Krone welcomes MD

A new Managing Director has joined Krone Commercial Vehicles Group.

Astrid Janke has taken over as Managing Director in the design and development division of the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, effective 1 April 2022.

She succeeds Uwe Sasse who has commenced partial retirement.

After studying engineering in Stuttgart, Janke can now look back on more than 30 years of professional experience in international automotive and aerospace companies, including around 22 years in management positions.

In her previous positions, she was responsible for strategy, technology, innovation, research, innovation and product development, among other things.

Krone said Janke not only enjoys an excellent reputation as a highly competent engineer, but also as a proven team player with many years of experience in the transformation of development areas.

“In the age of digitalisation and networking, the numerous complex tasks can only be solved in a strategic alliance,” said Janke.

“That’s why a statement by Dr Will Rose is also one of my personal favorites:
‘Success is not measured by how high you’ve climbed, but by how many people you’ve taken with you.'”

Alfons B. Veer, CTO of the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group, is
pleased with the realignment in the design and development division.

“For decades, the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group has benefited from the outstanding expertise of our long-standing Managing Director Uwe Sasse, who played a key role in shaping the success story of our company,” said Veer.

“In this respect, it was a real affair of the heart for us to find a successor who fits the Krone family business not only professionally, but also as a person.”

Earlier this year, Krone announced its plant in Turkey is under new management.

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