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Four Seasons, Hyatt, Waldorf Astoria, Marriott, MGM, Wynn: the list of hotels that Rhenus Project Logistics has been able to serve during the last few years is long and illustrious. It is necessary to handle a great deal when constructing new hotels or renovating existing ones so that guests feel at home afterwards. This is a job for Rhenus Project Logistics.
There are about a quarter of a million gaming machines in Germany. The sector faced a huge challenge last year: an amended legal stipulation made it necessary to replace or modify all the automatic machines that had been installed in Germany by a set deadline. This was a mammoth task, which the LÖWEN Group, Germany’s leading manufacturer and operator of one-armed bandits, and Rhenus High Tech, operating through its Rhenus Midi Data company, managed to successfully handle by cooperating closely.
The approach that the Rhenus Group is pursuing in many of its business units is to have one provider for all services. Digitalisation is one of the most efficient levers for this in document management. A team has been specially established in this field to pave the way for the digital future at Rhenus Office Systems.
Gathering data for a search engine in a short time or initiating maintenance work on a date that was set earlier: this is very easy nowadays using so-called bots, automated computer scripts. Robot solutions are increasingly making their way into the digital working world. They have been used at Rhenus Office Systems, one of the Rhenus Group companies, since last year.
While a set place of work or at least a postbox were the rule in a company in the old days, things have changed radically in recent years. “You can hardly find a banker with a pigeon hole nowadays,” says Axel Rautschka, Managing Director of Rhenus Mailroom Services. “Instead, there are mobile workstations everywhere. Employees work where there is a free space.” This is compounded by the fact that employees are more often on the road and sometimes work from home too.
Shopping on the Internet, sharing photos, blogging and posting commentaries. Digital platforms and services are now impacting our lives – and not just in our private sphere, but also our business environment.
There is nothing more valuable for a services provider that its customers. Their satisfaction determines whether the business is a success or failure. While many companies focus on short-term profits, stable and long-term partnerships are the key foundation for the Rhenus Group. To ensure that they prove successful, the logistics specialist is continually gearing its processes, services and products to its customers in a new way, checking them and adjusting them. Customer centricity is not an empty buzz-word for Rhenus, but its practical corporate culture.
Continuity is one of the five central corporate values for the Rhenus Group. Logistics flows are changing continually and at an even faster pace. Technical innovations create new underlying conditions and options for solutions. The supreme standard for Rhenus not only involves just keeping pace with change, but pressing ahead and helping shape the process. In doing so, the logistics specialist with global operations maintains an important balance between tradition and future viability.
Rhenus in brief
Berth 4, which covers an area measuring 8.5 hectares, was officially opened at the Cuxport Multi-Purpose Terminal in September 2018. The berth, which has 290 metres of quay wall and is capable of handling heavy-cargo items, offers space for vessels with a maximum draught of 14.30 metres. The area is suitable for handling rolling cargo, containers as well as heavy-duty items like offshore segments.
In greater detail
Michael Brockhaus and Michael Viefers are two of the most experienced Members of the Management Board in the Rhenus world. One of them is a third-party logistics specialist, the other one an expert in port logistics and trimodal bulk commodity transport operations. In an interview with Astrid Unverricht, they talk about the way that Rhenus is developing, the process of change, an innovative spirit and the significance of sustainability.
Successful companies are often characterised by their “spirit”. This is demonstrated in many different ways, such as a high degree of innovative capacity and the ability to make rapid decisions, a readiness to take responsibility for its own actions or even taking calculable risks – and, not least, by being able to accept mistakes so that it can learn from them for the future.
Rhenus in brief
“Provide evidence of your creativity and entrepreneurship” – that was the invitation issued to all Rhenus employees during the spring to take part in the Rhevo innovation project. 260 workers from 28 different countries did not need to be told twice and developed ingenious ideas and solutions in order to enable the Rhenus world to move forward with the help of digital technologies. The best projects presented to a jury in July are now set to be implemented. The project was also introduced at the first digital summit organised by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.