René van den Heuvel new Managing Director

From 1 January 2019, René van den Heuvel (49) will be the new Managing Director of KUK Wijdeven. René succeeds Berto Odink, who occupied this position on an interim basis for the past two years.

René started his career at KUK Wijdeven in 1997 and held various positions over the past few years. He was most recently our Sales Director.

Besides the location in Oirschot (Sales/Development/Prototype Construction), KUK Wijdeven also has a branch in Ter Apel (Production/Logistics), where the day-to-day operations are the responsibility of Ronald Sjabbens – Operations Manager.

After the takeover by KUK earlier this year, a new strategic course was set in which the focus is on ‘in-house’ automated production. In the coming years, René will work out this strategy in depth.

People – product – process. The first winding robots have already been installed in Ter Apel.

We wish René van den Heuvel lots of luck in his new job, and we have every confidence that KUK Wijdeven is in good hands.

Berto Odink will remain with Wijdeven as an advisor.