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 2016 CEO, Kardex AG, Zurich, Switzerland
since 2011 Head of Kardex Remstar Division
2008-2010 Managing Director WDS Region Europe 1, Swisslog AG, Buchs, Switzerland
2005-2008 Vice President & CEO Hub Central Europe, Dematic GmbH & Co. KG, Offenbach
2002-2005 Managing 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 2016 CFO, Kardex AG, Zurich, Switzerland
2011-2016 Head of Finance+Controlling on holding level, Kardex AG, Zurich, Switzerland
2001-2011 Group Controller / Head of Finance+Controlling / Department Head Finance, Angst+Pfister AG, Zurich, Switzerland / Paris, France
1998-2001 Head of Finance+Controlling / Controller, Zimex Aviation AG, Zurich, Switzerland


Hans-Jürgen Heitzer

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

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


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



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