KROMI East: Partner for automotive suppliers and mechanical engineering
The KROMI branch in Magdeburg has grown continuously during recent years
The collapse of the German Democratic Republic initially had disastrous consequences for the East German economy. Industrial goods production, for instance, declined 70% by the beginning of 1991. The measures created under the so-called Reconstruction East program were intended to revive that economy. Numerous companies responded to the call from politicians and settled close to original industrial areas. Automotive component suppliers and engineering companies, in Partner for automotive suppliers and mechanical engineering. The KROMI branch in Magdeburg has grown continuously during recent years particular, took advantage of the opportunity and the attractive conditions on offer, which resulted in the establishment of many highly modern plants on „green-field“ sites.
The management of what used to be KROMI Logistik GmbH also saw a good chance here to expand. Therefore, in 1997 a Magdeburg branch was established in the Erich-Weinert-Straße with 150 m² of office space and 50 m² of warehouse facilities. Three employees ran the marketing and distribution activities for eastern Germany and the south of Lower Saxony, initially as a pure trading enterprise for cutting tools. Two years later, the first tool management customer could be won over in Burg, a larger town around 35 km northeast of Magdeburg. Parallel to the Hamburg parent company, a reorientation towards the wider domain of professional tool management also took place in the eastern branch. And did so with increasing success – because more and more customers were convinced by the merits of the unique tool management concept provided by KROMI Logistik. In 2006, a move into new premises in the Carnotstraße became inevitable. With facilities comprising 290 m² of office space and 240 m² of warehouse area, the KROMI team, which now totaled nine members, was able to provide comprehensive allround services for eight logistics customers.
In the meantime, even these figures are history. No fewer than 16 employees currently work in the modern office and warehouse and 18 logistics customers are now being supplied via automatic KROMI systems. And as regards the KROMI Engineering Service, the Magdeburg team is no less successful than their colleagues in Hamburg either.