Jungheinrich UK has announced the appointment of Luuk Snijders as managing director, effective January 2018. Snijders is succeeding Jan Lorenz and transfers from his role as managing director, Jungheinrich Russia, with Jan Lorenz returning to a senior management position at Jungheinrich Group headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.
Luuk Snijders first joined the Jungheinrich Group in 2004 and has since held senior roles across the business, including five years as head of sales in Rental & Used Equipment (UE), two years as Rental/UE Director in Spain and two years as sales director in Russia, before his appointment to managing director, Jungheinrich Russia, in 2014.
Jungheinrich UK has experienced growth over the past four years headed up by Lorenz, with annual turnover seeing double-digit growth.
“I’m delighted to join Jungheinrich UK at this very exciting time in the business,” commented Snijders. “A huge amount of research and development has gone into transforming our product and service offering, challenging the industry in line with our customers’ evolving requirements. I look forward to working with the team to build upon this success and drive our market position and profitability in 2018.”
Jan Langerak, vice president of the region, Jungheinrich Group, added: “On behalf of the Group, I would like to thank Jan Lorenz for his commitment of many years to Jungheinrich UK, and to welcome Luuk Snijders to the position of UK managing director. With his extensive industry experience and thorough understanding of customer expectations and sales processes, Luuk is well placed to lead Jungheinrich UK at this pivotal time, and to steer the business on its path as a market leading provider of intralogistics solutions.”