Due to the steady growth in recent years, the company focus Industrieautomation GmbH from Merenberg has adapted its organisation and expanded its management.
On 11.05.2018, Mike Hofmann from Limburg and Marcell Polley from Hellenhahn-Schellenberg were granted power of attorney. Both have been working for the company for many years and bring with them comprehensive professional and personal qualifications for their new tasks.
"The constant growth of recent years has made it necessary to expand the management team," says Markus Michels, Managing Director of focus. "Over the past 25 years, we have built up a company that is very successful both nationally and internationally. In order to do justice to this development, we have intensively dealt with the topics of sustainable corporate development and sustainable corporate management."
Markus Michels: "The great challenge of the coming years and decades will be digitization. Digital processes are developing more and more and will be decisive for competitiveness in the future. With a clear focus on this area, we want to create room for innovation and further development".
"With the expanded management, we are excellently positioned for the future - also with regard to digitization," summarizes Michels.
focus Industrieautomation GmbH has successfully completed the first phase of the "Sustainable Corporate Culture" audit of the New Quality of Work Initiative (INQA) and received the certificate of entry for the programme of the same name.
With the help of the "Sustainable Corporate Culture" audit, companies can gain clarity as to how future-oriented their organisational and personnel policies are and where potential lies.
The process began with an employee survey. Following the survey, a project group was formed which was as representative as possible of gender, age, professional function and affiliation, and which covered all areas of the company.
"In order to extract as much as possible from the audit, we have developed measures for each of the four pillars of personnel management, equal opportunities & diversity and health and knowledge in the analysis measures workshop in order to further develop ourselves in the interests of our employees," is how Managing Director Markus Michels describes the process.
A total of 17 measures are currently being implemented, including, for example, the creation of a uniform working time model, the development of a home office concept or the creation of knowledge redundancies.
"Our employees are of central importance to the success of focus. A good and positively developing corporate culture is very important in this context. For this reason, it is important for us to find out how we can optimally position ourselves here," says Michels.
The New Quality of Work initiative: securing the future, shaping work
The "Sustainable Corporate Culture" audit is part of the New Quality of Work initiative. It supports employers and employees in companies and public administrations in developing a better working environment. Individual, company-specific activities are implemented as part of a professionally supervised process. What is special about this is that all measures are developed together with the workforce.
After 26 years as shareholder and managing director of focus Industrieautomation GmbH, Dieter Munsch left the company on 15.04.2018 at his own request.
At a small ceremony, managing director and shareholder Markus Michels thanked him on behalf of the entire team for almost three decades of commitment, ideas and stamina.
"I would like to thank Dieter Munsch for his commitment in the past years and everything he has achieved, especially for his open ear and his good advice" and addressed directly to Dieter Munsch "for the future I wish you continued success, ideas and courage to realize new goals and projects".
The outgoing managing director of the company did not miss the opportunity to address a few words to the employees: "When I founded the company in April 1992, I did not dare to hope that it would one day become a company with almost 30 employees". Dieter Munsch also emphasised that many valuable employees had accompanied him over these 26 years and had helped the company to grow both in sales and in the number of employees. "I had a particularly lucky hand on the day on which I hired the current owner and managing director Markus Michels," says Dieter Munsch and continues: "Since Markus Michels took over the operative management a few years ago, the company has grown steadily and has developed into a leading system house for automation technology that also operates nationwide.
Dieter Munsch thanked all employees of focus Industrieautomation for their loyalty, commitment and valuable cooperation.
"Above all, however, I would like to thank my wife Gabriele, who always stood behind me with her energy and 100% support, even when things were not going so well at the time.
Finally, Dieter Munsch wished the management and the entire staff of focus Industrieautomation continued good business and much success for the future.
... was the motto for two days in Merenberg, while our trainees and dual students shot a recruiting film.
Together with the FIUMU film team from Siegen, the jointly developed concept was implemented. In the recruiting film, the trainees and dual students report on their training position at focus. The apprenticeship is characterised by community and diversity, a great working atmosphere and varied tasks.
In the beginning, nobody knew exactly what to expect. In the end, however, everyone had a lot of fun - and you can clearly see that in the film.
To the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWsCD_yaB8
The company focus is firmly rooted in the region. Therefore the support of the local clubs and associations is very important to us. Also in this year, Christmas presents were not given and the money was made available to non-profit associations instead.
The association „Lichtblicke Rennerod e. V“. as well as the „Turnverein 1901 Rennerod e. V“. and the „Diakonische Werk“ in Westerburg could be pleased about 1000 Euro each.
"It is a matter close to our hearts to support the volunteers. Their work is invaluable for the respective community," says Markus Michels, Managing Director of focus. "The proximity to the donation projects is important to us. This closeness makes it possible for us to inform ourselves directly on site about the development of the projects and to seek contact with the people. So we always have in mind that the help arrives where it is needed".