August Mössner expands its management

February 2023 – Mössner expands its management - August Mössner GmbH + Co. KG has a new management: after 32 years with Franz Sachsenmaier as managing director, this is now being expanded to three managing directors.

Source: August Mössner GmbH + Co. KG

The management of the mechanical engineering, automation and robotics specialist Mössner consists of, Franz Sachsenmaier, Christian Kunz and Marco Schulz.

Christian Kunz and Marco Schulz have already been working at Mössner for several years. Schulz began his career in 2004 as a design engineer at Mössner and has since passed through several departments, was project manager at the Chinese joint venture, where he was responsible for several projects, before becoming head of the design department. “As Managing Director, I want to do my part to continue Mössner’s positive development,” says Schulz. He has been responsible for software development, design, assembly and manufacturing since last year.

Kunz has been with the company since 2011 and worked in several departments after his apprenticeship, then studied mechatronics at Aalen University, first graduating with a bachelor’s degree and then completing his master’s while working. Last year he took over as sales manager and will be responsible for sales, marketing, project management and research and development in the new management team. “For Mössner, the focus in the future will be on expanding existing business fields and opening up new areas,” says Kunz. In addition, he wants to drive the digitalization of the company.

Franz Sachsenmaier has significantly developed the company over the past three decades. In the 1980s, Mössner specialized primarily in band saws, while Sachsenmaier established the company in new business areas such as foundry and automation technology. Mössner’s technology is used to dismantle nuclear power plants, among other things. “Our systems are used in the dismantling and packaging of medium and highly radioactive material,” Sachsenmaier explains. The company is the world market leader in the field of large sawing systems for aluminium ingots. For the automotive sector, Mössner supplies highly automated plants for the production of chassis parts and components for electric vehicles, such as battery trays or electric motor housings.

The new management wants to further expand the aluminum technology and foundry technology sectors and “open up new pillars and business areas”, as Kunz and Schulz emphasis. “Multiple pillars pay off in times of crisis.” According to Sachsenmaier, the current order situation is “very good”. However, problems are caused by the shortage of skilled workers in addition to the supply chain problems from which all companies suffer.

Mössner therefore invested in its own employer attractiveness years ago, trains people itself and offers places for dual studies, internships, working students or final theses. “We are a transparent company with flat hierarchies, good career opportunities and an attractive annual profit-sharing scheme,” Sachsenmaier underlines and emphasises: “Our employees are our most valuable asset.”

Innovative products, processes and the latest technology characterize the work at Mössner. Among other things, state-of-the-art simulation systems, design software, augmented reality and remote maintenance systems are used.

Source: August Mössner GmbH + Co. KG