On 1 July 2017, a new company was incorporated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group, and 49-year old Erwin Last became its managing director. AUMUND Group Field Service has its registered office in Rheinberg, Germany, directly adjacent to the AUMUND headquarters.
The company’s business is to carry out industrial installation services on behalf of the Group brands, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, SCHADE Lagertechnik and SAMSON Materials Handling, but also for customers outside the AUMUND Group. In particular it will carry out and supervise installation and commissioning of machines as well as servicing, maintenance and repair work.
"We have amalgamated the installation and commissioning activities of the three companies into a new service entity," says managing director Erwin Last.
"The benefits lie in particular in utilising and further expanding our strong international network of supervisors and commissioning personnel, and in improving our presence alongside the people who use our machines on site."
Through this merger the AUMUND Group will optimise the range of site installation, equipment start-up and inspection services.
Erwin Last evaluates this corporate consolidation as a further step towards ensuring sustainable employment prospects for Rheinberg. "We will set a consistent standard for site services and commissioning over the whole of the AUMUND Group. This will bring a marked increase in efficiency and added value for the customer," continues Erwin Last.
The core team of the new AUMUND Group Field Service GmbH consists of 28 employees.