Mika Pauli Häkkinen, Formula One World Champion & winner of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Interlagos in 1998 and 1999
To introduce the new regional service structure in South America, Haas do Brazil organized a three-day service meeting at the end of March. Based on the expansion of the global organizational structure together with Bühler, the event focused on the region South America in particular. 25 participants from Brazil and Colombia were led through the meeting by Marco Piva and Simone Marcelino, with the support of Juliana Santos. Regional activities for the current year were coordinated and standard work tools were reviewed in detail. The lively discussions about wafer and biscuit technology and knowhow were more than just shop talk: this meeting was a true exchange of knowledge with a long-lasting positive impact on each and every team member’s skills. In a professional teambuilding workshop the team put a lot of dedication into shaping the vision of a successful shared future into concrete goals, strategies and directives that will guide the implementation. To put it briefly, this meeting built a bridge between Brazil and Colombia. But it’s more than that: it gave rise to phenomenal team spirit!
"Before the meeting each of the two legal entities worked alone – like two islands. And now, we are one team."