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Tim Berger, CEO of the Eckes-Granini Group, will leave the company at his own request by the end of the year to pursue a new professional opportunity.

Reiner Strecker, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eckes AG: “I would like to thank Tim Berger already today for the great contribution he has made in the last three years, especially with the future-oriented transformation of the company. The supervisory board and the shareholders wish Tim Berger all the best for his professional and personal future.”

Tim Berger: “I am thoroughly proud of what we have achieved together for Eckes-Granini in the past three years. I will continue to lead the company with the same commitment and passion in the coming months, until my departure. And already today, I would like to thank my colleages, all of the Eckes-Granini employees, and the entire Supervisory Board as well as the shareholders for their trust, support and strong engagement.”

About the Eckes-Granini Group
Eckes-Granini is the leading supplier of fruit juices and fruit beverages in Europe. For the independent family-owned company headquartered in Nieder-Olm, Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate), the focus is on committed and competent employees, strong brands in the areas of juices, fruit beverages and smoothies, and a long-term strategic orientation with sustainable value creation. Today, Eckes-Granini operates mainly in Europe with its own national companies and strategic partners and generates annual sales of 917 million euros with a total of 1703 employees. The company’s foundation is formed by the internationally renowned premium brands granini and Pago together with strong national and regional brands for juices such as hohes C, Joker and God Morgon. Consumers in 80 countries worldwide and especially in Europe know and appreciate our fruit juices and the variety of fruit drinks.

CFO Michael Andersen leaves the Executive Board of Krones AG with immediate effect by mutual agreement.

Krones AG would like to thank Michael Andersen for his strong commitment over the past three and a half years. The operative CFO functions will be temporarily executed by CEO Christoph Klenk until a successor has been found.