Dear Business Partners,
United we stand! In the figurative sense this means: Unity makes us strong. This motto is written on the state flag of Kentucky, where our US North American-subsidiary (DESMA USA, Inc.) is located in Hebron. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon saying “United we stand, divided we fall”.
How true and symbolic this saying is regarding the past year in industry, society and politics. In fact, the contrast between the economic success achieved and the unrest in society and politics on a global level was most evident in 2018.
At DESMA, our sustainable success rests in our everyday business practices. Clear communication, solution-oriented discussions and shared goals create good cooperation between our customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders. Interaction between DESMA locations around the globe and amongst our employees is at an all-time high. This global cooperation, expressed as a non-copyable original - was outlined in this year’s DESMA RECORDS Magazine with the core subject entitled ONE TEAM.
We are very pleased to report that our hard work and dedication led us to conclude the most successful year in our company’s history. While we are proud of actions in 2018, our results do not make us complacent, but provide both impetus and obligation to keep the ball rolling. Together we will continue to secure and expand our customers’ productivity through our contribution of engineering and technology. So please, keep on challenging us!
Looking forward, DESMA foresees societal challenges to include megatrends of mobility change and demographic development. We also envision increasing demands on resource efficiency and anticipate rapid advancements in the field of automation and digitization. With such trends in mind and with an eye towards the future, we would like to announce a € 15 million investment, beginning in 2019 at various DESMA facilities around the globe. These investments will improve product development, increase productivity, expand upon training programs and improve our operational systems. These investments are our commitment to the future. These investments allow us to embrace the phrase united we stand as unity indeed makes us strong.
With the holiday season upon us, we would like to thank you for the good and successful cooperation in 2018. Thank you for the trust that you have placed in DESMA. We wish everyone good health, good luck and sustainable success for 2019!
On behalf of team
Martin Schürmann Dr. Harald Zebedin