The ideal partner for individual storage and materials handling solutions

Members of the Group Management

Jens Fankhänel


Born 1965, German citizen,

University Degree in Electrical Engineering/ Specialisation in Automation Engineering and Technical Cybernetics, University Chemnitz, Germany





since 2016CEO, Kardex Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland
2011-2018Head of Kardex Remstar Division
2008-2010Managing Director WDS Region Europe 1, Swisslog AG, Buchs, Switzerland
2005-2008Vice President & CEO Hub Central Europe, Dematic GmbH & Co. KG, Offenbach
2002-2005Managing Director, Swisslog Australia


Senior Consultant/Director, i+o GmbH, Heidelberg


Thomas Reist


Born 1971, Swiss citizen,
MAS in Corporate Finance / Bachelor of Science FH in Business Administration, FHNW Zurich / Olten, Switzerland

since 2016CFO, Kardex Holding AG, Zurich, Switzerland
2011-2016Head of Finance+Controlling on holding level, Kardex AG, Zurich, Switzerland
2001-2011Group Controller / Head of Finance+Controlling / Department Head Finance, Angst+Pfister AG, Zurich, Switzerland / Paris, France
1998-2001Head of Finance+Controlling / Controller, Zimex Aviation AG, Zurich, Switzerland


Urs Siegenthaler


Born 1959, Swiss citizen,

University Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Biel

Postgraduate Studies in Business Management, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Horw, Switzerland



since 2019Head of Kardex Remstar Division
2016-2019Head of New Business Kardex Remstar
2011-2016Head of Life Cycle Service Kardex Remstar
2008-2011Divisional Head of TGW Group, Austria
2007-2008Senior VP Strategic Projects, Swisslog Group, Switzerland
1999-2007Head of Region/Managing Director, Swisslog Group, Switzerland
1996-1999Project Director, Swisslog Group, Switzerland


Head of Sales & Projects, Swisslog Group, Switzerland


Hans-Jürgen Heitzer

Born 1962, German citizen,
Grad. mechanical engineer, Aachen Technical University

since 2011Head of Kardex Mlog Division
2010-2011Managing Director, Mlog Logistics GmbH, Neuenstadt, Germany
2002-2009Managing Director, Locanis AG, Unterföhring, Germany
2000-2001Division Manager Distribution and Project management automatic high rack storages systems, MAN Logistics, Heilbronn, Germany


Division Manager Systems, Mannesmann Dematic, South-Africa
1989-1996Project Manager "overall projects", Mannesmann Dematic, Offenbach, Germany



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