Erhardt holds its 2022 annual Convention

Erhardt holds its 2022 annual Convention

June 2022

ERHARDT, which operates in the markets of Maritime Services & Logistics, Steel & Trading, Information Technologies, and Insurance & Risk Management, held its Annual Convention on 9 and 10 June this year.

The Chairman, Mr Eugenio Erhardt, launched the 2022 Convention in a year that celebrates the company’s 140 years of trading (1882-2022) by reviewing the milestones recorded over the past twelve months, which posted better-than-expected growth.

“The pandemic expedited the so-called digital transformation, and this prompted an increase in the demand for the development of digital products, risk assurance, and the purchase of commodities. Furthermore, at a time when global supply chains are unpredictable and under stress, logistics has become a crucial strategic factor for companies”. “ERHARDT”, the Chairman went on, “operates in a diversified market, in high-growth sectors, with customers that are now more digital, more global and more engaged with the environment, with these new variables already being included in our portfolio of services”.

Over the course of the convention, the company’s business units have introduced the audience to the new initiatives, forthcoming projects and investments that have been put in place during these first six months of 2022 in each one of the four divisions, as well as those particular mainstream policies in the fields of digitisation, work-family reconciliation and equal opportunities fostered by the Group’s Corporate Services.

The Friday session ended with an intergenerational discussion attended by some of the “living legends” that have worked at Erhardt over the past fifty years and by a number of the Group’s new recruits.

Under the heading “GEN+NEXT”, the discussion was chaired by the director Mr Eugenio Erhardt Barrenechea, and involved delegates from “GEN”, such Mr Gerardo Tiedemann, Mr Ralf Endress, and Mr Pablo Engelmann, each one with an outstanding personal and professional career extending over more than 40 years at ERHARDT in the divisions of Maritime Services & Logistics and Steel & Trading. The “NEXT” generation consists of new recruits at ERHARDT, being represented by Ms. Ana García from Serikat, Mr Manuel López from Ertransit, and Manuel Fernández from MatErh.

This has been an intensely productive convention that, in the Chairman’s own words, “has highlighted the Group’s dynamism and the commitment shown by its teams, which have performed and shone at such a complicated time and while facing such uncertainty. All this endeavour, commitment and creativity have enabled us to progress and make major investments in personal development, the Group’s transformation, refreshing our traditional business offer, and creating new businesses.