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05-Mar-2018 | 778-EN

Fresh momentum for members and customers

Dr Timo Hammer is the new Managing Director of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services.

BÖNNIGHEIM (ivs) With effect from 7 February 2018, Dr Timo Hammer has become the new Managing Director of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services. As a member of the management board, Dr Hammer also has parallel responsibility for the Life Science & Care department at the Hohenstein Group, which covers the subject areas of clothing physiology, biomedicine, research, hygiene and laundry.

The man at the helm of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services, Dr Timo Hammer, combines the strengths of a natural scientist and an economist. He has set the target of further strengthening the market position of the association through contemporary strategic development. The Board of the German Certification Association has appointed Andreas Janning as the Deputy Managing Director and he will continue to bring his wealth of experience in the field of operations. At the Hohenstein Group, Mr Janning has also taken charge of the Hohenstein Laundry division and will report to Dr Hammer.

The restructuring of the divisions by the Hohenstein Group as of 14 November 2017 is considered by Dr Hammer to be a clear advantage for the member companies of the German Certification Association. “The leaner organisational structure and the consistent merging of work areas that deal with similar projects enable us to continue to support our customers with all their textile demands, now and in the future. This also and in particular applies to RAL certified laundries for whom commercial success is closely linked to the knowledge and expertise of the Hohenstein Group. As the new Managing Director of the German Certification Association for Professional Textile Services, I thus also stand for closer integration which will have an even greater impact on cooperation in the future”. With a bunch of targeted actions, the new Managing Director wants to help the RAL certified laundries with real added value so that it is easier for them to manage the challenges within the industry and thus underpin their long-term commercial success. New accents should be set, in particular, in the areas of quality assurance, market processing, and training. “In the area of quality assurance, the member companies of the German Certification Association have enjoyed an outstanding reputation for many years and have established a leading position at the top” said Dr Hammer, “however, even here, we must not rest on our laurels and we must constantly meet the high demands of the industry in order to guarantee the competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the German Certification Association”.

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