Successful Year and New Staff at "Growth Campion 2016"
2015 was again a successful year for Fasihi GmbH. Because of the excellent work of our entire team, we were able to realise 700 new projects for our regular customers. This lead to the recruitment of five new staff members so that our company's workforce exactly increased to 55 employees by the beginning of 2016. Last year our Support Team had been looking after 100,000 users worldwide.
Chief executive Saeid Fasihi: "One of the highlights in 2015 certainly was the ceremony of our company's 25th year of existence we celebrated together with the Minister for Economic Affairs of the Rhineland-Palatinate and Vice Minister-President, Eveline Lemke."
At the beginning of the year, Saeid Fasihi was guest at the series Profil des Rhein-Neckar-Fernsehens (interview in German), a broadcast by the Rhine-Neckar Television, where his personal career and the development of his company were highlighted by programme director Bert Siegelmann.
By the end of January the completely revised web presence of our long-standing customer Wissensfabrik - Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V. went online. The Fasihi-Team had been involved in the relaunch from the analysis to its implementation.
In February Saeid Fasihi participated in a panel discussion called "Cloud Computing trifft Industrie 4.0" (Cloud Computing meets Industry 4.0), an event taking place at the Ludwigshafen Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the Palatinate (IHK). And in March our company became a member of the European Economic Senate, Europäischen Wirtschaftssenat (EWS), where we exclusively represent the industry of Web Communications. Saeid Fasihi was appointed as senator Senator.
In April a portrait of Saeid Fasihi (Porträt von Saeid Fasihi ) was broadcast by the Südwesttrundfunk SWR, the regional broadcaster of the South West of Germany, in their regional daily television broadcast for the Palatinate called "Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz". In a short documentary on the company it becomes apparent how Fasihi GmbH has developed over the course of 25 years from a one-man business to a medium-sized enterprise with more than 50 staff members today.
In May the geo-information network of the metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar "Netzwerk Geoinformation der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V." (GeoNet.MRN) went online with a new communications platform based on the Fasihi Enterprise Portal®.
Entrepreneurial skills leading to success
On the 25th of June our company celebrated its 25th anniversary with an official ceremony at the main auditorium of the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen. „The company history of Fasihi GmbH is an example of what future-oriented businessmen and businesswomen may achieve and accomplish," said Rhineland-Palatinate's Minister for Economic Affairs and Vice Minister-President, Eveline Lemke.
By creating the Fasihi Academy our company responded to the growing need in training. For that reason we started our own field of training last summer for our customers and own staff members.
Since October the supervisory association of chemical plant operators " Überwachungsgemeinschaft Chemieanlagen-Betreiber e.V. (ÜChem)" has been working with WEB inFACTORY, our web-based information and communications solution in the age of Industry 4.0.
On the 22nd of October our company was represented by our deputy chief executive Rolf Lutzer at the Mittelstandstag Rheinland-Pfalz , a congress of medium-sized businesses of the Rhineland-Palatinate. Industry 4.0 for small and medium-sized companies was the main topic of this event attended by Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel.
"Growth Champion 2016"
A special award was received by Fasihi GmbH in November: Our company belongs to the 500 German Growth Champions 2016 determined by the news magazine FOCUS Spezial dtd 17 November 2015 (German link) and the institute for statistics Statista . In the Rhineland-Palatinate we are even Number One in the IT industry. "We want to continue growing steadily. Therefore, we are recruitung qualified staff members and programmers," says chief executive Saeid Fasihi.
The successes of Fasihi GmbH have become known to a broad public through media reports and multimedia contributions (German link).