Strengthening small and mid-sized companies

(from left to right): Hubert Borghoff, Head of Logistics and Vice President GROUP7 AG, Walentina Dahms, Deputy MU District Chairman Upper Bavaria, Dr. Carsten Linnemann, Federal Chairman of the SME and Business Association (MIT) of the political party CDU/CSU, Dirk Reinhold, Spannrit GmbH

GROUP7 hosted a very special appointment last week. Dr. Carsten Linnemann, Federal Chairman of the SME and Business Association (MIT) of the political party CDU / CSU visited GROUP7 following the invitation of Walentina Dahms, Deputy MU District Chairman Upper Bavaria and Bernhard Kösslinger, MU District Chairman.

Hubert Borghoff, head of logistics and vice president of GROUP7, introduced the company to representatives from economy and politics. With almost 500 employees and 8 branches across Germany, the company based in Schwaig near Munich can look back at a long history of success. In 2018, GROUP7 was awarded with the “BAYERNS BEST 50” prize for the second time, which honors particularly fast-growing medium-sized companies.

During a business breakfast, followed by a tour of the company the measures that could be taken to strengthen small and medium-sized businesses were discussed. An additional topic was how companies counteract the shortage of skilled employees and trainees. For example, in recent years, GROUP7 has been increasingly involved in recruiting expertised staff or talented apprentices. In addition to participating in training fairs and events, the company offers continuing education and training for its own employees. Cooperating with universities and colleges for dual study courses will meet the future needs of specialist staff. In addition to the companies, however, politicians are also under an obligation to create framework conditions that support SMEs in Bavaria.