With our strategy and our business model, we work at the intersection of three key megatrends: urbanization, mobility and energy efficiency. Innovative, sustainable technologies are at the heart of Techem’s efforts to make buildings green, smart and healthy.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We at Techem are aware of our responsibility and are therefore working on solutions for a successful energy transition in buildings.
One thing is clear: Only with the help of digitization is a nearly climate-neutral building stock feasible and affordable because, with digitally networked solutions and devices, we can reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency and network renewable energy generation across sectors.
Digitization therefore makes property management more economical, more reliable and more convenient. Climate protection, process efficiency and legal compliance go hand in hand.
The resulting database creates clarity and awareness of energy consumption and energy flows –among owners and tenants. This enables optimal planning and control as well as energy-efficient generation and distribution. Consumers can also save energy more easily.
As an energy service and metering provider, we at Techem see our task as creating smart, digital and resource-saving solutions for the real estate industry of tomorrow. Our services and devices are therefore always designed with a clear goal in mind: We want to reduce CO₂ emissions in real estate.
The basis for the necessary data overview and the added value based on it is the modern digital Techem sensor infrastructure. The advantages? It is durable, interoperable, remotely readable, data secure and self-monitoring.
Additional solutions will be added in perspective, especially with a view to digitization and the increased use of sensor technology. Examples of additional possible fields of activity include the digital and energy-efficient operation of elevators, air quality monitoring and other services in the networked building. Buildings and neighborhoods of the future must be climate-friendly, connected and healthy living and working spaces. We will contribute to this.
Our customers are housing associations and real estate investors as well as cooperatives, classic property management companies and owners of apartment buildings.
Fiscal year 2019/2020 (04/01/2019 – 03/31/2020)
Total sales*: 779.5 million euros
Short fiscal year 2020 (04/01/2020 – 09/30/2020)
Sales: 317.1 million euros
Matthias Hartmann (born in 1966) has been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Techem GmbH since 16th January 2020. As Chairman of the Management Board, he is responsible for the development of the Eschborn-based company, which operates in more than 20 countries, together with Dr. Carsten Sürig, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Performance Officer, and Nicolai Kuß, Chief Sales Officer. Until he joined Techem, Matthias Hartmann was Chairman of the Management Board of IBM Deutschland GmbH and General Manager Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Previously, he was, among other things, CEO of the market research company GfK SE. He was responsible for the transformation of the company into a global provider of products and solutions as well as the digital orientation of the company. Prior to this, he held various management positions at IBM in Germany and the US, where he expanded the global services business for strategy, digital transformation and business development.
Nicolai Kuß (born in 1974) has served as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and member of the Management Board of Techem GmbH since the end of March 2019. In this position, he is responsible for all activities relating to the company’s customers, in particular sales and customer management, as well as the contracting division. Nicolai Kuß took office as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Techem in December 2016, where he was responsible for operations. The business graduate began his professional career in 1999 at the management consultancy Ernst & Young and subsequently gained extensive experience in the real estate industry. For instance, he was active in the German management of the Fortress Investment Group and was subsequently responsible for the operative business of the GAGFAH Group as COO and member of management for six years. Before joining Techem, he was Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Immobilien Chancen Group.
Dr. Carsten Sürig (born in 1966) has been Chief Financial Officer and Chief Performance Officer (CFO & CPO) since the end of March 2019 and is a member of the Management Board of Techem GmbH. In this function, he is responsible for the entire finance area as well as the areas of Techem Energy Services that have a direct influence on operating performance. This includes in particular the areas of installation, meter reading and billing, purchasing, supply chain, quality & methods, infrastructure, Bautec as well as IT infrastructure and IT development. Dr. Sürig studied electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University and earned his doctorate immediately afterwards. As a consultant at McKinsey, he has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry and was a senior partner in the Düsseldorf office of the management consultancy as well as a member of the management group of McKinsey’s European Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice.