Herbert Krenig retires
After 41 years of working for Kräuter Mix, Herbert Krenig celebrated his last working day shortly before the winter break. A much-valued member of the logistics team by his superiors and colleagues alike, Krenig said his goodbyes as he left for his retirement. Toward the end of his career, the 65-year-old worked as a warehouse forklift driver for the producer of herbs, vegetables and spices. Managing Directors, Christoph Mix and Silke Wurlitzer, and Head of Logistics, Thomas Zehnder, thanked Herbert Krenig for his commitment over the past four decades and expressed their best wishes for the future.
Herbert Krenig joined Kräuter Mix in 1980 and has taken on a variety of roles over the years. Early on, he worked as a machine operator in the drying of fresh herbs. As a truck driver, Krenig then transported goods to the company warehouses in and around Abtswind, Germany. Back then, medicinal herbs arrived from Eastern Europe in railroad cars at the neighboring train station in Wiesentheid where they had to be unloaded. This job fell to Herbert Krenig, as did preparing the goods for shipment. As a forklift driver, he was responsible for storing and retrieving the goods.
“There aren’t many employees who have witnessed the growth of our company from a small operation to a global industrial enterprise over such a long period of time,” noted Thomas Zehnder. Indeed, back in 1980 the company had 50 employees with a turnover of two million euros – compare that to today, where the company boasts almost 500 employees and a turnover of around 140 million euros.