Aller Aqua have now established a dedicated group management team. The team will be based in Christiansfeld, focussing on the company’s global growth. The management in the individual factories will continue to focus on growth on the local markets.
”Aller Aqua has experienced expansive growth in recent years, and 2017 will be no exception” Hans Erik Bylling (Group CEO) explains. ”Currently we have 4 factories, but at the end of the year we will have two additional, one in China and one in Zambia. Besides we have a row of new sales companies in new markets, not least Africa.”
”Growth of this magnitude places large demands on both management and employees” Hans Erik Bylling underlines, “and there is no doubt that we have all been under pressure in recent years. Therefore, the owners and management has decided to establish a dedicated group management team as well as strong local management teams in the individual factories.”
The group management team will be dedicated to continue the development, globalisation and growth in Aller Aqua. Transverse functions such as Purchase, Finance/IT, R&D and Supply Chain will be integrated in the group management. Consisting of Hans Erik Bylling (Group CEO), Carsten Jørgensen (Group CFO), Henrik Halken (Group CPO/CCO) and Dr Hanno Slawski (Group R&D Director). Additionally, the company will initiate the search for a Group Supply Chain Director.
On the individual factories, we have strong management teams in place. In Denmark, Lars Rahbæk will step up as CEO, whilst the other local management teams will stay in place and continue to work dedicated on expanding and strengthening the home markets.
The new management structure will be effective from the 1st April 2017. The group management team will focus 100% on strengthening Aller Aqua globally, and implementing the company values of local presence, customer focus, quality, flexibility and knowledge sharing.