New Year's greetings from VITRONICWiesbaden, Germany, January 14, 2019 – At the beginning of the new year VITRONIC reviews the highlights and successes of 2018. At the same time, the company is concentrating on the possibilities for improvement and opportunities in 2019. Shareholder Jana Stein and Sales Director Daniel Scholz-Stein deliver their New Year's greetings together with many colleagues in 18 languages.
2018 was a great year for VITRONIC in terms of growth, employee commitment and customer satisfaction. VITRONIC would therefore like to highlight the following highlights of the past year. The positive assessment by the Munich Strategy Group assigns VITRONIC for the second time in a row to the Top 30 of the German SME sector. In addition, the London Stock Exchange Group honoured VITRONIC as one of the 1,000 companies inspiring the whole of Europe.
VITRONIC has opened new offices in Rungis, France, in Berlin and in Penang, Malaysia. Together with its Dutch partner SWARCO NEDERLAND, VITRONIC expanded its joint network of sales and service centres in Scandinavia. In addition, VITRONIC has entered into a strategic sales partnership with the Indian company IMC to strengthen the marketing of inspection solutions for the entire spectrum of photovoltaic production in Asia. Our Australian subsidiary moved to a larger building in Melbourne to accommodate more colleagues and a larger service centre.
VITRONIC is continuously growing worldwide and is developing into a job engine especially in Wiesbaden: in June 2018 the 1000th employee was officially welcomed in Wiesbaden. Over 800 people are now employed at the Wiesbaden headquarters, and the number is rising.
The end of the successful year was marked by International Sales Meeting with more than 130 participants from Wiesbaden and the worldwide VITRONIC locations from four continents.
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The outlook for the New Year
For 2019 VITRONIC sees itself strategically very well positioned and expects further growth in incoming orders. Accordingly, several million euros will be invested in personnel and further training as well as research and development.
At VITRONIC people of different origins and world views meet every day. The qualification and diversity of the employees form the basis for the success of the company. Therefore it is VITRONIC's core concern to further promote openness and tolerance as well as mutual respect and esteem.
In addition to improving the quality of the workplace and enlarging the area at the headquarters, the aim is to develop relationships with customers, partners and employees.
VITRONIC will continue to be fully committed to and with its employees at its locations by being socially committed and encouraging young people to take up a technical profession.
VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of industrial automation, logistics automation and traffic technology.
With more than 30 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software, covering image- and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic enforcement as well as tolling. Our customer base includes renowned brands such as BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, IBM, Toll Collect, Fresenius and Sanofi as well as public authorities and ministries.
VITRONIC inspection systems significantly contribute to improving quality and efficiency in industrial production. In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's auto ID solutions provide complete process control and transparency in the identification and processing of shipments.
In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to ensure increased road safety and improve traffic flow.
Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously and is currently represented by about 1,000 employees on four continents. VITRONIC offers support to international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners.
VITRONIC systems are developed and manufactured at the company's headquarters in Wiesbaden. In 2017, the VITRONIC group generated total revenue of roughly 172 million euros.