After major changes during the last year, this year began with a restart for KÖTTERMANN. The assets of the insolvent KÖTTERMANN GmbH & Co KG Labortechnik were acquired on December 1, 2018 by the BLOCK® Group, an international leader in clean room solutions.
KÖTTERMANN´s business operations, which successfully continued during the reorganization phase, will be continued in full as KÖTTERMANN GmbH. Köttermann, now part of the BLOCK® Group, produces and distributes steel laboratory furniture "Made in Germany“ with 120 employees at its location in Uetze near Hannover (Germany). The product range includes fume cupboards, laboratory furniture, service supply systems and safety storage cabinets. This extends the product range of the BLOCK® Group including clean rooms, isolators, process and healthcare technologies.
As an integral part of the restart at KÖTTERMANN, a realignment of the management was made. Mr. Kazim Doyuran, who has worked for the company since 2002, most recently as Vice President Global Sales, now represents the company as new Managing Director and Chief Sales Officer: “Together with BLOCK® Clean Room Solutions, KÖTTERMANN is even more powerful and will increase its presence and activities in the German, European and international laboratory market.” As second Managing Director Mr. Jan Mynář, CEO of the BLOCK® Group focuses in pursuing the group-wide strategy.
A first success message was reported right at the beginning of the New Year: KÖTTERMANN again received a declaration of confidence from a big customer. In the next months a large-scale project in Norway will be realised. JOTUN is one of the worldwide leading paint and coating manufacturers.