Co-CEO and Co-Owner of Futura Germany
"With Futura, we are the driving force behind the disruption of a gigantic $30 billion industry, and we are right in the middle of it. The last few years we have achieved incredible things with our team: our company has grown strongly internationally thanks to and with our customers, and we as CEOs have set the course for this to continue even more steeply in the coming years for exponential growth and a sustainable change in the pest control industry. Our solutions are technologically at the very highest level and we have earned the title of "quality market leader" over decades and will continue to develop solutions that will inspire you in the future."
"I am proud that we, as a family business, can work sustainably on the big vision without outside investors (such as VC, angels or private equity) and without short-term, monetary goals. This makes us strong, because digitising our industry is not a sprint, but a marathon. It's exciting to see start-ups imitating what we already developed 5 years ago and copying our strategy. What they don't know is what we are already working on for tomorrow and how high our technological lead is. I am proud that for more than 20 years we have been doing good worldwide with professional companies: we are making an industry more sustainable and helping it to keep out and manage pests worldwide much more effectively. With innovations from Germany, we are proud to be called a "non-champion". The truth is: we are just at the beginning of Futura's potential. I expect that by 2030 we will have a turnover of more than €600 million and employ well over 200 people."
Daniel Schröer on the future and present of our industry. Among other things, it is about legal changes, food standards and how you can build up your business so that you are still fit for the future in 10 and 20 years.
In an interview with PPC, Daniel is asked what he thinks digital pest control means for the sector. Will all pest controllers soon have to be IT engineers to catch a rat?
Presentation at the European Commission on the revolution (digitalisation) of pest control, Dec. 2018