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Service- & Logistics Center officially inaugurated – successful celebration in the new building

Good-humored guests, pleasant live music, bright blue sky: the conditions for the inauguration of our Service- and Logistics Center in Bad Kreuznach were perfect. So it turned out to be a really nice celebration with many guests who were welcomed by our Managing Directors Thomas Dahmen and Dr. Stephan Niggeschmidt. The guests included the Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board Dr. rer. nat. h. c. Dieter Siempelkamp, the Chairman of the Advisory Board Dr. Martin Stark, Elisabeth Bienbeck-Ketelhohn and Dr. -Ing. Hans W. Fechner as Managing Directors of the Siempelkamp Holding as well as Managing Directors and employees of other subsidiary companies. Many employees from our Krefeld and Wolfratshausen locations had also travelled to Bad Kreuznach to celebrate the inauguration with us.

The very positive corporate development of the Group was the subject of Dr. Fechner's welcoming speech: He presented a compact overview of the Sico Group's performance as a "hidden champion". In this context he pointed out the importance of the hall which opens up many new opportunities for SLS and the entire Group.

SLS Managing Director Stefan Wissing summed up the purpose of the new hall: "We want to offer a perfect service.” To this end SLS has invested in state-of-the-art technology and data processing from the very beginning in order to optimally process 30.000 incoming goods and 10.000 outgoing goods per year. He also praised the cooperation with the city of Bad Kreuznach as "extraordinarily good" and emphasized that with the hall the SLS had already created solid jobs at the location, but that we still had potential for more employees. The hall itself also has higher potential: the total number of articles in stock now amounts to more than 500.000 individual parts, but the capacity is still far from being exhausted as our guests were able to find out among other interesting key figures during the subsequent guided tour.

Another visit was also a great pleasure for us: Franz-Josef Diel, retired District Administrator of the Bad Kreuznach district, who had followed the development from the very beginning and was also present at the groundbreaking ceremony, spoke on behalf of the local side. He explained that already the very first tour of the factory premises had deeply impressed him. The SLS is a company that is brimming with innovation and yet remains very down-to-earth.

On behalf of the Management Thomas Dahmen also expressed his sincere thanks to all the companies involved in the new building and our entire Bad Kreuznach team. After this official part the celebration went on to the social part with buffet and music.

New Managing Director: Dr. Stephan Niggeschmidt joins the board of management of SLS

Since 1 January, Dr. Stephan Niggeschmidt has strengthened the board of management of SLS. As a newly appointed and thus third managing director, he is now responsible for the company management together with Stefan Wissing and Thomas Dahmen.

Due to his previous activities, Dr. Niggeschmidt has respective professional know-how and leadership experience. The industrial engineer and PhD in mechanical engineering joined the company in May of 2013 as head of the SLS technical service department. In 2014, Dr. Niggeschmidt became responsible for spare parts sales, service installations, retrofits and upgrades as the branch manager of the SLS branch office in Krefeld.

Dr. Niggeschmidt announced “It is clear for us, how the SLS will develop: Industry 4.0 is followed by service 4.0. For this we naturally rely on state-of-the art technologies. Thus we want to offer our customers an additional benefit by providing new services and to intensify the already very good customer relationships”.

Dr. Stephan Niggeschmidt

Siempelkamp’s MES Industrial IT Department now belongs to SLS

A new addition: The MES Industrial IT department of Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH has been integrated into SLS since January 1, 2018. Your advantages: Bundling of Siempelkamp competencies and further expanded service with the same contact persons as before.


Gypsum fiber manufacturer Fermacell has contracted us with a complete package for the modernization of their movable cycle press at its Dutch production site in Wijchen.

July 2017: The Milestone is standing ...

We have commissioned our new Service & Logistics Center in Bad Kreuznach on time, the building site is no more. We cordially invite you to come and take a look at the result on site: take a tour with us through the new hall and let us tell you all about the advantages that we offer you – thanks to a much more extensive stock of spare parts, fast delivery using new processes or certification as a Known Consignor, which we also have for the new hall, from now on.

Our building blog has therefore fulfilled its purpose. Nevertheless, you can take a look at the photos there.

LIGNA 2017: Review

This year’s LIGNA 2017 went extremely well for us – our new trade fair presence convinced both visually and in terms of content. And for all those who did not manage to come to Hannover personally here you can find a short review and some impressions ...

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