Over the next five years, the Beumer Group will focus consistently on product and system quality in line with its new strategy “The best, not the biggest”. Further core elements of this strategy are external input, careful selection of customer projects and comprehensive management of ideas and innovations involving all employees. The Beumer Group has therefore launched two start-ups that use advanced and disruptive business ideas to influence and improve existing business models. These subsidiaries develop minimum viable products (MVPs), i.e. prototypes that feature minimum equipment and generate sustainable added value. The Beumer start-up BG.evolution is located in Dortmund in the immediate vicinity of the innovation centre Digital.Hub Logistics. Here, companies and researchers work together to design the logistics for digital business models. The ideas of the start-up are often still quite experimental, so they cooperate with the Technical University of Dortmund and other external specialists. BG.evolution concentrates on existing technologies, develops them further, and introduces digital aspects.
BG.challenge was founded in Berlin. Here, the focus is on developing new business models which may disrupt existing business models from outside. BG.challenge offers start-up support for young entrepreneurs. “We attach great value on the intensive dialogue between Beckum, Berlin, and Dortmund“, emphasises Beumer. To intensify cooperation and communication, our colleagues from Beckum and Dortmund can work in Berlin for a few months. The middle-sized family-owned enterprise is getting ready for digital transformation.