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Takii Europe’s organizational reshuffle lays foundation for further growth and value creation

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We have to move beyond the old structure, unleash our potential, and ensure effective management

Takii Europe has made changes to its organizational structure and laid the foundations for further sustainable growth and value creation going forward. The company’s redefined structure is the driving force behind a strategic reorientation of core markets, products, and processes.

The main changes are found at the top of Takii Europe’s organization. Ton Kuipers, Managing Director of Takii Europe, has assembled a new ‘Business Team’ that is wholly focused on achieving sustainable business growth and value creation. This team consist of seven members with responsibilities as follows:

  • Ton Kuipers, Managing Director
  • Erik Vesseur, Head of Sales
  • Harm Custers, Head of Marketing
  • Conny Allon, Head of Human Resources
  • Michel Sengers, Head of Operations
  • Jorg van Tongeren, Head of Finance
  • Pascal Claes, Head of Business Support

In light of the company’s strategic reorientation, Takii Europe decided to reorganize its Sales and Marketing departments. Takii Europe has now established dedicated roles and responsibilities around Marketing and Sales and consolidated the line of reporting for these roles under a new Head of Sales and a new Head of Marketing, held by Erik Vesseur and Harm Custers respectively. Over the coming months, the structure of both departments will be further consolidated.

A ‘Regional Team’ has been formed that supports all regional activities in R&D and Production. The key priorities of this team are to develop winning varieties and ensure a stable production of high-quality seeds. Members of the Regional Team are:

  • Ton Kuipers, Managing Director
  • Yukihiro Saito, Head of Production
  • Siegfried Lachman, R&D Manager
  • Robert Legnani, R&D Manager
  • Harm Custers, Head of Marketing
  • Conny Allon, Head of Human Resources
  • Jorg van Tongeren, Head of Finance
  • Pascal Claes, Head of Business Support

Ton Kuipers, Managing Director of Takii Europe, provides further details of the new set-up:

‘Takii Europe has grown significantly in the past years. It was time to pause, reflect, and redefine roles, responsibilities, and reporting lines. Some parts of the organization have developed substantially and needed more room to continue their growth trajectory. The reorganization offers a way of unlocking their potential. We have to move beyond the old structure, unleash our potential, and ensure effective management. By establishing a new company structure and taking on a more top-to-bottom approach in allocating responsibilities to people within our organization, we will drive efficiency improvements thanks to faster decision-making, smoother execution, and greater focus. In doing so, we will be better able to handle the major challenges of our growth strategy.’

Ton Kuipers Takii Europe

Image: Ton Kuipers Managing Director of Takii Europe B.V.

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