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Kapsch Group

About Kapsch Group

The Kapsch Group operates around the globe and continuously invests in research and development to bring new technologies and solutions to market. A culture of innovation, pioneering spirit, and a strong customer focus make the company one of the most successful technology corporations in Austria.

How do we accomplish that? With a strong, innovative team. All employees, managers, board members and proprietors within the Kapsch Group work together on challenging the limits of what's possible. As a team, we live and embody the core values of the Kapsch Group every single day. 

Executive board of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft

Mag. Georg Kapsch

Georg Kapsch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapsch Group
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kapsch TrafficCom

Georg Kapsch is Chief Executive Officer of the Kapsch Group and Kapsch TrafficCom. In addition, he holds various positions in other directly and indirectly affiliated companies.

Functions

  • CEO of Kapsch Group (since October 2001, member of the executive board since July 1989)
  • CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom AG (since December 2002)
  • other functions in directly and indirectly affiliated companies


Career

From 1982 to 1985, Georg Kapsch started his professional career in the area of consumer goods marketing at the Kapsch Group. In the following years, he worked in the field of investment goods marketing. Since July 1989, he has been a member of the executive board of the Kapsch Group and, in October 2001, he was appointed CEO. In December of the following year, he also took over as CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom.

Georg Kapsch holds a degree in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. From 1988 to 1992, he was chairman of the sub-organization of the Federation of Austrian Industries “1031 – Group of Young Entrepreneurs and Managers”. From 2008 to 2012, he acted as president of the Vienna chapter of the Federation of Austrian Industries and, from 2012 to June 2020, as president of the Federation of Austrian Industries.

Supervisory board of the Kapsch Group

KR Veit Schmid-Schmidsfelden

has been chairman of the supervisory board of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, Kapsch-Group Beteiligungs GmbH, and DATAX HandelsgmbH since September 2007. He is the managing partner of Schmid-Schmidsfelden Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and the Fertinger Group. He also holds the following positions:

  • head of the Lower Austrian Machinery and Metalware Industry Unit
  • deputy head of the Industry Unit of the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO) and the Austrian Economic Chamber in Lower Austria (WKNÖ)
  • board member of the Federation of Austrian Industries (Vereinigung der österreichischen Industrie)
  • board member of the Federation of Lower Austrian Industries (Mitglied des Vorstandes der Industriellenvereinigung Niederösterreich)
  • board member of the Lower Austrian Health Insurance Company (NÖGKK)
  • member of the Supervisory Board of Austrian Airlines AG

Dr. Christian Gassauer-Fleissner

has been deputy chairman of the supervisory board of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH and DATAX HandelsgmbH since October 2000. He is a partner at the law firm Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH. His advisory focus lies on providing comprehensive advice to businesses as well as business owners and their private foundations – including company law and M&A, intellectual property rights (patents and brands), the right to fair competition, and general company and contract law. He is also active as an arbitrator and as a representative in national and international arbitration proceedings.

Ing. Karl-Heinz Strauss, MBA, FRICS

has been a member of the supervisory board of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH and DATAX HandelsgmbH since September 2007. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering before going on to study at Harvard University and the Business School in St. Gallen. He also completed an MBA program at IMADEC University. Until 2000, he held various positions at Raiffeisen Zentralbank – including in the area of construction and real estate. He then set up his own real estate development business, Strauss & Partner. Since September 2010, he has been CEO and co-owner of PORR AG.

Mag. Elisabeth Kapsch

has been a member of the supervisory boards of Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, DATAX HandelsgmbH and KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH since September 2013. After studying business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and holding several leading positions at Kapsch Aktiengesellschaft, she has been General Manager of Kapsch Immobilien GmbH since 1998. As such, she has played a key role in the creation of EURO PLAZA, Vienna’s most modern office park. With usable office space far exceeding 200,000 m², EURO PLAZA is one of the largest and most successful projects of its kind. As a result of its diverse infrastructure, tailor-made services and its ideal location, it is a unique environment for business fulfilling the highest standards for its numerous satisfied tenants.

General figures of Kapsch

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  • In 1892, Johann Kapsch opened a precision engineering workshop for the production of telegraphs and telephones, which laid the foundation for today's corporate group.
  • With 100 locations worldwide, Kapsch is the most successful Austrian technology company operating globally.
  • Approximately 6,300 employees across all locations are responsible for the success of the Kapsch Group.
  • Revenues in the past financial year amounted to EUR 958.5 million.