Next generation handed the baton at family firm TesT GmbH

The next generation has officially taken over the reins at family business TesT GmbH; Julia Kiewitter, Arne Havemann and Jan Havemann.

26 years ago, Dr Axel Hunsche, Therese Havemann and Klaus Havemann founded TesT, each bringing their experience and expertise in measurement and testing technology while laying the foundations for the company.

TesT GmbH offers universal testing machines for tension, compression, bending forces and torsion for research and quality control of materials and components. Comprehensive solutions for inspection of screws and fastening elements form the second pillar of the product range. TesT also offers force and torque gauges.

The founding generation said it was happy to see the second generation also commit to the SME family business. Julia Kiewitter (née Hunsche), Arne Havemann and Jan Havemann succeed to the management of TesT from 2021. The successors have already been well established in the company for years and have passed through all company divisions in various roles. In addition, due to their respective education in business administration, physics and mechanical engineering, the new management trio complements each other professionally regarding the orientation of the company.

At the annual company anniversary celebration in October 2020, the baton was ceremoniously passed to the next generation - in the form of a spanner (pictured above).

Julia Kiewitter, Arne Havemann and Jan Havemann said they are "looking forward to embarking onto the future – together with the entire TesT family".

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