Rubble Master sets course for future growthPublished 27/12, 2019 at 16:56
A great deal has been happening at Rubble Master recently which has now grown into the RM Group. The expansion of RM's headquarters in Linz-Pichling is a milestone in the company’s development with a newly installed management team set to drive the company forward.
In 2018 RM recorded the most successful year in the company's history to date, with 2019 set to see the continuation of this successful course. “The ongoing further development of our entire product range and the spirit of innovation experienced in our company ensure a sound order intake and play a decisive role in our results,” says CEO and founder Gerald Hanisch. “Worldwide demand for RM has increased again this year (2019). The integration of Maximus into the RM Group has also been highly successful, so the focus is now on implementing our market strategy,” adds CFO Günther Weissenberger. In addition to extending its product range, RM's success lies in its unique corporate culture, its internal innovation processes and the members of the RM Family. “We intend to continue growing continuously and successfully in the future; and that requires internal measures in order to live up to this claim,” says Hanisch.
New management team with a vision for the future
RM has brought in a new level of management in order to remain a leading pioneer in the industry and set new standards in the future. “RM is preparing for the future preparations for further growth,” confirms operations manager Manfred Nowak. With 20 years of management experience, Manfred is now responsible for production, purchasing, supply chain, warehousing and IT. Likewise Christian Spicker, chief sales officer brings with him many years’ experience to his position. “RM is a company with clear values that are immediately apparent. The transparency and openness were noticeable from the very first moment.” He sees young people holding the key to the future: “As an innovative and exciting employer, we want to be a link to educational institutions, universities and technical colleges.”
Markus Gaggl, chief technology officer, has a passion for the industry in which RM operates and understands how the market is changing and what is needed. “To provide our customers with the highest flexibility in future we will focus even more on the configurability of our products.” Once a senior product manager at with the company until 2018, he left to re-evaluate his career before returning in a new position. “It was as if I had never been away - like coming back to your family after a trip around the world.” Gaggl is now responsible for product management, engineering, innovation management and digital services, where he will be able to use his strengths in the best interests of the company. Julia Aschenwald, head of administration, is also enthusiastic about the RM Family: “Despite consistent growth, RM never loses touch with people. That is why I am delighted to be part of the RM Family.” Apart from her passion for numbers, loyalty to the company is one of her priorities. Since graduating from Steyr University, Julia was head of accounting company for five years and is now responsible for all RM's administration.
Expanding production in Linz
As well as the new management team, another important step in the company’s expansion strategy has been in extending the Linz-Pichling site. CFO Günther Weissenberger states that, “RM is committed to the Linz location and will expand the location step by step over the next few years according to the master plan that we have developed. In order to promote further growth, we have decided to expand our management team in order to support the company's development together.”