published on 12/03/2020
From a removal company to a highly specialized logistics service provider - for more than 100 years Simon Hegele has been developing steadily and is today one of the leading service providers along complex supply chain processes.
The year 2020 will definitely go down in Simon Hegele's history as a special one. Initially, the company, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, set itself high goals. Especially in the anniversary year, the company wanted to exceed its own records. But then it all turned out to start quite differently from how it was expected.
In spring, marked by Covid19 and a certain irritation phase on the customer side, Simon Hegele had to prove its abilities once again. Especially at this time that a high level of performance was required along with a greatly increased demand for flexibility. Thanks to rapid response and innovative logistics strategies, it was possible to successfully cope with enormous fluctuations in capacity utilization at existing customers and to implement new key account projects in the industrial and healthcare sectors.
"Ultimately, we succeeded in implementing our originally planned goals almost according to the plan in this difficult year," says CEO Stefan Ulrich. Simon Hegele was able to strengthen its market position by entering the French and Brazilian markets and by making two strategic acquisitions. In addition, further well-known customers were acquired in the industrial and healthcare sectors. Last but not least, the company was able to inspire various managers and experts to join the company.
“Despite the immense work program and the sometimes adverse circumstances, our team has managed to maintain or even increase our performance at a very high level. Thus, a big thank you goes to our entire team at all locations for their excellent work," says Stefan Ulrich.
The managing majority shareholder, Dieter Hegele, is also enthusiastic: “It fills us with incredible pride what our employees have achieved in the last few years - especially during this one." Of course, it remains a downer for the entrepreneur that celebration of the 100-year company anniversary had to be postponed for well-known reasons. But the health of employees and business partners is a priority for Simon Hegele. “Therefore, we will only deal with this again when circumstances permit," says Dieter Hegele. “Until then, we will keep doing our best to serve our customers and continue to develop successfully. In any case, we are well prepared for the future - this year has shown that!”