Via Wilo TV, we inform you in short video formats about the latest news from the Wilo world. It is particularly important to the Chairman and CEO, Oliver Hermes, to keep you personally informed about events, projects and products as well as figures and developments.
CEO talk about the "ramp-up" at Wilo
“In the new episode of Wilo TV, the President and CEO of the Wilo Group, Oliver Hermes, speaks in the CEO Talk with his four guests from the areas of sales, purchasing & supply chain management and production about the "ramp-up" at Wilo.
The corona pandemic represents a huge challenge for everyone worldwide. Nevertheless, Oliver Hermes is certain: "Now is the time to focus on a step-by-step “ramp-up” without neglecting health aspects, not violating the duty of care towards our employees under labour law and not ignoring the legal requirements and restrictive measures of the individual countries.”
Why now is the right time for this from Wilo's point of view and what the "ramp-up" at Wilo looks like, he discusses with Stefanie Hirschmann, Senior Vice President Group Procurement & Supply Chain Management and Head of Wilo Go-Ahead Task Force, Tobias Bähr, Head of Production Final Assembly DR/Top, Peter Glauner, Senior Vice President Group Service and Head of Wilo Go-Ahead Task Force and Arnulf Gödde, District Manager Sales Region Germany West.”
Topic: WILO-CEO letter on the coronavirus crisis: moving forward together safely
With his third CEO Letter on the subject of the Corona crisis, Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group, addresses the Wilo stakeholders personally via this new Wilo TV episode, but especially the entire Wilo workforce worldwide.
"In the coronavirus crisis, the world is facing a historic test. As much as isolation in private life and social distancing currently characterise the social environment, the opposite is true at the political level. It is now an essential matter of cooperation and coordination in the individual regions of the world. In parallel to mastering the health crisis, it is therefore extremely important to minimise the economic damage caused worldwide, to preserve financial stability and to prepare for a subsequent economic recovery phase", emphasizes Oliver Hermes.
The central message of the CEO Letter is: "Now is the time to focus the task force on a step-by-step “ramp-up” without neglecting health aspects, not violating the duty of care towards our employees under labour law and not ignoring the legal requirements and restrictive measures of the individual countries”, says Oliver Hermes. Therefore, the Wilo Coronavirus Task Force becomes the Wilo Go-Ahead Task Force.
In addition, the Wilo boss also comments on the currently controversial topics "The decline of industrial enterprises" and the "Issue of Eurobonds".
Topic: Fiscal year 2019
At the Wilo Group, the past decade with 60% of growth peaked in an extraordinarily successful fiscal year 2019: the tenth sales record in a row, clearly above-average growth in the market segment Water Management, profitability (EBITDA) is at an all-time high and cash flow has more than doubled.
In the new issue of Wilo TV, Oliver Hermes, President and CEO, reports on the key figures from the 2019 annual financial statements. New in this issue is the format "CEO Talk", a CEO roundtable with invited guests. The Wilo boss invited Jens Dallendörfer, Senior Vice President Emerging Markets, and Marc Stiebing, Senior Vice President Mature Markets, to this. Together they discussed the past business year and took a look at the course of 2020 against the background of the Corona crisis.