In September, Inros Lacker opened the company’s first subsidiary in the Republic of the Congo, in the city of Pointe-Noire. The subsidiary will be managed by Simone Urmoneit, who has managed Inros Lackner’s projects in the country since 2012. In the presence of the prefect, Herr Alexandre H. Packa, the second deputy mayor of Pointe-Noire, Pierre Justin Mackosso, and the German ambassador, Klaus Peter Schick, Inros Lackner SE’s new company was opened with a reception at the Elais Hotel. Visitors from Inros Lackner in Germany included Uwe Lemcke in his role as managing director, Dr Klaus Richter, who as a company director is responsible for Inros Lackner’s international offices, and Dr Karsten Galipp, regional director.
“For ten years now, we have been continually active in the Republic of the Congo. We have thus decided, as part of our strategy for sustainable development, to strengthen our presence in the country. Proximity to our partners and clients is important to us”, stated Dr Klaus Richter in his speech, going on to comment that the move represents a shared path for the future. Simone Urmoneit noted in her opening remarks that a local team has already been successfully established in recent years, which provided 80% of the personnel required on the most recent project. “Our goal is to train young engineers and technicians, and sustainably integrate them in our team. We want to live up to our responsibility as a German company in the region, especially considering the economic development of the country.” Ambassador Klaus Peter Schick commented that, despite the country’s current economic problems, the possibilities it offers should not be overlooked. “I believe that there are good opportunities here for German companies and investors.”
Inros Lackner has been executing projects in Congo since 2007. The architecture and engineering firm is currently working, among other projects, on the modernisation, extension and development of the port of Pointe-Noire.