First PI Starting Kit

Easy PI-entry for everyone. New PI employees delved deeper into the PI business at a one-day event in Marl.

Mid of September 16 was the occasion of the first PI (Performance Intermediates) Starting Kit. The event provided all new employees an introduction into the business line, its products, markets and helped them to make initial cross-unit contacts.

We’ve all experienced it. You’re new in a department or company and you’ve got all sorts of questions: What exactly do we do? Who does what? Who can I ask? This is where the new PI Starting Kit provides support. In the course of the one-day event, all new PI employees gained an insight into the history and organization of PI, integrated production network, markets and applications, the strategy and vision of the business line. Small group discussions with different PI colleagues allowed the participants to share experiences and offered a chance to expand their networks.

The first PI Starting Kit was a great success, agreed Joachim Dahm, chairman of the Management Board of Performance Materials: “We want to enable new employees in PI to get to know the entire business area in all its facets – beginning with our strategy for all functional areas and covering all our markets and applications. Also, establishing networks beyond their own unit promotes an identity within PI. We are delighted with the positive feedback we received from the participants.”

The program also included a tour of the plant, which provided the participants with an overview of the Chemical Park and gave them an insight into the integrated production network at Performance Intermediates.