Axel Stoiber to manage sales in Central Europe
Kludi reorganises management for important market region
Fittings specialist Kludi (www.kludi.com) has appointed Axel Stoiber to oversee market development in the Central Europe sales region with immediate effect and as sole director. With this appointment, the management team at the manufacturer of premium bathroom and kitchen fittings is responding to the announcement that the previous co-director Florian Schindler will leave the company at the end of the year to take up a management position at a sanitary wholesaler. “In the business world, it is perfectly normal for people to change their employer when they wish to take the next step in their career”, explains Julian Henco, Group CEO Executive Officer of Kludi. “Nevertheless, we will be sad to see Florian Schindler leave. His dedication helped put Kludi back on the path to growth.”
Born in Bavaria, Schindler joined Kludi in 2018 as the head of project sales. As he is moving to a different company within the sanitary industry, he has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect. Responsibility for the Austrian and Swiss markets, as well as the key customer business in the German home market, will be passed to Axel Stoiber as part of his overall management activities. “This will ensure a seamless transition that our customers will barely notice”, says Henco. “Working together with the regional sales teams, we will continue intensifying our activities in these markets.”
Kludi – The Shape of Water
Kludi GmbH & Co. KG - founded in 1926 in the Sauerland region of Germany - stands for almost 100 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-quality fittings for bathrooms and kitchens. This tradition as a fittings specialist has given rise to the claim that Kludi products combine excellent "German quality", maximum functionality, innovative technologies and first-class design in a unique way. Time and again, Kludi has given important impetus to developments in the bathroom and kitchen with pioneering solutions. Around 170 inventions and over 100 patents can be attributed to the medium-sized company with headquarters in Menden - as well as numerous renowned design and innovation awards. Among other things, Kludi was named one of the "TOP 100 Innovators" in the German SME sector in 2022.
The Kludi family includes around 750 employees in sales and production companies in Europe and Asia. In addition to the fully integrated main plant in Menden, Kludi manufactures its fittings in Hornstein/Austria and Diósd/Hungary as well as in Ras Al Khaimah/United Arab Emirates. From there, they are exported to over 100 countries. Kludi has been part of the RAK Ceramics Group since 2022.