June 11, 2013 – Amera, a global supplier of coins, coin blanks and coin production and recycling systems, has reorganized the Group’s operative management, which will from now on be in the responsible hands of Lutz Nathasius (General Manager), Thomas Köninger (Production) and Davorin Dragas (Sales). Alfred Roth, currently a member of the Board of Directors, will assume the position of Board Chairman. Wolfgang Schubert, previously Head of Finance, will leave the company of his own accord at the end of the year, and his position will be filled at a later time.
Amera, a company founded by Daniel Sheffer and Martin Engler in 2004, has experienced strong growth, with annual sales increasing from less than EUR 20 million (2007 financial year) to more than EUR 40 million (2012 financial year). Amera currently employs over 120 staff at its locations in Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia, Costa Rica and Chile. In July 2010, Auctus Capital Partners AG (Munich/Germany) and Opportunity Beteiligungs AG (Linz/Austria) acquired a majority holding in Amera Payment Systems Holding AG (APS Holding AG). APS AG comprises Amera GmbH, Amera Chile S.A. (previously Armat SA), Mint of Costa Rica S.A., Eurocoin Recycling AG, Amera Slovakia Kremnica sro and Amera International AG, among others.
The reorganization forms part of the systematic handover initiated by Sheffer and Engler with the partial sale of their holdings. Both founders will maintain their close association with the company as shareholders and members of the Board of Directors.
Lutz Nathusius has successfully expanded automotive manufacturers onto an international level, and Thomas Köninger and Davorin Dragas have both contributed to Amera’s successful business development as long-standing members of the company’s Board. Amera is planning to expand its cost-effective coin production in Latin America, Europe and Asia even further over the coming years.
More information on the group is available form the official Amera website.