15 Beehives for the Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti Disability Centre

Siewert & Kau
15 Beehives for the Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti Disability Centre



Siewert & Kau, specialist for IT sales with added value, is committed to active environmental protection together with Fujitsu and donates complete bee colonies to a Cologne facility for impaired people after a successful sales campaign.

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Last year, Fujitsu and IT retailer Siewert & Kau launched a unique campaign that equates Green IT and bees:

Markus Hollerbaum from Siewert & Kau
Markus Hollerbaum from Siewert & Kau

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“Servers are angular, buzzing and are stackable. The same applies to bee boxes. So what makes sense is to equate servers and bees,“ explains Markus Hollerbaum from Siewert & Kau. Server specialist Fujitsu and Siewert & Kau donate one unit of height (1 U) of a beehive per purchased server for the Municipal Disability Center Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti and its residents. Several purchased servers thus result in a total of a complete hive.

Björn Siewert von Siewert & Kau
Björn Siewert von Siewert & Kau

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“We have received a lot of good feedback on this campaign,” explains Björn Siewert from Siewert & Kau. “The combination of environmental protection and the local support of the disability Center has attracted attention and may be the reason that the customers ultimately decided to purchase a Fujitsu server from us.“

The campaign brought 15 hives to the bottom line, which benefit the Municipal Disability Center. Margarethe Wrzosek, herself a beekeeper and head of the institution, which belongs to the SBK Sozial-Betriebe-Köln gemeinnützige GmbH: “We have had bees here for 15 years and for the people cared for here, this has become a job and a part of life. As a result, you have a productive task and look forward to the homemade honey at breakfast every morning.

In addition, we offer guided tours for adult groups, senior clubs, associations as well as surrounding kindergartens and schools. The people here meet other people on an equal footing. In this way, we can operate inclusion in an ecological framework.“

This is more than active environmental protection. After all, the industrious insects are responsible not only for the production of honey around the world. The animals also pollinate around 80 percent of our crops and wild plants. This makes them a gigantic economic factor and the most important workforce in agriculture. In addition, beekeeping is an interesting and productive hobby that is also a lot of fun for impaired people. Fujitsu and Siewert & Kau also live this kind of sustainability.

Think global – act local!

Nils Ackermann, Account Manager at Fujitsu
Nils Ackermann, Account Manager at Fujitsu

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The local campaign is also a huge success for Fujitsu as a globally operating company, confirms Nils Ackermann, Account Manager at Fujitsu: “We combined a social with an ecological campaign. So we were able to give something back to the people. It feels very good to see what came out of it.“

This local and sustainable campaign rounds off the business relationship between Fujitsu and Siewert & Kau. The professional installation of the hives is carried out by an experienced beekeeper from Cologne

In the long term and thus sustainably, these bee colonies are looked after by the residents of the disability center “Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti / Köln-Longerich”.

A nice side effect is that other companies in the B2B environment also imitate this action. “It’s like a little wave that goes through. Some donate something, others do something for schools or kindergartens,“ says Markus Hollerbaum from Siewert & Kau. “This is another positive effect that companies are getting involved locally.“

About Siewert & Kau

Siewert & Kau is a specialist for IT distribution as well as logistics and services at twelve locations, with headquarters in Bergheim near Cologne and sales offices in Berlin, Braunschweig, Soest, Munich, Paderborn, Butzbach, Halle (Saale), Hamburg, Hengelo (the Netherlands), Premià de Mar (Barcelona/Spain) and Milan (Italy). The company has been active on the market in the field of IT trading since 1994. Siewert & Kau Distribution has 25 years of industry expertise and is one of the pioneers in the trade of selected IT products. The Siewert & Kau COMPETENCE CENTER acts as an interface with specific IT service and consulting depth between manufacturer, retailer and customer. Since 2015, specialist dealers have been supported in a targeted manner by eight dedicated competence centers with advice and training on IT solutions and new technology approaches.

The Siewert & Kau VALUE ADD area means multi-value service packages, specially tailored to current customer needs. Siewert & Kau Logistics takes over the complete range of all logistics services including warehousing and cargo. Siewert & Kau Services offers competent all-round service in the field of software, marketing and accounting. In the course of the digital transformation, Siewert & Kau has launched the Academy: a digital learning culture with different methods for every conceivable learning type. The focus here is on topics such as cloud and virtualization as well as partner enablement.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese provider of information and telecommunications-based (ICT) business solutions and offers a wide range of technology products, solutions and services. With around 130,000 employees, the company serves customers in more than 100 countries. Fujitsu uses its ICT expertise to shape the future of society together with its customers. In fiscal year 2019 (as of March 31, 2020), Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, achieved consolidated annual sales of 3.9 trillion yen (US$35 billion).

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About the Disability Center “Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti / Cologne-Longerich

The municipal disability Center Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti in Cologne-Longerich is a fully inpatient facility that provides a home for people with complex support needs. Life in our traditional house is arranged in family-like small groups. The focus of our work is to offer individual help and care to all residents in order to provide support for living as independently as possible and for integration. Stations have been set up in the garden to create an opportunity for residents, employees and visitors to engage with nature and make a meaningful contribution. Some of the stations are the habitat of the rhinoceros beetle, the chicken yard, the insect hotel, the beehive, etc. There are certain carers who take care of the individual stations. This gives the residents meaningful tasks, at the same time it promotes the interaction of the residents and the nursing staff. Furthermore, the path is also open to visitors. Groups are regularly guided through the park, e.g. by day-care center children or students – and this tour is also largely led by a resident.

Center for the Disabled “Dr. Dormagen-Guffanti

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