Romaco Kilian restructured new dual leadership

Stefan Krömer appointed new managing director alongside Jens Carstens

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Stefan Krömer, managing director of Romaco Kilian

Romaco Holding has just appointed Stefan Krömer as the new managing director of Romaco Kilian. In his new role, he is responsible for all aspects of the Cologne tablet press manufacturer’s operations and administration. Krömer will share the running of the company with Jens Carstens, who has been at the helm since 2013. Jens Carstens, already managing director Technology, has additionally been made responsible for Sales and Customer Service. Krömer’s area of responsibility will include the Finance, Human Resources, Technical Purchasing, and Quality departments as well as Assembly and Production.

Stefan Krömer – a manager with extensive experience

“With Stefan Krömer, we have gained a highly qualified manager with extensive top-level experience for the management of Romaco Kilian,” emphasized Jörg Pieper, chief executive officer at Romaco Group. “Due to his proven expertise in process optimization, controlling and production planning, Krömer will make a vital contribution to Romaco Kilian’s future growth.”

Jens Carstens

Before joining Romaco Kilian, Stefan Krömer was the general manager of Jensen, a leading manufacturer of high-performance washroom machinery and systems. At a global level, he was simultaneously head of the Jensen Group’s Washroom Technology division. In his successful career, Stefan Krömer has worked for various international players offering a wide range of engineering solutions. A native of the German state of Lower Saxony, he gained a degree in Mechanical Engineering and subsequently held several executive positions with broad responsibility for budgets, personnel, and products.

“The engineering industry is my home. Indeed, moving to Romaco Kilian marks my first job in the pharmaceutical sector. It’s new ground and I’m very much looking forward to it.” Yet Krömer is convinced, “It doesn’t matter what industry you work in – high quality and short delivery times are key priorities for customers everywhere. We are endeavoring to strengthen and expand Romaco Kilian’s position as a leading international supplier of tableting solutions, and my new role is a chance for me to make a lasting contribution.”

Krömer’s appointment coincides with the restructuring of the Romaco Kilian management. Carstens has been working at Romaco Kilian since 2013, has additionally been made responsible for sales and customer service. He has been a Romaco Kilian employee for nearly 30 years now, amongst other things as head of the Research & Development department. The new organizational structure will enable Romaco Kilian to focus even more strongly on the market and its customers’ desire for innovative but workable technologies.

“If you want to be successful at acquiring and realizing customer projects, it’s enormously important to have technical and commercial departments that work together very closely,” Jörg Pieper, chief executive officer, Romaco Group, concluded. “That’s why we decided to merge these two areas of responsibility at Romaco Kilian into one. Jens Carstens at the head is the ideal choice. At the interface between markets and technologies, he can reconcile different interests better than anyone else I know.”

Romaco is a leading international supplier of processing and packaging equipment specializing in engineering technologies for pharmaceutical solids. The group provides individual machines and turnkey solutions for manufacturing and packing powders, granulates, pellets, tablets, capsules, syringes, and medical devices. The company also serves the food and chemical industries. Through its various technologies, Romaco is committed to sustainable production and to systematically reducing CO2 emissions.

The Romaco Group has its headquarters in Karlsruhe (Germany) and is part of the Truking Group, a globally operating high-tech enterprise based in Changsha (China). Truking’s core competency is handling and filling pharmaceutical liquids.

Romaco operates from four European business sites, with a broad portfolio comprised of six established product brands. Noack and Siebler (Karlsruhe, Germany) supply blister, heat-sealing, and rigid tube filling machines. Macofar (Bologna, Italy) markets technologies for filling sterile and non-sterile powders and liquids. Promatic (also Bologna, Italy) specializes in cartoners, track & trace systems, and case packers. Kilian (Cologne, Germany) offers compression solutions for tableting while Innojet (Steinen, Germany) is an innovation leader for granulation and coating.

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