In order to promote and ensure the intended profitable growth, the systematic identification and realisation of operational and strategic opportunities is essential.
Opportunities management is not directly integrated into the risk management system. Opportunities are therefore not assessed in line with the methodology prescribed by risk management.
Operational opportunities at the Wilo Group are primarily identified and assessed in the regions, market segments and central functions. This is achieved by closely observing and analysing the respective markets. This allows trends and developments to be recognised at an early stage and any potential opportunities to be deduced. The individual opportunities are then analysed and assessed in detail as part of the planning process and incorporated directly into medium-term planning via scenario calculations. Resources are coordinated and allocated at Group level.
Opportunities of elevated strategic significance, such as acquisitions, partnerships or even changes in strategy, are analysed, assessed and implemented at Executive Board level with the support of Corporate Development. The risks and the opportunities potentially arising from global megatrends and the accompanying implications for the Wilo Group are derived and analysed in the corporate foresight process, meaning that the corresponding opportunities are systematically included in the ongoing development of the corporate strategy.