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Published on 2019-05-10

Safety technology leader enhances strength in global industrial safety market.

Michal Makaruk ElokonTornesch, Germany, and Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 9, 2019 — ELOKON, a global leader in industrial safety technology, has appointed Michał Makaruk CEO of its Polish subsidiary, ELOKON Polska Sp. z o.o. In his new role, Mr. Makaruk will strengthen ELOKON Polska’s position as a supplier of automation safety technology, expand the company’s portfolio of products and services, and build on the company’s market leadership in driver-assistance technology for industrial trucks.

“I eagerly look forward to this exciting opportunity to contribute to ELOKON’s profitable growth—the company has both a rich tradition and an exciting future,” said Mr. Makaruk. “With our innovative product range and strong service team, we are well positioned for international growth in the market for machinery safety and automated solutions. We are committed to supporting our customers to ensure optimum safety for their workforce, automated machinery, and material handling equipment.”

“Michał’s decades of experience and outstanding expertise in international management perfectly complement our global market strategy,” said Alexander Glasmacher, Managing Director of ELOKON Holding GmbH. “With Michał on board, we will be able to tailor our market offering even more precisely to our customers’ needs.”

Key objectives for ELOKON Polska include: strengthening ELOKON’s market leadership in machinery safety solutions; helping customers develop new production processes using robotics, automation, and digitization; developing innovative new services and products; expanding the company’s penetration of European markets; and fostering the professional development of the ELOKON employee team.

Mr. Makaruk, 43, has more than 20 years of experience across diverse international industries, including packaging and automotive. Prior to joining ELOKON, he served in a wide range of leadership roles in sales, project management, production, and operations management. Mr. Makaruk holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology and an MBA in business administration from the University of Illinois Urbana.

For more information about ELOKON, please visit elokon.com/en-US/.

About ELOKON
With 30+ years of experience designing and deploying industrial safety systems, ELOKON is a global leader in anti-collision technology and fleet management for industrial trucks. Our systems control access, provide digital safety checklists, reduce the risk of collisions, and prevent injuries and damage.

Although our focus is safety, we design our solutions to complement a vehicle’s normal work routine with minimal disruption. Through vehicle integration and accident avoidance, our technologies deliver high operator acceptance, lower equipment downtime, and greater productivity.

CONTACTS:           U.S. Communications: Greg Smith | +1 914-548-6487 | gsmith@gbs-communications.com

Global Marketing: Christine Heydorn | +49 4122 9570-33 | christine.heydorn@elokon.com



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