Cord Matthies’ view on ‘If it can be imagined, it can be created’

Cord Matthies’ view on ‘If it can be imagined, it can be created’

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At Stahl we believe that if it can be imagined, it can be created. If we open up ourselves to undiscovered opportunities, we take the first leap towards a new reality. A reality where the imagination of yesterday becomes the innovation of tomorrow. 

Imagination as the ultimate driver of the creative process

Imagination, “coming up with an image”, is the ultimate driver of the creative progress, it sets what you want to achieve. Without imagination there would be no inventions and no discoveries, no art and no music, no purpose of a team or a company, no innovation and no creative destruction. However, the road to success remains 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration, what follows imagination is hard work.

Our slogan speaks for itself; no company for which I have worked has lived by its tagline as much Stahl does. Success needs imagination and the freedom for taking initiative as starting points. Stahl fosters this, obviously within the ethical, sustainability, compliance and SHE frameworks and the objectives of a for-profit company.

When we talk about imagination and when I relate it to my own expertise, Mergers and Acquisitions, our objective is to acquire companies into Stahl. I see the job more like extending our technology lead and/or our market position by acquiring companies, which means customers, technologies and product families that are new to us. It takes quite a lot of imagination to gauge how we can develop with new capabilities and customers.

I truly like our slogan, which rallies the employees behind imagination. I also like the market approach with Stahl Campus®, Application Labs and the ‘golden hands’, which create product-related and also emotional ties to the customers. Our marketing and commercial organization is set up to help our customers imagine new solutions, cooperatively with Stahl.

Cord Matthies, 
Global Mergers & Acquisitions Manager