The Mayer Group

Heidenheim, Kisfalud, Gyöngyös

The Mayer Group

As a global group of companies, Mayer offers innovative automation solutions for commercial horticulture, cost-efficient contract manufacturing in thin sheet metal processing and steel construction as well as customized solutions in control and handling technology. At the headquarters in Heidenheim (Germany) and the other locations Kisfalud and Gyöngyös (Hungary) is produced on an area of more than 20,000 square meters with modern machinery, experienced personnel and an exceptional vertical integration.

Mayer planting systems

As the inventor of the potting machine, Mayer has been setting new standards in the green sector for over 50 years with innovative solutions for the automation of ornamental plants and tree nurseries. Since 1967, commercial horticulture has profited from the constantly growing machine and service portfolio of the Mayer brand. As a premium supplier, Mayer develops, produces and distributes automation solutions worldwide for substrate preparation as well as for the filling and handling of pots and trays.


Klaus Mayer

Klaus Mayer (CEO)

After completing his apprenticeship as a machinist, Klaus Mayer studied industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Munich. He then worked as a sales engineer at TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG in Ditzingen from 1990 to 1992. In 1992, he joined the family business in Mergelstetten and assisted the management.

Since 1993, Klaus Mayer has been the main shareholder and CEO of the entire Mayer Group and is responsible for the strategic direction of the various divisions. In addition, he was from 2007 founding president and since 2016 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 e.V.

Manuel Linke (COO)

After completing his studies in business informatics (B.Sc.), Manuel Linke completed an extra-occupational study program in Business Psychology (M.Sc.). From 2012 to 2017 he worked as project manager and assistant to the management at Paul Hartmann AG. Manuel Linke has been working for the Mayer Group since 2017 and was a project manager for a large number of projects in the various divisions until 2018.

Since 2018, Manuel Linke has been responsible for the strategic alignment and operational business of Mayer Planting Systems as Chief Operating Officer and authorized signatory.

Manuel Linke
Chris Matzner

Chris Matzner (CFO)

After training as an industrial clerk Chris Matzner worked from 1989 to 2002 at the tax consulting and auditing firm AWT Aalener Wirtschaftstreuhand GmbH in Aalen. From 1991 to 1994 he continued to train as a certified accountant at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Ostwürttemberg. From 1994, he was also responsible for the accounting and payroll department and was an assistant to the auditor.

Since 2002, Chris Matzner has been responsible for the finances and controlling of the entire Mayer Group as Chief Financial Officer and authorized signatory.


As a Mayer customer, you benefit from our high degree of vertical integration and consistently high quality standards across all processing steps. At our Hungarian plant, we cover a large number of production steps on an area of 5,000 square meters and are constantly working on our value added chain. In addition to 3 laser cutting machines and 3 press brakes from TRUMPF, our machinery includes modern CNC processing machines and welding robots. All upstream and downstream processes, such as the purchase of raw materials, assembly and quality assurance, also take place at Mayer, so that every machine looks like a one-stop shop.

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