Year in review 2022

2022 featured a number of standout moments for our Group, including growth in our business figures and human capital, international development, innovative projects, responsible partnerships and commitments… A one-minute rundown of what proved to be a year of acceleration for Schmidt Groupe and its Extended Enterprise!

Schmidt opens its 500th showroom

January | Schmidt

In January 2022, the 500th Schmidt showroom opened its doors in France. By the end of 2022, the brand had 539 showrooms across 27 countries.

Francophone Network Convention

February | Oneteam

People-driven performance! The French-Speaking Network Convention was held in February at the Stade de France. The event was attended by 600 Schmidt and Cuisinella showroom owners, as well as Schmidt Groupe’s senior management team. This empowering business convention was the ideal opportunity to promote the #OneTeam spirit behind our wonderful Extended Enterprise.

Cuisinella celebrates its 30th anniversary

March | Cuisinella

To coincide with its 30th anniversary, the brand pulled out all the stops when it came to spoiling its customers, such as special offers, competitions, in-store events, media visibility initiatives and social media actions. The anniversary was marked by the opening of the 300th showroom in March 2022. By the end of 2022, the magnificent and large Cuisinella tribe had 317 showrooms.

Production starts at U2b

April | Industry

U2’s twin site, which features four workshops across a surface area of 20,000 m², will increase our production capacity and thereby support our growth in the factory-assembled furniture range. The site’s launch heralds the Group’s decision to embrace new technologies by implementing new automated assembly processes.

Schmidt Groupe receives the “Coq Vert Pathfinder” label from BPI France and Adème

May | CSR

Bearing testament to our exemplary ability to empower all our stakeholders, we were awarded the “Coq Vert Pathfinder” accolade by BPI France and Adème. This label shines the spotlight on proactive leaders, just like Anne Leitzgen, a CEO who is committed to her company and her local region.

International Conventions: promoting the #OneTeamSpririt beyond our borders

June | International

Our UK and Spanish dealers and partners travelled to Alsace to discuss and chat with the Schmidt Groupe teams. The convention was the ideal forum to provide an insight into our international development strategy and forge stronger ties between the teams as part of a unique atmosphere conducive to socialising.

All together for the Summer Party

July | Work Social Events

Over 1,000 employees came together to celebrate the start of the summer holidays. Smiling faces, sunshine, sport, safety and environmental awareness, music and high spirits… this annual event allows the teams to meet up, soak up the summer spirit and enjoy the festive mood.

Welcome to our new work-study students

September | HR

Just like every year, Schmidt Groupe continues to lay solid foundations for the future by integrating talented young individuals. The class of 2022-2023 has 70 students, who will join the ranks of work-study students already in the Group. All the work-study vacancies for 2022 have been filled.

Many Safety successes in the different workshops

October | Safety

The teams can be proud of their record-breaking “number of accident-free days”. This achievement demonstrates how they have effectively engaged with safety, which is top of Schmidt Groupe’s priority list. Our collective goal is to continue these efforts throughout the company and achieve a zero accident rate.

Euroforum, our key business event

November | Business

Euroforum is a major event for Schmidt Groupe and its network. Organised every two years, the convention was held in Madrid in November 2022. The 2022 event proved to be the ideal opportunity to drill down into the strategic roadmap for our entire Extended Enterprise and unveil our great new products and marketing actions for Schmidt and Cuisinella.

An exceptional Christmas party

December | Lives of Men and Women

In December 2022, Schmidt Groupe invited its employees and their partners to a timeless Christmas party, representing a tremendous opportunity to meet up and spend some quality time together in the run-up to the festive season. Before enjoying dinner and hitting the dancefloor, senior management took to the stage to deliver a number of strong messages and thank all the employees for their efforts during what was an exceptional year.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.

Schmidt Groupe contributes to these objectives, which can be seen in our CRS Report.