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Suma Rührtechnik expands management team

The next generation gets involved

Since January 01, 2023, Lena Thürwächter has been a member of the board of directors at mixing technology specialist Suma. The daughter of owner and managing director Paul Thürwächter will henceforth form the joint management team at the Allgäu-based mechanical engineering company.

In future, Lena Thürwächter will be responsible for the Sales, Finance and IT divisions.

New board of directors member Lena Thürwächter
Photo by SUMA Rührtechnik

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in International Management in Switzerland, Lena Thürwächter worked as a project manager and in sales for renowned companies (such as Lindt & Sprüngli, Theo Müller and Hipp).
Finishing her Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, she first completed a one-year trainee program at Suma. During this time, she worked in all departments from order processing to machining: “It was very important for me to get to know both the commercial and the manufacturing processes and to work with the entire team. This was the best way to get get a picture of the processes and the performance of each individual. In addition, it was important for me to get to know each employee in order to build trust and that the employees also have the chance to get to know me.”
Lena Thürwächter then went on to manage the Innovation and Strategic Development departments. In 2021, she was appointed to the Executive Board.

Since January 1, 2023, Lena Thürwächter now forms the joint leadership with her father and owner Paul Thürwächter. The combination of decades of experience and know-how coupled with new approaches creates a synergy of the tried and tested and the modern. The family thus sets the course for the transformation into a future-oriented traditional company.
The timing for the entry could not be better. The agitator and pump manufacturer Suma has grown strongly in recent years and is thus facing new challenges. The demand for agitator technology from Sulzberg is growing. The products are used in biogas and sewage treatment plants, agricultural operations and many other industrial processes. Production takes place exclusively at the company site in Sulzberg, where 145 people are currently employed – with a strong upward trend. Mother Eva Thürwächter is responsible for People, Culture & Corporate Identity. Last year alone, the company had an increase in employees of over 30%. In times of shortage of skilled workers, a key position to keep a company viable. “We have a great team and excellent products for a sustainable energy industry. We are prepared for the future and I am looking forward to the challenging tasks that lie ahead of us,” says Lena Thürwächter, looking ambitiously into a promising future.

The new joint leadership with Paul & Lena Thürwächter
Photo by SUMA Rührtechnik

About SUMA Rührtechnik:
For 65 years, Suma Rührtechnik GmbH has specialized in the manufacture of agitators. With its range of pumps, Suma offers a complete system for agitating, mixing, homogenizing, transferring and filling. In the biogas, agricultural and industrial sectors, the company from Sulzberg in the Allgäu region of Germany plays a pioneering role worldwide. The company develops, manufactures and optimizes its products for the benefit of its customers and solves complex challenges with innovation and know-how. Decades of experience are the basis for constant further development and innovation. Suma looks back on a dynamic past and ahead to a strong future.