that date.


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Kardex– Corporate Profile

Kardex is a global industry partner for intralogistic solutions and a leading supplier of automated storage solutions and material handling systems. The Group consists of two entrepreneurially managed divisions, Kardex Remstar and Kardex Mlog. Kardex Remstar develops, produces and maintains dynamic storage and retrieval systems and Kardex Mlog offers integrated materials handling systems and automated high-bay warehouses. The two divisions are partners for their customers over the entire lifecycle of a product or solution. This begins with an assessment of customer requirements and continues via the planning, realization and implementation of customer-specific systems through to ensuring a high level of availability and low lifecycle costs by means of customer-oriented lifecycle management. Around 2’100 employees in over 30 countries work for Kardex.



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