November 2011 - Data Interchange in the UK has recently signed up to achieve a Bronze accreditation for Investors in the Environment. The unique "Investors in the Environment" accreditation scheme is one of many projects managed by Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) in support of Peterborough’s growing reputation as the Home of Environment Capital.
DI UK have pledged to reduce their use of paper, which began with a well-supported effort during PECT’s “Zero Waste Week”. Junk mail being returned to sender, scrap paper being collected and re-used and printing being kept to a minimum are a few of the ways in which DI UK have pledged to reduce their paper use to date. See www.iie.uk.com for more details on the scheme.
March 2011 - Data Interchange has launched its German office, effective from 1st March 2011, to be based out of Hamburg. As with our other international offices in Spain and Sweden, our German office will focus on supporting customers through local Account Management and after sales Support.
Germany is Europe’s largest economy; its manufacturing output accounts for over 36% of the total output of all of the top five European manufacturing countries combined.
“Germany is driving the euro region’s recovery as reviving global growth boosts orders at companies including Daimler AG, encouraging investment and hiring. German business confidence unexpectedly improved to a record last month as declining unemployment encouraged consumer spending even as governments across the region stepped up austerity measures. “ Bloomberg January 3rd 2011.
With our heritage in automotive and manufacturing, Germany has always been a key market for Data Interchange. With the changes taking place in the B2B / EDI and integration services market, a direct investment in Germany will support our strategic growth plans, increasing our geographic footprint and offering customers direct access to our portfolio of products and services, together with excellent customer service.