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Nexxiot Appoints Maximilian Eichhorn as New CEO to Drive Digital Innovation

Nexxiot Appoints Maximilian Eichhorn as New CEO to Drive Digital Innovation
photo: Knorr-Bremse / Public domain/Maximilian Eichhorn
20 / 06 / 2024

Swiss asset intelligence firm Nexxiot, in which Knorr-Bremse is the largest shareholder, is making changes to its top management team. By resolution of the company’s Supervisory Board, Maximilian Eichhorn—previously Vice President of Digital Products and Services at Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems—has been appointed Nexxiot’s new CEO.

A seasoned rail and digital expert, Maximilian Eichhorn has several priorities, including optimization of the company’s performance, further development of its corporate culture, and intensified focus on customers in the rail and maritime industries. Other priorities include working closely with Knorr-Bremse on the development of market-ready digital solutions aimed at the rail sector and expanding Nexxiot’s business in smart technologies for maritime freight and container logistics.

Dr. Nicolas Lange, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG with global responsibility for the Rail division, commented: “As part of our growth strategy, Knorr-Bremse aims to make the most of opportunities to further expand our rail business in all areas of activity. We believe digital innovations in particular, such as the data and cloud solutions proposed by Nexxiot, have enormous potential. This is why, as the largest shareholder, we support Nexxiot’s ongoing strategic development and the associated personnel and organizational changes. By making these changes, Nexxiot is investing in its development expertise and business success, and in growing as close as possible to its customers. At the same time, they also represent an important, logical step in Nexxiot’s plans for future growth.”

Dr. Maximilian Eichhorn, Nexxiot’s new CEO, responded: “Nexxiot has a clear vision – to make international freight transportation by rail and sea safer, cleaner, and more efficient by means of intelligent technology. At the same time, Nexxiot has reached a key phase in its development; the decisions we take now will determine the company’s future. As the new CEO, I would like to thank the Supervisory Board for the trust they have placed in me. Together with the great team at Nexxiot, I look forward to tackling the challenges that lie ahead. Among other things, we aim to strengthen our relationships with our customers in the global rail and maritime industries by building strong, long-term partnerships. We also aim to drive forward the development of our high-quality products, further improve our culture of collaboration, and enhance our performance by focusing on sustainable measures.”

In spring 2022, Knorr-Bremse acquired a strategic stake in Nexxiot. Since then, the company has become Nexxiot’s largest shareholder. At the time of the initial investment, the two companies signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement covering the development of intelligent, connected solutions for the rail industry; this close collaboration has already enabled the partners to achieve groundbreaking milestones. Among other things, the two companies have presented a smart suite of products for digital trains that will enable rail operators to optimize their vehicle utilization, fleet operations, and maintenance by taking advantage of intelligent data insights. In turn, this will boost train availability and reliability. Nexxiot employs around 120 people worldwide, most of whom work in Switzerland, the USA, and the Nordic countries.


Source: Knorr-Bremse Press Releases