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Step by step, the Lapp Group is systematically setting the course for its future. The new generation is now fully in place within the company, signalling the latest change in the well prepared reorganisation of the Lapp Group, a family company.
On 1 July 2017, Ursula Ida Lapp, founder of the Lapp Group, stepped down from her position as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at U.I. Lapp GmbH. As Honorary Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, she still acts as an advisor to the company. She will also continue to run the Oskar Lapp Foundation with her sons.
Her son Andreas Lapp has stepped in as her successor as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He is a passionate businessman who, after the death of Oskar Lapp in 1987, helped his mother and brother Siegbert E. Lapp transform the company into a world leader.
Andreas Lapp has strong entrepreneurial instincts and an eye on markets around the world. He has successfully taken U.I. Lapp GmbH to new international markets within a very short period, and will also remain the CEO of Lapp Holding AG.
As the Lapp Group is a family company, Andreas Lapp has handed over his previous roles of CEO for Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and CEO of U.I. Lapp GmbH to his nephew Matthias Lapp. Matthias Lapp joined the Lapp Group in 2010 and was invaluable during the relaunch of the Lapp Group's corporate values throughout the organisation.
The Lapp Group sets high standards in terms of its technical innovations, high quality and – last but not least – its sophisticated design. Especially in the automotive field. A Lapp Systems product from this domain has now been nominated for the 2018 German Design Award: the Mode 2 charging system with ‘in-cable control and protection device’ (IC-CPD). This basically means it is a ‘portable charging station’ which can be used to charge electric vehicles using the conventional power grid.
A VIP jury of international experts judging the German Design Award will honour manufacturers and designers of innovative products that are groundbreaking in the German and international design world – not least in the assessment criteria of brand value and branding.
This is precisely where Lapp is breaking the mould: the charging system is designed to enable car manufacturers to incorporate their own design and integrate it into the product experience. Lapp Systems is the first manufacturer to consistently and successfully implement this concept, as the nomination for the design award shows.