Körber has appointed Giovacchino Giurlani as Managing Director of its Fold Division.
He will develop the company on a global level and told TWM that “by combining our expertise under the Körber brand, we offer the market the most complete set of competences”.
When asked about his short-term aims, Giurlani said: “Collaborating strategically with our partners will lead us to continue to develop innovative products and improve the quality of existing ones.
“Expanding the market penetration and product portfolio of Körber’s fold division and thinking in an innovative and entrepreneurial way is in our DNA.”
Across the global tissue market, he noted the shift of tissue consumption from the AfH market to the At-home market: “The pandemic has created a situation that has disrupted our way of living.
“But every big crisis has led to an evolution and I believe that the unfolding of a new normality will reinforce the tissue market as a whole.
“Tissue is a hygienic and sustainable product, and hygiene, sustainability and energy efficiencies will now be more important than ever.”
Giurlani previously worked as Fabio Perini’s Area Sales Manager and Production Mechanical Technical Manager.
He then co-founded Focus, of which he became Managing Director before the merger of the company with Futura, where he then became Technical Director and, latterly, Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Board of Directors.