ADVATON FoodTec Group strengthens management team to propel future growth

ADVATON FoodTec Group, a leading company comprising Kalt, Staedler Automation and Eurotandem, would like to announce the appointment of an experienced management team to spearhead the company’s strategic initiatives and drive transformative growth.

Effective immediately, Bernard Wasem will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), bringing with him a wealth of experience and a proven leadership track record in various industries. Furthermore, Lorenzo Giarré has been recruited as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), leveraging his extensive sales expertise to guide the company’s strategic direction.

This strategic management reinforcement underscores ADVATON FoodTec Group’s commitment to innovation and excellence in FoodTec, positioning the company for sustained expansion and market leadership. As part of its transformation, ADVATON FoodTec Group is proud to unveil its capacity extension: a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility spanning 2,000 square meters in France, set to be operational by 2025. Additionally, the company is continually exploring strategic acquisitions to enhance its service offering and product portfolio, aiming to deliver high-caliber value to its customers. In leveraging the strengths of Kalt, Staedler Automation, and Eurotandem, the Group aims to provide a comprehensive product and service portfolio designed to maximize customer benefit and satisfaction.

Andreas Emödi, Chairman of the Board, expressed enthusiasm about the future, stating: “I am honored to lead ADVATON FoodTec Group during this pivotal moment in its evolution. With an experienced management team and a clear strategic vision, we are well-positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities and drive sustainable value creation.” Stephan Winkler, member of the board and former owner of Kalt Maschinenbau AG, fully endorses the strategic direction, stating: “Through the recent organizational changes and the integration of the three companies, ADVATON FoodTec Group has in its hands the right capabilities and know-how to pave the way for a successful future, positioning itself as a reliable solution provider to its customers, with significant growth potential.”

The majority shareholder, CGS, a leading Swiss investment firm specializing in industrial sectors, remains fully committed to leveraging its wealth of experience to further develop ADVATON FoodTec Group. By actively driving the company’s development and internationalization efforts, CGS is demonstrating its dedication to ensuring the continued success and growth of ADVATON FoodTec Group in the global market.

The appointment of Bernard Wasem and Lorenzo Giarré, alongside the company’s strategic initiatives, marks an exciting chapter in ADVATON FoodTec Group’s journey toward excellence and innovation.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:

Kalt Maschinenbau AG
Bernard Wasem, CEO
Tel. +41 71 932 53 64

CGS Management AG
Andreas Emödi, Managing Partner
Tel. +41 55 416 16 46

Advaton AG
Advaton FoodTec unites innovative technology companies for food production and leads them together to sustainable growth. Advaton FoodTec brings together knowledge and technology of modern suppliers and uses the synergies for innovations.

Kalt Maschinenbau AG
Kalt is a leading international manufacturer of machinery and equipment for milk processing and the production of quality cheese. The traditional company has been providing cheese-making technology to meet the highest requirements for almost six decades. Dairies all over the world place their trust in Kalt systems. The company is headquartered in Lütisburg in eastern Switzerland and has about 100 employees.

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Staedler Automation AG
Staedler is an innovative provider of automation and robotics solutions as well as industrial cooking installations in the food and cheese industry. Staedler was founded in 2009 and has posted strong growth since its inception. Staedler currently has about 40 specialized staff at its modern site in Henau, Switzerland.

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SAS Eurotandem
Eurotandem is a young and innovative French company specializing in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of production lines for dairies and cheese factories. Backed by 33 years of experience in the cheese-making world, Albert Berthier together with his son Olivier Berthier founded SAS Eurotandem in 2015. It is this passion and dedication that have driven French and international cheese-makers to trust Eurotandem systems. Eurotandem is headquartered in Saint-Just (F).

CGS Management AG
CGS is an independent, experienced investment firm based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. CGS is specialized in building medium-sized companies in industrial sectors into international groups. Since 1999, CGS funds have been investing in platform companies in Europe’s German-speaking countries and making add-on acquisitions worldwide. Investments from the fourth fund are currently being made, whereby the acquisition of Kalt is the fifth platform investment.

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