Although “September Song” is standard for
this time of year for some people, another bit of music written during
the same period (the 1940s) titled “Autumn Serenade” has always
been a favorite because it simply feels like autumn in words and music:
stars were clinging to an autumn sky.
Love was ours until
October wandered by.
Let the years come
I'll still feel
the glow that time cannot fade
When I hear that
lovely autumn serenade.”
has always been a special month for me, and exciting things often occurred
during this time of the year,” Joachim Frigger, Chairman of EMO
“An important event for me is that I was born
in October; the other memorable thing is that EMO USA was founded 48 years
ago in October 1972.
“Paul Bayes, my wife Karin and I, partnering with
EMO Germany, opened our small shop at JFK with little capital but a lot
of enthusiasm and optimism.
“We were confident that we would succeed but could
not have envisioned the exponential global growth of EMO Trans over the
Putting Customers First
“Of course, all of this would not be possible
without the support of our customers and the hard work and loyalty of
our experienced, professional teams.
“They embrace our philosophy of expertise in international
transportation and logistics, excellent customer service, and a unified
Days of Futures Past & Ahead
“A look at the past as we celebrated our years
of service during October is important, as long as we also learn from
our decisions made at that time, examining the right ones as well as those
we might have done better.
“However, it is far more important to look FORWARD
to assess the present opportunities of the organization and the steps
we will take to maintain the stable growth of the company.”
Unity is Strength
“Promoting unity through good internal and external
communication and cooperation with all, as well as a strong financial
foundation, are the key,” Jo Frigger declared.
Business and Determination Remain Strong
“Now, we are in the middle of a worldwide problem
caused by the pandemic of Covid-19. However, people must always come first!
“At this point, we have been extremely fortunate
that no one on our entire global team has fallen seriously ill AND, although
our volumes are reduced, our business continues to go on strong.
“We are obviously very happy about both of these
Words to Live By
“Our look into the future must be guided by intelligence,
experience, and common sense. I have said this before:
“The virus is neither political nor religious;
its biological purpose is to spread, and we humans are the hosts.
“We can reduce the risks. Wear a mask, avoid close
physical contact with people outside your inner circle, and wash your
hands regularly. All of this is fairly simple, and it protects your health,
shows respect for others, and is not a drastic reduction of individual
freedom. It may also avoid a visit to an intensive care unit.”
Remaining Thankful & Amazed
Isolation is no easy measure and is difficult to implement
with things like school openings.
“There is a lot of responsibility on parents.
“We offer the flexibility of either working from
home or going to the office, and we are fortunate to have today’s
“Virtual platforms make it possible to stay in
close social contact with each other and customers.
“Amazingly, we have gained additional clients
and business during this time.”
“So, let’s continue with confidence and
“We may have to endure this pandemic for quite
some time, but ultimately, we are the smarter and stronger species and
with that we will overcome the virus and win back our normal lives in
time,” Frigger declared.