kollex is building an online platform that enables restaurants to place beverage orders directly with their suppliers, thus pioneering the digitalization of the B2B beverage industry. With no dominant players in the market yet, creating the platform for this high growth market has kept the kollex team busy. The potential for growth and each employee’s personal investment in building the company is a huge motivating factor to push boundaries in their work every day.
Whilst the team may be in uncharted waters, they have the backing of three industry heavyweights, Coca Cola European Partners, Bitburger and Krombacher Brauerei. On top of their financial backing, the close working relationship allows the team to turn to these industry giants for guidance and direction, giving them an added advantage. Furthermore, they’ll be able to leverage the already established distribution networks in Germany to provide their customers a competitive offer.
Barely a year old, one of the most exciting elements about working at kollex is the opportunity to build a company from scratch. From designing the organisation’s structure and culture to crafting internal processes from the ground up, employees are central to setting up the company’s foundations. This passion displayed by employees for the company is driven by the Trust and Respect, core values at kollex that govern the day-to-day working relationships.
With team events such as beer brewing, weekly lunches prepared by a professional cook, and yoga classes, it’s easy to see why the team gets along so well. Effort is also made to ensure a female-friendly atmosphere, especially important with a 70% strong female workforce. To celebrate each addition to the team, it's a tradition that new employees bring cake on their first day. kollex also invests in career development opportunities through knowledge sharing from guest speakers.