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17. Apr 2024

Interroll announces appointment of new COO

Sant'Antonino, Switzerland, April 17th, 2024

Interroll announces the appointment of Ayhan Demirel as its new Chief Operating Officer. He will join Interroll on October 1, 2024. Ayhan Demirel will be responsible for driving operational excellence, enhancing efficiency and driving growth across all Interroll’s business units. He will be become part of the Interroll Group Management and will be based at our manufacturing site in Mosbach, Germany.

Ayhan Demirel brings extensive experience and expertise to the Interroll team. His strategic mindset combined with a hands-on approach to operations management will be a vital element for our future success.

Prior to joining Interroll, Ayhan Demirel was Vice President Global Plant Performance Management at Festo SE & CO. KG in Esslingen Germany. He has also held several executive roles at leading companies, where he demonstrated his ability to optimize processes, streamline workflows and deliver key results. His appointment will be a valuable asset to our leadership team.

“We’re delighted to have Ayhan Demirel joining Interroll as Chief Operating Officer and member of Group Management. I have every confidence that Ayhan Demirel will support our company values and make a significant contribution to our success. I really look forward to working with him and our teams to implement our long-term strategy,” says Ingo Steinkrüger, Interroll CEO.

“I believe that by providing the tools, resources, and support necessary for teams to feel valued and inspired will result in better outcomes for our customers, employees, and stakeholders, and position us for long-term success in the marketplace,” says Ayhan Demirel. “Working together, we can create a leading company that will set us apart in the industry and enable us to achieve continued success,” he adds.


Julia Weinhart
Head of Communications & Investor Relations
Interroll (Schweiz) AG
Via Gorelle 3 │ 6592 Sant'Antonino │ Schweiz
Tel: +41 91 850 25 69, Mobile: +41 79 955 53 06 


About Interroll 
The Interroll Group is the world's leading provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll supplies system integrators and equipment manufacturers with a comprehensive range of platform-based products and services in the categories "Rollers" (conveyor rollers), "Drives" (motors and drives for conveyor systems), "Conveyors & Sorters" (conveyors & sorters) and "Pallet Handling" (pallet conveying and storage). Interroll solutions are used in express and postal services, e-commerce, airports, food & beverage, fashion, automotive and other industries. The company counts leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart and Zalando among its users. Headquartered in Switzerland, Interroll has a global network of 35 companies with a turnover of CHF 556.3 million and 2,400 employees (average number of employees in 2023).