New sales record – growing from strength to strength
The COPA-DATA Group achieved a turnover of 44.0 million euros in 2018, an increase of 19 percent compared to the 2017 figure (37.2 million euros). Thomas Punzenberger, CEO of COPA-DATA, says: “We are delighted about this exciting development. Customers across the world have real confidence in our zenon software platform and in the services we provide, and this is inspiring us to reach new heights. We want to drive our development to the next level and keep improving every single day, which is why we are working closely with global tech players such as Microsoft in order to provide the best support for our customers. However, I want to make one thing very clear: We will definitely continue to be a financially independent family business and a reliable long-term partner.”
Staff numbers consistently on the rise
We created more new jobs in 2018. While 2017 saw staff numbers reach around 240, that figure had risen to 270 by the end of 2018. We hired 19 new colleagues at our headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, and eleven more in our subsidiaries spread across the globe. Phillip Werr, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer at COPA-DATA, explains further: “The company’s growth is also evident from our staff numbers. The Group had the pleasure of welcoming aboard 30 new team members in 2018. At the same time, staff turnover continues to be very low, which really emphasizes to us on the management team what a fantastic workforce we have here.” In total, 154 people are working at the Salzburg headquarters, seven of whom were trainees in 2018. In addition, nine students were employed by the company to further their studies or thesis projects.
Our eleven subsidiaries and 18 distributors help us to ensure that local sales and support teams for our zenon software platform are available in 51 countries. The platform is already being used successfully by more than 5,000 customers in over 155,000 installations worldwide – in both medium-sized businesses and international corporations. Our international partner network, the COPA-DATA Partner Community, has grown to more than 240 partner companies over the course of the past year. At the major Global Partner Academy event in June 2018, many of our partners joined us in Vienna for an interactive exchange of ideas. “This year has produced the strongest sales figures in the company’s history, continuing our upward trajectory of more than 30 years. Our ambitions continue to grow in line with this, so our aim in 2019 is to surpass the 50 million euro turnover mark. We are looking forward to playing a major role in helping both new and existing customers successfully put their digitalization strategies in place,” says Stefan Reuther, Chief Sales Officer at COPA-DATA.
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The executive trio (from left to right): Phillip Werr (Chief Marketing and Operations Officer), Thomas Punzenberger (company founder and Chief Executive Officer), and Stefan Reuther (Chief Sales Officer) see lots of potential for COPA-DATA products to play a role in digitalizing industry and the energy economy.