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Teknek, the global leader in yield improvement and contact cleaning equipment, has announced an expansion of its German team.

Reiner Groller (44) has been appointed area sales manager for Germany.

He will report directly to the European sales manager, Douglas Gray, who is responsible for the international sales network for the EMEA region. Reiner has extensive experience in the SMT sector and is well placed to expand Teknek’s presence in this and other target sectors.

He has 13 years’ experience in electronics manufacturing working with a number of leading international engineering companies.

Joining Reiner in the German team are Laura Carbury and Karlheinz Kamps. Laura will provide administrative support to the German team. A fluent German speaker, Laura has an MA Honours degree in German and French from the University of Glasgow. Karlheinz assumes responsibility for all technical support and service activities. He has been with Teknek for seven years and has a Bachelor’s degree in Metal and Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Printing Technology.

Douglas Gray, Teknek’s European sales manager said: “Germany has always been a key market for us not only in electronics but other fields such as printing, converting, solar panels and medical technology. Rainer brings with him a wealth of experience in customer service and developing engineering solutions that will ensure he excels with Teknek.”

Ruaridh Nicolson, Teknek’s sales and marketing manager, added: “We see huge growth potential in the German market. Teknek recognises the importance to its customers of having the right people for sales and support. Customer feedback on our new team in Germany has been very positive and they have welcomed our plans to expand the team further.”