In 1991, I wanted a change, was looking for new challenges, and I found them at trans-o-flex thanks to the strong growth at the time. Today, I am proud to have been part of the changes and to have helped master the challenges we had to face at trans-o-flex. And now, after almost 30 years, I can say that I would choose the company again today. Because, not least, I have also found a new passion with my special field of work.
In 2000, together with some colleagues, I was asked to set up and take over real estate management, which had not previously been part of trans-o-flex. That was really exciting and still offers new challenges today! We started from scratch and then gradually went through a tremendous development, both as a department and personally. Our motto is: There’s no such word as can’t. We have set ourselves a bar. Indeed, it is our internal goal to be able to compete with real estate management companies on the public market and to work at least as efficiently as they do.
During my time at trans-o-flex, however, it was not only my personal field of work that changed a lot, but the entire company, especially in the area of IT. Today, IT is used at every workstation, we scan every package x number of times, have end-to-end consignment tracking that even includes the temperature of the consignments, there is always new and more efficient automatic sorter technology and finally, the introduction of the GDP standards is also based on our sophisticated IT. At the same time, environmental awareness has become much more prominent in recent years, there are more and more vehicles of the latest engine generation, alternative drives are being tested and we can calculate and offset the entire CO2 emissions of our logistics chain.
The introduction of IT has made many manual steps in day-to-day business faster, and built-in controls such as check digits mean that fewer errors occur. The technical equipment has made the work of the colleagues in the warehouses much easier and increased the throughput enormously. What I will not forget in this respect is the new building in Alzenau in 2007. During my first visit, I could not stop being amazed. The special architecture and the completely new technology at trans-o-flex at that time were simply fascinating for me.
Today, I see trans-o-flex as a specialist for individual solutions to logistical requirements that is committed to specific values: customer- and future-oriented, reliable, flexible, innovative. I hope that we will continue to pursue these values, that trans-o-flex will continue to develop with new solutions and that we will be able to hold our own in the logistics market in the future.