Kurt Velmeke
‘Man of the first hour’
Even before joining Hänel, Kurt Velmeke came into contact with the company founder Gerhard Hänel as a customer while working as sales manager for a renowned manufacturer of filing equipment.

On 1 April 1971 Mr. Velmeke took up his new post and since then has been personally responsible for building the in-house and external sales force that distributes Hänel Rotomat® office carousels in Germany and abroad. At the end of the 70‘s Hänel developed the first heavyduty vertical carousels for industry with payload capacities up to 10 tons. This again increased Mr. Velmeke‘s area of responsibility. Customers were won from all branches of industry throughout the world, and almost all of them have remained satisfied Hänel customers to this day.

The launch of the Hänel Lean-Lift® with vertical technology in the 90‘s was also successfully promoted by Kurt Velmeke‘s sales activities.

Thanks to his support, the Hänel company today is one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of automated storage systems with distributors in over 60 countries. Mr. Velmeke has headed up sales for Germany and the Netherlands for almost 40 years.

We take this opportunity to thank him for his commitment and valuable, pioneering service, and wish him and his team of over 40 staff continued success in the future.
 Joachim Hänel congratulates
Kurt Velmeke on his 35th
anniversary at the company
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