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Communication across country and site boundaries

72,000

users planned worldwide

10 countries

already using the app

160

production sites
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"Thanks to our new employee app, we can easily and quickly reach our employees in Germany digitally - regardless of whether they work in the office or in production. With just two clicks, the entire workforce can thus be informed about the latest regulations on the Corona pandemic."

Wiebke Wöllner

Head of Internal Communications

Communication across country and site boundaries

The MAHLE Group has been using the Flip employee app for internal communication in Germany since the fall of 2020. Since the beginning of 2021, the app has been rolled out to all global locations, such as China, India, Japan, Poland, and the USA. Initially, mainly current information on the company's internal fight against the Corona pandemic was distributed to the workforce. In view of a dynamically developing event and a large number of measures and rules of conduct for infection control, the fast and simple provision of information to all employees was a high priority. For a globally active company like MAHLE, with its 160 production sites and different target groups, this presented major challenges that were easily solved with the help of the employee app.

In the meantime, the employee app is also increasingly being used at MAHLE for general topics of internal communication. In the employee app, information, images, videos, and other files can be distributed to all global employees or even individual locations and countries with just two clicks. This means that content can be distributed to the relevant groups at the same time. By using the employee app, all employees are always kept up to date across locations, regions and countries.

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Initial situation

  • No possibility to reach all employees at the same time

  • Production employees receive news at a delay

  • Urgent corona information and protective measures cannot be distributed quickly & easily

Results

  • Same level of information across teams and locations

  • Short-term news and changes can be easily distributed via the app

  • After a short time, more than a quarter of employees in Germany already use the app regularly

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MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. Today, the technology group is broadly positioned in the areas of powertrain technology and thermal management with a clear focus on the future topics of mobility. The product portfolio covers all important areas along the powertrain and air conditioning technology. Today, every second vehicle worldwide is equipped with MAHLE components. MAHLE generated sales of around EUR 9.8 billion in 2020 and is represented in more than 30 countries with over 72,000 employees at 160 production locations and 12 major research and development centers.

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