New CEO for Montanhydraulik

Crane industry executive Jens Ennen has been appointed chief executive of German hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Montanhydraulik.

He takes over from Ralf Becker who is retiring after 10 years in the post. Ennen is part of a three man management team which also includes chief financial officer Josef Mertens and recently appointed chief sales officer Thomas Mittag.

As chief executive and chairman of the executive board, Ennen will be responsible for the operational business of the Montanhydraulik group worldwide.
Ralf Becker (L) hands over to Jens Ennen

Ennen, was previously chief executive of Tadano Europe Leaving at the start of this year after almost four years in the job. He began his career in 1991 as a mechanical design engineer with Krupp Cranes, staying on after it was acquired by Grove in 1995 and then Manitowoc, moving up through increasingly senior engineering roles, eventually heading up engineering, product development and technology, until in 2016 when he was promoted to senior vice president of mobile cranes for Europe & Africa. He was recruited by Tadano in 2019 after it acquired the Demag business, and once the deal was completed was given the challenging responsibility for merging them into a single business - One Tadano.

Montanhydraulik said: “Through his involvement with various major crane manufacturers and thus as an important customer of Montanhydraulik, Mr. Ennen will be able to draw on his extensive wealth of experience in the industry in his new role. In addition, Mr. Ennen has in-depth knowledge of the Montanhydraulik Group's product range due to his previous activities in the design and development area.”

Montanhydraulik has global revenues of €270 million and employs around 1,200 employees at 10 production sites in Germany, the USA, Canada, Italy, and India. The company produces a wide variety of hydraulic cylinders with diameters of up to 1.2 metres and stroke lengths of up to 27 metres.