The next generation of the German laundry industry market is keen and up to explore further new possibilities and innovative solutions for their laundry businesses. That was proven when we at Inwatec together with our Danish business partners from Kentaur A/S and Beirholm had the pleasure of welcoming ‘Arbeitskreis der Junioren’ lately.
Security, health and not physical work is nowadays, even more, taken into account since the demographic change plays a significant role, we learned.
The ‘Arbeitskreis der Junioren’ provided us with a lively exchange about their firms and problems in the German laundry industry.Hopefully, we gave back some of the inputs and innovative solutions for their businesses that they asked:
“Our first stop was at Kentaur A/S. They welcomed us very warmly and impressed us with their vision and philosophy”, told Philip from Textilfplege Mayer GmbH in Offenburg, who is presently one of the new board members in AKJ.
“On the second day of our trip, we drove to Beirholm. They did not fail to impress us either. Similar to the Kentaur A/S it was kind of interesting to see how the Danish working philosophy is established everywhere”, added Felix Kabus from Textilpflege e.K. in Saulgau, a further board member of the AKJ.
Danish working culture
Walking freely around at the workshop of Inwatec, the visitors were allowed to take a closer look at the machines and see our take on how to use automation and efficient productivity to solve some of the issues in the laundry business. When asked, another observation on work culture was made from our German guests:
“Our problem is to motivate and keep our people in our house. Inwatec provides the employees with a fully equipped personal fitness room, which can be used by anyone anytime. The way of thinking how to contribute to a better working atmosphere by motivating and pushing their employees to a better overall result impresses us, especially in the IT field. In this area it is quite impossible to measure the productivity of each employee”, explained Felix.
“All companies we visited are providing additional services to their employees. It is inspiring us to think about our contribution to our team back home. Nonetheless, the demographic change plays in Germany a significant increasing role. Automatization and healthier working environment, especially when working with soiled garments, is one way to keep our employees. New technology with an ease of use and on the top preventing physical workforce is what we are looking for in our companies”, told Philip, while looking how the X-Ray machine is testing garments with different items automatically.