First of all, we are on a first-name basis. Our crew includes people with diverse backgrounds in a wide range of areas: software development, project and product management, product and data modeling, service, consulting, sales, marketing, design, IT administration, and business organization.
Together, we are always creating an environment that suits us. A mix of free space and supportive processes helps us to do this. To keep it that way, it’s up to all of us. Through regular feedback, we constantly remind ourselves to be approachable, interested and collegial with each other. We regularly make history together during joint activities outside of everyday life, such as summer retreats, cabbage tours or even running meets and FIFA tournaments!
We are convinced that it is important to know what is going on behind one’s own nose. That’s why we have an extensive onboarding program that gives you not only technical content, but also one thing in particular: Contact with people that you can (and should!) use in the long term to ask questions and – regardless of position, age, gender and education – discuss different opinions.
We sit in NEOS, not just our office building, much more an innovation ecosystem, populated by DHI (Digital Hub Industry). The DHI is a form of organization that promotes technology transfer and innovation cooperation in the broadest sense. It is run by the state of Bremen, the University of Bremen and Lenze/encoway in the form of an association and essentially takes place around the Fischbowl, the event space at NEOS.
The NEOS is also home to DOCK ONE. This is our digital lab, where we shape the industry of tomorrow together with customers and partners. “Our” means: encoway, Lenze, logicline. Here we have room for innovation and evaluate new business models with the aim of keeping ourselves and other companies fit for the future. In doing so, we look at solutions that are already well-known, such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as well as those that are still emerging.
In the galley, at the latest during the lunch break, the worlds mix. Employees from all encoway departments sit next to people who come from far away for the innovation workshop. Jeans and T-shirt mix with pantsuit and tie.
encoway is part of the Lenze Group, a leading automation company for mechanical engineering. Lenze employs around 3,700 people worldwide and is represented in more than 60 countries. Together with our sister company logicline, a cloud and IoT service provider, we and Lenze form the growing digital pillar of the Lenze Group: Lenze.Digital.
encoway is based in Bremen, more precisely in NEOS. A newly constructed building in the technology park around the University of Bremen. Bremen is Hanseatic, maritime, and full of colour! Bremen is a small, green city on the Weser. Bremen stands for tradition (old town, Hanseatic League and soccer) as well as for innovation (science, technology and economy). Often there is a fresh breeze and sometimes the change between sun and clouds is really challenging for any weather report and choice of clothing.
Bremen has a great deal to offer: the Freimarkt fair, the Breminale live-music festival, “Kohlfahrten” in winter and visits to the beer gardens on the Schlachte river promenade in the summer are just a few examples. If you want to know more about our city, here is more information for those new to Bremen.
Our customers are mainly companies from the manufacturing industry with a wide range of products. Effective production faces the desire of their customers for individualization and high, international competitive pressure. The crises of recent years have alternated, sometimes unexpectedly, with phases of strong growth.
In this market situation, resilient companies have the best chances. This is exactly what we do, because our configuration software makes our customers more adaptable and our consulting helps our customers to question and optimize their own processes. In short: We digitize sales and marketing processes and rethink them.
encoway was among the first providers of software for product configuration, which is historically one of the first successfully deployed AI technologies (AI: Artificial Intelligence). And exactly this configuration core is still the heart of our software today. Well, hand on heart, it’s not the same code anymore, we can do that better today, but the vision has remained
“We are convinced that companies can master diversity with ease and offer individual products. We show how! We deliver the software!”