Creators, makers, pioneers

More than 12,000 employees, globally active and passionate about innovation — that is the way to achieve both market and technological leadership. We are Körber. Presenting our Group.

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We are Körber

Körber is a leading international technology group that has more than 12,000 employees at over 100 locations worldwide. We are the home for entrepreneurs — we turn entrepreneurial thinking into customers success. Körber AG manages the Group and its four Business Areas: Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain and Technologies.


The Körber Insights shows the entire spectrum of the Körber world: We give our view of exciting developments and trends, as well as innovations and technologies. We also highlight personalities who drive Körber forward every day with their entrepreneurial spirit and new ideas.



We develop innovative products, solutions and services for a more sustainable tomorrow and introduce the people who make them possible. Find out more in our Sustainability Report 2023.

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Körber pursues ambitious climate targets

In October 2023, we had the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) verify our commitment to achieving net-zero CO₂e emissions throughout the entire value chain by 2040. We would like to introduce you to some of the measures that will help us achieve this ambitious goal.

Group-wide standards for Ecodesign

We were able to advance our Ecodesign initiative decisively in 2023 after creating a group-wide standard for life cycle assessments (LCAs). Find out more about the first LCAs we implemented and the challenges we overcame.

Data and infrastructure protection

We aim to transform information security into a strategic objective and make it a shared concern for all employees. We provide an overview of the corresponding measures and projects in 2023.



Wanted: team players. The know-how, creativity, and dedication of our employees have made us a successful technology company in Germany and worldwide. Now we want to shape the future — with you! We offer exciting positions for experts, young professionals, university students, and high school students.

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"Modern leadership culture has a performance-enhancing effect"

A working climate that promotes innovation, diversity, and the courage to tell uncomfortable truths is more central than ever to a company's success today. In an interview, Gabriele Fanta, Head of Group Human Resources, explains how the new leadership principles at Körber specifically strengthen fruitful collaboration in everyday working life.

What comes after traineeship, Max?

Experience report: After graduating in mechatronics and mechanical engineering, Max Döring became a trainee at Körber. Today, he is Technical Product Manager at our Körber Business Area Pharma.

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Joint future-proof activities are the foundation of sustainable procurement. Körber, as a globally leading technology group, therefore places great value on the optimal purchasing of materials and services.

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It’s all in the mix

Technical innovation at Körber has many creators: The Group’s success is built on a wide array of talented people, from software experts to mechanical engineers.

Nearly 10,000 employees work for us all over the world. They include mechanical engineers, business economists, IT experts, and specialists in the areas of human resources, legal affairs, procurement, and many more. All of them are committed to ensuring the success of our customers, and thus also the success of the Körber Group, in their daily work — every single day.

Through the close cooperation of a wide variety of professions, they generate what defines Körber: innovation. The diversity of these jobs also shows how our business operations are continuously developing and changing.

For decades, the Körber brand has stood for top-quality machine and plant engineering. This is where our Group has its strong roots. For a number of years now, we have been expanding our software and digital expertise in all of our Business Areas. Thanks to our proficiency in the area of high-performance technology, we play a leading role in all the sectors in which we have customers. Industry 4.0 and digitization offer us ideal opportunities to strengthen and expand this position.

The process of digital advancement not only makes new products, services, and business models possible — it is also introducing entirely new opportunities for qualification and new job profiles.

Always keeping an eye on the entire supply chain

Körber's supply chain software business offers a warehouse management system that is one of the most adaptable software solutions in the industry. It also develops innovative software applications that enable customers to visualize goods flows and synchronize business processes across all channels. Thanks to this software, the entire supply chain can be monitored from start to finish, from warehouse administration to intralogistics and transportation management.  

Customer in focus: "We adapt our basic program individually to the requirements of the individual customers," says Kim Catrain, Manager, Professional Services at Körber Business Area Supply Chain.

Kim enjoys adapting to the specific needs of individual customers and finding solutions for various applications. “As a project manager, of course I pay particular attention to making sure that all the processes are coordinated and that we meet all the deadlines we’ve agreed on,” she says. If there’s any remaining time, Kim works on the software herself. “We have a basic program that we work with, but of course we adapt it individually to the requirements of the individual customers,” she says.

The moment when the first package leaves the warehouse

Kim’s work requires programming skills and a thorough understanding of the software. She acquired these skills during her study of information management, which she concluded with a bachelor’s degree. She joined Körber right after graduating. “For me, the most exciting part is always the day when a system goes live,” she says. She loves the moment when the first package of goods leaves the warehouse, bound for the shipping zone.

“The degree of automation varies greatly from one customer to the next,” Kim explains. For example, at a wholesale vegetable dealer only a very small part of the warehouse administration was automated, whereas at another customer, a clothing producer, the automation was extensive. “Our goal is that our customers develop trust in our team and our ability to solve their problems. Our motivation is our desire for constant improvement.”

Kim works on projects for periods lasting from several months to a year, depending on the size of the project — sometimes alone and sometimes as part of a team. Her work requires a lot of travel. “I’m on the road for about a quarter of my work time,” she says. Even though she has two sons, she hasn’t found it difficult to combine her job with her private life. “My work is very flexible. So far I’ve always been able to go to soccer games or doctor’s appointments with my boys,” she says. “The company considers it very important to provide employees with this kind of flexibility.”

Desire for diversity: "It's a challenging job that I enjoy because it's so versatile," says Michael Wolber, Vice President Operations, Körber Business Area Pharma.

A constant flow of new challenges

Michael Wolber’s work is always challenging and varied. He’s located in the town of Markt Schwaben in Bavaria — more than 8,300 kilometers distant from Kims workplace. The Körber Business Area Pharma Systems manufactures inspection machines for pharmaceutical companies, among other products.

Michael has worked at the site as an engineer for over 14 years, but his daily work has never settled into any kind of routine. “This is a challenging job that I really enjoy because it’s so multifaceted,” the Vice President Operations says. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe (in the south west of Germany) and subsequently worked in a medium-sized company, where he was ultimately promoted to the position of Head of Design. In 2004 Michael joined Körber, where he worked as a project manager and was also the deputy head of the Project Management department for five years.

Today, as Vice President Operations, he is responsible for supervising and improving processes within the company. His area of responsibility includes assembly, goods management, procurement, and dispatching. In other words, his expertise is required in a whole range of specialist areas.

Being accessible to the employees

“At the moment I’m intensely occupied with the introduction of another system in the form of SAP,” Michael explains. To make sure the processes mesh optimally, he is creating a brand-new department for work preparation. “And of course the further development of the digital advancement is a constant factor in my daily work,” he adds. “I’m constantly looking for points at which we can organize processes even more effectively.” We have production plants in several locations, including the Czech Republic. Knowledge and documentation must therefore be cleverly transferred between the plant in Markt Schwaben near Munich (Germany) and the plant in Kurim near Brno (Czech Republic). In addition, the various deliveries have to be coordinated.

Matching this, his key word is “communication.” Michael estimates that he spends about 70 percent of his time coordinating processes with department heads and employees and reacting to changes. That’s why it’s important for him to be accessible to the employees. “I like to go to the production zone so that I can talk with the people there directly,” he says.

Communication and face-to-face talks with colleagues and customers are crucial factors. Kim Catrain and Michael Wolber are two employees out of Körber’s total workforce of nearly 10,000. Their respective Business Areas — Pharma Systems and Supply Chain — present different sets of requirements. In addition, Kim and Michael have different sets of experiences and knowledge. And many thousands of kilometers, as well as the Atlantic Ocean, lie between their two workplaces.

All the same, the main reasons why they enjoy their jobs and feel personally successful are very similar: varied tasks that keep their jobs from being boring, the pleasure of tackling challenges, and their close and target-oriented cooperation with customers and employees.

And that’s what working at Körber is all about — in all of its facets, all over the world.

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