New management team at the helm of Kilian Tableting

The firm has officially become part of the Romaco Group

The new management team at Kilian Tableting

With the completion of the Romaco Group’s formal takeover of Kilian Tableting, Jörg Pieper, Gerd Hueffmann and Jens Carstens have been appointed as the firm's new Managing Directors.

Kilian Tableting, based in Cologne, Germany, will in future operate under the same name as a subsidiary of the Romaco Group. As part of the transaction, the day-to-day running of Kilian has been transferred to the new management team.

Jörg Pieper has become CEO with responsibility for Operations, Administration and Finance. He joined the Romaco Group two years ago and is Head of the Customer Service department.

Gerd Hueffmann has been appointed new Managing Director with responsibility for New Equipment and Customer Service Sales. Prior to arriving at Kilian in September 2013 he gained extensive experience in international sales activities at Fette Compacting and Korsch, among other firms.

Jens Carstens will act as Managing Director responsible for Research & Development. His long career at Kilian began 20 years ago and in his most recent position he was department Head of Research and Development.

The three men at the helm of Kilian Tableting will be supported by Marcus Behrens as Sales Director, Stefan Zabka as Production Manager and Guido Bourtscheidt as Finance Manager.

'The successful acquisition of Kilian will allow the Romaco Group to launch into the new fiscal year with an extended portfolio and stronger market presence,' said Paulo Alexandre, CEO of the Romaco Group. 'We will be able to offer integrated solutions for manufacturing, processing and packing pharmaceutical solids thanks to our purchase of Kilian. We intend to leverage and optimise this potential systematically in the coming years.'

'The Kilian team is ready to scale new heights,' added Pieper. 'The international sales network has been reorganised and expanded over the past few months. We’ve defined our development objectives and prepared our market presence right down to the very last detail. Every one of us is highly motivated.'

In future, Kilian will be directly represented in Germany, Italy and the US. New sales partnerships have been established to develop business in France and Spain.