With our rebranding, the establishment of new locations, and the broadening of our service portfolio, 2022 has been full of exciting initiatives.
At the beginning of the year, we introduced the io corporate brand for all our global companies, preparing us for the forthcoming challenges of the international market. We have made it our core mission to be a driving force in implementing digitalization, fostering sustainability in all our projects and providing the most outstanding consulting services to our clients. This mission applies to all our business units, each individually representing a set of specific consulting modules and planning services.
We have vigorously expanded our Cloud Solutions & Analytics business area, where we combine process, planning, software development, and analytics expertise. This is the basis we rely on to support our clients in their everyday planning decisions. Data analytics helps us make specific recommendations for action and realize optimization potential for companies. Our SAP Solutions & Digitalization business area developed just as dynamically this year, breaking all records for incoming business.
Focus in the classic consulting and planning disciplines for buildings, architecture, structural design, outdoor facilities and fire protection is increasingly shifting to the area of building services engineering. Currently, a team of almost 30 colleagues is working across all technical building equipment trades in our clients’ major projects. The strong increase in demand for energy concepts and specific sustainability aspects validate our strategic decision to establish and expand these services. Industrial companies are a key driver of economic cycles and we see it as our responsibility to help them set the path for a sustainable and successful future.
The trendsetting projects our group-wide teams have won and on which we are currently working, are proof for the continuous expansion of our consulting and planning services. We are delighted that our clients place their trust in our many years of expertise and value our constantly growing range of services.
io continues to pursue its growth strategy: we opened two new locations in 2022. The Leverkusen site expands our presence in North Rhine-Westphalia so we can increasingly focus on the Production & Processes business area in the GMP environment. The new site in Kaiserslautern offers building services engineering to clients both regionally and nationally, and is expanding our range of Lead Consulting // plus services.
Another highlight this year was the publication of the first issue of our io customer magazine “// plus”, which offers insights into projects, industry trends and company news. From now on, “// plus” will be published twice a year to inform clients and stakeholders about the latest io developments.
We are already looking forward to another io // Customer Day in 2023. This is where speakers from globally leading companies discuss the strategies and technologies they are using to pave their way into the future. We are broadening the conference program in 2023 to include companies from production and industrial construction as well as the logistics and related SAP/IT world.
The holiday season is the perfect opportunity for io management to thank all our clients and partners for the harmonious and constructive cooperation we enjoy and, of course, the trust and confidence they place in us. Special thanks also go to our colleagues in Heidelberg, Berlin, Dortmund, Kaiserslautern, Leonberg, Leverkusen, Munich, Bethlehem (PA, USA), Dubai, Hong Kong Łódź and Singapore. They have all significantly contributed to the success of our clients and all of our projects.
We wish you and your families a relaxing holiday season and a joyful, healthy and successful new year. We are looking forward to many exciting new projects and partnerships in 2023.