Expansion of the management team – Eric Wilhelm new managing director

Eric Wilhelm joined the management of Probst GmbH at the beginning of October 2019. Together with the managing partners Dr. Markus Michalke and Sören A. Presser-Velder, he heads the Swabian world market leader for handling and lifting technology with its headquarters based in Erdmannhausen, Germany.

The 49-year-old business graduate has been working in various management functions, within the tool industry for the past two decades. Before joining Probst GmbH, he held a leading position at a major international abrasives manufacturer, where he was responsible for various export markets and several subsidiaries over the last few years. Probst GmbH will use his great expertise in working foreign markets to expand its sales structures in America and Asia.

 "I am looking forward to working with the motivated and competent Probst employees," says Eric Wilhelm. "Our goal is to further consolidate our position as world market leader and to underpin it with innovative products such as the world's first fully electric laying machine."

„Ich freue mich auf die Zusammenarbeit mit den motivierten und kompetenten Probst Mitarbeitern“

Eric Wilhelm

Geschäftsführer Probst

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making hard work easier

Whether in structural or civil engineering, whether in the garden or on the street: We are at home on all construction sites. Our machines and tools make life easier for everyone who works with paving stones, pipes and other concrete products. Because we put efficiency and ergonomics first, we have become the world market leader in the field of gripping and laying technology through numerous innovations.

Your expectations as a customer are clear: to simplify work, to make it more efficient - and of course the machines should do their job reliably. For these daily challenges, we offer customized and sustainable solutions, be it construction site equipment for all applications, for example paving stone laying machines, or machines for storage and material handling in building material plants. Our truck crane attachments facilitate transport and loading in the warehouse and on the construction site, while our professional hand tools for all purposes help with laying and inserting.

The well-known Probst quality also includes the Probst service: In our driver training courses we train your employees to become specialists for our equipment and machines. Our professional service takes care of all questions and problems that may arise in everyday work.

For more than 60 years we have been growing continuously and are reliably available for you worldwide with more than 450 sales partners. We have our own subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, Italy, Poland and the USA; worldwide, more than 160 Probst employees work daily to make your hard work easier.