Podcast “Everything new…?”
It might be one of the longest-prepared company handovers ever: Clara and Laura Sasse took over the management of Sasse Group, a pioneer in building services, from their father at the beginning of 2022. And he took them to see customers when they were kids. “I was there at every company event,” Clara Sasse says in the podcast “Alles neu…? Aus dem Maschinenraum.“ “We always ran with it.” When in doubt, the daughters would even open the buffet at a client meeting. From the Sasses’ point of view, this long run-up is the optimal prerequisite for leading the company into the future. “The entrepreneur cannot separate his life between private and company,” says Dr. Eberhard Sasse. And Clara agrees: “You don’t keep your private life outside – that’s part of it.” For the entrepreneurs, facilities management is more than just cleaning and maintenance; they say it’s about keeping an eye on the entire property. It also includes collecting data, passing it on to the customer and renewing facilities in a timely manner. For Clara Sasse, all of this is also about sustainability: “It’s not just about fixing things that break, but about extending the life of the building.” In addition, owners could save water and maintenance costs through clever use of technology. In the podcast, Clara and Dr. Eberhard Sasse also talk to Tobias Rapppers, Managing Director of the Maschinenraum and Capital Editor Nils Kreimeier about the plans of the new management, the question of what building managers do in times of home office and the best way to solve a math problem.
Listen to the podcast (in German) here