Only a few days stand between us from the end of 2022, a year that has been challenging in many ways. At the end of last year, we were still talking about rising figures; be it with respect to the Covid-19 pandemic, or to the incredible rise in our sales figures. This latter success made it clear to us that we are on the right track as a mechanical engineering company in the recycling industry.
At the beginning of 2022, we set ourselves the goal of maintaining this success, as well as significantly increasing our production capacities with the construction of a new IMPAKTOR assembly facility. Unfortunately, our 15th anniversary faced far greater challenges than we could have ever imagined. The beginning of the war in Ukraine, to which we have very close economic and personal connections through our Ukrainian partner plants, brought with it serious supply difficulties as well as other issues. The consequences of this were felt very quickly by our distributors and end customers. So many orders, combined with too little supply led and continue to lead to the ongoing frustration of extremely long delivery times for our shredders. However, our suppliers have been able to confirm that these issues are expected to ease significantly in the coming year. For this reason, we have already ordered our parts and materials, and are set to significantly increase our production capacities in 2023.
“In recent times, it has become especially clear to us just how important it is to pull together and work out common solutions to problems, so we can all look forward to a better future. On that note, I would like to personally thank all our distribution and business partners who have stood with us and given us so much of their understanding, faith, and support over the past few months. The ARJES brand can only remain so strong if the people behind it believe in it. That’s why I place my full trust in all of our hard-working employees, as well as in our reliable sales partners, at home and abroad.” says Thomas Hayn, Managing Director of ARJES GmbH.
Every challenge presents new opportunities, especially in these rather difficult times, and so we’re seeing plenty of avenues for change. Just in the last weeks of 2022, we have already been getting some things rolling and set our preliminary goals for the coming year.
Finally, we would like to inform everyone that our company will be closed from 23/12/2022 to 02/01/2023. From 03/01/2023 we will be contactable again as usual. With that, we would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, good health and a great 2023.