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Mitsubishi Electric Europe appoints Director for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods sector

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Mitsubishi Electric Europe appoints Director for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods sector

Mitsubishi Electric Europe appoints Director for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods sector
January 12
14:51 2016

Malte Schlüter has been appointed as Director for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) of the Factory Automation – European Business Group at Mitsubishi Electric Europe. His role is to be multifaceted and includes taking care of global customers in this fast moving, highly competitive and demanding sector and supporting the regional sales team within their key account business.

His role will also incorporate analysing emerging trends and markets within the industry such as software and networking convergence and the growing integration of robotics to extend automated production lines, then developing strategies to address them. This work, combined with past experience will lead to supporting customers with the most efficient automation solutions based on Mitsubishi Electric systems. The aim is to increase productivity, volumes and flexibility, while supporting the customer to reach and keep their market leading position.

Malte Schlüter.

Malte Schlüter.

Most of Mr. Schlüter’s career has been in the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods automation sector working with well-known automation and motion control companies in technical, business development and management roles. During his time as a research and development engineer he worked on automation projects for a prepress, print and packaging machine supplier, where he gained extensive and valuable technical knowledge.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr. Schlüter said “In my opinion Mitsubishi Electric is at the forefront of technical developments in automation, particularly in the integration of various technologies into seamless and efficient systems. Its reputation in the food & beverage and consumer packaged goods sector is excellent for both technical achievement, reliability and ease of use, and that fills me with confidence going into my new role with the company.”

Welcoming him to the position, Hartmut Pütz, President of Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation – European Business Group, commented “Companies in these industry sectors vary hugely between operating very traditional processes to being highly automated, so there is scope for us to make positive changes and help drive development for all types of business. This means Mr. Schlüter has a great opportunity and we will be supporting him all the way.”

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