He takes over the reins from Mayfran veteran Wiel Kroonen, who is retiring at the end of the year after nearly 40 years with Mayfran, including the last 14 years as managing director.

Frank Hinssen has worked for more than 30 years in international production and material handling companies. The Dutchman joins Mayfran from a senior position at a leading international intralogistics and process automation company.

A mechanical engineer with additional training at London's Charted Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), among others, has many years of experience in international business fields and the development of growth and transformation strategies.

Mayfran is thus underlining its strategy of further expanding existing markets with particularly high-quality products and services and Hinssen said: "In a challenging market environment, I will focus on improving customer satisfaction by introducing new and innovative products and further establishing Mayfran as a reliable partner."