Munich, Germany – Christophe Longuet has taken over management of the KraussMaffei business in France. Effective January 1, 2022, Longuet will take the helm of KraussMaffei Group France S.A.S. as President. His predecessor Jacques Socquet will focus on the NETSTAL business in France with immediate effect and take over management of the newly established NETSTAL company in France as of January 1, 2022. NETSTAL returned to operating independently within the KraussMaffei Group in October 2021.
Longuet carries with him over 15 years of international sales and marketing experience, including positions as Commercial Director France and Marketing Director Southern Africa in the automotive and renewable energy industries.
Tobias Daniel, Vice President Sales New Machines and Chairman of the Board of Directors KraussMaffei France, says: “This is an important milestone for our strategy, which will consolidate KraussMaffei as a first-class solution provider for the plastics and rubber industry in France. By strengthening our French team, we will ensure a first-class customer experience throughout the lifecycle. Under Longuet’s leadership, all sales and service activities for the entire KraussMaffei portfolio, including injection molding, extrusion and reaction process machinery, will now be bundled in France and the resulting synergies will be further exploited.” Davide Pagliarulo, Director Sales New Machines Western Europe, confirms, “We are delighted to welcome Christophe to our company and are optimistic about our future joint steps towards further growth in France.”
Longuet says of his new duties, “I am looking forward to the new challenges and working closely with the excellent team in France. The common goal is to further strengthen our business in the French market, where KraussMaffei holds a leading position. We want to achieve this by introducing new products, services and processes and by focusing on innovation. I am sure that in this way we will bring about a positive change for KraussMaffei France.”
Thanking Jacques Socquet, who is moving to KraussMaffei subsidiary NETSTAL, Daniel said, “I have always appreciated his commitment and achievements over the past years and wish him all the best in his future role.“