Oliver Rauter becomes Managing Director at HESS GROUP

May 28, 2020

With Oliver Rauter as new managing director, the Hess Group is investing equally in continuity and its global growth plans. Oliver Rauter is thus succeeding Tobias Hess and returns to the Hess Group after three years of management at Prinzing Pfeiffer. For almost two decades he has held leading positions at the Hess Group, which together with SR Schindler, Prinzing Pfeiffer and Hess AAC Systems is part of the international Topwerk Group since 2013.

Oliver Rauter started his career with the Hess Group in 2003. From 2009 onwards, he helped to establish the Hess Middle East branch in Dubai as managing director. He then took on management positions at the Hess Group and in the holding company before joining the management of Prinzing Pfeiffer in 2017.

“We would like to thank Tobias Hess for his contribution in the last 15 years and are pleased that we have been able to win (back) Oliver Rauter for the Hess Group, a long-time companion of Tobias and an internationally experienced and recognized expert who knows the business inside out,” emphasizes Robert Gruss, CEO of the Topwerk Group. Oliver Rauter fits perfectly into the group's global expansion strategy. “I am looking forward to returning to my roots with fresh ideas in order to further develop the future of plant engineering for the concrete block industry with the Hess Group and to consistently focus on the needs of our customers,” says the new managing director Oliver Rauter.

The HESS GROUP is one of the world's leading suppliers of highly developed concrete block machines, dosing and mixing systems as well as the corresponding packaging and conveying technology. Since 1948, the HESS GROUP has stands for innovative solutions and the highest level of quality "Made in Germany". In Burbach, the headquarter of the internationally operating company, there are about 280 employees at present. Further production sites and branches are located in Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and China.