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WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 03/2018

WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 03/2018

LOGISTICS 02 Beumer

LOGISTICS 02 Beumer autover high-speed sortation systems for airports 03 Beumer Group received the Axia Award 2017 for its innovation performance 04 Users can constantly keep an eye on the current status of the connected systems using the new Beumer app on their mobile device 02 03 04 The big challenge is to properly connect the individual group companies and their 4,200 employees all over the world, 1,000 of them in the headquarters Beckum, Germany. This requires a uniform management across all teams. “Since our cultures and business environments are spread all over the world and are very different, we have to find a common denominator, especially for our management culture. In this context, I always come back to the topic of mutual respect.” To achieve this, the company’s management team has defined common principles and developed a wide training program which is currently rolled out. “As a family-owned enterprise, we must permanently improve our products and launch new ones to increase our competitiveness, so that our customers can reduce their costs and optimise their processes,” says Beumer. For this reason, Beumer Group has been integrating innovation management into its strategy for many years now and applied for nearly 100 patents. Beumer Group received the Axia Award 2017 for its consistent and multifaceted commitment in this field. Digital transformation: Threat or opportunity? The development of new business models is equally important as the improvement of internal processes, according to the motto “Improve what we have and create something new”. This applies especially to the age of digital transformation. Machinery and systems become more efficient, offer higher speeds and a wide variety of opportunities. “If it becomes possible to produce a steel girder using 3D print technology in the future, this will revolutionise the entire engineering sector”, predicts Beumer. “What we need are disruptive ideas”. New competitors which drive this progress forward are companies like Apple, Google and Facebook. Beumer Group started to foster these disruptive ideas by founding its own start-up companies: Two spin-offs in Dortmund and Berlin, started by Beumer Group in addition to its innovation department, are part of the strategy 2018. These subsidiaries develop minimum viable products (MVPs), i.e. prototypes that feature minimum equipment and generate sustainable added value. The Beumer start-up BG.evolution is located in Dortmund/Germany in the immediate vicinity of the innovation centre Digital. Hub Logistics. Here, companies and researchers work together to design the logistics for digital business models. The ideas of the start-up are often still quite experimental, so they cooperate with the Technical University of Dortmund and other external specialists. BG.evolution concentrates on existing technologies, develops them further, and introduces digital aspects. BG.challenge was founded in Berlin. Here, the focus is on developing new business models which may disrupt existing business models from outside. BG.challenge offers start-up support for young entrepreneurs. “We attach great value on the intensive dialogue between Beckum, Berlin, and Dortmund“, emphasises Beumer. To intensify cooperation and communication, our colleagues from Beckum and Dortmund can work in Berlin for a few months. “As a family business, we have a responsibility for our employees and the company”, says Beumer. “This is why we keep improving: consistently and from within.” This new strategy prepares Beumer Group for the future and puts the company in a great position for the digital age. Photographs: Beumer Group www.beumergroup.com/en 30 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 3/2018

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