CDU Member of Parliament and Federal Chairman of the Union of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (MIT) Dr. Carsten Linnemann learned this week about Rotte's economic challenges in times of Corona. "Short-time work, delivery difficulties or declines in orders - fortunately, none of this has been an issue for us in recent months," Benedikt Rotte, managing partner, reported at the beginning of the conversation. Nevertheless, the uncertainty in the market, among customers, suppliers and employees was noticeable.
Research and promotion
Another focus of the discussion was the funding of research projects by the federal ministries. "For some time now, we have been experiencing a structural change in the approval of research projects, which is increasingly becoming a brake on innovation. We hope that the discussion with Mr. Linnemann will provide us with answers," said Dr. Gockel, the company's managing director.
Rotte attaches great importance to research. Technologies that are not available on the market but are essential for the implementation of customer projects are developed together with partners such as the Fraunhofer Institute and Siemens.
A look behind the scenes
A subsequent tour of the plant rounded off the visit. Linnemann was impressed by the company's high degree of innovation and its cooperation with global corporations. "We are pleased that Carsten Linnemann always has an open ear for the concerns of medium-sized companies and is also interested in short-term solutions," explained Benedikt Rotte.
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