Jörg Quittkat will take up his post as new Executive Director at iwis motorsysteme GmbH & Co. KG in Munich on 1 April 2019. He will be responsible for production, logistics and industrial engineering and will be joining the strong management team around Frank Wiemer (CEO). Now 53, the graduate engineer spent 14 years in the aerospace industry and the last 12 years of his professional career working for various automotive suppliers. He has a strong background in production. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at Federal Mogul Powertrain in Wiesbaden.
iwis is the world leader in innovative, cost-effective timing drive systems based on precision chains. Virtually all car manufacturers throughout the world are supplied with a total of 60,000 systems each day from plants in Munich, Landsberg, Pinghu and Murray. In addition to the automotive industry, iwis acts as a market leader in supplying precision roller chains to the mechanical engineering and plant construction industries across the globe. The chains are used in the printing and paper industry, packaging industry and conveyor technology, as well as in general engineering and the agricultural machinery industry. iwis smart connect is a specialist for electrical connecting technology for automotive and non-automotive applications. Founded in 1916, the company is now managed by Johannes Winklhofer, the fourth generation of his family to do so.
iwis has a global workforce of more than 2,100 and has set itself the goal of achieving sales of 500 million euros in 2019. Besides its production plants in Germany (Munich, Landsberg, Wilnsdorf, Sontra, Kaufbeuren and Rieden) and in China, the USA and the Czech Republic, it has subsidiaries in various European and overseas countries, including Brazil, UK, France, India, Italy, Canada, Korea, Switzerland, Singapore and South Africa. iwis is represented at a total of 45 locations worldwide.