Since 2018, Rackel held the CEO position at Elexis AG and was the spokesperson for the Management Board of EMG Automation GmbH in Wenden, Germany. Elexis AG is a subsidiary of the SMS Group and is an international market leader in the production of automation and quality assurance systems. After initial positions within the SMS Group managing the hot and cold rolling mills along with process and quality management business units, Rackel took over the divisional management of electrical and automation systems in 2007. He became a member of the Executive Board in 2013. Since the beginning of 2018, Rackel was also responsible for the digitization strategy of the SMS Group and its subsidiaries.
The Advisory Board of the SSI Schaefer Group is pleased to gain Rackel, a very successful and experienced manager for the company. The C-Suite Management Team of the SSI Schaefer Group, consisting of CEO Steffen Bersch, CFO Bruno Krauss, and the future COO Harald Rackel, is an ideal trio equipped to lead the company to a profitable and sustainable future.
The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs approximately 10,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany), at eight domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers’ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.
SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses and industrial plants. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI Schaefer’s broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.
SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, SSI Schaefer delivers one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.
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