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„Fast collaboration with the member companies works very well and the network managers establish excellent collaborations. This is exceptional in relation to other networks.“
Read our interview with Alexandra Walter, managing director of umetec GmbH
The company is located in Eberswalde and is active in steel construction. We manufacture various assemblies for the rail sector and the wind power industry.
Let’s move on to KNRBB. What are your expectations of the network?
Well, I’m in a few networks and I particularly like the fast collaboration in this network. Both horizontally and vertically. Concrete projects really come off the ground, fast collaboration with the member companies works very well and the network managers establish excellent collaborations. That is extraordinary in relation to other networks.
What is your vision regarding the network, what else do you want to achieve?
Of course, we want to make ourselves known to every member and see where there are synergies. For example, in purchasing. Or you work together a project, – or planning together a completely new project for the future.
Do you have any specific project ideas in mind?
Yes, we are working on a project idea, on a KNRBB funding project, we are involved as a partner. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know to what extent this can be realized. But the project certainly sounds promising for the future.
The Rail industry: How do you see it in five years, as a technology of the future?
At the moment we are producing a lot for the wind power industry, which for me is an absolute future market. Unfortunately, the construction of new wind turbines in Germany has fallen very far in the last two years. But I also see a future market in the rail sector, definitely, which is why we got involved there as a parallel project. I do believe that a lot will change in mobility and that the new generation will no longer attach so much importance to driving somewhere in their own cars, but will have a different understanding of mobility.