ompanies in the areas of transport and logistics are currently under particularly heavy pressure. Political developments such as Brexit and international trade disputes that keep reigniting are putting a severe burden on the economic situation and are forcing them to make short-term adjustments. All members of our industry have to face up to these external challenges – we as trailer manufacturers, and you and your customers. It’s high time to tackle the new challenges together.
As a large, owner-operated family company in Germany, we have already supported you through many difficult periods of this sort and, of course, we will continue to do so to the best of our ability and with no compromises. The Krone Commercial Vehicle Group is a byword for reliability, stability and sustainable collaboration. If you put values such as these into practice, it always pays off when things get turbulent. Take the safe option: we are taking steps to counteract current developments – with quality, consistency and innovation.
In doing so, we are fully aware of where the energy for this comes from: our employees. They are the heart of Krone, they commit themselves to our company and our products every day with their time, their skill and their knowledge. Finding good employees and keeping them in the long term is another big challenge nowadays, probably for you as it is for us. Krone is therefore investing in this area at all levels – you will find plenty of examples of this in this edition of our magazine. Perhaps they will inspire you in your work, and please let us know if we can assist you in facing up to your challenges!
Bernd Brüggen, Managing Director of Bernard Krone Holding SE & Co. KG