April is the time for spring cleaning, looking ahead and making space for new things. One new thing this April is this newsletter, designed to keep you up to speed with developments at HZI’s sites in Germany. Other new developments include our premises in Cologne, a number of major new contracts we managed to win in March and April, and a new approach to the way HZI’s offices in Switzerland and Germany collaborate to pool our strengths in joint projects. The urge to spring clean is closely bound up with the cycles of nature. Nature is extremely busy at the moment – especially in Cologne, which on average is two weeks ahead of the rest of Germany – producing enormous amounts of new biomass, literally from thin air. Germany has an estimated nine billion trees, almost half of them deciduous. Using nothing but photosynthesis, sunlight, CO2 and water, they produce around 20 million tonnes of young, green leaves – every year. Isn’t that fascinating? As you see, lots of new things are happening at HZI. Maybe we can help make new things happen for you too?

We hope you continue to enjoy the spring. Stay tuned!
The Hitachi Zosen Inova Deutschland team

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Photo: An exciting new start in Cologne: the move in full swing

HZI in Cologne moves offices

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With all the packing, organising, unpacking and restarting, the weeks around Easter were a busy time for our Cologne team. The move took place successfully on 30 March and 1 April. For capacity reasons we had to leave offices we loved – moving into new premises we may well end up loving even more. We’re currently getting used to the new infrastructure and enjoying features we’ve never had before: a separate kitchen, which means that the coffee machine will no longer disturb video conferences; a real meeting room; and a direct view of the Cologne Cathedral UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Sometimes it simply makes sense to change because it brings so many benefits. Coronavirus permitting, we hope to be able to welcome you to Cologne some time too. In the meantime, we invite you to check out the video for a first impression. By the way, our new address has only changed marginally; instead of the Heizwerk building, we are now in building 3.

Hitachi Zosen KRB, our boilermaker: quality and precision made in Switzerland

Swiss boilermaker KRB has been part of the HZI family for 13 years now. Hitachi Zosen KRB AG manufactures and fits complete boiler units and power plant components including feed chutes, grate lanes and more besides. A team of 27 people, including 20 welders and fitters, make spare parts and components and carry out service and maintenance. One of the company’s specialities is cladding for steam generators that improves their durability and lifetime. If you’d like more information, visit our website or feel free to contact us direct.

#ServicePassion: Dörte Bergau

In this section we briefly present a member of our team and what they do at work and in private. We’re proud of every single person. They’re all passionate about what they do. Dörte Bergau is a sales assistant at HZI Kraftwerkstechnik, and has been on board for nine years already.

Please explain your role at HZI in one sentence.
Dörte: My job is to make customers aware of our services and attract enquiries for our various sites. My job as sales assistant involves supporting our sales team.

What do you think our biggest challenge will be?
Dörte: The most important thing in our industry will be to remain competitive and add value for our customers. We have to always stay close to our customers and provide them with a persuasive service offering.

Where do you see HZI’s strengths in comparison with other providers on the market?
Dörte: We’re able to offer expert solutions on a one-stop basis.

What do you enjoy about your work?
Dörte: Getting to meet all kinds of different characters, and always having the opportunity to learn something new.

How do you get your work-life balance?
Dörte: Spending time in nature and doing a lot of walking helps me clear my head.

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