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Media releases 2019

Oct 18, 2019: Leadec takes over engineering division of IPO.Plan

Leadec is growing in the field of automation and engineering: With the acquisition of the engineering business unit of IPO.Plan, a software specialist for factory and logistics planning, the leading provider of technical services for manufacturing is strengthening its portfolio and expanding its technical competence in the planning of future-oriented factory layouts.

Sep 18, 2019: Fit for the future: 25 years of Leadec in Hungary

Leadec has been a strong partner to the automotive industry in Hungary since 1994. On September 12, the day of Leadec’s genesis in Györ, leading representatives from industry and politics met for a conference in Pannonhalma to discuss current and future challenges in the automotive industry.

Sep 4, 2019: Henry Kohlstruck as New Executive President of the Europe Division

Henry Kohlstruck now joins the management team of Leadec and will be the new Executive President of Leadec's Europe division. Dr. Wolfgang Mauz, the former CEO of the Central Europe region, will hand over his operational responsibilities on October 1, 2019. He will continue to work on strategic tasks. This ensures a smooth succession: Henry Kohlstruck is a service sector expert with more than 25 years of management experience in the industry.

Sep 4, 2019: João Ricciarelli is New Executive President for Americas Division

João Ricciarelli has become the new Executive President (EP) of Leadec's Americas division as of September 1, 2019. The previously separated North and South America regions were merged into one Americas division. In his former position at Leadec as CEO of the South American region, João was deeply involved in the development of the company's strategy. As EP of the new division, he will be responsible for five business units.

Jun 5, 2019: Dr. Bernd Voelpel heads Leadec’s new digitalization unit

Leadec has created an Innovation Hub: The Smart Factory Group develops digital service offerings and functions as a platform for intensive exchange, also with external technology partners. Dr. Bernd Voelpel will become Global Head of Smart Factory Group effective June 1.

May 3, 2019: Leadec launches new joint venture in China

Leadec has launched 50/50 joint venture BAIC Leadec with Beijing Automotive Industry. With the Beijing-based company, this cooperation will help us meet the growing requirements for future-focused services in Chinese production facilities.

Mar 19, 2019: Leadec at Servparc 2019: Automation the driving force behind the factory of the future

As one of the world’s leading service providers, Leadec will showcase a cross-section of its range of technical services for production facilities at this year’s Servparc. An AR (augmented reality) application allows visitors to the Leadec booth to vividly experience the options offered by the industrial services specialist for designing a sustainable factory. Leadec will also be giving some specialist presentations at Servparc, which will take place on June 25 and 26, 2019 in Frankfurt.

Mar 11, 2019: Leadec in Hungary increases number of employees by 30 percent

Industrial service provider Leadec continues its growth story and has increased its number of employees in Hungary by 150 people.

Mar 11, 2019: Leadec wins contract for the complete maintenance of engine production and assembly lines at new engine plant in Poland

Leadec has landed a major contract at new plant in Jawor, Poland doing the complete maintenance of engine production and assembly lines.

Feb 28, 2019: Leadec receives “Preferred Supplier” status from the Bosch Group

Leadec has again received the status of “Preferred Supplier of the Bosch Group” in the field of facility management for 2018. Every year, the automotive supplier and technology group Bosch selects suppliers with whom it prefers to work together using defined criteria.

Media releases 2018

December 21, 2018: Leadec closes Veltec sale to Plant Systems & Services PSS GmbH

Today, the Leadec Group announced the closing of the sale of the Veltec Group to Plant Systems & Services PSS GmbH after receiving the competent competition authorities’ approval.

December 13, 2018: Dr. Achim Agostini manages Leadec’s new Global Automation & Engineering Business Unit

Dr. Achim Agostini will manage Leadec’s new Global Automation & Engineering Business Unit from January 1, 2019. He will also be responsible for installation services project business.

November 23, 2018: Leadec sells Veltec to Plant Systems & Services PSS GmbH

Plant Systems & Services PSS GmbH has acquired the Veltec Group from the Leadec Group – subject to the fulfillment of standard conditions. Leadec will completely focus on its strategic growth targets in the manufacturing industry, while Veltec will strengthen its position in the process industry with this strategic partner.

November 19, 2018: Leadec in Poland celebrates 20th anniversary

Leadec has been one of the leading industrial service providers in Poland for 20 years, focusing on technical maintenance and cleaning as well as internal logistics directly at the customers’ sites.

October 15, 2018: Automotive Hungary: Smart Industrial Services for Smart Factories

Leadec, one of the leading providers of technical services for the automotive and manufacturing industries, will for the first time attend the Automotive Hungary trade show in Budapest.

August 8, 2018: Leadec US receives exceptional performance award from Toyota

Leadec US is honored to receive another award from its longtime customer Toyota Motor North America.

July 31, 2018: Leadec's multi-national team help set up Beijing-Benz Automotive factory in south Beijing

At a new plant in the southern side of Beijing, two people from Germany, two from India, and one from Poland have helped get the factory up and running.

July 19, 2018: Leadec scoops Automobil Industrie award thanks to the glowing praise from customers

Glowing praise from its customers helped Leadec scoop the prize at the Automobil Industrie (AI) awards.

June 27, 2018: Mixed reality in industrial services: Leadec on the way to the digital future

Leadec rises to the challenges of tomorrow’s production. The company is currently testing how to make day-to-day activities easier for its customers in the automotive and manufacturing industry. A current example shows how the industrial services provider is researching future topics.

May 12, 2018: Leadec Slovakia celebrates its 20th birthday

Bratislava, Slovakia – For 20 years, Leadec has been providing services such as paint shop services, automation, assembly and facility management in Slovakia.

April 2018: Leadec China receives 2017 Golden Excellent Service Award from Volkswagen Powertrain Shanghai

Shanghai, China – Leadec China was awarded with the 2017 Golden Excellent Service Award from Volkswagen Powertrain (VWPT) Shanghai.

March 2018: Leadec China awarded with 2017 Excellent Supplier Award from Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian)

Shanghai, China – Leadec in China was awarded with the 2017 Excellent Supplier Award by Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian).

January 16, 2018: Leadec China receives JLRQ certificate of Chery Jaguar Land Rover

Shanghai, China – Leadec China awarded important supplier quality certificate by Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR).

January 2, 2018: João Ricciarelli new CEO at Leadec in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil – João Ricciarelli succeeds Roberto Leme as the new CEO of Leadec in Brazil.

Press archive

Further media releases can be found in our press archive.

Leadec has been the new name for Voith Industrial Services since January 2017. Therefore in all media releases 2016 in our archive you will find the name Voith Industrial Services.


Dr. Marion Hebach, Head of Global Communications
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