Christian Dreyer celebrates 25 years of service with the company
After completing his Abitur (high-school diploma) in Osnabrück, Christian Dreyer studied industrial engineering in Hamburg. During his studies, he gained his first insights into the sale of agricultural machinery during various internships in England and France. After completing his studies, he first worked for a company in Celle which produced accessories for oil production. Christian Dreyer worked for a North German manufacturer of machine tools in the area of production and organisation from 1992 to 1994.
In March 1994 he took on his first role for AMAZONEN-WERKE in the main plant in Gaste, which concerned work preparation with a focus on production organisation.
In 1995 Christian Dreyer switched to sales to support the Amazone subsidiary in France. The sales volume was significantly increased and the logistics costs were reduced by optimising sales planning and introducing direct deliveries from the factories to the dealers in France.
In 1996 Christian Dreyer assumed responsibility for the export business of AMAZONEN-WERKE. The Export East department was established, since new markets were opening up in eastern Europe during this time. Whereas the export share was approx. 35 % at the beginning of the 90s, it had risen to well over 50 % by the turn of the millennium. About 80 % of the production is sold in more than 70 countries today.
On 7th May 1999, Christian Dreyer was appointed Managing Director of AMAZONEN-WERKE, taking over the duties his father had performed over the past 41 years. To begin with, Christian Dreyer took the helm of the family business together with his uncle, Prof. h.c. Univ. Samara R A S Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz Dreyer, and then with his cousin, Dr. Justus Dreyer from 2004. In addition to his full-time duties, Christian Dreyer is involved in the Osnabrück-Emsland-Grafschaft Bentheim employers federation and the VDMA (German Engineering Federation). In 2016 he was elected Chairman of the VDMA Agricultural Machinery Division.