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20. 6. 2024

Growth is only possible with digitalization

Digitalization is the path to the future. The partners of the #PartnerForDigitalization platform received hands-on inspiration on the first Best Practice Company Tour of the year to Bavaria on 19 June, organized by the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DTIHK). With SK TECHNOLOGY GmbH in Roding and HORSCH in Schwandorf, two family-run companies showed how successfully and sustainably they are implementing digitalization to make their companies even more competitive and resilient. Two high performers - not only in their industry, but also in digitalization!

„Growth is only possible with digitalization," says Stefan Kulzer, who runs SK Technology together with his son Benedikt. At the Roding-based company, the participants of the Best Practice Company Tour were able to see that digitalization is essential for company growth and the basis for efficient knowledge distribution. SK Technology produces precision components for various sectors such as medical technology, aerospace and automotive, including Formula 1. It is in particular this high-performance that customers need that would not be possible without digitalization.
During the second stop at the manufacturer of agricultural machinery HORSCH, an important player in its sector with a global reach, the participants were inspired by an extraordinary company philosophy in which "speed" and "friction" are the driving forces. Philipp Horsch, one of the four heads of the family business, puts it like this: „For us, digitalization is a tool to become even faster, even more precise and even better."

In high spirits, the participants also gained insights into very different corporate cultures and saw how digitalization can be used to further improve the existing business model and keep pace with the latest developments. It was even more impressive that two family-run companies implemented digitalization so early and successfully in their business processes!

The day before, the #PartnerForDigitalization platform programme included the Pilsen TAL, a conference on the latest trends in automotive logistics, hosted by platform partner Aimtec and co-organized by the DTIHK and the Regensburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Upper Palatinate / Kelheim. Top speakers from the Czech Republic and Germany presented their experiences and visions for digitalization in companies.

The DTIHK has launched the #PartnerForDigitalization platform to promote the digitalization of business processes with its partners, members, public institutions and the media. All partners are convinced that inspiration and sharing experiences are the best means of successfully implementing digital transformation.

During the Best Practice Company Tour, participants gain exciting insights behind the scenes at companies and experience digitalization first-hand. In the management talk, they discuss the opportunities and challenges of the digital approaches and solutions presented during the company visits.

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