New head of operations and production at headquarters in Wiehl

New head of operations and production at headquarters in Wiehl

With Oliver Borsch, BGS has had a new head of operations and production at its headquarters in Wiehl (North Rhine-Westphalia) since the beginning of January. The trained engineer comes from the aerospace supplier Safran Cabin Germany where he was, amongst other things, head of supply chain management as well as most recently, director of operations. He will assume the management of production and logistics at the headquarters in Wiehl including personnel and technical responsibility. 

“I am fascinated by the underlying business idea at BGS, the variety of application possibilities radiation crosslinking and radiation sterilization offer, and the resulting diversity of partners and customers,” comments Oliver Borsch on his new position at BGS. “In my function as operations manager, it excites me to be able to incorporate my knowledge and experience, for example, in production organisation and shop floor management. Moreover, I am looking forward to discovering and learning new things, such as the technologies used by BGS.”

In his new position, Borsch considers himself responsible for the employees of BGS apart from his task of production organisation: “I have had good experience with continuous improvements of processes and workflows and would like to build on this. It is not about the big plunge that changes everything, but about regular small steps, based on ideas of the team that we pick up on and implement. The exchange with colleagues is important to me in this context: Colleagues imbue the corporate processes with life and are absolutely at the forefront for me as new operating manager,” emphasises Borsch.

“With his many years of experience in supply chain and production management, Oliver Borsch brings along all the requirements to look after production and logistics at BGS optimally, while observing our very high quality standards,” says managing director Dr. Andreas Ostrowicki. “Mr. Borsch is starting his job in a very active phase of our company: Currently, Wiehl is expanding its logistics and production spaces. In addition, we are expanding our laboratory capacities for radiation crosslinking,” Ostrowicki goes on to say.

More capacity through expansion at location in Wiehl

With the expansion of the laboratory and the spaces for logistics and production in Wiehl, BGS is meeting the increased demands placed on material tests for radiation crosslinking as well as the rising demand for sterilization services in the sectors of biotechnology, medicine and diagnostics. The additionally planned spaces amount to approximately 1,000 sqm. In total, BGS is making investments for the expansion in the mid-seven digit range. The work is to be completed by the middle of the year.