What happens to the parcels for our trade partners after leaving the ARTEBENE central warehouse? In the context of our close co-operation with logistics partner DPD, our ARTEBENE logistics team visited the distribution hub in Marl. From here, all our parcels are shipped worldwide and our team got the chance to take a look behind the scenes.
At the meeting, topics like quality as well as CO2 neutral shipping were discussed. “Seasonal peaks and a constant quality require close co-operation and the willingness for continuous improvement” says Volker Möllers, Head of Logistics at ARTEBENE.
Dirk Röttger, our Operations Manager at ARTEBENE, states “The entire supply chain to our retailers has been screened, and a top delivery performance is an important part of our brand's performance bond.“ Our experienced team will continue to work hand in hand with our logistics partners.
After a brief look back, ARTEBENE has therefore decided to look ahead together with its retailers. During the Paperworld fair in Frankfurt, practical tips for product presentations were shown at a dedicated area. With our motto “Nice to see you”, those that we have been working together with in partnership for 30 years are put centre stage: Our retailers. During the sales meeting for the launch of our new Autumn/Christmas collection 2015, we celebrated the big birthday once again adequately in the style of the 80s - true to the motto “Back to the future”.
ARTEBENE was nominated as a National Champion of the European Business Award. "This award clearly belongs to our staff - their daily commitment for our trade partners enabling us to be alongside the best in Europe with enterprises such as Wiesenthal (AU), Katjes International (D) or Inapa (PT)", Beate and Dr. Rüdiger Kress stated. Harriet-Susanne Opitz (Creative director) and designer Karen Upmann accepted this award on behalf of ARTEBENE during a festive reception at the British Embassy in Berlin.
For the third time ARTEBENE invited to run for the Pirates Camp of the German Children Cancer Foundation. Within the scope of the Lüdinghausen City Run, 18 runners completed runs of 5km and 10km, which despite the bad weather proved to be good fun for everyone, and all for a charitable purpose:
For every km completed, ARTEBENE donated 5 Euros to Priates Camp charity. A total of 600 Euros was raised through direct donations, which in the end was rounded up to a total of 1,000 Euros.
In the context of a workshop the enterprises Papierunion and ARTEBENE exchanged information on innovative solutions and market requirements. Symbol of the joint day: a flight in the Paperunion balloon over the head office of ARTEBENE.
By the way: the inventors of hot air ballons - the brothers Montgolfier - together managed a paper mill and founded the first professional school for papermakers. While burning the paper, they noticed physical principals and in 1783, they raised the first balloons.
The design team have now moved to new offices in the "Red Office": "The architecture of this building is great - the lighting conditions in the studio are outstanding.".
"We are thrilled - although it is creative chaos at the moment", says Creative Director Harriet-Susanne Opitz.
With the participation in the city run in Lüdinghausen ARTEBENE appealed for social engagement: for every kilometer completed, 5 Euros were donated to the German Children Cancer Foundation. ARTEBENE has been supporting the "Pirates Camp" for some years which is borne and financed by a group of parents of children suffering from cancer. The ARTEBENE team started with 25 participants completing distances of 5 and 10 kilometers. Fun was the main focus - with a lap time of 46 minutes at a 10 km distance ARTEBENE also finished in the front ladies rank. Even greater happiness arose when the result of the overall engagement was announced:
725 Euros were collected for the good cause: www.kinderkrebsstiftung.de.
During the Christmas season, ARTEBENE reported that the German Children Cancer Foundation should be supported specifically. While visiting the "Pirates Camp" Dr. Rüdiger Kress was able to convince himself of the use of the resources. Camping holidays are offered to children suffering from cancer and their siblings. Through the engagement which ARTEBENE - also on behalf of its clients - is following this year, around 20 additional places can be offered.