Only 4 percent of all companies in Germany are over 70 years old. 75 years of JUMO was therefore a more than worthy occasion to celebrate the history of an extraordinary company. It was clear from the very beginning that the employees should be the focus of the anniversary year.
After all, they have made JUMO what it is today: a globally active, successful medium-sized company and "hidden champion" that has never lost sight of its roots as a family business.
True to the birthday motto, the anniversary project team under the leadership of Helge E. Jost set the JUMO employees "on the move" for 12 months with numerous events and activities and provided many unforgettable moments.
The traditional JUMO press conference in February 2023 was of course also dedicated to the anniversary. Almost 40 trade editors from all over Germany celebrated our birthday and our long company history together with JUMO colleagues from product and industry management. In addition to numerous innovative solutions, the premiere of the JUMO brewing system and the corresponding anniversary beer was the focus of the event. There was extensive coverage of the press conference in the following months.
In March, the forest called and the JUMO management team joined the project team for the first tree planting campaign.
75 young wild serviceberries and spireas found their way into the ground in a wooded area in the former Hesse-Thuringia border strip on the occasion of the 75th birthday. Even a hailstorm could not deter the weatherproof JUMOrans from the sustainable planting campaign.
At the beginning of May, JUMO invited long-time companions to a festive anniversary gala. The invited guests, including customers, suppliers and representatives from politics, business and society, were offered an entertaining program. For example, the presentation of the freshly printed JUMO company chronicle, which is an exciting journey through the company's 75-year history. The anniversary video, which emphasized the anniversary motto "People and technology on the move" with impressive images, was also particularly well received. Another highlight of the evening was the performance of the JUMO House Band, which was formed especially for the anniversary. With their song "JUMO Gets It Done" they had composed a hit with real catchy tune quality.
"It's party time" was the motto of the big staff party in June at the "Esperanto" in Fulda. June 17, 2023 will certainly be remembered by all 1200 visitors for a long time to come. With delicious food, cool drinks and the best entertainment, everyone celebrated together until the early hours of the morning. The undisputed highlight was once again the performance by the JUMO House Band, which this time played alongside the anniversary party.
The anniversary video, which celebrated its second premiere, was also enthusiastically received. The two JUMO shareholders Bernhard and Michael Juchheim received surprising gifts from the JUMO management and the managing directors of the subsidiaries. The winners of the movement challenge were also awarded prizes at this event.
A very special "eye-catcher" was a work of art that the industrial-technical JUMO trainees had developed for the company's 75th anniversary and realized with the support of the trainers. A fully automated fountain system stands for movement and change and symbolizes the dynamism, progress and continuous development of the company group.
In December, the end of the year was a time for reflection. On December 6, the anniversary project team supported the JUMO management as "Christmas elves" with the distribution of chocolate Santas and bid farewell to the anniversary year with a drink together. We would like to thank all JUMO employees for the great interest and enthusiasm that you have shown us this year. You have filled the JUMO vision with life and with this "spirit" we are guaranteed to be one of the 2 percent of all German companies that will be 100 years old.