14.06.2022 | interview

Interview with the apetito AG

It's that time again. We are pleased to introduce another partner of our initiative: the apetito AG. It is a medium-sized family business based in Rheine (NRW) in Westphalia. Founded in 1958, apetito is now the market leader in the field of communal and individual catering and is also represented in the food retail sector. Apetito offers specific catering solutions in the form of freshly frozen menus and systems in day-care centres, schools, companies, clinics, senior citizen facilities and for meals on wheels menu services. In the German retail trade, the company is represented by the consumer brand COSTA in the freezer departments.

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03.06.2022 | interview

Interview with the Dirks Group

With the beginning of the new month, we like to present you another partner. Recently, the Dirks Group has joined our inititiave Operational Excellence. The company is a family-operated and internationally active service company with headquarters in Emden. At 25 locations in Germany and Europe, integrated and holistic system services are developed and realized - on the basis of the company's core capabilities logistics, engineering as well as technics and quality.

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27.04.2022 | event

Our 2nd networking-meeting

Last wednesday our second networking-meeting took place. We were very happy to host this event in real life instead of virtually - as we needed to do the last time. This time we've been at THE HUB Emden, where the Wirtschaftsförderung and Stadtmarketing GmbH took the role as the hosting company. In a round of about 20 participants we enjoyed the afternoon with interesting presentations and impulses, as well as the intensive exchange among each other.

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19.04.2022 | interview

Interview with the HÜPPE GmbH

We are glad to present you our 10th partner today: the Hüppe GmbH. HÜPPE belongs to the leading manufactorers in the sanitary industry throughout Europe. The company employs about 500 people (250 at the location in Bad Zwischenahn) and brings along over 120 years of experience. It convinces with innovative and high-quality products around the shower. Now as then, HÜPPE counts to one of the companies continuously setting international trends.

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21.03.2022 | cooperation

Cooperation with the DHO and the Logistikachse Ems as well as the Kompetenzzentrum Automotive

Using existing structures and building synergies?! That's what Beatrice Franck, Innovation & Networkmanagerin Logistic and Automotive at the economic promotion of Emden, and Thomas Dreesmann from Landkreis Leer, Cluster-Manager IT / Digitalization and Manager of the Digital Hub Ostfriesland (DHO), and our initiative are thinking of. Instead of acting next to each other, we strive to adress overlapping topics together and therefore we are going to continuously exchange to current themes.

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16.03.2022 | interview

Interview with GRIMME

The year 2022 proceeds and our initiative is growing... As our newest partner we like to present you GRIMME Landmaschinen today. The GRIMME Group, located at Damme (Germany) was founded in 1861 as a forge by the great-grandfather of the current owner Franz Grimme. Today, GRIMME is manufacturing advanced potato-, beet- and vegetable technology at the headquarters in Damme (Germany) and in the neighbouring industrial area of Rieste as well as in China, Denmark, USA and India (Joint Venture with Shaktiman).

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14.02.2022 | interview

Interview with the Wirtschaftsförderung Emden

Today it's time again! We like to present you a new, interesting interview with a new partner: This time we were speaking to Beatrice Franck, innovation and networking manager Logistic & Automotive at the Wirtschaftsförderung Emden. The predominant aim of the Emder Wirtschaftsförderung und Stadtmarketing GmbH, employing 18 people at the moment, is to proactively support the economic location Emden with its services and offers and to further strengthen it.

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04.02.2022 | event

Our first networking-event

Our first networking-event of the initiative Operational Excellence has taken place on Friday, the 4th February 2022. Due to the current situation concerning Corona, we could not realize to hold the meeting at the host company, the Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH in Geeste. But we kept going and organized an online event instead. Consequently, we could ensure that many interesting impules could be spread in our network anyway.

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03.02.2022 | interview

Interview with co-initiator Jens Janßen from the VW plant in Emden

After having presented you several partners of our initiative, we like to introduce our co-initiator Jens Janßen from the VW plant in Emden today. We are happy that Jens Janßen, head of the subdivision in the field "CIP and process design" at VW in Emden, has taken his time to answer our questions among Operational Excellence - just as our recent partners have done.

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