io-group wishes everybody a festive holiday season and a healthy, happy and prosperous new year
Heidelberg - 13.12.2019
As the year draws to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to look back on a successful 2019 and forward to the year 2020. The incorporation of io-DigitalSolutions in the U.S. has probably been the figurehead of our successful corporate growth.
Expanding our location in the U.S. with IT specialist io‑DigitalSolutions, we have established a knowledge hub that is specialized in the integration of processes and IT and offers its customers extensive technical and market expertise: as an experienced partner for SAP-driven digital transformation, io‑DigitalSolutions helps its customers take digitization to the next level, focusing on technologies such as the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP S/4 HANA, digital twins and virtual or augmented reality. As industry 4.0 is well underway, seamless and barrier-free data exchange between all companies along the supply chain is of paramount importance. With expert digitization and SAP supply and value chain services, io‑DigitalSolutions offers our North American customers great added value. The new unit on the East Coast brings us much closer to our customers and gives us the opportunity to serve the U.S. and international markets even better.
The group is not only growing in the United States though; here in Germany, we are also expanding our activities to a new location. Our new site in Dortmund will strengthen our presence and customer proximity in the Rhine-Ruhr region. And while on this subject, we are delighted to announce a further location in Freiburg, in the south-west of Germany, planned for 2020.
The group’s own lead consulting // plus service profile has won a significant number of large-scale projects. The concept here combines all our planning competencies under the leadership of our professional project management team – from production and logistics to architecture and IT. The joint projects that we are currently managing and working on across a wide variety of service areas and industries only prove the success of this concept.
Another highlight this year was our “Disruptive Changes in Logistics” theme day, where 120 participants joined us at our headquarters in Heidelberg. We are looking forward to continuing this highly successful series of events also in 2020.
Our continued growth also called for an extension of our management team: on July 1, Adrian Siegler accepted the role of managing director and has been leading the company together with Thomas Kilimann, chairman of the management board and partner at io‑consultants. “I am looking forward to my new responsibilities as managing director,” he says. “As a globally successful planning and consulting company, we are constantly facing new challenges and complex projects that can only be solved and implemented successfully as a team: and that is precisely how we operate.”
The holiday season is the perfect opportunity for the management of io-DigitalSolutions and io‑consultants to thank all our customers and partners for the satisfying and constructive cooperation we enjoy and, of course, the trust and confidence placed in us. Special thanks also go to our colleagues in Heidelberg, Berlin, Dortmund, Leonberg, Munich, Bethlehem (PA, USA), Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. They have all significantly contributed to the success of our projects and our company as a whole.
We wish you and your families a relaxing holiday season and a joyful, healthy and successful new year. We are looking forward to many exciting new projects and partnerships in 2020.