Linde MH Supervisory Board extends contract of Chief Operating Officer Sabine Neuß

 The Supervisory Board of Linde Material Handling GmbH has extended the contract of Sabine Neuß (47), Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Linde Material Handling, by four years to the end of 2020. She will continue to be responsible for production in Linde Material Handling’s plants in Europe. At the beginning of this year, Neuß took on the additional role of leading the further development of production systems at all KION Group locations.

“Sabine Neuß has done an excellent job over the recent years,” said Thomas Toepfer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde Material Handling GmbH. “Significant process and efficiency improvements have been implemented in the Linde plants under her leadership and the level of quality has been further enhanced. Moreover, the production development program for Linde’s main plant in Aschaffenburg, designed to run until 2020 and comprising a total investment of EUR 60 million, has been developed and launched.”

Sabine Neuß (47), Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Linde Material Handling: The Supervisory Board of Linde Material Handling GmbH has extended her contract by four years.

The most recent success of Sabine Neuß is the on-schedule completion and commissioning of the currently most modern KION production plant in Stříbro, Czech Republic which relies largely on digitally networked systems, thus following the concept of a “Smart Factory”. The plant has a production capacity of 12,000 industrial trucks per year. Around EUR 14 million have gone into equipping the building that has around 24,000 square meters of floor space. Only 13 months passed between the ground-breaking ceremony and the start of production.

“I am delighted with this vote of confidence and I would like to thank the Supervisory Board of Linde Material Handling for the new mandate,” said Neuß. “Together with our highly motivated and qualified staff, we will consistently maintain progress along our path of continuously improving performance for the benefit of our customers.”

Sabine Neuß joined Linde Material Handling GmbH in early 2013, coming from automotive supplier TRW Automotive Safety Systems GmbH, where she held the positions of Managing Director und Director Operations Steering Wheel. Prior to that she was a member of the Management Board of Behr GmbH & Co. KG, in charge of global development of engine cooling systems for passenger cars as Group Vice President. In addition to her management position at Linde Material Handling, Sabine Neuß is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG.