Prominent visit to VIEROL in Oldenburg

16 March 2023

The owner-managed company impressed its guests with its worldwide expertise and business activities in the automotive sector and its high-performance logistics

Former astronaut and Brigadier General off duty of the German Air Force Dr. h. c. Thomas Reiter with his wife Consuela Reiter, the Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Kunsthalle Emden Mrs. Eske Nannen as well as Professor and former Vice President of the University of Oldenburg Prof. Dr. Gunilla Budde were guests at the corporate headquarters of VIEROL AG in Oldenburg.

Thomas Reiter has already been on the ISS and the MIR space station. He spent 166 days at a time on the ISS and 6 hours of that outside the space station to carry out necessary repairs. Subsequently, the graduate aerospace engineer also worked as a coordinator for the ESA (European Space Agency).

Eske Nannen has long been committed to the arts and provided the foundation for today’s Kunsthalle Emden with the “Henri Nannen Foundation”.

Gunilla Budde is professor for German and European history of the 19th and 20th century. She conducted research in various projects and taught at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, among other universities. She was also vice president there.

Of course, the company’s founder Jürgen R. Viertelhaus did not miss this opportunity and personally welcomed the guests together with Mirja Viertelhaus-Koschig, CEO of VIEROL AG, as well as Michael Krone, Chief Logistics Officer and Ibrahim Chahrour, Head of Marketing & Product Management. In addition to discussions at the company headquarters, a tour of the nearby new logistics center WERK II was also on the agenda. “The visit is a great recognition for us. In addition, we are pleased about the valuable exchange,” emphasized Ibrahim Chahrour.

In the course of the tour through the company, Ibrahim Chahrour presented the business area of the Automotive Division and the challenges of the international automotive industry. Of course, the 46-year history of the company was also very interesting, but above all the guests learned how VIEROL AG, as a global player and at the same time as a family business with regional roots, meets these challenges. They gained exciting insights into the future prospects of the automotive sector and its worldwide spare parts supply. “Profitable, financially strong and strategically well positioned, VIEROL AG will continue to master the entrepreneurial challenges in the years to come,” Jürgen R. Viertelhaus is quite certain.

During the subsequent plant tour, Michael Krone explained the key figures surrounding the construction of the WERK II logistics center and the individual processes of the intelligent materials handling technology. The visitors were impressed by the innovative strength and logistical capabilities of the automotive experts. During the demonstration of the conveyor technology, the guests were able to experience how the individual areas of logistics and the production and handling steps are coordinated with each other. The narrow-aisle stackers with a lifting height of 18 meters attracted particular attention.

After good discussions, all visitors promised to meet again and the Oldenburg family business and its more than 250 dedicated and competent employees can look forward to more prominent visitors in the near future.