Fig. 1. // Bild 1. Axia Award. Photo/Foto: BEUMER

BEUMER scores a hattrick

The BEUMER Group, based in Beckum/Germany, has been named winner of this year’s Axia Award (Figure 1) in the “Utilising Innovation & Technologies” category. Auditing and consultancy firm Deloitte awarded the prize to the intralogistics specialists on 29th November 2017 in Düsseldorf in recognition of its activities in the field of digital transformation. Deloitte, who founded the Axia Award, joins forces with business magazine WirtschaftsWoche and the Federation of German Industry (BDI) to hand out this prestigious prize. This is the third time that BEUMER has won the Axia Award.

At a special awards evening, Deloitte handed out prizes to six medium-sized enterprises that have excelled in sustainable business management. Companies were recognised for their achievements across the following categories: “Accelerating Strategy & Growth”, “Utilising Innovation & Technologies”, “Shaping People & Workplaces”, “Protecting Resources & Environment”, “Special Prize – Integration” and “Special Prize – Lifetime Achievement”.

New technologies bring about radical change and destroy entire industries. Businesses that stand the test of time set themselves clear goals to expand their capacity for innovation, to fully involve their employees and external cooperation partners in the innovation process and to follow the resultant innovation strategy to the letter. The award was presented at the Axia awards evening by Lutz Meyer, Partner and Head of Deloitte’s Programme for Medium-Sized Enterprises.

For BEUMER, the optimisation of internal processes is just as important as the development of new business models. That is why the company established the BEUMER Group Evolution in Dortmund and the BG Challenge in Berlin within the framework of the Digital Hub Logistics. These develop “minimum viable products” (MVPs), i. e. prototypes that are developed just enough for a market analysis or a business model, which are completely reimagined. BEUMER places great importance on intensive exchange between the Beckum, Berlin and Dortmund sites and emphasises that the company has to remain a joint entity, albeit one that creates new ideas.

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