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Employees bringing the internet of things to life at Heidenheim´s Digital Campus

More than 150 years of inspiring technology for generations

Technical innovation and digital solutions

    Toralf Haag, CEO Voith Group
    The fusion of tradition and innovation – this is our recipe for continuing the 150-year story of our business‘ success in this digital age.
    Toralf Haag, CEO Voith Group
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    Clear structures and responsibilities

      Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA is 100% family-owned. The advisory committee and the regulatory body are the Shareholders' Committee and the Supervisory Board. The latter is also the controlling authority for the Management Board.

      Supervisory Board

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Russwurm, Chairman of the Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA supervisory board and Chairman of the Voith Management GmbH shareholders committee

      Prof. Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Russwurm

      Chairman of the Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA supervisory board
      Chairman of the Voith Management GmbH shareholders committee


      Ralf Willeck*

      Deputy chairman; First Authorized Representative of the Metal Workers’ Union (IG Metall), Heidenheim

      Walter Beraus*

      Secretary of the Metalworkers’ Union (IG Metall), Regional Organization Baden-Württemberg

      Johannes Hammacher

      Member of the Executive Board of JMV Management und Verwaltungs SE

      Constanze Hufenbecher

      CFO of Lufthansa Technik AG

      Dr. Norbert Kloppenburg

      Former member of the board of management of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

      Klaus Lehleiter*

      University-qualified Engineer
      J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG

      Dr. Hubert Lienhard

      Former President and CEO of Voith Management GmbH

      Thomas Martin*

      Innovation Manager/
      Chairman of the General Works Council at Voith Paper Heidenheim

      Gerd Schaible*

      Head of secretariat of the corporate works council of Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

      Martin Schily

      Member of the Executive Board of JMV Management und Verwaltungs SE

      Alexander Schlotz*

      Chairman of the Joint Works Council of J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG

      *Elected by the employees.

      One company - four Group divisions

        Voith is active in a wide variety of markets and therefore divided into four Group divisions: Voith Digital Ventures, Voith Hydro,  Voith Paper and Voith Turbo. Each Group division offers individual solutions with high-quality products.

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        The innovative spirit of Voith enhances our markets and adds momentum.

        Voith Digital Ventures

        Engineering for the age of digitization

        With the Division Digital Ventures Voith will play a vital role in driving the digital transformation: Our Division Digital Ventures provides new systems in automation and IT for mechanical and plant engineering in the age of digitalization.

        Digitization changes the face of manufacturing

        Voith is technology leader with a profound knowledge and expertise of its markets. With its new division, Voith will bring together all the Group's knowledge and expertise in the area of digitization and automation. The focus of our Division Digital Ventures will be on developing new digital business solutions for Voith’s existing and new customers.

        Driving the digital transformation

        • Development of new digital solutions for the Voith portfolio based on our profound industry knowledge
        • Establishment of new customer service concepts for the optimization of machinery across the entire life cycle
        • Development of new digital platforms aimed at supporting customers with the optimization of their business processes
        • Combination of sensorics with new analytics that allow a deeper insight into the operating conditions of industrial plants

        Voith builds the Division Digital Ventures – meet the people, who create the new division and develop digital solutions for the customers: We are experts from various fields with profound knowledge and many years of experience in engineering, IT and business management.

        Meet the management team

        Voith Hydro

        For more than 140 years, hydropower plants all over the world have been fitted with components from Voith. As a full-line supplier for hydropower plant equipment, Voith is one of the world's leading manufacturers in this field. This applies to traditional hydropower.

        Full-line supplier for hydropower plant equipment

        With its product and service portfolio, Voith covers the entire life cycle and all components of large and small hydropower plants: from generators, turbines, pumps, electrical and mechanical power plant equipment and automation systems such as measuring, control and command systems, to services including spare parts deliveries and maintenance work.

        Your requirements. Our services.

        Voith´s service concept, HyService, ensures efficient operation across the entire life cycle of hydropower plants


        Regular inspections, maintenance and, if required, repairs are essential to make sure that hydropower plants produce electricity continuously and reliably.

        With the life cycle service concept we offer a comprehensive service package that ensures the functionality and efficient operation of plants across their entire life cycle.

        Voith hydropower automation concepts are tailored to plant needs and ensure reliable and economical operation


        We develop automation concepts that are individually tailored to each hydro power plant, ensuring reliable and economical operation of hydro power stations. 
        The modernization of hydropower plants secure an increases in output and thus higher energy yields.


        In an age of growing energy demands, the modernization of existing hydro power plants makes an essential contribution to securing energy supplies. Modernization projects can achieve significant increases in output and thus higher energy yields.
        Small hydro plants play a key role in generating power from renewable energies

        Small Hydro

        Small hydro plants play an important part in generating power from renewable energies. With an installed output of up to 30 megawatt they are used in all places where natural conditions or existing infrastructures allow such a project.
        Voith delivers most advance and efficient equipment for pumped storage power plants

        Pumped storage plants

        Pumped storage power plants pave the way for the further development of renewable energies. Voith Hydro has more than 100 years of experience with pumped storage power plants and delivers equipment for the most advanced and efficient plants in the world.
        Large power plants are the most efficiente source of renewable energy

        Large Hydro

        Large hydro power stations are the world's most efficient source of renewable energy. They provide energy for growth regions such as Brazil, China and India and have also ensured reliable power supplies in developed countries for many decades. They make sure that millions of people get light and heating.
        The Hydro Board of Management is driven by experience

        Driven by experience

        Large, long-term projects which are Voith Hydro's daily business require a sure and experienced management.
        Meet the Voith Hydro board of management
        Hydropower industry solutions

        Certificates & quality marks

        All of our worldwide locations are certified to international standards for quality (ISO 9001), environmental protection (ISO 14001) as well as industrial health and safety (OHSAS 18001).

        Integrated Management System: Voith Hydro has introduced an internal management system to ensure that quality standards and certificate are worldwide identical for all units.

        Voith Paper

        Its know-how and engineering experience enables Voith to provide highly advanced stock preparation technologies that save fiber, energy and fresh water at this stage of production

        Stock preparation

        A large percentage of the costs for fiber, energy and fresh water arise during the stock preparation stage. Consequently, the potential for savings is particularly high in this field. In addition, the stock preparation process has a decisive influence on the paper quality and the operation of the paper machine.

        Voith has the know-how and engineering experience to provide highly advanced technologies for the stock preparation of primary and secondary fibers. We have been offering pioneering solutions for many decades to meet the high requirements of our customers on fiber quality.

        With quality components perfectly matched to each other, Voith new and rebuilt paper machines ensure resource-saving and efficient production

        Paper machines

        High productivity of the paper machine and continuously assured high paper quality are major prerequisites for economical paper production and the smooth further processing of the paper. In order to ensure both, we regard all process stages of the paper machine as an entity. Resource-saving and efficient production is only possible if all components used within the manufacturing process are technically perfected and if sub-processes are aligned to each other.

        This applies both to new paper machines and to rebuilds of individual sections. Whenever a new paper mill is designed, we take all influencing factors into account right from the start, in order to achieve optimum economic and ecological results.

        The low wear design of paper machine clothing, press sleeves, rolls and roll covers and the perfect optimization of the interaction between these consumables helps maintain productivity to the maximum


        Paper machine clothing, press sleeves, rolls and roll covers play an important role in the paper making process. They have a decisive impact on the operation of the machine and are vital for good paper quality. Due to lower wear they contribute to reduced production costs.

        The optimized interaction between clothing, press sleeves, roll and roll cover, including doctoring is therefore one of our priorities. As a result, the productivity of the paper machine and the paper quality can be improved or kept at a permanently high level.

        Voith Paper worldwide service network helps customers to ensure high system availability, low maintenance costs and outstanding paper quality throughout the service life of their paper machine


        It is a continuous challenge to achieve high paper quality throughout the service life of a paper machine and at the same time to ensure high system availability. Especially since ambient and raw material conditions as well as the requirements for paper quality are permanently changing. Preventative maintenance and continuous optimization are thus increasingly gaining in importance.

        Service experts from Voith support our customers in facing this challenge: from product services to optimizations of entire production lines. Voith customers benefit from high service quality, reliable production processes and reduced maintenance costs. With our worldwide network of service locations, we are always close to our customers.

        Voith Paper provides technologies for the efficient handling of raw materials

        Environmental solutions

        The intelligent use of resources like raw materials, water and energy are often as challenging to modern production facilities as the production process itself. Voith Paper provides technologies for the efficient handling of raw materials, the optimal integration of subsystems for water, sludge and rejects, the utilization of residual materials and waste water (effluent) for producing energy as well as the recirculation of clarified effluent.
        Papermaking industry solutions
        The Division Paper Management Board

        The Division Paper Management Board

        Our Division Paper's board of management consists of long-term Voithians with extensive experience in the papermaking industry.
        Meet the Division Paper management team

        Voith Turbo

        For your industries.

        Uwe Knotzer, CEO Voith Turbo
        Voith serves a wide range of markets with an even so wide range of products and services. The experience and skills of our Division  Turbo's management board reflects this with members coming from various industries.
        Meet the Division Turbo management team


        Division Turbo general

        Voith works in accordance with a central, globally valid quality, energy, health, safety and environmental management system. All locations, certified according to OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 are integrated within a Voith matrix certificate.

        Business line Industry

        Business line Mobility

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