Communication and networking have always been and will remain one of the keys to progress. HÖRMANN’s Communication segment is a provider of system-relevant communication, information and security systems. It focuses on professional hardware and software concepts for railway companies, public transportation, inland shipping and airports in addition to smart electronic security systems to protect buildings, public spaces, industrial properties, transport and people. As the market leader, Funkwerk offers tailored and certified solutions for voice and data communication using analogue and digital mobile networks on railways.
Its focus is on market niches with high barriers to entry and clearly defined target groups. The specialisation in user knowledge creates customer orientation and a competitive edge. Changes in technology are actively leveraged in order to gain foothold on new emerging markets.
Thanks to its history, the Communication segment holds a solid strategic positioning on Europe’s future markets. This is a key requirement for generating a deep understanding of customers’ different needs and for advancing innovation. Flexibility and fast response times in turning ideas into products ready for market in close cooperation with customers are key success factors for the continuous optimisation of value added – for customers and the segment alike. This customer-oriented perspective, this special HÖRMANN expertise, is held in extremely high regard on the market.
HÖRMANN Communication operates in a growing market that offers many opportunities but also entails risks. The segment has to assert itself against established competitors while also pitting itself against disruptive global players if it is to keep on developing. Active, knowledge-based organic and inorganic growth will continue to help advance HÖRMANN Communication in future. Its primary objective is to generate further growth on the basis of its hard-fought and reinforced operational competitive position.
Against the backdrop of current industrial trends, the Communication segment has a range of additional opportunities for expanding its product and service portfolio without jeopardising existing areas of activity. As such, this segment will play an increasingly significant role within the HÖRMANN Group in the long term. With its extensive experience, HÖRMANN Communication is “on track” in all key fields of industrial communication. One of the greatest challenges in the years ahead will be to attract qualified employees to the company and to convince them that technology “made by HÖRMANN” enjoys a special cachet in the industrial landscape.