EMO Trans opens
its Annual Global Business Meeting in Cologne,
Germany today, Sunday September 9 with a broad
scheduled menu of reports, panel discussions,
and a trade show that continues through Tuesday
fast-rising logistics specialist with more than
250 offices in 120 countries has raised local
attention here as Cologne, confronted with severe
drought this summer, offers fresh greetings
to EMO Trans from Mayor Hans Werner Bartsch
who is scheduled to appear as the event gets
The Marriott Hotel
venue sits in the shadow of Kölner Dom,
the Roman Catholic Cathedral that has served
as a distinctive landmark for this city of Nordhein
Westfalen since 1248.
Hearts & Gentle People
worth noting that Cologne is also hometown of
EMO Trans Chairman Joachim H. Frigger.
Mr. Frigger welcomed
delegates upon their arrival from all over the
world with a letter recalling his start up in
the business 60 years ago.
to my hometown,” Jo Frigger said.
“I am very
proud to host this year’s global meeting
together with our German colleagues.
invited the worldwide EMO Trans network as guests
to discuss and develop plans for the future.
here in Cologne in 1958 where I began my apprenticeship
60 years ago at a company called Haniel.
could have predicted what this would lead to
for me and others?
is in excellent shape under the present management.
is one of the best in the service business,
and that's how we must continue to perform.
“As I have
noted in the past, the success of the EMO Trans
organization relies on everyone's dedication
and good cooperation.
global growth, paid for by ourselves without
outside financing demonstrates the solid foundation
of the company.
to maintain our independence as a privately
held global logistics organization,” Jo
only be guaranteed with continued strong leadership
and a well planned structure for onward development.
counting on the next generation of dedicated
managers to take on this responsibility while
maintaining the achievements and philosophy
of the founders,” Jo Frigger said.
from Jo . . .
"Cologne or Köln was founded
in the year 50AD by the Romans with the
German tribe Ubier.
"The Romans liked the Ubier
because they were a fairly low-key people
who didn’t lurk in the woods and
beat up legionnaires like other tribes.
"As example, instead of heavy
clubs, the Ubiers negotiated with food
and drink, preferring to keep things peaceful.
"That tradition continues here
a couple of thousands years later.
"People from Cologne would
rather share the local brew “Kölsch”
with you than start an argument."