Robert Zimmermann to retire from AZO Management

AZO Group Management: Rainer Zimmermann to become sole Managing Partner

Robert Zimmermann to retire from AZO Management

By the end of 2017, Robert Zimmermann is going to retire as one of the managing partners of the AZO Group in Osterburken. The management responsibility, which is currently shared by Robert and Rainer Zimmermann, will be transferred to Rainer Zimmermann as the sole managing partner, thus keeping the AZO Group as a family business owned by the Zimmermann families.
(ed. wgeisler - 04/12/2017)
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From 2018 on, Rainer Zimmermann will be solely responsible for the success of the AZO Group.

Osterburken, Germany – At the end of 2017, after 27 extremely prosperous years, Robert Zimmermann will be retiring as one of the managing partners of the AZO Group. With Rainer Zimmermann then taking over sole management of the AZO-Group, the continuation of the company’s development policy pursued in recent years will be ensured. Thus, the AZO Group will remain a reliable and stable partner for its customers, employees and suppliers.

In 1990, Robert and Rainer Zimmermann, as joint managing partners, took over management of the AZO Group, which had been founded by their parents Adolf and Marianne Zimmermann in 1949. 

At the time of the takeover by the two brothers, there was, in addition to the Osterburken site, a service and sales subsidiary in the USA, founded by their parents in 1978. The company’s turnover then amounted to 110 million Deutschmark (EUR 56,2 million), with 650 employees throughout the world. Today, the AZO Group’s turnover is EUR 180 million. The group currently employs 1038 people at three productions sites in Germany and at seven international sales and service subsidiaries worldwide.

One of Robert Zimmermann’s priorities has been, and remains, investment in training and continuing professional development for staff. This is demonstrated not least by his work as chair of the local board of trustees at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mosbach, which he took on in 2014. What is more, he is also active on the supervisory board at the DHBW as a whole in Stuttgart.

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