GOEBEL IMS continues its expansion into global markets: after many years of close collaboration with local dealers, the globally renowned manufacturer of slitting and winding solutions opens a new branch office in St. Petersburg/Russia. GOEBEL IMS has been recording an increase in international orders across all industries for many years – an important share coming from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Russia. With its new branch, GOEBEL IMS now directly caters to the Russian market which has traditionally been a particularly strong one in the more than 165 years of the company’s history.
The new office will be managed by the highly experienced Regional Sales Director Vladimir Vitalyevich Kudinov. Before joining GOEBEL IMS, Kudinov worked as Sales & Marketing Director for Andritz LLC in Russia for over 10 years. He is an expert for the pulp and paper market.
Kudinov studied at the Wood-Technical Academy in St. Petersburg where he graduated with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and automation of woodworking processes. He started his professional career at the State Institute for Engineering of the Pulp and Paper Industry where he was responsible for the engineering of automation systems for auxiliary plants of pulp and paper mills. Since then he has held multiple positions in the wood processing and paper industry, including among others these of purchasing and project manager, sales manager and managing director of his own company.
“We are very happy that Vladimir, a very experienced colleague from the paper industry, has joined our team. He knows the Russian market and its particularities very well. We are convinced that he will successfully represent the brand GOEBEL IMS and provide his excellent know-how to our customers,” states Daniele Vaglietti, managing director sales and marketing of GOEBEL IMS’ parent company IMS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP.
"The new branch office of GOEBEL IMS not only strengthens the company’s market position but also extends its customer support. Already installed machines in the regional paper, film and alufoil industries can now be even better serviced by GOEBEL IMS’ Russian sales and service team.”