Our employees are our most important and most valuable asset. Hence, we place great value on an excellent and healthy working environment that allows us to meet our customers’ requirements and provide the corresponding services at the highest level.
The health aspect is taken care of by our physiotherapist who visits us once a month and responds to the individual needs of our employees.
The basic and advanced training of our employees is of utmost importance to our company. In the process of recruiting new employees, we already draw attention to the fact that we promote and fully finance their specialist qualification for freight traffic, among other things.
As a further performance incentive, our employees participate in the success of our company on the basis of an individual valuation system. We expect their dedicated commitment and absolute loyalty in return.
In times of skills shortages, it is all the more important to provide vocational training. No sooner said than done! Only four weeks after its foundation in July 2005, Forkel Logistics already employed its first trainee in a joint venture with one of our customers.
On the basis of truly practice-oriented “learning by doing”, we try to design our on-the-job training in a diversified and interesting manner, “incidentally” conveying the importance of knowledge and skills for our trainees’ autonomous working areas. Only then, passion, joy, and attraction for the respective profession can be nurtured!!
In 2007, Forkel Logistics e.K. participated in the competition “Hamburg grows because we train!” and was rewarded with the 5th place for its campaign. Andreas Forkel never grew tired of carrying this advertising message from Hamburg far into the south of Germany. Among other things, he climbed a mountain with the advertising banner and presented its idea on the summit, in front of an impressive scenery.
A meeting with the extreme mountaineer Thomas Huber
In September 2015, Andreas Forkel participated in a workshop by Thomas Huber. The topic: "Analogy between mountain and profession." Andreas Forkel still enthuses about the encounter with this gifted mountaineer and the personal conversations: "Only his presence, the physical imposance, coupled with energy, willpower and passion, impressed me a lot."
In addition to the stories about conquered summits, the workshop also talked about the right attitude towards extreme sports. Andreas Forkel learned how important it is to have visions, to develop new ideas, to pursue dreams, and to raise the will to take them to new dimensions.
However, Thomas Huber also pointed out that in addition to physical fitness and strength, the brain is always the most important muscle for climbers.
What does mountaineering have to do with logistics
Again and again hurdles must be overcome at Forkel Logistics, you have to find your way on rough terrain, accept challenges and use them as a new impulse.
In this sense, the employees of Forkel Logistics are a bit like mountain climbers. The sporty mentality can be well transferred to work processes. Physical and mental fitness are important requirements for tackling unusual and difficult tasks with confidence.
Always the target in mind, to conclude the tasks of the customer best and safe and to have pleasure itself passing the finish line.
Website Huberbuam: https://huberbuam.de