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Obituary: Abbi Koch

Ernst Koch and its USA subsidiary Morgan-Koch sadly announce the death of Mr. Abbi Koch at the age of 91. Abbi Koch died April 15th, 2015 just a few days after the passing of his wife of 55 Years.After WWII, Abbi with his brother Heinrich took over Ernst Koch Company from their founding father Ernst.At that time Ernst Koch was a repair service shop for local wire mills.Heinrich Koch died in 1974 and then Abbi guided the Koch Company to being an innovative ferrous and specialty alloys wire machinery manufacture with the numerous technical developments to improve the quality & productivity of wire manufacture. Abbi piloted the global marketing of Koch machinery and in 1988 formed an agreement with Morgan Construction for formation of Morgan-Koch Corporation.Koch Company now owns 100% of Morgan-Koch. Abbi was active in the company until age 80 and still made frequent visits to the facility trough age 85. Abbi’s son Jochen Koch is the principal executive of the company, Abbi’s other son Axel Koch is a commercial manager and Heinrich’s son Gunther Koch is a technical manager for Ernst Koch. All who knew Abbi Koch felt they were his treasured friend. http://www.morgan-koch.com/, http://www.koch-ihmert.de/

Post added on: 4/20/2015 7:42:38 AM

 

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