2023 was characterized by challenges: The wars in Ukraine and the Middle East are present and have an impact on everyday life.

In addition, almost everyone - from producers to end consumers - is struggling with the continuing high inflation rate and its impact on all areas of life. And the next challenge will hit us directly on January 1: the return to the 19% VAT rate on food in restaurants and cafés. And hanging over all of this is the sword of Damocles of the staff shortage, which is becoming increasingly serious and entails restrictions.

Is there still room for optimism? Of course there is!

We celebrated our 20th anniversary as a company this year: two decades of kamasys - absolutely amazing! A huge thank you to all our employees who pull together and radiate the unique "kamasys team spirit". And, of course, a huge thank you to all our customers and partners who have remained loyal to us for many years, with whom we have rethought communal catering and will continue to do so.
In this anniversary year, we were also able to welcome outstanding new colleagues and new customers and implement great and innovative customer projects.

All of this gives us hope for the coming period. The challenges and requirements in the communal catering sector show every day how important smart and innovative digital strategies are - and the industry is becoming more and more open to them and recognizes the great benefits. The feedback from existing and new customers encourages us in what we are doing - thank you very much!
Even if some challenges currently seem difficult, we look forward to developing new, creative and bold solutions, rolling up our sleeves and helping you grow - we look forward to a shared path into a digital future.

We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Marcel Konrad and team