of Hall 3 was started and completed, and Hall 5
was purchased. The company used its own profile
system to construct the interior of the hall. The current
sales office, for example, was built solely with
mk’s own range of profiles. Even the enclosed passageway
between two halls was built with profile
Hans-Josef and Doris Kitz inspect the system
Passageway between Hall 2 and 3 built
with mk profile technology Martina Lorscheid in her office
The 90s were also characterized by an increasing
presence of the second generation in the family business.
Daughter Martina Lorscheid first completed a
bank apprenticeship at Raiffeisen Bank in Niederkassel.
She then got a business management degree
from the Technical University of Cologne, where she
majored in human resources and international business.
After her graduation in 1991, she started her
first position in the company’s human resources department,
which was then led by Helmut Hochheuser.
Martina Lorscheid: “He handed the payroll accounting,
and I was responsible for the rest of the human
Stephan Kitz, after finishing his training as a mechanical
engineer, had completed a degree in industrial
business administration at the Deutschen Angestellten
Akademie (German professional academy) in 1993
and was now serving as an assistant to the management
board. Starting on January 1, 1997, he took
over as the head of materials management and purchasing.
“I’ve always been interested in the business
side of running a company. A key experience for me
was working in the purchasing department. Every
euro that you save there is one less euro you have to
generate later. That’s why I see purchasing as such a
key factor for improving the company’s profit results,”
Stephan Kitz recalls.
The youngest son, Jürgen, apprenticed in his parents’
company as a systems electrician and then attended
a technical college. He then pursued a business management
degree and an MBA, which prepared him
for his future role in management.