2016 I had planned as a year of internal consolidation and further improvement of structure and organization. However, the constellation of a really positive order situation together with some staff failures and changes did not let the desired rest draw in. We felt the very high capacity utilization and it was often more turbulent than before.

Our BLS system is well received in the market and we had very interesting projects. Among other things, we were able to welcome Holding Graz as a new customer last year. In 2016, the project was completed and our system handed over. In addition, we are very pleased that other long-standing regular customers such as the Wietersdorfer & Peggauer Group (W & P) and EVN Abfallverwertung GmbH will switch to BLS at all locations. The W & P production plant in Sirac will receive a new production control in addition to the conversion. The Abwasserverband Wiener Neustadt Süd is also working on another major project.

As this selection from our large-scale projects suggests, we can look back on an economically successful year.
In the first year, I could not put all the projects I had in mind into practice, so I’m looking forward to my great team, which I can rely on. This starts with the excellent planning of all projects, goes beyond the motivated implementation and the good cooperation within the team. Thus, all projects could be realized with the highest quality and timely. I am really proud of our employees.

The consolidation of our sales will be the focus again next year. We are already feeling the positive predictions of the economic experts in some interesting requests for 2017.

Our high quality demands require that we constantly check and develop our systems for optimization possibilities. We are already working on the system generation of tomorrow.

2016 was not necessarily a "light" year. But it has shown that you can cope with unexpected challenges with a great team. I would therefore like to thank all the employees for their great commitment this year. With you I look full of confidence on 2017.

I would like to say thank you to our suppliers, partners and customers for the remarkable cooperation. I hope that in the coming year, we can again implement interesting projects together.

Finally, I wish you and your families a happy holiday and all the best for a happy, healthy and successful year 2017.

Joachim Berthold, MAS

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