Jan Drömer takes over chairmanship of VDMA Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association

The election at the board meeting was unanimous: Jan Drömer, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at ek robotics, will take over the chairmanship of the Materials Handling and Intralogistics Association for the next two years.

As Chairman of the Board of the trade association, Jan Drömer represents more than 250 German and European member companies from the fields of automated guided vehicles, industrial trucks, cranes and hoists, warehouse technology and continuous conveyors. “Companies are facing major challenges. Economic and political uncertainties as well as bureaucratic hurdles are blocking many aspects of day-to-day business. Having a strong voice as an industry association is more important than ever and I am delighted to be able to lead and represent the trade association on behalf of many German and European intralogistics providers,” emphasizes Jan Drömer on taking office. The 44-year-old has been a member of the Executive Board since 2018 in the then newly founded Automated Guided Vehicles department and succeeds Steffen Bersch, who has resigned from his position when he left SSI Schäfer.

Despite the current domestic and foreign policy situations, the new Chairman also sees development opportunities for the intralogistics and conveyor technology sectors: “Despite all the obstacles, we must not forget to look at the potential for the industry. Manufacturing-X also offers an exciting field of activity for companies in the intralogistics and conveyor technology sectors. With my professional background in trade association work, I can hopefully set the course here.”

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