Hartwig, 57, is a qualified mechanical engineer and recently CEO of one of Europe's largest manufacturers of trailers and semi-trailers, the Austrian Schwarzmüller Group.
The outgoing CEO Berger was at the helm of MAFI for more than 30 years and shaped the successful rise of the company during this time.
MAFI and TREPEL have been internationally known manufacturers of heavy-duty tractor units for seaports and transportation equipment for airfield logistics for decades.
TREPEL is the world market leader for ground support equipment at airports while MAFI has helped shape the development of roll on/roll off sea transportation for vehicles, machines, containers and trailers since the 1950s.
Both companies are part of the NDW Neckar Drahtwerke Group based in Eberbach.
The new CEO Hartwig spent most of his career in vehicle construction for logistics. He previously worked for Linde Material Handling, recently as Vice President Operations and Head of Linde's parent plant in Aschaffenburg. Starting in 2016, Hartwig was CEO of the
Hartwig said: "The two brands MAFI and TREPEL have an excellent position on several continents, and with the TREPEL brand we are even the global market leader in the aviation sector. Our strengths include the premium quality of our products and our flexibility in providing global support to our customers. We will use these capabilities even more intensely."
A second area of focus involves the efficiency of the organisational structures.
He added: "The twobrand strategy is set, but the structures underlying its implementation could certainly benefit from more standardisation."