“In 2021, we had the highest level of orders received in our history as well as the highest earnings,” says a proud Werner Berens, CEO of the Vecoplan Group. “Our profitable growth was the result of a product campaign that focused on customers and a clear business strategy in recent years.” The aim was to optimise and strengthen the company’s production facilities, divisional sales departments, marketing and corporate development and to continue investing in them. As a result, Vecoplan is growing faster than the market and a foundation is being laid for continued growth in the years ahead.
“Internationalisation is picking up speed,” says Michael Lambert, CFO of the Vecoplan Group. “In line with this, we are implementing new sales and service centres throughout the world. Additional locations in various countries and regions are being planned.” In recent years, Vecoplan has also added personnel, hiring 50 new employees. And since good people are hard to find, the company is putting a strong emphasis on training its employees, fostering their development and offering them a promising future. Occupational health is also an important factor. An example is Vecoplan’s vaccination campaign, which was launched in the middle of last year. Employees and their family members were given early opportunities to get first and second vaccinations and later a booster dose.
“In 2022, we will be putting the spotlight on our digitalisation strategy and investing several million euros in software and hardware,” says Michael Lambert. In addition, Vecoplan will present new, market-oriented products and systems. The start will be a shredder, to be shown at IFAT in late May. Visitors to IFAT in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management, will get to see what makes this new shredder so special.
“In spite of the good prospects for the new year, supply chains will continue to be disrupted by global factors like supply bottlenecks, raw material shortages and logistics problems,” says CEO Werner Berens. “We too must show that we are able to deal with these big challenges.”