20 NOVEMBER 2017

Leadership Change in Nilfisk South Africa

Nilfisk South Africa welcomes Javier Cucalón as new General Manager

Javier Cucalón has been appointed as acting Country Manager for Nilfisk in South Africa. Javier has been with Nilfisk for a number of years and has been heading up Nilfisk in the Iberian Region (Spain and Portugal) since 1998. Javier has a degree in engineering and an MBA from IESE in Barcelona.

Anders Terkildsen, Executive Vice President for Nilfisk in Europe, Middle East and Africa comments:

“Over the past few months, there have been some important changes within Nilfisk geared towards leveraging key synergies across the business. Included in these changes has been the establishment of a Middle East and Africa region headed out of the South African office. We would like to welcome Javier Cucalón as the new head of this region, and with his vast industry experience, we strongly believe that he will make a positive difference for our customers in South Africa”.     

Javier Cucalon, new General Manager for Nilfisk South Africa


Javier will step in as General Manager fo​r Nilfisk in South Africa and the rest of the African and Middle East Region with immediate effect. Johan Coertzen remains as Finance and Operations Director and will act as the local Site Manager and senior within the company on a local level for the foreseeable future.

Gavin Herold, current General Manager for Nilfisk in South Africa, has stepped down and will pursue new opportunities outside Nilfisk.

“We would like to thank Gavin for the important work he has done for Nilfisk in South Africa. He has played a key role in the South African operations over the past 12 years and has done great work as General Manager over the past 3 years” says Anders Terkildsen, Executive Vice President for Nilfisk in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Emma Corder

Marketing Manager MEA