Bundestag member Florian Post visiting SEP Logistik AG
INNOVATIVE MID-SIZED BUSINESSES IN RURAL AREAS
Despite the high dependence on exports, the german economy weathered the global economic and financial crisis well. One reason for this resilience are well-positioned medium-sized companies, especially in the technology sector.
Florian Post, a member of the German Bundestag since 2013, state parliament candidate Verena Schmidt-Völlmecke (both SPD) and Wolfgang C. Janhsen (IHK Munich and Upper Bavaria) seized the opportunity to visit SEP Logistik AG as an innovative, medium-sized company in rural area.
During the presentation of SEP core competencies in modular software solutions for Inhouse-Logistics, company`s founder Professor Dr.-Ing. Franz Demmelmeier and CEO Markus Fischbacher answer to all questions by the visitors.
Wolfgang C. Janhsen (IHK München und Oberbayern) and MdB Florian Post
Live Demo Forklift-Guide-System
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Florian Post was particularly interested in the current challenges faced by medium-sized companies and how SEP Logistik AG addresses them.
In addition to the General Data Protection Regulation, which is currently causing additional work for all companies, company founder Franz Demmelmeier worry about the delayed broadband expansion in Germany. Especially a software house operating in the rural area need high-speed internet for remote maintenance and daily data exchange.
A big challenge is to find qualified employees and filling apprenticeship positions: As a medium-sized company in the south of munich, SEP Logistik AG competes with large-scale operations in the Greater Munich area to find IT specialists.
“Fortunately, we receive numerous applications. In search for motivated young people, we rely on regional initiatives such as the Stuzubi Career Fair in Miesbach and the “Ausbildungskompass” in order to become visible among future career starters,” said CEO Markus Fischbacher.
Bavarian Parliament-Candidate Verena Schmidt-Völlmecke
Wolfgang C. Janhsen, Florian Post, Verena Schmidt-Völlmecke
In addition, the SEP Logistik AG attaches great importance to an attractive working environment for its employees. Employees could participate from corporate profits via shares and bonuses. Another advantage of a middle- sized- company in the rural area is the close to home – workplace as well as the familiar and flexible working environment.
“Currently, three apprentices train as qualified IT specialist at a total of 40 employees. “Last week, 30 employees took part in the company run” Teams in Motion ” and some of our employees are member of the voluntary fire brigade”, said Markus Fischbacher.
FROM THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMPANY TO WELL-KNOWN AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER – SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR NEARLY ALL REQUIREMENTS
During the subsequent company tour, sales director Torsten Seher and officer Konrad Schneider demonstrated with a forklift model how the forklift guiding system developed by SEP works in practice. In the warehouse of SEP customers, this ensures efficient and faultless warehouse management as well as complex storage strategies, in line with SEP’s motto “Finding, not searching”.
Franz Demmelmeier: “Our clients include numerous well-known companies from the wood, paper and chemical industries, whose plants we have often equipped throughout Europe. Since this year, we supervise a 500,000 m² plant of a well-known automobile manufacturer. We are very proud of this. Our small but powerful team of specialists enables the creation of efficient and customized warehouse solutions for regional an global companies.”
Florian Post, Verena Schmidt-Völlmecke and Wolfgang C. Janhsen were impressed and thanked for their deep insight into the everyday life of the highly specialized software producer in the Heart of Upper Bavaria.
starting left: SEP-Founder Prof. Dr. Franz Demmelmeier, Bavarian Parliament-Candidate Verena Schmidt-Völlmecke, Wolfgang C. Janhsen (IHK Munich and Upper Bavaria), Johann D. Holzinger (Marketing SEP), MdB Florian Post, CEO Markus Fischbacher, CEO Konrad Schneider, Head of Sales Torsten Seher