Harald Suchanka joins the Management Board of TVI

multivacWith effect from 1 June Harald Suchanka (42), as the representative of the majority owner, has joined the Management Board of TVI Entwicklung und Produktion GmbH in Irschenberg. Together with Thomas Völkl, Managing Director and Partner, and Boris Bachmeier, CEO, he will focus on the future development of the company. Following the successful transfer of the TVI business to MULTIVAC, Michel Anton, Managing Director and Partner, has decided to withdraw from the TVI company and also to completely divest his share of the business to MULTIVAC.

Harald Suchanka“We greatly regret this step but are also very grateful to him for sup-porting us in recent months in implementing the smooth transition of TVI into the MULTIVAC Group. Mr Anton relinquished the company man-agement in May 2017,” says Christian Traumann, Director and Group CFO of MULTIVAC.

It has been possible to appoint Harald Suchanka as his successor. He has worked for MULTIVAC since 2005, and his roles have included CEO of the subsidiary in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as Vice President of Sales & Operation for South America, and lat-terly as Vice President of Sales & Operation for Africa, the Near & Mid-dle East, Asia and Oceania. In addition to this, he has very successfully looked after MULTIVAC's partner business. “Mr Suchanka brings with him all the requirements necessary to succeed Mr Anton and to success-fully continue to develop the TVI business in future,” adds Hans-Joachim Boekstegers, Director and Group CEO of MULTIVAC. “We would like to thank Mr Anton very much for the work that he has performed, and we wish him all the very best for the future. We are delighted, that Mr Anton remains on friendly terms with us after his withdrawal from the business.”

TVI is the market leader in meat-portioning equipment and complete portioning machines. The portfolio includes solutions for tempering, pressing, portioning and automating, as well as equipment for winding grill sticks and manufacturing kebab skewers. On 1 January 2017     MULTIVAC acquired as a first stage 49.9 % of TVI Entwicklung und Produktion GmbH, and it now has a majority share. This means that the packaging specialist has taken a strategically important step in being able to offer in future complete production lines from one source.

In order to be able to meet further expansion, TVI and MULTIVAC will jointly invest in a new production and office building with a Demon-stration and Customer Center. This is due to be opened in 2018 at the new Bruckmühl site.

About TVI
With approximately 90 staff currently employed at its Irschenberg site, TVI develops and produces some 180 machines per year. TVI's customers typi-cally portion steaks, schnitzel, roulades, chops and grill sticks for the entire retail and catering trade. TVI supplies both individual components and com-plete production lines, and its equipment ranges from freezing and temper-ing of meat right through to portioning machines and the automatic loading of finished portions into packs. TVI has a technological advantage, which provides the corner stone for growth, innovation and international reach. The company's testimonials cover virtually the entire world, particularly in Europe, USA, Russia, China, Japan, Latin America and Australia. TVI's inno-vative machines increase productivity and yield and reduce give-away, while providing the highest possible level of product flexibility. The intelligent line concepts guarantee a high degree of efficiency and machine availability. Further information can be found at: www.tvi-gmbh.de.

About MULTIVAC
MULTIVAC is one of the leading providers worldwide of packaging solutions for food products of all types, life science and healthcare products as well as industrial items. The MULTIVAC portfolio covers virtually all customers' re-quirements in terms of pack design, output and resource efficiency, and it includes vacuum packaging machines, traysealers, thermoforming packag-ing machines, labellers, quality control systems and automation solutions - right up to turnkey lines. The MULTIVAC Group has approximately 5,100 employees worldwide, with some 1,900 based at its headquarters in Wolfertschwenden. With almost 80 subsidiaries, the Group is represented on all continents. More than 1,000 sales advisors and service technicians throughout the world use their know-how and experience to the benefit of customers, and they ensure that all installed MULTIVAC machines are uti-lised to their maximum. Further information can be found at: www.multivac.com.