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Dr. Klett is Managing Director of Ziehl-Abegg Automotive

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Electric motor manufacturer in Southern Germany expands its automotive business
Dr. Sascha Klett is Technical Managing Director of Ziehl-Abegg Automotive GmbH & Co KG. The 46-year-old brings a number of years’ experience with automotive suppliers and manufacturers to the post. „This appointment enables us to forge ahead with the further expansion of our automotive business, "says CEO Peter Fenkl. Together with Managing Director Ralf Arnold, Dr. Klett forms the top management team at Ziehl-Abegg Automotive GmbH & Co KG.

Dr. Klett has been working as Technical Director at Ziehl-Abegg since 2014. Under his direction, the electric in-wheel hub drive ZAwheel has been fundamentally redesigned. As a professional and expert in the automotive industry, Dr. Klett has optimized the supplier structure and aligned processes even more with the requirements of the automotive industry. „I look forward to promoting e-mobility in the utility vehicle market with the help of our ZAwheel “, says Dr. Klett.

Dr. Klett lives in Oppenweiler (district of Rems-Murr) and  is 46 years old. After studying process engineering at the University of Stuttgart, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Stuttgart and then for several years at Robert Bosch GmbH as head of design and simulation for exhaust sensors. As a member of the management, he was then in charge of development at EM-motive GmbH, a joint venture between Bosch and Daimler; the company manufactures electric motors for electric and hybrid vehicles.

About Ziehl-Abegg

Ziehl-Abegg (Kuenzelsau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany) is one of the leading global companies in the field of ventilation, control and drive technology. Another area of business is electric motors which provide the power, for example, for elevators, medical applications (computer tomography equipment) or deep-sea underwater vehicles. The theme of electro-mobility for motor vehicles was established as part of the Ziehl-Abegg Automotive Team in 2012.

The high-tech company has an impressive innovative capability. Ziehl-Abegg employs 2,250 personnel in its production plants in Southern Germany. The company has a global workforce of 4,100 spread between 16 production plants, 29 companies and 111 sales locations. The products, approx. 30,000 in all, are sold in more than 100 countries. Turnover in 2018 totalled 583 million euros, with exports accounting for three quarters of the figure. 

Emil Ziehl founded the company in Berlin in 1910 as a manufacturer of electric motors. After the Second World War the company’s headquarters were relocated to Southern Germany. Ziehl-Abegg SE is not a listed company but instead is family-owned. For more information go to www.ziehl-abegg.com