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17.09.18 30th company anniversary

Christen J. Merkle  

On September 1, 2018 Christen J. Merkle, Managing Director of AHP Merkle GmbH in Gottenheim celebrated his 30th company anniversary. Already in March he had reason to celebrate: » His 50th birthday

Christen Merkle joined AHP Merkle very early at the age of 20 – at that time due to acute financial difficulties. After several years of fighting against the threat of insolvency, the turnaround could finally be achieved.

Since then, the company has been on a steady growth course. AHP Merkle manufactures hydraulic cylinders for tool and mould making, machine tool and special machine construction, aluminium die casting, hydroforming, deburring tools etc. exclusively in Germany. The company employs 250 people at two locations in Germany and at sales locations in China, Hong Kong, Italy and Portugal.

Christen Merkle is married and runs the group of companies together with his wife Katrin "at eye level" in the second generation. The married couple have 6 children between the ages of 15 and 25. And this year they were also able to celebrate the birth of their first granddaughter. In the next 10 years, the succession is to be arranged in such a way that the transition to the 3rd generation can be made smoothly and silently.