Besides our daily work, we have also been busy developing our company in line with the latest trends within the sector. This year, for example, we have introduced the first concrete steps regarding Servitization and we have also created a roadmap towards Industry 4.0. Within the engineering department, we have started with a new PDM software package and we have also further developed our machines, including the optical sorting machine that can now also process unpeeled potatoes. In addition, we recently started to exhibit this machine in a VR environment. This way, you can literally see yourself in and around the machine.
We have also been quite busy on a social level. First of all, we have entered a long-term sponsorship deal with the local athletics club called Scopias. Here, we will primarily sponsor the talent team to enable them to put themselves on the map, not just nationally, but also internationally. Furthermore, we also did a lot with our Marcelissen team. We held a photoshoot with all the employees, just look at those handsome faces at the bottom of this message! We also organized various get-togethers and activities, when it was possible, and provided our employees with sportswear to help them stay healthy, especially in these turbulent times.
All in all, 2021 was another successful year for us and I am already looking forward to next year. One thing I know for sure is that together, and with our customers, partners and agents, we will once again set to work full of courage, motivation and optimism.
I wish everyone happy holidays and a happy and especially healthy 2022.
With heartfelt greetings,