New team at Hoppecke
07 March 2016
Like many companies since the global crash of 2008, Hoppecke has seen markets reduce and key players having to operate with fewer resources. However, the company has come back stronger.
Hand-in-hand with this new strength is a confidence in the business that has seen Hoppecke recruit five senior managers augmenting the existing skilled team, following the appointment of Jason Howlett as the new UK MD.
Now armed with a new team, an increasing order backlog, streamlined assembly processes, decreasing waste and inefficiency, the company is extremely optimistic about what 2016/2017 will bring.
Hoppecke's priority since Howlett took the helm has been to invest in equipment and people as part of a long-term strategy. The company has also placed greater emphasis on customer involvement and participation, with the aim of developing unique action plans and solutions customised to their needs and ensuring Hoppecke is easy to do business with.
Other factors that have led to Hoppecke forging ahead of its competition are that it makes all its own products in-house and is a major global force - in 2015, Hoppecke's turnover worldwide was over €350m employing 2,000 staff. Hoppecke UK's turnover for 2015/16 is forecast to grow by 14% and for 2016/17 this is planned to grow by a further 22%. A vitally important factor in this success is that Hoppecke is not a corporate entity responsible mainly to its shareholders, it is a privately-owned family business whose top priority is always its customers.