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With over 30 years of experience as CEO and COO
of leading multinational companies in the field of logistics automation,
Buchmann has developed, designed and installed numerous logistics systems for
retail and wholesale, for manufacturers and for leading 3PL's throughout
Europe, America and Australia.
He is regarded as a pioneer in industry 4.0
movement and, with his industry knowledge, is one of the world's leading
experts in the design and implementation of forward-looking logistics systems.
After studying mechanical engineering at the
Technical University of Darmstadt, he began his career as a conceptual engineer
at the logistics giant Mannesmann Demag in the field of intralogistics.
Future-oriented and driven by innovation, he moved to Great Britain, where he
held various management positions. Upon his return in 1997, he assumed the
position of Head of International Operations and thus joined the Board of
Mannesmann Dematic. From 2001 to 2004 he headed the European Material Handling
Automation Division of Siemens Dematic after the company takeover.
In 2004, Rainer Buchmann became President of SSI
Schäfer Peem in Austria and subsequently shaped the global corporate
development of one of the world's leading intralogistics companies - SSI
Schäfer Global Operations - as COO from 2012 to 2017.
As a freelance consultant for customer-oriented
business development in supply chain automation, Rainer Buchmann has been
working alongside the specialist Dematic since 2018, helping the traditional
company to implement its creative and innovative visions for the future
combined with his industry knowledge and feeling for the customer in a focused
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