About us

IT Chain GmbH – The Supply Chain Management Company

Vendor-neutral and cross-industry IT services for your supply chain

Started as a sales, project-execution and production company, we are now a specialized supply chain management company with the very big goal: We make you even more successful. And we do this with the consistent further development of our services and a large portion of innovation in our DNA.

  • Our approach? Holistic!
    IT Chain sees itself as a 360° solution provider that analyzes process chains and customer needs along a complex supply chain and develops individual solutions on this basis.
  • Our strength? Having your back!
    IT Chain GmbH is a 100% subsidiary to the Simon Hegele Group, which employs 2,500 people at more than 50 locations worldwide.

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Our management

Christoph Ludin

Managing Director

As the founder of IT Chain, Christoph Ludin is the driving force in the company. He has been Managing Director of the IT service provider IT Chain GmbH and Simon Hegele Logistik und Service mbH for more than 20 years. Since 2017 he is a shareholder and is responsible for the expansion of customer relationships in the pharmaceutical, industrial and retail sectors.

Since the founding of IT Chain, we have been driven by one thing in particular: We want to consistently develop our service portfolio for our customers in a cooperative partnership."

Mike Schimke

Commercial management

Mike Schimke is a passionate businessman. He has been with the Simon Hegele Group for 20 years and has been active in the IT Chain as a manager for ten years. With the power of representation and many years of experience in the banking sector, he there manages and is responsible for all commercial and personnel issues.

The IT Chain as well as the entire Simon Hegele Group is characterized by short coordination and decision-making paths. We pass on this good cooperation in a corporate group based on partnership to our customers, every day."

Björn Kaiser

Head of Sales

Taking on management tasks in logistics has been in Björn Kaiser's blood for over 15 years. The qualified banker and business economist has been contributing his expertise to the IT chain and the Simon Hegele Group for 20 years in a wide variety of roles. He is also an honorary lecturer at the DHBW Mannheim in the field of logistics and on various committees of the Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce. In 2023, he took over as Head of Sales for the Simon Hegele Group's Pharma, Industry and Trade sector and thus also for the IT Chain.

I appreciate the unique combination of IT and logistics services at IT Chain. This innovative approach allows us to create real added value for our customers."

Cristina Damanti

Head of Key Account

Customer focus: that is Cristina Damanti's claim. With her many years of retail know-how and her strong expertise in project management and customer service, she has been strengthening the management of the IT chain as Head of Key Account since 2023.

A working environment with flat hierarchies, personal initiative and personal responsibility: that's what makes the IT Chain. They are the cornerstones for being able to quickly implement and advance customer wishes."

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