Henckes quits CLC to join Hospilux

Nicolas Henckes, pictured, said in June he hoped to return to the entrepreneurial milieu Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

Nicolas Henckes, pictured, said in June he hoped to return to the entrepreneurial milieu Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

Departing CLC director Nicolas Henckes will head up Hospilux, a company specialising in (non-store) retail medical equipment in Luxembourg, as of 1 January 2022.

Contern-based Hospilux markets itself as the leader in the distance selling of medical equipment in Luxembourg, both to the public and private sectors. Last year, its sales exceeded €25 million.

Claude Bindels in retirement

The company was founded in the 1980s and has 49 employees. It is currently run by its owner, Claude Bindels, who will hand over his seat as managing director to Nicolas Henckes while remaining the sole shareholder and acting as a pharmacist, a press release said.

“Nicolas is an experienced entrepreneur and the ideal candidate to lead the company,” said Claude Bindels. “He will be able to lead the digitalisation and modernisation of the company while continuing its commercial development.”

“I always knew that one day I would take over the management of a company, because it is in my DNA,” commented Nicolas Henckes.

“Hospilux S.A. is a successful company in a forward-looking but highly competitive and constantly evolving sector. The health sector, which I know well, is also a sector with a high level of moral responsibility. I am looking forward to this new challenge with a very professional and committed team.”

The Luxembourger has been leading the CLC since 2017. Prior to that, he spent seven years at the UEL and headed the startup Legitech. A graduate of HEC Paris, he also practised law in the City of Light.

This article was originally published on Paperjam.lu. It has been translated and edited for Delano.