Bauerfeind has the necessary conditions to establish contact with the large corporations – and is now the preferred supplier of foot orthoses for occupational safety shoes for many well-known companies. As a qualified and well-networked industry partner, the company can address the needs of the customer group expediently and offer comprehensive solutions in the form of suitable work aids, service concepts and the coordination of all participants. If required, Bauerfeind also provides its own team for this purpose, which carries out foot screening and measurements at the company locations within occupational health management. The implementation and product supply for the employees is carried out by local Bauerfeind quality partners, creating special business areas and fields of activity for these companies.
An example is the Fuß-Fit-Forum, a medical supply retailer operating more than ten branches, which has been the epitome of expert support in medical supplies, orthotics, orthopedic footwear technology and rehabilitation technology in Franconia since 2002. Headquartered in Nuremberg, the company was already active in the area of occupational health management itself and carried out foot pressure measurements for local customers. In future, Fuß-Fit-Forum will support the Bauerfeind occupational health management team with foot pressure measurements on site, preferably at existing customers such as DHL and its locations in Franconia. At the same time, there is also a focus on potential new customers: “Special opportunities for success are created when industry and craftsmanship advice are presented to potential new customers together, to open up a dialog with the respective company physicians on the topic of health management ,” explains orthotist Mirko Neubert from Fuß-Fit-Forum. Here, the role that occupational health and safety management play in the company and which needs arise on the part of the workforce have to be determined. “The important thing here is to clarify the bureaucratic obstacles, some of which are fairly large, for orthotic care in the company, including financing.” It is then about developing and presenting solutions for the respective requirements. “As a strong, professional partner, Bauerfeind can offer the corresponding value and scope, which we cannot provide as a relatively small company, and thus make a significant contribution to successful orthotic care. Ideally, this results in a win–win situation for all participants, from which Bauerfeind, we as a specialist company and the large corporation benefit directly.”