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New dual management at Karlowsky Fashion

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 13.02.2023

The management of tradition Magdeburg company Karlowsky Fashion GmbH remains firmly in the family: Niels Karlowsky took a management position at the beginning of January 2023 and will now steer the company’s fortunes alongside his father, Thomas Karlowsky.

The Karlowsky family is now managing this specialised workwear company in the 5th generation. The name “Karlowsky” is not only an expression of one of the most successful textile companies in the new federal states of Germany, but has also been the core of the brand for more than 130 years. It stands for quality, innovation, tradition, sustainability and service and is a familiar brand even outside Europe.

“After more than three decades alone at the helm of our family heritage, building a strong medium-sized company after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is a great pleasure for me now to manage the business together with my son Niels. The areas of digitalisation, internationalisation and sustainability in particular are important topics that can now be focused on even more strongly thanks to Niels’ move to management. The change is an important impulse that will pave the way for the company’s future,” says Managing Director Thomas Karlowsky about the new dual management.

33-year-old Niels Karlowsky has known the company, its goals and visions practically from childhood. He has also been with the company for almost 10 years and has taken on more and more tasks and responsibilities over time. Most recently, the areas of export, strategic corporate development as well as the management of IT and marketing were in his hands.

“In my new role as Managing Director, I am looking forward to further advancing my father’s visions, as well as bringing in my own visions and thus helping to shape the future of the company even more intensively,” says Niels Karlowsky about his new position. The new co-managing director sees the establishment and expansion of international markets and the topic of product and corporate sustainability as a particular priority of his medium-term tasks: “In our industry, we constantly have to deal with strong international competition, which we will counter with innovative sustainable products and unique digital solutions.