Merus is associated not only with a journey through time (90s until now), but also with journeys around the globe. This year alone, my colleagues and I have flown a total of about 80,000 km. This corresponds to a journey that extends twice around the equator.
- How we try to balance our CO2 balance, I will take up in one of the next articles. -
Our journey takes us to places that could hardly be more diverse. From the hull of a ship to an oil rig, from a pineapple plantation to a wastewater treatment plant.
By the way, did you know how pineapple grows? I was surprised that it does not hang at all from the tree (keyword: "Pine-Apple"), but rather grows on a shrub rather near the ground.
PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE
Sometimes it is the small conversations that bring the most joy. When the municipal employee thanks us for making the fountains wonderfully easy to clean thanks to Merus, we have done a good job and are happy about the success with him.
Occasionally, however, there are also large projects that provide a special motivation at work.
When it comes to chemicals in cooling and waste water, for example. Then at the beginning of a project there are often long and difficult discussions. The "5 phases of scepticism-management", which I have lovingly described, must always be overcome: Skepticism/ Dislike - Disbelief - Interest - Acceptance - Surprised Enthusiasm
The fifth phase is only achieved after a test installation at the customer's site. Particularly skeptical interested parties can only win when a test is carried out. Suppose the Merus Ring doesn't work. Then they've "known it from the beginning" and look good. However, since the Merus Ring usually works well and large sums of money are saved, they were pioneers of the new technology and also benefit.
Thus, the biggest skeptics ultimately become satisfied customers and occasionally even multipliers of our technology.
What about us? We go home with the good feeling that thanks to our work a little less chemistry gets into the sea again or energy is wasted. So we like to fight many small battles and install environmentally neutral water treatment step by step. After all, the war to protect the environment is far from won.
What began 25 years ago in Germany is now being continued worldwide.