We are deeply saddened to announce that our former shareholder, managing director and supervisory board chairman
Mr. Karl-Josef Huber
passed away after a long and serious illness on Friday, 24th June 2016, at the age of 69.
It was back in 1967 when he joined his parents' company before taking over the company management in 1969 together with his brother Hans Huber. At that time, 25 people were employed in the company. By focusing on the material stainless steel and the issue "water" the two brothers developed the family business from a small, regional enterprise into an internationally operating company with a worldwide established reputation. Clear visions combined with courageous decisions and a great sense of responsibility for the local area and its employees have made HUBER the company it is today, with 700 employees working at the headquarters in Berching from where HUBER products are sold all over the world.
A key success factor in this process has been, and still is, the HUBER production which, under the management of Karl-Josef Huber, developed from a small handicraft business to a state-of-the-art facility where a wide range of machines and plants are manufactured.
Over all the years, he was tireless in his efforts to continuously extend and further develop the production facilities to ensure that high-quality products can be manufactured cost-effectively at the location Berching and delivered to the global customers on schedule. Due to a high vertical range of manufacture it has been possible to permanently incorporate innovative product ideas very quickly into the production process.
It was of vital importance in this respect that the two brothers decided in 1992 to build a completely new manufacturing plant on a greenfield site. At that time, HUBER achieved an annual turnover of approx. 60 million Euro and invested 20 million Euro into the new production facilities in the industrial area Berching-Erasbach. Under the management of Karl-Josef Huber, who called the project "my baby", the production area grew to finally 25,000 m².
HUBER machines and plants are well-known and renowned for their high quality. A large number of customers come to visit the HUBER production each year and leave highly impressed by the variety of products we manufacture and the according manufacturing processes.
With great sadness we mourn the death of Karl-Josef Huber. His personality and lifetime achievements will always have a place of honour in our company and its history and build the basis for all our future work.
We express our sincere condolences to his family and close friends and relatives.
The Board of Directors and Works Council of HUBER SE
on behalf of the whole HUBER Group