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HOYER well to the fore in the “CIO of the Year 2016” Award

Jury of Experts voted IT Manager Dr. Peter Jürging in second place


Hamburg, 15 November 2016 – Dr.-Ing. Peter Jürging, Head of Corporate IT of the international logistics company HOYER, wins second place in the voting for the “CIO of the Year 2016” in the “Large Companies” category. The prestigious award by COMPUTERWOCHE and CIO Magazin was presented under the patronage of Ilse Aigner, Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria and Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, in the context of a prominently moderated gala in the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.

This prize, now being awarded for the 14th time by the specialist media COMPUTERWOCHE and CIO Magazin, honours CIOs whose consistent IT strategy gives optimum support to the corporate objectives, as well as offering prospects to their employees and optimum service to users and internal clients. Dr. Peter Jürging (53), Head of Corporate IT of the international logistics company HOYER, convinced the Jury of Experts with his project “Digitising the Transport and Logistics Chain”. Dr. Jürging and his team were said to have succeeded in designing digitisation in the HOYER Group in a more modern, intelligent way, and in turning the Industry 4.0 principle into successful business models in all business units in terms of technology, resource efficiency and adaptability.

The ten-member specialist jury recognised the digitisation of the logistics chain as a “Lighthouse Project”. Global freight transports in the areas of chemicals, food, petroleum or liquefied gases would no longer have been competitively transportable without the largely automatic gathering and processing of countless data about people, trucks, cargo and plants. The experts recognised Dr. Jürging personally as a modern CIO who had not only digitised the transport and logistics chain but had also decisively improved the entire Group’s worldwide collaboration through his efforts, and moreover had considerably reduced the complexity of the IT landscape – to everyone’s advantage and benefit.

The international logistics company HOYER was said to have been an innovative pioneer for the whole sector and, through the winning project, to have decisively advanced important future digital topics. Moreover, core processes had been impressively optimised and the entire IT put into a more modern, innovative position.

About the HOYER Group:
HOYER, a traditional independent family business, has been one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers since 1946. As a specialist it has extensive know-how in the provision of complex services, and has special customer proximity. It develops and implements comprehensive solutions in European and worldwide bulk logistics, particularly in the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. For this, 5,700 employees in more than 115 countries support clients with well thought-out logistics solutions to make them even more successful in their respective markets. HOYER owns around 2,700 trucks, 3,000 road tankers, 24,900 IBCs, 36,400 tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.

Press contact:
HOYER GmbH Internationale Fachspedition
Ewelina Jankowski
Wendenstraße 414–424
20537 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 21044 - 359 – Fax: +49 40 21044 - 455
www.hoyer-group.com – presse@hoyer-group.com

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