Schmalz’s Regional Manager for Africa, Ludwig Seegräber
As sub-Saharan Africa’s exclusive distributor for Schmalz Vacuum Technology, Tectra Automation played host to Schmalz’s Regional Manager for Africa, Ludwig Seegräber on his 4-day visit from 6 – 9 February. The focus of Ludwig’s 2017 visit was on manual handling systems.
Hailing from Schmalz headquarters in Glatten, southwest Germany, Ludwig visits South Africa annually as part of his regional responsibilities. In addition to discussing manual handling matters with Tectra Automation management, Ludwig’s agenda included discussions on new industries to target and country successes, among others, while meetings with a number of Tectra Automation’s customers was also on the itinerary.
“Among the objectives of this year’s visit was determining methods to increase our competitiveness and identify processes that will help enhance our service to our customers,” says Malan Bosman, Pneumatic Product Manager at Tectra Automation. “We discussed current and new strategies for Schmalz in South Africa; considered solutions to application requirements specific to some of our customers; and measured successes in other countries that have the potential to be duplicated in South Africa.”
The majority of the in-office discussions were held on day 1, with the remaining 3 days committed mainly to customer visits.
“Ludwig’s visit resulted in 4 highly productive days and we will continue working on solutions that will make our service to our customers more effective than it already is. With regards to developments in the manual handling industry, watch this space,” Malan concludes.