About us

Individual solutions. Simply. Strong.

We are a team of enthusiastic technicians with the aim of building unusually good cutting systems. We see ourselves as system architects and forge for individual solutions.

An extremely high level of vertical integration as well as our technical development in the areas of design and control technology enable us to build machines with a lifespan that no other company in the industry can match.

As part of the SATO-INNOMAX group, we are able to supply cutting systems of all kinds at the highest level.

Unser Team

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Mitarbeiter des Unternehmens

Holger Kerkow

Managing Partner

Holger can look back on many years of experience in special machine construction as well as various management functions in mechanical engineering and IT companies. As the founder of INNOMAX AG, Holger took over SATO GmbH in 2017 as a partner and managing director.

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Frank Heesen

Partner & Director Finance

As senior consultant in the finance sector and partner, Frank heads the commercial area. Because of his enormous international experience and his open approach, Frank drives SATO forward with creative and innovative solutions. In 2017 Frank and Holger Kerkow took over SATO GmbH as a partner.

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Philipp Gingter

Managing Director

With his extensive experience in international sales of special machines and in commercial vehicle construction, Philipp closely aligns SATO's actions with the customer. When developing, trend-setting system solutions are always in the foreground.



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Stefan Klahn

Head of Sales, Authorized Officer

Stefan has many years of extensive experience in cutting systems of all kinds. Due to his various positions from service technicians to various sales stations, Stefan solves even the most complex questions.

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Wolfgang Saehsen

Head of Engineering

As the founder of SATO, Wolfgang is the technical head and contact person for problems of all kinds. His developments have always provided innovations, especially in the field of control technology.

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Frank Lipperson

Head of Service

Frank has extensive experience in servicing cutting systems of all kinds. As the first point of contact for technical problems, Frank solves most problems on the phone. Frank would also be happy to advise you on upgrades and retrofits.

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Dennis Ropertz

Head of Administration, Authorized Officer

As a long-time employee of SATO, Dennis has held various positions and knows the SATO like no other. Dennis heads the commercial area and is responsible for human resources.

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Stefan Hensch

Head of Manufacturing

With his enormous experience in the production and repair of SATO cutting systems, Stefan knows our products inside out. As the central contact for all SATO areas, Stefan heads our production and drives technical and qualitative improvements.