Despite all the crises, Kindermann GmbH was able to achieve double-digit sales growth in the last two years. This organic growth shows that the Eibelstadt-based company made the right decisions at the right time.
Kindermann achieved sales growth of 26% in both fiscal years 2021 and 2022. This was due on the one hand to the expansion of the distribution portfolio, but also to the introduction of new proprietary products, which contributed significantly to this result. Particularly noteworthy here are the Kindermann touch display product families. These not only offer high-performance features, but were also particularly impressive thanks to the intuitive user interface developed in-house, which is the same across all display series.
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Setting the course for the future
Last year, Kindermann embarked on a comprehensive transformation process and also set an example with its new brand identity. With its "excellent25" strategy, the company launched a quality offensive and a focus on key topics such as conferencing, connectivity and collaboration. The goal is clearly defined: To create an excellent Kindermann experience for partners and users. To this end, new key positions have also been created and competently filled. Kindermann also intends to expand its distribution network on the international market.
The global expansion strategy relies exclusively on own products. ISE 2023 showed that Made in Germany continues to be of great importance. For example, the company was able to present the new all-in-one solution Huddle65M which can be used to transform any room into an interactive hybrid working environment. In addition, work on a new dealer online store is currently in full swing.
Under the sign of sustainability
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Kindermann relies on renewable energy
The company site in Eibelstadt near Würzburg is also home to the production facility of Kindermann. This is where desk connection panels, brackets, ceiling lifts and media furniture are manufactured. Every manufacturing process consumes a lot of energy, but Kindermann sets an example for sustainability.
In June 2022, 500 photovoltaic modules were commissioned on the roof of the logistics hall. These currently generate more than 60 % of the total electricity requirement. In the first quarter of 2023, the installation of a further 700 modules on the roof of the production hall will follow. In total, the plant will generate 400,000 kWh in 2023, which is far in excess of the electricity consumption of Kindermann and will be fed into the grid.
In comparison, this output could supply 80 households with four people with energy for a year. Further measures are being planned.
"We are pleased with the positive sales development in recent years, despite a difficult market environment. Of course, we would like to continue this trend in the coming years. To this end, we set a new course last year and sent out a signal with our new corporate image. Furthermore, we are not only expanding our own portfolio, but are also focusing specifically on distribution. Now we have to live this new philosophy in order to meet the new market requirements as well as our own demands. Our goal remains the same, because we don't want to be the biggest, but the best",
Timo Meißner, Managing Director of Kindermann GmbH.