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VoermanGroup InnovatingPublished on 23 June 2015
Voerman Group Innovating for the Future
This week I had an interesting conversation with a client. We discussed the trends we see today and how we looked at this 20 years’ back. At that time we had the movie ‘Back to the Future’ and we had a ‘House of the Future’ in The Netherlands. If we look back, most of the things pictured in the future actually exist today or are already old fashioned. Fascinating when you think about it. When we look ahead as a company we see big changes ahead of us in the service industries we operate in.
Assignee more and more self-reliant
We expect the trend to be that the assignees will start arranging their own relocation around the globe. In much of the same way as people now book a car, hotel or airline ticket. At the same time assignees will expect the service they require where they need it and when they want it. Technology is becoming more sophisticated, and all of the required services can be found online in a fully transparent way.
Mobility industry, the next 5 years
What does this mean for us? Voerman Group has invested a significant part of its earnings back in R&D over the last 5 years and will accelerate this program in the next 5 years. Platforms are being tested, mobility apps rolled out and new ways of service delivery are being discovered. This is still in the early days, but the momentum is there. We see a growing demand from our corporate clients for managed budgets, more cost effective ways of service delivery & real time service delivery in a 24/7 global environment. We want to remain relevant to our clients and offer the services in the way they want to use them. Keeping up with the times is essential.
Wiebe van Bockel, CCO