- Weber: “HUBER is a lighthouse in terms of entrepreneurial performance and leadership.”
- CEO Georg Huber: “HUBER’s success is based on Europe –we will continue to rely on this in the future.”
On Wednesday, July 21, MEP Manfred Weber, Chairman of the Group of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, visited the headquarters of HUBER SE in Berching. Weber was accompanied by a delegation of the CSU from the Neumarkt Constituency, including the CSU District Chairwoman and Direct Candidate for the Federal Constituency Amberg-Sulzbach-Neumarkt Susanne Hierl, District Administrator Willibald Gailler, Berching's First Mayor Ludwig Eisenreich, and CSU Town Association Chairman Marco Gmelch.
Weber and the CSU politicians were able to get an on-site impression of the internationally operating medium-sized family business: HUBER representatives presented the headquarters in Berching, where the company employs around 750 people. Vice CEO Dr. Oliver Rong led the tour of the production facilities. In addition to the production halls, the visitors were also able to get an idea of the exhibition machines on display at the site. Afterwards, the politicians went into a joint exchange with the board members in the new HUBER Forum.
CEO Georg Huber, Vice CEO Dr. Oliver Rong (Chief Production & Technical Officer), Dr. Johann Grienberger (Chief Technology Officer) and Franz Heindl (Senior Director Sales) entered into a dialogue with the visitors around MEP Weber and CSU District Chairwoman Susanne Hierl. "You are a lighthouse: in terms of entrepreneurial performance and leadership in the form of the entrepreneurs behind HUBER. For this, I express my respect and congratulations," said Weber at the end of the joint exchange in the HUBER Forum.
Topics of the dialogue included the current Covid pandemic and how society and companies can prepare for crises of this kind in the future. In addition, the interlocking of politics and economy was discussed. European politician Weber expressed the wish and the intention that politics should again focus on shaping and the long-term perspective instead of reacting to crises. "HUBER's success in the past 30 to 40 years is based on Europe – this is by far our most important market, on which we will continue to rely in the future," said Georg Huber, CEO of HUBER SE.
Manfred Weber: European politician from Bavaria
MEP Weber began his political career in 2002 as State Chairman of the Bavarian Junge Union (Young Union of Germany). He held offices as District Chairman of the CSU Lower Bavaria (2008 to 2016) and Chairman of the CSU Future Commission (2009 to 2014) and has been Deputy Party Chairman of the CSU since 2015. In addition, he is a member of the Presidium (since 2009) and Party Executive Committee (since 2003).
Weber has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2004, and Chairman of the EPP Group since 2014. In 2018, Weber was elected as the EPP's top candidate for the 2019 European elections, and in 2019 he was again elected as Chairman of the EPP Group.
Born in 1972 in Niederhatzkofen in Lower Bavaria (part of the town of Rottenburg an der Laaber in the district of Landshut), Weber founded two companies in the fields of environmental and quality management and occupational safety after graduating in physical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.