For more than five decades we have been serving our customers globally with products that are leading in terms of technology and quality "engineered & made in Germany". Here the name GOFA stands for:
We combine the strengths of a small German enterprise with the worldwide corporate network of Chart Industries, the world market leader in cryogenic investment goods.
Our employees have completed multi-year training and possess many years of professional experience. All employees of GOFA know their jobs in the true sense of the word. At the same time each individual employee is responsible for his/her own part of the overall success. GOFA has a lean administrative structure with very well-educated specialists. Strong GOFA engineering constitutes the backbone of the company.
Our aim is to meet all our customer's quality expectations in our products and services. Quality and continuous improvement are the goals and responsibilities of each of our employees. Our quality level is based on international standards, customer requirements and our experience. "Quality" means to avoid the occurrence of defects by acting correctly from the very start. The continuous improvement of quality reduces costs and increases productivity. Our suppliers substantially contribute to the quality of our products. Therefore we require the same quality standards from our suppliers as we do from ourselves.
The management of GOFA consists of Dipl.-Eng. Thilo Wenath, Dipl.-Kfm. Alexander Schramm and Ir. Hans Lonsain.
Thilo Wenath studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH in Aachen and after that he worked in the institute for welding technology of RWTH. He has been with our company since 1996. In 2014 in the course of a generation change he became the company's Technical Managing Director as the successor of Heinz Janssen. By key developments and products Thilo Wenath has brought the company to a technical leading position.
Alexander Schramm studied business economics at the University of Cologne. Before he assumed responsibility at GOFA in the course of the leadership succession in 2012, he was, among other positions, managing director of several large vehicle manufacturers and automotive companies, including the globally acting group of companies Blaupunkt and Kathrein Automotive.
Hans Lonsain possesses many years of professional experience in the cryogenic gases sector and is in association with his employment as European manager in the division "Distribution & Storage" also managing director of the three European works Chart Ferox, GOFA Gocher Fahrzeugbau and Flow Instruments.
The management board is supported in technical issues by the former co-owner and Technical Managing Director Heinz Janssen, who stepped back from the management board in 2014.