Dr. Joachim Haats officially
took over the management of Märkisches Werk GmbH
, Halver on May 1. After 40 years, the managing director Dieter Hoffmann placed
the reins of the Sauerland Company in new hands. Haats, who has been company since November 2001 as managing director together with Hoffmann, believes the philosophy for the future is well summarized with the slogan, “The future has begun.” The Märkisches Werk has achieved a unique and special position in the international market. My task is to consolidate this position and draw up strategies for the future. One of the main tasks will be increasingly orientate the company towards the role of a manufacturing service provider.”
Haats, who has a doctorate of mechanical engineering, has progressed through various positions in forging technology and machining at the company Thyssen Umformtechnik. In the three years prior to his move to Halver, Haats had overall responsibility as head of the crankshaft business sector, for the fields drop-forged car crankshafts and ready-to-install machined large crankshafts.