Stuttgart, June 29, 2021. While the impact of the pandemic has brought many sectors and companies to their knees, Drees & Sommer SE is faring comparatively well. The international planning and consulting company headquartered in Stuttgart increased its sales in 2020 by 3.4 percent year on year to EUR 517.2 million, while the operating result of EUR 57.2 million was slightly above the previous year’s level of EUR 56.7 million. The partner-managed company sees its resilience as a key factor in defying the crisis. This approach includes a future-oriented strategy with a focus on sustainable and digital methods, the high degree of flexibility on the part of employees, and the importance placed on environmental and social responsibility.
‘Buildings and urban districts are regarded as resilient if they can withstand the impact of climate change, digital transformation and economic shocks such as the coronavirus pandemic. We pursue this objective in the construction projects that we supervise. This requires us to be flexible and adapt quickly to changes in use, while ensuring economic and energy-efficient operation. When the needs and priorities of our clients changed (in some cases overnight) during the Covid-19 crisis, our employees responded rapidly and with exceptional dedication to deliver an innovative scope of services. We have succeeded in making mobile working easily possible throughout the company, while still keeping our projects going on site, with all safety precautions in place,’ explained Steffen Szeidl, Spokesperson of the Drees & Sommer SE Executive Board.
The firm reports that orders from the Property Companies, Life Sciences and ICT sectors and from the international locations have made a notable contribution to the stable consolidated net income. Dierk Mutschler, Member of the Executive Board, added: ‘With our clients in mind, we are thinking beyond the building itself and developing an understanding of their core processes and the issues that bother them. At the moment, for example, we are focusing increasingly on energy efficiency, renewable energy and hydrogen, as well as sustainable mobility solutions.’