Main-Taunus region’s US sister county visits innovative IT company
Loudoun County, Virginia in the United States has been an official partner of the Main-Taunus region since 2006. While in Germany attending the Hanover trade fair, Robert McCollar and Swanka Burnette from the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development stopped by the Main-Taunus region, where they were received as guests.
“A high-tech magnet owing to its robust economy and vicinity to Washington, D.C., Loudoun County is an appealing area for the Main‑Taunus region as well as for the region’s companies. Moreover, the Main-Taunus region is an equally attractive location for US‑based companies due to its reputation as a top‑tier economic center and its geographic position in the very heart of the European market. This partnership of counties also provides a platform for interpersonal interaction, as is evidenced by the student exchange program in place,” noted Main-Taunus district administrator Michael Cyriax about the partnership.
Wanting to get to know an innovative company
McCollar and Burnette expressed a desire to take a walkthrough tour of an innovative IT company during their visit to the Main‑Taunus region. In light of Loudoun County’s success in recent years in establishing itself as an attractive location for large data centers (Amazon Web Services, for example), it was only natural for McCollar and Burnette to demonstrate a strong interest in making an on‑site visit to Technogroup IT‑Service GmbH, the recognized market leader in the third‑party maintenance (TPM) segment.
Technogroup’s Chief Operating Officer Alfried Netzband took the American visitors as well as Dr. Johannes Latsch and Martin Ackva from the Main‑Taunus region on a walkthrough tour of the company’s Hochheim headquarters.
Impressed by the cutting-edge technology and employee development opportunities
The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development specializes in cultivating new business segments, expanding existing industries, and improving the county’s business climate. With this in mind, McCollar and Burnette were eager to visit Technogroup in hopes that this would expose them to new ideas that could be applied back at the agency’s Ashburn headquarters. Technogroup’s technical support department, which upgrades antiquated hardware among other things, as well as its medical technology division left a particularly lasting impression on the American visitors.Additionally, the employee‑friendly policies in place at Technogroup did not go without notice. Aside from the spacious kitchen and the all‑important barbeque grill on the terrace, the American visitors were impressed by Technogroup’s Triple H maxim. “Heartiness, Handshake, and High-Performance constitute our company’s core values,” explained Alfried Netzband. “We emphasize the importance of politeness, cohesion, quality, service, sincerity, and reliability toward our customers, partners, and employees, as these people are our most valuable resource.”