In her interview with the trade magazine Job in Tourism, Markas’ Housekeeping Manager, Martina Kasslatter, tells us how important it is today to offer hotels an impeccable cleaning service , capable of positively shaping the guest experience. A well-tended and tidy room is in fact an aspect that has a profound impact on the customer experience and that encourages guests to choose the structure again, while a service that does not live up to expectations can cause a considerable boomerang effect. Markas’ housekeeping service is inspired by this philosophy and is designed according to the needs of each individual accommodation facility. Markas provides its specialist staff, specific equipment and innovative systems for quality control of the service. This attention does not end here, but passes through its employees, the “human capital” on which Markas has never stopped investing and which represents the true added value of the service.
The online magazine Job in Tourism reports about this in its edition of June 2018.
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The Cravino canteen of the University of Pavia, completely renovated last year by Markas and inaugurated in December 2017, is now open in the evening.
The students responded with great enthusiasm to the initiative: “The voice is still spreading but we have an average of 50 meals per evening“, says Edisu President Paolo Benazzo with satisfaction. According to tender documents the canteen would produce about 25 thousand meals per year, but on the basis of daily meals served since the reopening until today the numbers will settle on about 65 thousand per year.
The newspaper La Provincia Pavese reports about this in its edition of May 22nd, 2018.
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In its April edition, the specialised magazine Ristorando dedicated a two-page article to Markas, the company is recognised as one of Italy’s leading integrated services companies. Among the topics covered, the article pinpoints the cornerstones upon which Markas’ growth is based: on the one hand, technological innovation, with the recent investment in a cooking center specialized in vacuum cooking, and on the other, human resources, which have always been the key element that guarantees the quality of Markas service. Quality is also guaranteed by the various certifications obtained by Markas, such as the Emas Registration, which demonstrates the company’s commitment to designing and providing services that are not only of high quality, but also sustainable for the environment.
The specialised magazine Ristorando reports about this in its edition of April 2018.
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Markas in 2018 ranks amongst the best 50 places to work for in our country, according to Great Place to Work Italia and on the basis of anonymous employee evaluations. In the classification published by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Markas took the 11th place as the only family enterprise in the field of cleaning, catering and complementary services alongside giants like American Express, Hilton and Lidl. Markas is at its third recognition by Great Place to Work and the good ranking of 2018 is also confirmed by the numbers: 91% of the employees feels proud to work for Markas; 90% says that their managers act honestly and ethically; 85% praises their availability and says that it is easy to talk with them. And again, 93% confirms that every new assumption is received in a positive way and every new employee feels welcome. Almost 80% feels to be part of a ‘family’. “We are delighted with this excellent result,” says Evelyn Kirchmaier-Kasslatter, Markas General Manager, “because it is a recognition by employees for employees. This survey helps us to understand in which areas we can still improve”. Taking into account the needs of workers emerged in past editions, Markas has launched specific projects such as “Markas Family”, a corporate welfare program that offers a series of benefits to employees; “Markas Academy” which, through a wide range of training and promotional activities, offers opportunities for enrichment not only in the professional field; or “Markas Leadership Program”, a course that involved all company managers and taught them to increase managerial skills and manage their resources.
The newspaper Corriere della Sera reports about this in its edition of March 5th, 2018.
On February 15th Claudia Flaim, Sales Director of service provider Markas, attended the press conference “Two years of South Tyrolean Procurement Law”. South Tyrol’s governor Arno Kompatscher drew a positive balance regarding the law, which entered into force two years ago. South Tyrol was one of the first regions in Europe to directly implement the European Procurement Directives. The European Union with these directives aimed at pressing ahead with digitalisation, reducing the expenditure of time as well as the costs of performance and maximising the transparency of public mandates. Claudia Flaim expressed her satisfaction with the local system for procurement process and affirms that the law made it “easier, more flexible and less bureaucratic”.
The newspaper Alto Adige reports about this in its edition of February 15th, 2018.
Also this year Markas committed itself for the community, contributing to the reconstruction of some areas struck by the earthquake of Central Italy. With this spirit the service provider donated machines and equipment for cleaning the schools, gyms and town halls of the two municipalities Acuasanta Terme and Arquata del Tronto from the Marches, in order to offer concrete help for starting everyday life again and beginning the new year in light-heartedness. In January Marta Masciarelli, Markas employee at the physiotherapy institutes of Rome and native-born from Arquata, visited the just reconstructed schools and structures, in order to train the personnel on-site, and experienced the gratitude of her fellow citizens. The training days were inaugurated by the representatives of both municipalities: the mayor of Acquasanta Terme, Sante Stangoni, and the deputy mayor of Arquata del Tronto, Michele Franchi.
The online magazine “PicenoOggi.it” reports about this on January 31st, 2018.
The distribution of breast milk at the nursery school is one of the main innovations of the new catering service of the municipality of Rapallo, which will be managed by service provider Markas for the next five years. “Already in occasion of the open day at the nursery school there were numerous requests and during the year even more mothers became interested”, says Filippo Lasinio, councillor of education. As support the mothers are given some rules for collecting, preserving and delivering the milk, in order to maintain the nutritional and hygienic quality. On the other hand the personnel receives special trainings to ensure that all the necessary steps are performed in a correct way, from labelling the milk to storing it at controlled temperature until the distribution.
The newspaper Il Secolo XIX reports about this in its edition of January 25th, 2018.
On Monday, January 23, the new catering service of the municipality of Rapallo (GE), which will be managed by Markas until 2022, was officially inaugurated. Markas, leading catering service provider, has been operating in Rapallo since 2007. A total of 800 thousand meals will be distributed to the six schools and transported to the Social Inclusion Center and at home for the elderly. Among the novelties, the distribution of breast milk at the nursery school and scrupulous attention to the menus including special diets (for intolerances or religious reasons). Stop surpluses or food waste thanks to the possibility for children to take non-perishable food at home in the Doggy Bags, while food cooked but not consumed will be given to those in need in collaboration with the Good Samaritan project. The catering service will be sustainable and energy efficient thanks to the new photovoltaic plant installed on the cooking centre and electric cars to carry the meals.
The newspaper “Il Secolo XIX” reports about this in its edition of January 24th, 2018.
“Managing talents” is the topic of the meetings between schools and companies, organised by the South Tyrolean trade association Assoimprenditori for students of high school and professional school in South Tyrol.The first meeting, which took place on January 18th at the technical-economic high school “H. Kunter”, was attended by various local companies. Markas participated with a speech about “The management of talent at Markas” held by Sara Dalprà, Responsible for training. The dialogue with the students emphasised the importance for companies to recognise and use the talent, intended not only as technical capacities of the individual, but in a broader sense as ability of continuous learning and interaction with the world and the people.
The newspaper Alto Adige reports about this in its edition of January 17th.
In its December edition the specialised magazine Ristorando has published the ranking of the 20 leading companies in the field of catering in Italy, where Markas climbs to the 13th place. It is even more fascinating to look at the rankings concerning key points for companies such as turnover and profits: in fact, Markas ranks the 10th place for its revenue growth and even the 7th place for profits, surpassing some giants of the sector. A noteworthy fact is that among the the companies listed in the ranking there were seven of “minor” dimension, which represents a very interesting trend for the market.
The specialised magazine Ristorando reports about this in its edition of December 2017.
Original post: Ristorando: Markas among the leaders of catering service
On the 5th of december at Pavia the grand opening of the new University canteen Cravino (Edisu), which has been completely renovated during the last months and is managed by the South Tyrolean service provider Markas, took place. The kitchen is equipped with innovative technologies, follows the rules of healthy nutrition and will serve an average of 800 dishes per day. But the new structure is also thought as a meeting place for the over 8.000 students of the nearby institutions: in addition to the restaurant there are a cafeteria, a bookstore and recreation rooms. “We implemented the best of our services in order to create an attractive place for the students and a functional working environment for our employees”, explains Armin Boschetto, Markas director production food. The theme of the inauguration, which was attended also by Pavia’s mayor Massimo Depaoli, University director Fabio Rugge and Edisu president Paolo Benazzo, was “brainfood”.
The newspaper La Provincia Pavese reports about this in its edition of the December 6th, 2017.
The family-owned company Markas, specialised in professional cleaning and food preparation, was awarded the European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards for outstanding achievements in the sustainability category in Rome. The European Cleaning and Hygiene Awards are given every year by the European Cleaning Journal. At the award ceremony yesterday at the Parco dei Principi hotel in Rome, Markas was honoured with the European Cleaning & Hygiene Award in the category “Sustainability – Best Practice in the Application” for the second year in a row. Markas has set itself the goal of reducing the environmental impact of cleaning process and improving the quality of service. With the introduction of cleaning products from Werner & Mertz, which have been certified with the EcoLabel and Cradle to Cradle certification, the cleaning service in the hospital of Montichiari has been made more sustainable. The results showed that the consumption of cleaning agents could be reduced by 40% through the pre-impregnation of the mops and that the consumption in the surface cleaning was 30% lower and unpleasant odors could be combated by the use of safe cleaning agents.
The magazine “GSA” reports about in its edition of November 2017.
Original post: GSA: Markas wins its second ECJ Award for Sustainability
Markas, leading company for catering services, will gradually reduce starting from 2019 the purchase of caged hens’ eggs and definitely move to 100% cage-free eggs by 2024. In September 2017 the company has established a development programme designed to ensure the hygiene-health safety of products of animal origin and the avoidance of animal suffering. “With this programme we aim at further promoting the philosophy of ethical thinking” says Andrea Tezzele, Quality and Control Directior at Markas. “We consider cage-rearing a negative practice that does not represent our principles of environmental and social responsability”.
The online platform “GSANews.it” reports about this on November, 2017.
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To celebrate the Cleaning Workers International Day, the South-Tyrolean newspaper Dolomiten has published an interview with Frieda Hofer, Markas employee working at the Bolzano hospital with other 300 cleaning workers. The article focuses on what is important for our cleaning staff: to provide an excellent service in order to contribute to our customers’ wellbeing. “As cleaning worker in the casualty department, it never gets boring”, tells Frieda. “My duty is not only cleaning surfaces: a big part of my job consists in ensuring that patients’ comfort. What drives her is thinking about how she would wish her room would look like, if she were in the patients’ shoes”.
The newspaper “Dolomiten” reports about in its edition of November 8 2017.
As in previous years, cleaning and catering service provider Markas ranks among the best-performing and most labor-intensive companies in South Tyrol. This is revealed by the 2017 rankings of the top 100 South Tyrolean companies, published annually by the business magazine Radius. With regard to total operating performance, Markas ranks 17th, improving its rank by two places compared to 2016. Rank 3 in the ranking lists considering the personal costs remains unchanged.
The business magazine Radius reports about this in its edition of October 2017.
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano canteens, run by leading catering service provider Markas, have been awarded with the “Mensa Verde” (Green Canteen) Award during the Forum Compraverde for the commitment in offering high-quality products (organic, local, seasonal and fair-trade) and reducing the environmental and social impacts of the service.Since 2005 Markas runs the two canteens of the University of Bolzano and has focused on several sustainability aspects: from the purchase of regional and local products to the express preparation of meals, reducing largely the food waste. Moreover, Markas has promoted several initiatives to raise awareness on how to handle food and environment in a more conscious manner and gives great importance to recycling.
The newspaper “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of October 18th, 2017.
On the 4th of October the South Tyrolean company Markas, specialized in management of canteens and other catering establishments, inaugurated its new cooking centre at Vigasio, situated in the province of Verona. The new Markas cooking centre is one of the most innovative and technological centers in Italy and is specialized in the sous vide cooking method. This method is popular among award-winning chefs and is now also used by Markas for catering service.
In addition to numerous customers, suppliers and coworkers, also the mayor of Vigasio Eddi Tosi and his vice mayor Stefania Zaffani attended the grand opening.
The newspaper “L’Arena” reports about this in its edition of October 5th, 2017.
Markas, the leading canteen service provider, after surpassing the strict control process of the evaluating institute Icea, received the certificate for gluten-free catering service at the business canteen of the well-known South Tyrolean company Dr. Schär.
One of the main innovations at the Dr. Schär cooking center is the great variety of dishes prepared with gluten-free products of highest quality, like quinoa or amaranth, and separately from gluten-containing food.
A secure canteen service with a wide range of typical dishes, reinvented in a gluten-free way.
The newspaper “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of September 1st, 2017.
“Clean is odor-free” is the goal of the project launched by service provider Markas to handle the odor issue in nursing homes, which affects many facilities and weighs on patients’ well-being. The project named “Clean&Zero Odor” was developed by Markas in collaboration with the Universities of Ferrara and Modena and Reggio Emilia to test one of the most innovative solutions to neutralize the odors: the ONS product line together with Markas System. The study was conducted on two test sites and included microbiological as well as sensory analyses, which confirm the system efficiency and an improvement of the environmental well-being.
The monthly magazine “Sesta stagione” reports about this in its edition of July 2017.
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More than 60 speakers, 500 participants and 350 companies attended the Compliance Day 2017 in Milan, an event dedicated to the companies’ sustainable growth with the standard ISO 37001 and the Regulation (EU) 2016/679. On this occasion Andrea Tezzele, the Markas Director of Quality and Control, gave a speech on “Work safety organizational model asseveration: the Markas case study”, in which he pointed out the relevance of achieving the asseveration for a company’s work safety management system. The service provider Markas case study bears witness to the positive effects of turning the simple adherence to the current legislation into a benefit instrument for the employees.
The daily magazine “Il Sole 24 Ore” reports about this in its edition of June 27, 2017
In the presence of representatives of the municipality of Bolzano and the mayor Renzo Caramaschi, the top management of service provider Markas and the Kasslatter family have set the foundation stone of their new headquarters.
The new low energy building (ClimateHouse A) will open at the end of 2018 and will offer room for up to 220 employees (more than double the actual number) on 10 floors. Besides becoming the point of reference for the whole Group and its 8,000 employees, the structure will also be a solid proof of the company’s will to invest in the territory and redevelop the area of via Macello.
The information platform Ristorando.eu reports about this on June 21, 2017.
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Eye-catching buildings are currently in vogue among South Tyrolean companies – across the country, new, spectacular headquarters are under construction. Among them the new head office of cleaning and catering facility service provider Markas, which from the end of 2018 will provide room for 200 employees. The 40-meter high glass and steel construction, including cafeteria, fitness room and panorama terrace, is not about “creating a pompous appearance, but about functionality and the commitment to our employees and the city of Bolzano”, explains Markas CEO Christoph Kasslatter. “We are constructing a state-of-the-art building – its impressive appearance is, so to speak, a positive side effect”.
The weekly magazine “Südtiroler Wirtschaftszeitung” reports about this in its edition of June 9, 2017.
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Beside the existing office building in via Macello in Bolzano, recently the first stone of the new headquarters of the service provider Markas was laid. The new construction of climate class A will have room for up to 220 employees, who will be provided not only with spacious offices and meeting rooms, equipped with the most recent technologies, but also with sufficient space for abidance and exchange, like the new gym or the cafeteria. A multi-storied garage and a roofed parking position for bicycles will facilitate the accessibility of the new headquarters, which will be finished until the end of 2018.
The weekly magazine “Südtiroler Wirtschaftszeitung” reports about this in its edition of June 2, 2017.
During a small ceremony the cleaning service provider Markas set the foundation stone for its new headquarters in Bolzano.
Designed by ATP Innsbruck, the low energy building (ClimateHouse A) is to become the new landmark of the company, which is specialized in the provision of cleaning and catering services. Next to spacious and bright office spaces, the construction will amongst others also feature a multi-storey parking garage and a fitness centre.
The weekly magazine “FF” reports about this in its edition of June 1, 2017.
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On 25th May 2017, the market-leading cleaning and catering service provider Markas set the foundation stone for its new headquarters in via Macello. “Our family company was born on the territory of the province of Bolzano and we want to keep on building our future here”, says CEO Christoph Kasslatter, and adds: “this choice confirms the company’s desire to invest on the territory and set Bolzano as the point of reference for the whole group, formed by more than 8,000 employees in Italy, Austria and Romania.
The daily magazine “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of May 26, 2017.
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On May 25, 2017, in the presence of representatives of the municipality of Bolzano, the top management of cleaning and catering service provider Markas has set the foundation stone of the new ClimateHouse A headquarters that will be built in via Macello. On ten floors, the new Markas building will offer 220 workplaces, a fitness centre and a panoramic terrace. “As a service provider company, our employees are the core of our activity. Given that they spend a great part of their time at work, we are convinced that a pleasant and familial environment can strongly improve the quality of work”, states Markas CEO Christoph Kasslatter.
The daily magazine “Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of May 26, 2017.
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An investment aimed at growing on the territory and a people-oriented building with a green soul – in short, the project for the new Markas headquarters in Bolzano. On 25th May 2017 the company’s top management, together with the founding family and representatives of the Municipality of Bolzano, has set the foundation stone on the building site in via Macello. The building, which will open at the end of 2018, will be built on ten floors in strict compliance with low energy building guidelines (ClimateHouse A) and host approximately 220 employees.
The online platform “Alto Adige Innovazione” reports about this in its edition of May 25, 2017.
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On Saturday, May 2017, service provider Markas will participate in Zoom Zebra at Milan, contributing in different ways to the charity run that collects money for institutions in support of people diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. During the event, Markas, which has been supporting solidarity initiative since its foundation, will distribute healthy and energizing snacks to the runners. In collaboration with the charitable organization “Sport senza frontiere” (eng. Sports without Border), the service provider moreover has facilitated the participation of 20 disadvantaged young people in the run. Finally yet importantly, Markas has given several families from the earthquake-affected city Aquasanta Terme the possibility to spend some relaxing and carefree time in Milan, donating a weekend trip to the city.
The information platform Tgcom24 reports about this on May 23, 2017.
With various initiatives, cleaning and catering service provider Markas will contribute to the charity run ZoomZebra in Milan, which takes place on Saturday, May 27, in order to raise money in favor of people with neuroendocrine tumors. During the event, Markas will not only participate in the run, but also distribute healthy snacks to the runners, putting up a “healthy point” along the route. In collaboration with “Sport Senza Frontiere” (eng. Sports Without Border), a non-profit organization for social integration, Markas has further given 20 disadvantaged young people the possibility to take part in the event. Finally, on this occasion, Markas donated a weekend trip to Milan to various families suffering the consequences of the earthquake that had struck Central Italy.
The online portal of the Gazzetta dello Sport reports about this on May 21, 2017.
On May 10 and 11, canteen service provider Markas once again hosted the meanwhile sixth edition of the Brainfood Days. Every year, the initiative for nutritional education is organized in the canteens of the Free University of Bolzano in Bolzano and Bressanone. This year, the Brainfood Days were guided by the motto “A healthy cocktail for your mind”. During the event, the students were made acquainted with a special choice of foods that are particularly beneficial for the mind, fostering the concentration and mental performance. Next to a special menu offer and information material on the topic, the students were also offered the opportunity to get nutrition tips from Markas nutritional experts as well as to participate in a lottery.
With a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony, cleaning and catering service provider Markas has inaugurated its new cooking centre in Marchirolo (VA), which will provide the municipality’s elementary and secondary school as well as the kindergarten with roughly 3.000 meals every month. The centre has been equipped with the latest facilities in order to optimize planning of the food production and is endowed with an emission free electric vehicle for the delivery of the meals. Another novelty: an app, which allows the parents to load the chip card their children use for purchasing the meals conveniently online.
The information platform Ristorando.eu reports about this on May 11, 2017.
Kiwi as the key ingredient of every course: this is the menu that the students of the Borgo d’Ale (Vercelli) school had the chance to taste on March 22. The project “Il gusto per la salute” (Tasty and healthy), run by the Municipality of Borgo D’Ale in collaboration with the catering service company Markas and LILT (Italian League Against Cancer), aims at promoting among children the habit of eating food that is both tasty and healthy. Indeed, eating vitamin C and fiber-rich fruit such as kiwi might have a beneficial effect on a number of conditions. The project continues with two meetings on nutritional education with Markas nutritional expert Anna Frumento.
The monthly magazine “La Grinta” reports about this in its edition of April 1, 2017.
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Health, nutrition and sport: these are the keywords of “Foodsport”, a nutritional education project initiated by service provider Markas, the volleyball association Bluvolley and the University of Verona. The project, which consists of a series of meetings and information events, aims at providing information on a correct diet in connection with physical activity. In this context, Markas nutritional experts and representatives of Bluvolley will visit six different sport high schools in the area of Verona, giving the pupils the opportunity to deepen their knowledge on an appropriate diet for athletes.
The online portal of the newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport” reports about this on March 29, 2017.
“Foodsport”, a joint project by service provider Markas, the volleyball association Bluvolley and the University of Verona, entered its next stage. During a workshop at the Faculty of Sports at the University of Verona, numerous students were given the possibility to get valuable tips and information on a correct sports nutrition. In their endeavor to teach the students the importance of a correct diet for those, who are physically active on a regular basis, Markas nutritional experts and representatives of Bluvolley were also supported by Simone Anziani, midfielder of Calzedonia Verona.
The online platform “Legavolley.it” reports about this on March 28, 2017.
In collaboration with the Volleyball association Bluvolley and the faculty of Sports at the University of Verona, catering and cleaning service provider Markas has launched “Foodsport”, a project on nutritional education for athletes. Within the remit of this project, Markas nutritional experts and representatives of Bluvolley pay a visit to six sport high schools in the province of Verona, holding workshops on nutrition and sports. The goal is to sensitize pupils to the link between a correct diet and a better performance on the playfield, teaching them everything they need to know about a proper sports nutrition.
The newspaper “L’Arena” reports about this in its edition of March 28, 2017.
The market-leading cleaning and catering service provider Markas has taken an active part in the Sport Expo fair in Verona, successfully presenting the project “Foodsport: eat well to play better”, which was designed in partnership with the volleyball association BluVolley Verona. On this occasion, Markas has organized two events on healthy nutrition, geared towards the athletes’ parents and their coaches, respectively. The Foodsport project, which also involves the Verona Sports Faculty, aims at teaching young athletes the importance of eating properly to grow up healthy and work out well. A series of further meetings will take place at the University of Verona and at sports high schools in the following weeks.
The newspaper “L’Arena” reports about this in its edition of March 21, 2017.
In collaboration with the volleyball association BluVolley and the University of Verona, cleaning and catering service provider Markas launches “Foodsport”, a project consisting in a range of meetings within the Verona area that are directed at educating young athletes on a holistic healthy lifestyle. The first meeting will be held at the SportExpo Fair in Verona, a workshop at the Faculty of Sport in Verona and more events at sports high schools will follow. “The project aims at conveying our knowledge and many years of experience in the field of healthy nutrition to athletes”, states Evelyn Kirchmaier-Kasslatter, Markas Managing Director. The company has been present nationwide for many years and manages, among others, the catering service at ESU Verona – the regional company that ensures the right to study – , and at the hospitals Borgo Trento and Borgo Roma in Verona.
The online platform “Volleyball.it” reports about this on March 13, 2017.
In collaboration with the volleyball association BluVolley and the University of Verona, cleaning and catering service provider Markas has launched the so called Foodsport project, aimed at fostering a healthy nutrition among athletes. Due to this project, several meetings will be held within the Verona area over the course of the next months. The first two events, which aim at conveying the importance of a healthy diet among athletes to the volleyball player’s parents and their coaches, will take place at the SportExpo fair in Verona. In the course of the next weeks, a workshop at the Sports Faculty and various events at sports high schools in Verona will follow.
The newspaper “l’Arena” reports about this in its edition of September 12, 2017.
Markas, since more than 30 years leading cleaning and catering service provider in Italy, Austria and Romania, shakes hands with BluVolley, the reference volleyball association for the Verona area. Together, they gave life to the “Foodsport” project, an initiative that focuses on the importance of a healthy diet for athletes. It offers a series of meetings aimed at addressing topics related to nutrition and sport, teaching young athletes about healthy lifestyles and proper nutrition. The project started at the SportExpo fair in Verona, where Markas and BluVolley held a nutritional education meeting for the parents of young athletes as well as a technical update for coaches. The project continues with a series of meetings at the University of Verona and at sports high schools in the Verona area.
The online platform of the newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport” reports about this on March 10, 2017.
Maintaining a healthy and well-balanced a diet now becomes easier for the employees of Beretta, a factory in Gardone Val Trompia (Italy): thanks to a new app called RistoCloud, introduced by cleaning and catering service provider Markas, via smartphone or tablet employees can access a wide variety of information on the upcoming week’s menu choice in the company canteen. Next to the possibility to preorder the desired meals, the app also offers numerous details on the various dishes, such as nutritional values, ingredients or contained allergens. The project aims at promoting healthy eating habits as well as fostering the general well-being of employees.
The professional magazine “Ristorando” reports about this in its edition of February 2017.
In December, Bolzano was the hosting venue of a convention titled “Industry & Facility 4.0”, focusing on the increasing digitalization in the service sector. The event was organized by cleaning and catering service provider Markas and co-hosted by the National Association of Cleaning and Integrated Service Providers (ANIP) and the South Tyrolean Business Organisation. After a welcoming speech by Markas general director Evelyn Kirchmaier, Confindustria vicepresident Stefan Pan opened the series of lectures, highlighting the need for a “cultural re-thinking”. Other internationally renowned speakers were ANIP president Lorenzo Mattioli and Prof. Kurt Matzler, who described the digitalization as “one of the biggest changes in human history” and called on participants to redefine their own businesses.
The online news platform “Economyst” reports about this on December 18, 2016
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Market leading cleaning and catering service provider Markas is going to support a solidarity initiative for people in need, initiated by the municipality of Garlasco in the province of Pavese (Italy). In collaboration with Markas, which operates the municipality’s school canteen, on the occasion of Christmas, the initiative donates food baskets to 25 deserving families, next to various other support measures.
The daily newspaper “La Provincia di Pavese” reports about this in its edition of December 15, 2016.
In collaboration with the South Tyrolean Business Organisation and the National Association of Cleaning and Integrated Service Providers (ANIP), on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, service provider Markas hosted a convention under the heading “Industry & Facility 4.0”. Taking a look into the future, the convention analyzed the recent innovation processes of businesses and their response to the increasing digitalization. Following a short welcoming speech by Markas general director Evelyn Kirchmaier and various presentations on the topic, the event culminated in a panel discussion with numerous top-level speakers. Among the participants were Professor Kurt Matzler, international expert in the field, as well as the president of the South Tyrolean Business Association and the president of ANIP-Confindustria.
The daily newspaper “Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of December 14, 216.
Together with the National Association of Cleaning and Integrated Service Providers (ANIP) and the South Tyrolean Business Organisation the market-leading cleaning and catering provider Markas was host of a conference with the title ‘Industry and Facility 4.0’. Markas general director Evelyn Kirchmaier opened the event, who at the same time is also a committee member of both associations. The following talks focused on the benefits of the so-called industry 4.0 and the necessary digitalization and automatisation within the service sector. In this context, the various top-notch speakers, including some internationally renowned experts, highlighted that a process of technological innovation is indispensable for a prospering economy in the future and fosters a new professionalisation of workers.
The daily newspaper‚ Corriere dell’Alto Adige‘ reports about this in its edition of december 14, 2016.
On the occasion of the committee meeting of the National Association of Cleaning and Integrated Service Providers (ANIP) on Thursday, December 13, a conference with the title ‘Industry & Facility 4.0’ was held in the headquarter of the South Tyrolean Business Organization in Bolzano. The event, which focused on digital innovation and transformation within the service sector, was organized by cleaning and catering service provider Markas in collaboration with the South Tyrolean Business Organization. In talks and discussions, various top-level experts in the field examined aspects such as the challenges posed by the digitalization and automatisation of the service sector, the pros and cons of technological innovation and its impact on workers.
The online platform „Südtirolnews“ reports about this on December 13, 2016.
For its project aimed at a cleaning service with zero environmental impact, on September 29 in Barcelona, the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards honored service provider Markas in the category “Sustainability”. The European contest awards prizes for innovation efforts to businesses operating in the field of industrial cleaning. In this context, the sustainability prize recognizes best practices and initiatives for environmental protection. More specifically, the service provider won the award for an initiative implemented in the hospital of Desenzano (Italy), where Markas had measured and subsequently compensated the CO2 emissions produced by its cleaning service in the course of a year.
The professional magazine “GSA” reports about this in its edition of November 2016.
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„A dinner for Amatrice“: this was the name of the sold-out benefit event, which took place on Tuesday, October 11 2016, in the university canteen “San Francesco” of Verona. The initiative developed from an idea by Prof. Mario Pezzotti, which organized the charity dinner in collaboration with the university and canteen operator Markas, market-leading catering and cleaning service provider. In the course of the evening, approximately € 5,000 could be raised. This amount will be used for reconstructing the elementary school of the municipality of Amatrice.
The online platform “Veronanews” reports about this on October 12, 2016.
The market leading service provider Markas achieved first place in the “Sustainability” category of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, which award extraordinary performances in the professional cleaning sector. The prestigious prize, conferred upon the cleaning and catering service provider for its environmental engagement, was awarded during a solemn ceremony, taking place at the Majestic Hotel in Barcelona on Thursday, September 29.
The online platform “GSANews.it” reports about this on October 7, 2016.
In June, cleaning and catering service provider Markas was honored as one the ten best employers in Europe by the European Business Awards. Amongst others, this success is attributable to the good evaluations achieved in the course of an anonymous employee survey carried out by the Great Place to Work institute. Since its foundation in 1986, the family-owned company has always tried to actively foster the wellbeing of its employees. After all, fair and motivating working conditions have a favorable impact on performances and, as a consequence, on the satisfaction of clients, explains CEO Christoph Kasslatter.
The business magazine SWZ reports about this in its edition of October 2016.
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On Saturday, October 1, 2016, service provider Markas celebrated the completion of the construction works at the new refectory of the elementary school of Nave, where Markas had won the contract for the provision of food in the local schools. Numerous representatives of the local government and population attended the inauguration ceremony, during which the major of Nave praised the successful restructuring of the canteen. The new refectory can now host 140 pupils and offers a more convenient way to access the kitchen.
The daily newspaper “Giornale di Brescia” reports about this in its edition of October 2, 2016.
In the annual ranking of the top 300 companies in South Tyrol, in 2016, service provider Markas was able to improve its ranking by one position, achieving 13th place. The ranking takes into account key data such as total output, profit, personnel costs and equity. In the rankings of the 30 most profitable companies and the 30 largest taxpayers in South Tyrol, Markas ranked 20th and 17th, respectively. The service provider did particularly well in the ranking of the 30 biggest employers, improving its position by 10 positions to rank 3. Not only in South Tyrol Markas is among the most attractive employers: in 2016, the service provider, market-leading in the areas clean, food and facility, was selected as one of the ten best employers in Europe in the course of the European Business Awards.
The business magazine Südtirol Panorama reports about this in its edition of October 2016.
At Valle Mosso, Province of Biella (Italy), catering service provider Markas inaugurated a new cooking center. The new center was built after Markas had been awarded the contract for the catering service in the municipality’s kindergarten and schools for the next nine years. An optimization of the service, stricter quality controls and financial relieve for the families of the children are just some of the advantages of the new center. At the same time, it also allows Markas to expand the reach of its catering service to the neighboring communities. An additional benefit of the new construction: in the future, leftover food will be given to persons in need or, after authorization of the local health authorities, to animals.
The monthly magazine “Ristorando” reports about this in its edition of October 2, 2016.
In collaboration with Markas, market leader in communal catering services, the local government of Valle Mosso (Italy) recently inaugurated a new cooking center. The industrial kitchen was realized by Markas in 2015, after the service provider had been awarded the contract for the provision of food in the municipality’s kindergarten and schools. The new cooking center significantly shortens the time between preparing and serving the meals, allowing strict quality controls, cost reductions and considerable improvements in the catering service.
The newspaper “Provincia di Biella” reports about this in its edition of September 21, 2016.
On October 11, the market-leading cleaning and catering service provider Markas contributed to a fundraising dinner in favor of the victims of the earthquake in Amatrice (Italy), organized by the university of Verona. As a sign of solidarity, the menu featured the famous “Pasta all’Amatriciana”, the traditional dish of the region, which was prepared and served by canteen operator Markas.
The newspaper “l’Arena” reports about this in its edition of September 20, 2016.
Based on a solidarity initiative by the University of Verona, on October 11, service provider Markas contributed to a charity dinner in favor of the population of Amatrice, hit by a major earthquake at the end of August. As a token of solidarity, the company, which runs the university canteen and ranks among the market leading service providers, volunteered to prepare meals for the more than 350 guests using typical regional products.
The online platform Veronasera.it reports about this on September 19, 2016.
As in previous years, cleaning and catering service provider Markas ranks among the best-performing and most labor-intensive companies in South Tyrol. This is revealed by the 2016 rankings of the top 100 South Tyrolean companies, published annually by the business magazine Radius. With regard to total operating performance, Markas ranks 19th, improving its rank by one place compared to 2015. Rank 5 and rank 3 in the ranking lists considering value added and personal costs remain unchanged. If tax payment is considered, Markas ranks 13th. In the additionally published rankings of the top 15 of each industry, Markas reached third place in the sector “various services”.
The business magazine Radius reports about this in its edition of October 2016.
The cleaning and catering service provider Markas has been honored as one the ten most attractive European employers at the “European Business Awards” in Milan. In an interview, general director Evelyn Kirchmaier highlighted that service quality mainly depends on the satisfaction of employees, stressing the importance of creating a pleasant, motivating and fair working environment. In the region of Verona alone, Markas employs more than 300 people, whereas on Group level the company has more than 7,000 employees.
The daily newspaper “L’Arena di Verona” reports about this in its edition of August 3, 2016.
The market-leading cleaning and catering service provider Markas has recently been named as one of the ten best employers in Europe. The prestigious “Ruban d’Honneur” in the category “Employer of the Year” was conferred upon the company during the awards ceremony of the European Business Awards in Milan on June, 17, after it had competed against 32.000 companies from 33 countries. While Markas was already represented in the Great Place to Work ranking of Italy’s best employers both in 2014 and 2015, this price confirmed its status as one of the most attractive employer also on the European level.
The bimonthly magazine of technology and health economics “Teme” reports about this in its edition of July-August 2016.
In the context of the European Business Awards ceremony in Milan, service provider Markas was awarded one of the ten “Ruban d’Honneur”, which were granted in the category “Employer of the Year”, prevailing against more than 32.000 companies from 33 countries. For general director Evelyn Kirchmaier, “having been selected as one the best employers in Europe shows us that we are on the right track and spurs us on to continue our efforts and to do even better in the future”.
The daily newspaper “Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of July 28, 2016.
In the case study book published in the context of the European Business Awards, which honored Markas as one of the top ten employers in Europe, managing director Evelyn Kirchmaier recaps the first 30 years of the companies’ business activity.
In 1985, the service provider, which is specialized in cleaning and catering services, was founded, completely from scratch, by Ing. Mario Kasslatter. Today, the market leading company employs approximately 7,500 employees and still operates as a family-run business. In the service sector, the satisfaction of those working daily on site at the customer’s premises has a decisive impact on the quality of provided services. For this reason, Markas has always endeavored to foster the wellbeing and satisfaction of its employees and a high-quality working environment.
During the official awards ceremony of the European Business Awards on June 17 in Milan, the cleaning and catering service provider Markas was chosen as one of the ten best employers in Europe. For its ongoing efforts in favor of its employees, on this occasion the company was awarded the “Ruban d’Honneur” in the category “Employer of the Year”. In total, 110 companies from all over Europe were honored in eleven different categories.
The newspaper “Corriere Alto Adige” reports about this in its edition of June 24, 2016.
The cleaning and catering service provider Markas ranks among the ten best employers in Europe. This title has been awarded to the family-owned company at the award ceremony of the European Business Awards, which took place on June 17 in Milan and during which Markas –thanks to its extraordinary commitment to its employees – received the prestigious “Ruban d’Honneur” in the category “Employer of the Year”. In the past years 2014 and 2015, Markas has already been selected twice as one the best employers in Italy by the renowned “Great Place to Work” institute. This further accolade through the European Business Awards now confirms that Markas performs outstandingly also at the European level.
The online news portal “GSA News” reports about this on June 21, 2016.
On May 27, 2016, the family-owned company Markas celebrated its first 30 years of existence in the province of Cuneo, Italy. The evening event, to which employees, clients and suppliers were invited, took place in the Markas cooking center in San Defendente di Cervasca. In the course of a celebratory speech, Markas CEO Christoph Kasslatter thanked all the invited guests for their contribution to the success of the company in the region and highlighted that this event marks a milestone in the history of Markas. Since its foundation, the company, which is specialized in cleaning and collective catering services, has been prominent as a service provider in the province of Cuneo. Meanwhile, Markas employs almost 350 employees in the region and generates annual sales of approximately 10 million Euro.
The online newspaper “Targato CN” reports about this in its edition of May 28, 2016.
As part of the project „Eat Ability“, four persons with disabilities made a very special experience: after having attended a training course for canteen employees offered by the service provider Markas, in the future on every Thursday – beginning with May – they will contribute to serving lunch to the pupils of the primary school “Anne Frank” in Lurate Uggiate Trevano (CO). The awareness project was started by the local Social Services Consortium in collaboration with the school, the municipality, a non-profit organization and the school canteen service provider Markas in order to support the young people on their path to independence. On May 26, Markas handed over the certificate of attendance for the course, promoting the four to official employees of the canteen. Margareth Utizi, responsible for marketing at Markas, was very happy about the big success of the project: “The participants attended the training course with much enthusiasm and motivation!”
The newspaper “Giornale di Olgiate” reports about this in its edition of May 28, 2016.
“There are no right or wrong decisions; the only important thing is to always remain curious and open to new experiences”. This was the key message Evelyn Kirchmaier, managing director of the service provider Markas, conveyed to the approximately 320 students of the secondary and vocational schools in Merano (BZ). She met them within the framework of the project “Incontro Scuola-Imprese” (Encounter School-Business), which was initiated by the South Tyrolean Employers’ Association and aims at introducing students to the world of business. Speaking from her own personal experiences, Kirchmaier advised the students to always have an open and flexible mindset towards all the career opportunities one encounters throughout life.
The newspaper Alto Adige reports about this in its edition of April 6, 2016.
For a company like Markas, specialized in cleaning and catering services, the satisfaction of clients with the provided services is of highest importance. During a hospital stay, for instance, a clean environment and the quality of meals are significant factors that can improve the patient´s general condition and accelerate the recovery process. In this regard, thanks to their commitment and the great efforts they put into their daily work,-the Markas employees were highly praised by a patient at the hospital of Crema (Italy). He complimented the Markas staff for their punctuality, reliability and their sense of responsibility and lauded the excellent taste of meals.
The online portal Crema Online reports about this in its edition of April 4th 2016.
During the 5th edition of the RSA Summit-Planet Health, which took place on March 23 in Milan, Andrea Tezzele, director for quality and control at Markas, presented a pilot project that aims at a cleaning services with “zero environmental impact”. The best-practice was implemented at the hospital of Desenzano del Garda (Italy), where Markas is responsible for the cleaning service. Reacting to the incentives provided by the current legislature on this issue, as a first step the company measured the environmental impact of its services using the EPD (European Product Declaration). In order to minimize and neutralize detrimental environmental effects, Markas then introduced various optimization and compensation measures, amongst others by planting trees and producing renewable energy. With this, Markas has created a “green” cleaning service and given a valuable example of how companies can actively contribute to protecting the environment.
The bimonthly magazine of technology and health economics “Teme” reports about this in its edition of April 1, 2016.
In an interview, Evelyn Kirchmaier, managing director of the service provider Markas, answered a variety of questions about herself. In it, she does not only talk about her personal views and values, but also tells some private anecdotes. The 33-year-old Kirchmaier holds a minority stake in the family-owned business, which is specialized in catering, cleaning and additional services. She studied political science and business administration in Milan and Innsbruck and currently lives with her husband, Markas CEO Christoph Kasslatter, and their two children in Bolzano.
The business magazine supplement of Dolomiten “WIKU” reported about this in its edition of February 25.
A varied menu selection, savory snacks, modern infrastructures and shortened waiting times: These are just some of the novelties that Markas holds ready for its clients in the ESU university canteens in Verona. After the conclusion of renovation and modernization works, the official opening ceremony took place on February 29 in the presence of many representatives of ESU and the leading catering service provider.
The newspaper “Corriere di Verona” reports about this in its edition of March 1st, 2016.
Renewed infrastructures and equipment, shortened waiting times and use of healthy and local ingredients: this is the recipe of Markas for the university canteens of ESU in Verona, the regional institute for the right to study with seat in Veronetta and Borgo Roma. The many new features and improvements implemented by the leading catering service provider were presented during the opening ceremony on the 29th of February, which was attended by many representatives of ESU and the Markas top management.
The newspaper L’Arena reports about this in its edition of March 1st, 2016.
In the context of the European Business Awards – the prestigious competition, which honors the best performing European businesses – the leading cleaning and catering service provider Markas ranks among the ten businesses, which have received the “Ruban d’Honneur” in the category “Employer of the year”. The service provider was chosen from 678 National Champions from all over Europe by a panel of judges made up of renowned entrepreneurs, politicians and academics.
The online newspaper TgCom24 reports about this in its edition of February 17th, 2016.
In collaboration with the hospital of Desenzano del Garda (BS), Markas adopted a project that aims at “100% green” hospital cleaning services. Due to this project, about 92 tons of CO2 could be compensated until now. The concepts of measurement, optimization and compensation are the base of this project. The first step was to measure the greenhouse gas emissions using the EPD (European Product Declaration). Then, various optimization and compensation measures were introduced. Finally, five high trees were planted, which not only embellish the hospitals’ court, but contribute to neutralizing the emissions.
The trimestral newspaper ” Periodico di Informazione Sanitaria News” reports about this in its edition of October/November/December 2015.
At the convention Planet Health, held on October 8th 2015 in Milan, various best practices of hospital cleaning were discussed. On this occasion, Dott. Andrea Tezzele, director of quality control at Markas, gave a speech about “How textile hygiene can contribute to guarantee the processes of cleaning and sanitizing in hospitals: the certification UNI 14065”. Markas indeed is one of the few companies in this sector that acquired this important certification. Thereby, Markas in hospitals can constantly ensure a “cleaning chain” for laundry processed textiles that complies with highest standards.
The magazine “GSA” reports about in its edition of November 2015.
Like last year, the service provider Markas is among the strongest drivers of the South Tyrolean economy. In the ranking of the Top-100 South Tyrolean companies, Markas ranks unchanged on the 20th position according to its total operating performance. If value added is considered, Markas improved its position by one place when compared to last year, ranking 5th. Thanks to an excellent 3rd place in the ranking of personnel costs, Markas now is one of the three largest employers in South Tyrol. According to tax payments, Markas ranks 12th.
The business magazine “Radius” reports about this in its edition of October 2015.
30 years ago, in 1985, the service provider Markas – specialized in cleaning and catering services – was founded by Ing. Mario Kasslatter. Since then the business, which operates in Italy, Austria and Romania, has constantly expanded. With meanwhile more than 7,000 employees from 54 different countries, the success story of the company continues under the direction of Christoph Kasslatter, CEO of Markas Italy. In 2014, Markas Italy achieved a turnover of 153 million Euro, exceeding the threshold of 190 million Euro if the entire group is considered.
The bimonthly magazine of technology and health economics “Teme” reports about this in its edition of September-October 2015.
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Since a couple of years, the arms manufacturer Beretta from Gardone Val Trompia (BS) has put into place various initiatives in favor of its employees’ well-being with the “BWe – Beretta Welfare Program”. A special one among these initiatives is the “health trail”, a project that was developed in collaboration with Markas, the service provider that prepares more than 400 meals daily for the staff canteen of Beretta. The aim of the project, which consists of various initiatives for nutritional education, is to help the employees acquire a better understanding of correct and healthy nutritional choices.
The online-newspaper “Eco Delle Valli” reports about this in its edition of October 9th, 2015.
At a press conference the arms manufacturer Beretta from Gardone Val Trompia (BS) presented the project “health trail” that has been developed in collaboration with Markas, provider of the staff canteen. The project is part of the “BWe – Beretta Welfare Program”, which combines various initiatives in support of the employees’ well-being. Among the various taken measures Markas has positioned colored footprints in the canteen in order to help the users choose the right meal.
The newspaper “Giornale di Brescia” reports about this in its edition of October 9th, 2015.
Also in 2015, the service provider Markas ranks among the 300 best-selling companies in South Tyrol. As emerges from the ranking published in the business magazine “Südtirol Panorama”, Markas improved its position by one place moving up to the 14th place thanks to a total operating performance of 191.9 million €, an overall growth of 13.1% and a profit of 6.8 million €. With this excellent result, Markas positions itself among the top selling and strongest growing companies in South Tyrol and thus, contributes massively to the regions’ economic performance.
The business magazine “Südtirol Panorama” reports about this in its edition of October 2015.
During the congress “Planet Health – Comfort & Services“, held on October 8th in Milan, there was a talk show about the new code for public contracts and about control systems for outsourced services. On this occasion Dr. Andrea Tezzele, Director of Quality Control at Markas, talked about control systems used in hospitals, the role of the figures RUP and DEC and the concept of measurability when talking about the quality of outsourced Services.
“What can be measured, can be improved”: it is this principle that has encouraged the market-leading service provider Markas to measure the environmental impact of its hospital cleaning services. Based on the results, Markas adopted optimization and compensation measures targeted at neutralizing the greenhouse gas emissions. During a workshop that took place at the 41st ANMDO congress in Parma, Markas illustrated the best practice put in place at the hospital of Desenzano del Garda (BS) that aims at 100% green cleaning services.
The newspaper „L’Ospedale“ reports about this in its edition of September 2015.
The leading catering service provider Markas has taken over the catering service at the renowned private clinic Villa St. Anna in Merano (BZ). In the past, the private clinic, which is led since 30 years by family Crespi, had managed the catering service internally. Once the decision had been made to externalize the service, the clinic chose Markas as a qualified and reliable partner.
The newspaper “Alto Adige” reported about this in its edition of September 7th ,2015.
With the Regulation 1169/2011, the European Union has regulated the procedures to indicate the presence of allergens in the menus, in order to protect people with food allergies or intolerances. The regulation contains, inter alia, improved allergen labeling of prepacked foods and mandatory allergen information for bulk food.
Barbara Valentini, the responsible person for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in Markas, speaks in an interview about the benefits of this European regulation and the measures already taken by Markas to protect its end-users health regarding food allergies and food intolerances and therefore provide users with the assurance of a menu prepared in compliance with the specific food requirements.
The magazine “Largo Consumo” reported in its issue of July-August 2015th
Markas celebrates a milestone anniversary: the market-leading company in the cleaning and food preparation sector is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Ing. Mario Kasslatter founded the company in 1985, which now is run by the second generation, his sons Florian and Christoph. As one of the largest employers in South Tyrol Markas has experienced in the past few years a considerable increase in sales and number of employees. A growing number of customers in Italy, Austria and Romania rely on the competence and professionalism of the company.
The business newspaper “SWZ” reported about in its edition no. 7/15 of the 7th August 2015
Families in difficulty for some time already can count on extra help in Albisola (SV): not administered meals in the school canteen managed by Markas, a leading canteen service provider, are donated to people who often struggle to even have lunch and dinner.
The initiative is part of the project “Good Samaritan“, carried out by Markas, the Green Cross, which is in charge of transport and by the association San Vincenzo, which is responsible for the distribution.
The newspaper “Il Secolo XIX” reported about this in its edition of June 24, 2015.
In the communal canteen of Savigliano (CN) run by Markas, a leading canteen service provider, more than 1,000 meals are cooked every day. These meals are much appreciated by students from kindergarten to middle school and from municipal employees. During summertime, the canteen remains close only in August.
In June and July next to the municipal employees, Markas prepares delicious meals also for children attending the recreational summer camp.
The newspaper “Corriere di Savigliano” reported about this in its edition of June 18, 2015.
Markas provides healthy and nutritious meals to the user of its canteens, including the children of Savigliano (CN), where Markas runs the school canteen. Markas knows that nutritional education is learned at school and in the school canteen: in fact, already during mealtime children get used to a healthy lifestyle, which can reduce the risk of overweight and the related diseases. In the canteen of Savigliano Markas prepares 1.000 meals a day, of which several dozen are special diets for religious reasons or for food intolerances.
The newspaper “Corriere di Savigliano” reported about this in its edition of June 18, 2015.
“Healthy food for smart people!” was the motto of this year’s edition of the Brain Food Day, which the canteen service provider Markas has organized on the 21th and 23th of April in the university canteens of Bolzano and Bressanone. The aim of this initiative, held for the 3rd time in a row, is to raise awareness among students that a healthy diet can contribute significantly to a better learning performance. As part of the Brain Food Day numerous students have also participated at the Brain Food Competition. Participants could win a hamper with finest brain food delicacies, several canteen coupons and other great surprises. Last Friday Markas invited the students winning the first and second prize to the company’s headquarter in Bolzano. Evelyn Kirchmaier, the General Director of Markas, was pleased to hand the prizes over to the winners.
Since its foundation in 1985, the Bolzano-based service company Markas always kept growing. The company offers a range of cleaning and catering services for large public and private costumers and reached in 2013 a personnel cost rate of 67.7 %. Downstream services have to be processed by humans and are therefore relatively personnel intensive. Quality is one important factor in refinancing high personnel costs.
The business newspaper “Südtirol Panorama” reports about in its edition of May 2015.
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With regards to personnel costs, the Bolzano-based company Markas is at the top. In 2013 the family owned company Markas spent 114.9 million euros in personnel costs, which is 2.5 % more than in 2012. Markas ranks just behind the companies with the biggest workforce: Aspiag Service GmbH, Würth GmbH, and Acciaierie Valbruna AG. South Tyrolean companies are still at the forefront in Europe when it comes to the quality of personnel and ensuring a high level of employment in the region.
The business newspaper “Südtirol Panorama” reports about in its edition of May 2015.
Is it possible to clean without having an environmental impact? The cleaning service company Markas has investigated this issue and has checked the environmental impact of its cleaning services. Based on the Environmental Product Declaration EPD, Markas collected data regarding the CO2 emissions generated by its cleaning services in a medium sized hospital. For Markas the results are an important starting point for implementing new and trend-setting measures for reducing the environmental impact. With projects such as reforestation, the cleaning service company Markas adds value to quality and environmental protection at the same time.
The monthly specialist journal GSA reported about this in the edition of April 2015.
Since its foundation in 1985, Markas relies on reliability, commitment, and fairness in acting toward employees and clients. Now, the international consulting institute Great Place to Work® has elected the family company as one of the best places to work. Great Place to Work® conducts yearly an employee survey in order to rank the 35 employees throughout Italy. Markas has taken part at the survey for the 2nd time already, and could move to position eleven this year.
The economic supplement “Corriere Economia” reports about this in its edition dated 16/03/2015.
Companies being elected as one of the 35 Great Places®to Work offer optimal working conditions for their employees. The market leading family company Markas is one of them. For 30 years already, Markas offers a range of cleaning and catering services for large public and private customers. Already the second time in a row Markas took part in the employee survey conducted by the international institute Great Place to Work, and could even improve its ranking from the 12th to the 11th place this year.
The monthly business newspaper “L’impresa” reports about this in its edition of March 2015.
Markas has proven again to be one of the best companies to work for in Italy. This is the outcome of the survey conducted by the international institute Great Place to Work®, which each year awards the best employers in 47 countries around the world. Markas could even improve the results from last year and moved from the 12th to the 11th place in the ranking. The leader in cleaning and catering offers its services at the health facilities from Verona and Bussolengo, as well as in many other municipalities in the area, where the company runs school canteens.
The online version of the newspaper “The Arena” reported about this in its edition of the 1st march 2015.
Markas belongs according to Great Place to Work® to the best employers in Italy. The international research Institute surveys each year employees of small, medium and large companies about their job satisfaction. In the recently published survey, the South Tyrolean family company Markas was mentioned just next to international corporations like Microsoft, FedEx and Ikea. For Christoph Kasslatter, the CEO of Markas, this is an incentive to keep working continuously on important points such as employee motivation and development.
The business magazine supplement of Dolomiten “WIKU”, reported about this in its edition of the 25th February.
The cleaning and catering service company Markas from Bolzano is according to the Great Place to Work® employee survey an excellent workplace. The research institute Great Place to Work® nominates yearly the top employers in 49 countries worldwide. Markas belongs for the second time in a row to the 35 best Italian workplaces together with multinationals like Microsoft, FedEd and Ikea. Employees who trust their managers, the constant training and formation, and the feeling of being part of a family are distinguishing criteria for all these companies.
The online journal “Vvox” reports about this in its edition dated 24/02/2015.
Wellbeing and good job perspectives were crucial criteria for Markas employees to elect the company as one of the best places to work in Italy. 89 percent of the employees confirm in the survey Great Place to Work® Italia 2015 to be proud of their workplace and about what they can achieve at work. Markas participated at the survey already the second time in row and could even improve the results moving from the 12th to the 11th place in the ranking.
The business magazine compliment “Corriere Economia” reports about this in its edition dated 23/02/2015.
Employee participation in decision-making, opportunities for professional growth, recognition of merit: these were the factors of success for Markas in the survey Great Place to Work ® Italia 2015. The service company Markas participated already for the second year in a row and was ranked at the 11th place out of the best employees in Italy. Listed just after multinational corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx or Ikea, the family business Markas reconfirmed to be a company that aims at creating a good working environment for the growth and well-being of its employees.
The online journal “TgCom24” reported about this in its edition of the 18th February 2015.
The latest results of the Great Place to Work® survey confirm that Markas belongs to the best workplaces in Italy. Already for the second year in a row, the family company Markas was mentioned just next to international corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx and Lidl. The global research and consulting institute Great Place to Work® identifies great workplaces and helps companies to create and foster a good workplace culture.
The online journal “Wired” reports about this in its edition dated 23/02/2015
The research institute Great Place to Work® has confirmed for the second year in a row: Markas is an “excellent” place to work. A representative sample of employees indicated in an anonymous survey to be proud of their job and to praise especially the availability of the management. The family company Markas is the only South Tyrolean company placed in the Top 35 in the category of large companies.
The weekly newspaper Südtiroler Wirtschaftszeitung „SWZ“ reported about this in its edition no. 07/15 of the 20th February 2015
The quality of the workplace is decisive for the motivation of employees.
The employees of Markas, leader in cleaning and catering services confirmed this and ranked the company on the 11th place in the Great Place to Work® Italia survey. The international Institute publishes every year a list of companies, which have been considered an excellent place to work by their employees.
The online news portal “Event Report” reported about this in its edition of the 19th February 2015.
The service company Markas was listed for the second year in a row as an “excellent” place to work. The result emerged from the survey conducted by the “Great Place to Work” Institute Italia, which identified the 35 best employers of the country by interviewing a representative sample of the employees. Markas has occupied the 11th place in the category of large enterprises – just behind multinational corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx and Ikea.
The South Tyrolean online news portal “GoInfo.it” reported about this in its edition of the 19th February 2015.
The international research institute Great Place to Work® ranks the South Tyrolean services company among the best employers in Italy. Markas has occupied the 11th place in the category of large enterprises.As major points of strength emerged the ease of dialogue with the management, the family atmosphere and the warm welcome for new employees.
The newspaper “Corriere del Trentino” reported about this in its edition of the 19th February 2015.
Employees consider Markas as an “excellent” place to work. The International Research Institute Great Place to Work® confirms this and ranks Markas as 11th out of the top 35 employers in Italy.
The family company of Bolzano is listed just behind international corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx and Ikea in the category of large companies. The complete ranking “Best places to work in Italy 2015” was published on February 18th in the online edition of the Corriere della Sera.
The online portal of the South Tyrolean daily newspaper Dolomites “stol.it” reported about this in its edition of the 18th February 2015.
Employees are the most important resource of a company, especially in times of crisis: participation in decision-making and the creation of a trustful environment, these are principles that make the organization of work much more efficient. Also according to these principles, the Great Place to Work® Institute awards every year the best employees in Italy. For the second year in a row the service company Markas, leader in cleaning and catering services is ranked just next to international corporations such as Microsoft, FedEx and Ikea.
The online business newspaper “Milano Finanza” reported about this in its edition of the 18th February 2015.
For the second year in a row, Markas made it in the ranking of best employers in the category of large companies as only family company. In the survey “Great Place to Work Italia® employees considered Markas as one of the best places to work in Italy. Since 30 years, Markas is a leading provider of cleaning, catering and additional services. Markas occupies more than 7.000 employees in Italy, Austria and Romania, where the company is known for its reliability and excellence.
The daily newspaper “Corriere della Sera” reported about this in its edition of the 18th February 2015.
Nutritional education seen from the perspective of tradition, values and regionals specialties. This is in essence the project “Degust’Alp”, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Cuneo and Markas, who runs the school catering service in the city.
The goal of the project “Degust’Alp” is to make pupils and their families discover regional products. The children experimented and enhanced their knowledge through educational games, tastings and finally a drawing competition, which awarded a class with a trip to a farm.
The monthly magazine “Ristorando ” reports about in its edition dated February 3rd, 2015
Original post: Degust’Alp: Discovering regional products with Markas
Until February 24, 2015 you can give Markas your vote at the European Business Awards. The international awards honor every year particularly successful and sustainable companies from all over Europe. Markas has already been nominated as “Employer of the year” in Italy and is now running for the title of “National Public Champion“.
To vote click here to watch the video of the company. Enter your email address in the box “Vote for this entry”, click “Vote” and confirm the verification link sent to your inbox.
Original post: Vote and take Markas to the European Business Awards!
Last Epiphany the city of Vescovato (CR), Markas and many volunteers offered lunch to about 50 people. Markas chef Mirela Hoxhara prepared delicacies in the company-owned kitchen and, thus contributed to a day passed in serenity and happiness for those who usually feel lonely.
The newspaper “The Province of Cremona,” reports in its edition of January 11, 2015.
The children of the Institute Coccaglio (BS) participated with enthusiasm at the “Food Collection” day. This day is part of the project “Crumbs of love”, which collects canteen left overs to be given to the deserving.
This project is already carried out since a year by the children of the institute thanks to the collaboration of the municipality, the association “Food Bank”, the reception center “Auxilium” and Markas, who manages the school canteen.
The newspaper Chiari Week reports in its edition of December 5, 2014
About his job Gorgati appreciates in particular the direct contact with customers, colleagues and suppliers, as well as the flexibility of schedule and workload management. The professional pest control is an essential part of the cleaning service provided by Markas and guarantees a high level of hygiene and safety .
The business supplement of the newspaper Dolomiten“WIKU” reports about this in its 19.November 2014 edition.
The Business Association honored Hanna Müller, the coordinator of the ERP project for the whole Markas group, for her outstanding job performance.
The “prize for commitment at the workplace” was awarded to 10 young employees from South Tyrol. Amongst others, the president of the construction and economic group Attilio Calligione, the Ex-Governor Luis Durnwalder and the mayor from Merano Günther Januth participated at the award ceremony. The cleaning and catering service provider Markas sees it as its task to promote young people and to provide them with career opportunities.
The daily newspaper “Alto Adige” reported about this in its edition of the 29th October 2014.
Original post: Markas rewards commitment at work
A great culinary partnership initiative signed Dègust’Alp, was organized last Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Markas canteen in Cuneo. David Leroy, a French chef from the UPC Unité de Préparation Culinaire de Digne, was hosted by the Markas cooking center in Cuneo, where he prepared a typical dish from beyond the Alps: the Ratatouille.
David Leroy then spent lunchtime with elementary school children, talking to them about the importance of linking the cuisine to local products. The meeting with the French chef and his culinary art was set up as one of the final steps of Dégust’Alp. Dégust’Alp is a project putting attention on local products and is promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Cuneo in collaboration with Markas. The last stage will be the presentation of the project, on October 24th at the Salone del Gusto in Turin by the Responsible for Nutrition Hygiene Of Foods at Markas.
The online daily “Targatocn” reports about in its edition dated 17/10/2014
Original post: Dégust’Alp: a French chef at the Markas canteen in Cuneo
Barbara Valentini, the responsible for food safety and nutrition in Markas, spoke about the “sustainable” future of catering in Italy at the round table “future scenarios”.
The event took place as part of the exhibition and convention organized by Ristorando on the 25th and 26th of September in Milan. Identified key words are rediscovering traditions, reducing the energy impact and moderating consumption. Furthermore, the importance of nutritional education starting from early childhood was emphasized.
The monthly magazine “Ristorando ” reports about this in the October 2014 edition.
Original post: Ristorando: Markas – the future of catering
The school canteen operated by Markas in the Municipality of Cuneo was awarded with the “Mensa Verde 2014” prize in Rome. This prize is given to Municipalities delivering a service marked by an outstanding level of sustainability and environmental friendliness.
The Markas school canteen service in Cuneo shines with different aspects of sustainability ranging from the careful selection of products and suppliers, waste reduction to energy self-sufficiency to just name a few.
The online portal cuneocronaca.it reports about in its edition dated 04/10/2014.
Original post: Markas school canteen in Cuneo wins “Mensa Verde” prize
Markas gained excellent places in the latest rankings for economic performance of South Tyrolean companies. The company is with € 169.7 million the 15th most profitable company and paid € 3.7 million in taxes. Moreover, in the financial year 2013 Markas reported a profit of € 4 million.
The business journal Business Südtirol Panorama reported about this in its 02/2014 edit.
According to the business magazine Radius, Markas ranks among the top 100 South Tyrolean companies. Markas ranks on the 20th place in the overall performance, the 6th place in the category value creation, the 5th place in the category personnel cost and the 10th place in the category tax payment.
Divided into sectors, Markas holds the 2nd place in the category “General Services”.
The Business Magazine Radius reports about this in the edition of October 2014.
Original post: Radius: Markas – a Top 100 company in South Tyrol
The service company Markas won the national selection of the European Business Awards in the category “The Employer of the Year”. The International Institute “European Business Awards” honoured Markas as the most dynamic Italian company in terms of propensity to innovation, capital development, and sustainability.
The prize National Champion 2014/2015 supplements the award “Best Workplaces Italia 2014”, which has been granted recently from the Great Place to Work Institute to Markas for being one of the best workplaces in terms of employees’ satisfaction.
Roberto Gorgati, Responsible for pest prevention at Markas, talks in an interview about the core principles of his work: organisation, confidentiality and variety. Besides pest control, Gorgati elaborates specific prevention-measures for a clean and hygienic environment.
The daily „Corriere dell’Alto Adige“ reports about in its edition dated 04/09/2014.
Barbara Valentini talks in an interview about her job as Manager of Food Safety and Health at Markas. Her main responsibility is to ensure quality, health and safety of the products used in the Markas canteens and to monitor the compliance with the valid legislation.
The business supplement of the Dolomiten “WIKU” reports about in its edition dated 09/07/2014.
Original post: WIKU: Markas Puts Health First
There is no reason for throwing away food: the canteen service provider Markas has launched together with the Municipality of Gardone Val Trompia and local welfare associations the aid campaign “Buon Samaritano”.
Excess food is collected (instead of being thrown away) in order to support people in need.
The daily “BresciaOggi” reports about in its edition dated 26/06/2014.
Original post: BresciaOggi: Markas starts aid programme “Buon Samaritano”
Hardly familiar but indispensable for Food Safety. Barbara Valentini, responsible for food hygiene at Markas, spoke in an interview about tasks and challenges she has to deal with on a daily base.
The daily “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 26/06/2014.
Original post: Corriere dell’Alto Adige: My Dream Job at Markas
On the 13th of June 2014 the new cooking centre of Markas has been inaugurated in Gardone. For the upcoming 9 years Markas will be responsible for the school canteen service in the Municipalities Gardone, Lumezzane, and Marcheno in the Province of Brescia.
The common goal of Markas and the three Municipalities is to provide highest quality standards. Besides creating 30 new jobs, the new cooking centre shall provide support for families in need by distributing excess food.
The newspaper “BresciaOggi” reports about in its edition dated 13/06/2014.
Especially students have to achieve each day an improved mental performance. A healthy and well-balanced diet helps to meet this high requirements.
The Brainfood Days, organized by the canteen service provider Markas, helped students in getting to know food supporting their brain. Professional consultancy from the nutritional experts of Markas and a special recipe book rounded the initiative off.
The daily “Corriere dell’ Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 12/06/2014.
At the press conference of Fondimpresa on the 28th of May 2014 the importance of corporate training programs has been emphasized. Alessandro Cench, responsible for training and education at Markas spoke about the benefit of funds provided by Fondimpresa in favour of employees training.
The newspaper “Dolomiten” reports about in its edition dated 29/05/2014.
In 2013, Fondimpresa distributed more than 2 million Euro for employees’ training programs. This has been presented on the 28th of May during the press conference of Fondimpresa at the headquarter of Assoimprenditori. Markas took part and emphasized the importance of employees’ training as a competitive advantage for companies.
The daily “Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 29/05/2014.
Original post: Alto Adige: Companies invest more in employees’ training
On the 28th of May 2014 Fondimpresa has organised a press conference about their funds in favour of employees’ trainings.
The funds in fact can be invested monthly, which helps companies like Markas being more flexible and profitable in organising appropriate training programs.
The daily “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 29/05/2014.
South Tyrol-based companies put great emphasis on their employees’ education and training. This has been disclosed within a press conference organized by Fondimpresa Alto-Adige Südtirol. Alessandro Cench, Responsible for education and training at Markas, spoke in this occasion about the importance of internal education and training and about the cooperation with Fondimpresa.
The news portal “Alto Adige TV” reports about in its edition dated 28/05/2014.
On 12th of March 2014 Markas, the Municipality of Maranello and heaps of schoolchildren planted three trees in the yard of the primary school G. Rodari. Besides embellishing the schoolyard, the scope of the project was to compensate the CO2 emissions generated by the school canteen service.
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On the 13th and 15th of May 2014 the Brainfood Days took place at the University Canteens of Bolzano and Bressanone. Dott.ssa Elisa Bionda, Nutritional Expert at Markas, spoke about importance, findings and components of a healthy diet.
The very positive response to the event bears witness of the increasing awareness towards the topic.
The magazine “IN Südtirol” reports about in its edition dated 22/05/2014.
Original post: IN Südtirol: Markas knows what our brain needs!
During a visit at the headquarter in Bolzano, Markas informed the job counsellors of the Land Office for Training and Career Guidance about developments in the labour market.
It is crucial in fact that young people, who are seeking advice, obtain updated and practice-oriented information. Important hiring criteria are appropriate training, soft skills and good knowledge of languages.
The news portal “provinz.bz.it” reports about in its edition dates 21/05/2014.
Following last year’s success, Markas recently organised the second edition of the Brainfood Days at the Free University of Bolzano. The initiative aimed to raise students’ awareness of the importance of healthy nutrition.
The initiative took place on the 13th of May in the University-canteen of Bressanone and on the 15th of May in the University-canteen of Bolzano. The Brainfood Days were rounded off with special meals, detailed information and a recipe book.
The “Dolomiten” reports about in its edition dated 16/05/2014.
Original post: Brainfood: Markas offers smart food for smart minds
Markas is the company with the second-highest personnel costs in South Tyrol. The high personnel costs are related to the great need of human resources in the service sector. The employees are therefore the company’s most important resource.
This is why Markas daily invests in its employees satisfaction and development. The ranking “Great Place to Work® Italia” shows that this investment is worthwhile: Markas is one of the “Best Workplaces 2014”.
The magazine “Südtirol Panorama” reports about in its edition dated 05/2014.
The Spending Review provokes severe problems to the quality of cleaning services in the Italian healthcare sector. According to the Director of Quality and Control of Markas, Dott. Andrea Tezzele, quality and an optimized resource allocation are crucial to overcome the current economic crises.
The journal “Dimensione Pulito” reports about in its edition dated 04/2014.
Original post: Markas offers highest quality also in times of crisis
On the 14th of April 2014 Markas has presented the project “Degust’Alp” at the primary school “Soleri” in Cuneo. Markas has launched this EU-sponsored project with the scope of promoting local products and to bring them closer to the children and their families.
On this occasion, Markas offered some delicacies, which were tasted with great enthusiasm.
The daily “La Stampa” reports about in its edition dated 15/04/2014.
Original post: La Stampa: Markas presents Dégust’Alp
For the primary school pupils from Cuneo another highlight of Dégust’Alp is soon to come: on the 14th of April 2014 at lunch, the children and their families can get to know together with Markas regional products and its characteristics.
The online daily “Targato CN” reports about in its edition dated 11/04/2014.
Original post: Targato CN: Primary School Pupils at table with Dègust’Alp
The service company Markas received an excellent certificate in terms of employee satisfaction. In the yearly competition “Great Place to Work”, 85 percent of the employees stated that Markas is an excellent workplace.
The magazine “Radius” reports about in its edition dated 04/2014.
Original post: Radius: Markas among the Best Workplaces in Italy
In the schools of Cuneo the project Degust’Alp, promoting regional products, continues. Markas, the market-leading company for canteen services, helps schoolchildren to get to know regional products in class.
Degust’Alp is an EU project, which arose from the cooperation between Markas and the Municipality of Cuneo.
The weekly “Cuneo Sette” reports about in its edition dated 01/04/2014.
The Mayor and the Assessor of the Municipality of Manerbio in the Province of Brescia praised the high quality of the Markas canteen service.
A lunch together with the pupils provided the opportunity to emphasize the high added value, which the Markas canteen service provides to the Municipality of Manerbio.
The weekly “In Manerbio Week” reports about in its edition dated 28/03/2014.
Original post: In Manerbio Week: The flagship of Manerbio is called Markas
The Bolzano-based service company Markas recently entered the renowned ranking list of the best workplaces in Italy. The certification is an important recognition for Markas since the employees’ satisfaction is a strategic factor for the service quality.
The magazine “GSA” reports about in its edition dated 27/03/2014.
Original post: GSA: Markas satisfies employees guarantee highest quality
Recently, Markas and the municipality of Maranello launched a project to offset carbon dioxide emissions caused by the school catering service.
For this purpose, pupils have planted trees in the school yard. To compensate the remaining quantity of CO2, Markas is engaged in further afforestation projects.
The daily “Gazzetta di Modena” reports about it in its edition dated 12/03/2014.
During the last weeks Markas has been preparing tasty dishes from local products in the school canteens of Cuneo (Piedmont).
Leek quiche or mixed salad with carrots from San Rocco and caramelised pears are just some of the delicacies offered within the project Dégust’Alp, which has been launched to revalue local food.
The daily “Il Giornale del Piemonte” reports about in its edition dated 06/03/2014.
In the latest edition of the journal Ristorando Markas CEO Christoph Kasslatter talks about the current situation of the Italian catering business in health care establishments. As a major concern Kasslatter mentions the negative impact of the Spending Review on the sector.
The journal “Ristorando” reports about in its edition dated 03/2014.
Thanks to the project Dégust’Alp, promoted by the Chamber of Commerce and Markas, the pupils of Cuneo learn about traditional food such as the carrot from San Rocco or the leek from Cervere.
In the canteens and classes, pupils learn about necessity, delight and tradition of local food.
The online daily “Targatocn” reports about in its edition dated 28/02/2014.
The schools of Cuneo are at the centre of the EU-project named Dégust’Alp. The aim of the project is to raise the awareness of local products among the pupils.
During the next months, kids from local schools will be engaged in several activities in order to playfully experience the treasures of the territory.
The portal of the Chamber of Commerce reports about in its edition dated 28/02/2014.
The Chamber of Commerce and Markas have recently launched a European project with the scope of adding value to the local products of Cuneo. At the centre of the project are the pupils of the elementary schools.
For them, the promoters of the project have created a fantastic world populated with figures representing the local products. Together with Markas the pupils will go on a magic journey at the discovery of stories, origin and tradition of the local specialities.
The news portal “Idea Web TV” reports about it in its edition dated 27/02/2014.
Original post: Ideawebtv: Local products come to life in Cuneo
The municipality of Moggio (UD) is proud of the advantages the new canteen service provider Markas offers to its citizens. For the next seven years, Markas will be responsible for the canteen service in the nursing home „Ettore Tolazzi“ and the school of Moggio.
In addition to reducing costs and creating new jobs, Markas will offer an age-appropriate nutrition for elderly and kids.
The daily “Messaggero Veneto” reports about in its edition dated 26/02/2014.
With a view to Expo 2015, Markas and the municipality of Lumezzane (BS) have launched a project inspired to the world exposition’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The project entitled “We are what we eat” is focused on educating pupils in a playful but didactic way in terms of healthy nutrition.
For this purpose the market leading company Markas has launched several initiatives with regards to nutritional education.
The daily “Giornale di Brescia” reports about in its edition dated 19/02/2014.
The family-owned company Markas lately made it into the Italian ranking „Best Workplaces 2014“. High employees’ confidence and proudness of the own workplace were decisive for achieving this excellent 12th position.
The “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 06/02/2014.
Original post: Corriere dell’Alto Adige: Markas – a highly valued company
Markas cook Angela recently retired from her long lasting employment at the day nursery Peter Pan in Savigliano. From now on cook Daniela will prepare smart food for the smart children.
The weekly newspaper „Corriere di Savigliano” reports about in its edition dated 30/01/2014.
Last December Markas inaugurated the new cooking centre at the local school in Bovolone (VR). Several public representatives emphasized the thoughout positive response to the new service provider Markas.
The news portal “La Rana News” reports about in its edition dated 16/01/2014.
Markas has been able to secure two important tender contracts in the province of Verona. Since many years the service company has been operating with success in hospitals and schools in the city of Verona and its surroundings.
Since recently, Markas is responsible for the school catering in the municipality of Oppeano and for cleaning the Synlab Italia LLC analysis centres.
Besides, the Great Place to Work Institute® Italia classified the Bolzano family business as a one
of the “Best Workplaces Italia 2014”.
The “L’Arena” reports about in its edition dated 12/01/2014.
Markas has recently taken over the school catering in the municipality of Oppeano (VR). Among the novelties that are being introduced: the possibility of pre-ordering from home the desired menu by few clicks.
The journal “Oppeano News” reports about in its edition dated January 2014.
The employees perceive Markas as a Great Place to Work!
That’s why the company recently received the prestigious award „Best Workplace 2014“ from the Great Place to Work Institute Italia®.
Since 30 years Markas is offering specialized cleaning, catering and facility services in Italy, Austria and Romania. The company is internationally known for reliability and high quality.
The “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 22/12/2013.
As the only South Tyrolean family-owned company, Markas made it in the Italian „Great Place to Work“ ranking. Although the company participated for the first time, they managed straight way to rank on position 12.
85 per cent of the employees stated that Markas is an excellent workplace.
The newspaper “Dolomiten” reports about in its edition dated 21/22/12/2013.
Original post: Dolomiten: Markas- one of the Best Workplaces in Italy
About 6,500 employees have given this positive feedback to Markas.
The South Tyrolean company managed to achieve position 12 in the large-company-ranking and left behind 84 other competitors.
The business paper “SWZ” reports about in its edition dated 20/12/2013.
Original post: SWZ: Markas is a Great Place to Work
Markas employs more people than any other family-owned company in South Tyrol.
The Kasslatter family and its 6500 employees offer specialized cleaning, catering and facility services for hospitals, universities and other large institutions in Italy, Austria and Romania.
Since last Monday the family business is glad to be in the ranking of the “Best Workplaces Italy”.
The business paper “WIKU” reports about in its edition dated 18/12/2013.
What is an excellent workplace? It is one that guarantees a pleasant work environment, a trustful relationship to the management and employees that are proud of the company they work for.
The nearly outstanding evaluation expressed by Markas employees in the survey “Best Workplaces Italia 2014” confirmed that Markas fulfils most the criteria of a great place to work.
The newspaper “Avvenire” report about in its editon dated 17/12/2013.
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Original post: Avvenire: Markas among the best workplaces in Italy
The survey “Best Workplaces Italia 2014” conducted by the Great Place to Work® Institute confirmed: 90% of Markas employees are proud to work for Markas.
This result emerged from the survey beside many other positive feedbacks. The excellent global result of the survey made Markas enter the prestigious ranking of the best workplaces in Italy.
The “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 17/12/2013.
Markas ranked as the only South Tyrolean family-owned company among the „Best Workplaces of Italy 2014“.
The company won this prestigious award thanks to the excellent ratings given by its employees in terms of satisfaction with their workplace.
The online news magazine “Stol” reports about in its edition dated 17/12/2013.
Original post: Stol: Markas among the Best Workplaces of Italy
The Bolzano family business Markas positions itself just behind international companies such as Microsoft, Tetra Pak Packaging, FedEx and MediaMarket in the ranking “Best Workplaces Italia 2014”.
This is a great pleasure for the company’s management since this excellent result confirms a high satisfaction of the employees at work and a good relationship among them.
The news agency “ANSA” reports about in its edition dated 16/12/2013.
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Original post: ANSA: Markas rocks the ranking “Best Workplaces Italia 2014”
The prestigious ranking Great Place to Work identifies every year the best workplaces worldwide and in Italy. This year it was the Bolzano family business Markas to enter the list of the “Best Workplaces Italia 2014”.
The CEO of Markas, Christoph Kasslatter, and the 6,500 Markas employees are very proud of this achievement.
The Italian Management Magazine “L’Impresa” reports about in its edition dated 16/12/2013.
The family owned company Markas made it as the only South-Tyrolean company in the ranking of the Best Workplaces of Italy 2014.
With an exceptional 12th position, Markas ranks just behind big, international players like Microsoft, Tetra Pak, FedEx and MediaMarket.
The “Corriere della Sera” reports about in its edition dated 16/12/2013.
Markas, leader in school catering services, will take over the canteen of Piano Quinto, a school situated in the Stura Valley (CN).
Besides providing healthy and fresh dishes, Markas will renovate the canteen to increase the children’s wellbeing.
The journal “La Guida” reports about in its edition dated 22/11/2013.
The municipality of Calcio in the province of Bergamo offers a free housekeeping course to assist families in countering consequences of the financial crisis.
Markas, in charge of the school catering in Calcio, talks in this occasion about the labelling of groceries and the best way to store food in the fridge.
The journal “L’Eco di Bergamo” reports about in its edition dated 12/11/2013
Beretta, leading company in the production of firearms, and the pupils of Gardone would have little in common if not the fresh dishes prepared daily by Markas.
Both the dishes for the scholars of Val Trompia and those for the employees of Beretta are in fact prepared with care in the Markas kitchen located at the Beretta factory.
The daily “Giornale di Brescia” reports about in its edition dated 23/10/2013.
The headmaster of the primary school of Trenzano and Cossirano thanks Markas for its efficiency in managing the school canteen.
In fact the number of pupils, compared to last year, has increased dramatically, while the space in the canteen is still the same.
Because of the space-problem Markas has organized the service in two shifts, guaranteeing thus a hot meal for all the pupils.
The journal “iN Chiari Week” reports about in its edition dated 04/10/2013.
Markas ranks with position 13 among the Top 300 most successful South-Tyrolean companies according to overall performance.
The service company was not only nominated as one of the most profitable companies, but also as one of the largest employers, the biggest tax payers and one of the South Tyrolean companies with the highest net value added.
The business magazine “Südtirol Panorama” published the latest rankings in its October-edition.
Christoph Kasslatter, CEO of Markas, speaks with the journal “Ristorando” about restructuring cooking centres, the fight against food waste and the use of regional and biological products in school canteens.
The journal “Ristorando” reports about in its October edition.
Original post: Ristorando: Markas for a sustainable school catering service
The business magazine “Radius” recently published the Top 100 South Tyrolean companies. Markas ranks 19th. Within 10 years Markas made it from position 52 to the Top 20!
The business magazine “Radius” published the Top 100 ranking according to overall performance, net value added, labour costs etc. in its October edition.
On September 26th the Board of Directors of the “European Federation of Cleaning Industries” was elected for the period from 2013 to 2016.
Florian Kasslatter, Member of the Board of Directors of Markas, will not only represent Italy, but has been appointed Vice President of the EFCI.
Original post: Florian Kasslatter nominated Vice President of the EFCI
Starting from September 2013 Markas will take care of the pupils having lunch in the school canteen of the municipality of Savigliano in the province of Cuneo, Italy.
New operator, new concept: Markas places great value to varied and tastefully dishes using regional products and trying to minimise food wastes.
The journal “Corriere di Savigliano e dintorni ” reports about in its edition dated 26/9/2013.
In times of crisis, getting a job seems almost impossible.
Lucio Facchinetti, Regional Councillor for Education and Culture of the municipality Lumezzane in the province of Brescia, gives new hope to his citizens.
Markas, in charge of the school catering in Lumezzane, will create new jobs through the lately expansion of the school canteen.
The journal “Bresciaoggi” reports about in its edition dated 29/09/2013.
Starting from October, Markas will introduce the digital payment system in the school canteen of Castrezzato, province of Brescia.
Thanks to this innovation, the pupils will not only benefit from a simple payment system, but also from reduced waiting times.
The journal “iN Chiari Week ” reports about in its edition dated 20/09/2013.
The municipality of Lumezzane in the province of Brescia in collaboration with the Caritas of Lumezzane and Markas, say stop to food waste from the school cantine and provide help to people in need.
The journal “Giornale di Brescia ” reports about in its edition dated 19/09/2013.
Markas has recently taken over the school catering for the municipalities of Gardone, Lumezzane and Marcheno in Val Trompia, in the province of Brescia, Italy.
In order to enable a common food preparation for all three villages, Markas will built a new cooking center, where 900 meals will be served daily for the next 9 years.
The online journal “L’Eco delle Valli ” reports about in its edition dated 6/9/2013.
The Deputy Mayor of Lari, in the province of Pisa, proudly presents Markas, the catering company who took care over the local school canteen.
Starting from September, Markas, who is known for its high quality, will take care of the “young citizens” of Lari and teach them the importance of a balanced nutrition in order to support their healthy growth.
The journal “Lari in diretta” reports about in its September-edition.
Patient transport represent a logistical challenge for hopitals. This is why more and more hospitals consider outsourcing this service. Markas offers an innovative IT-supported logistics system to optimize this crucial service.
The journal „L’Ospedale” reports abou in its edition dated 03/2013.
Original post: L’Ospedale: Markas optimizes Patient Transport
Christoph Kasslatter, CEO of Markas, talks about the company`s key to success: team spirit. Despite the economic crisis, the company records an impressive sales and employees increase.
The journal “Ristorando” reports in its latest edition about the future projects of the family business with international focus. Markas does not exclude an expansion of the food services across the borders.
Original post: Ristorando: from North to South
Mario Kasslatter, the founder and president of the Markas-Group, passed away on the 24th of August at the age of 77. He was an exceptional entrepreneur and the pioneer of outsourcing cleaning services in the healthcare sector.
The Management Board, the Supervisory Board, the Board of Directors and all employees of the Markas-Group in Italy, Austria and Romania express their deepest condolences to the family Kasslatter and will always keep Ing. Kasslatter in honorable memory.
Original post: Goodbye to Mario Kasslatter
With the slogan “Hunger doesn’t go on holiday”, Caritas launched as well in 2013 a donation campaign against famine in Africa.
For more information please visit: www.caritas.bz.it.
After graduating as a cook from the School of Hotel Management in Merano, he started his working career in several hotels and restaurants in South Tyrol.
Today Daniel Zanelotto is the chef cook of the University Canteen of Bolzano, which is managed since 2005 by Markas. Mr. Zanellotto bears responsibility for 13 employees and prepares, together with them, every day up to 800 meals for students, professors and administrative staff of the University of Bolzano.
The business paper “WIKU” reports about in its edition dated 12/06/2013.
The “Forum Innovation in Healthcare” took place on June 4th in Bologna. The event was supported by ANMDO, FARE, SIAIS and AIOP.
In this occasion, Markas presented the revolution of the patient transport service within clinics with the testimony of the Varese Hospital. Among the speakers, Andrea Tezzele, the Director Quality and Control of Markas, and Laura Prandini, Coordinator at the Nursing Department SITRA.
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Original post: “Innovation in Healthcare” with Markas
“Eat smart – Eat Brainfood” – the initative by Markas and Foundation Vital on healthy food for students!
On 14th and 15th of May the University Canteens of Bolzano and Bressanone served a special Brainfood-menu. The success of the initiative was largely confirmed by the interest of the students and their participation to the Brainfood quiz.
Original post: Smart food for smart minds
Since eight years, Markas prepares healthy and tasty food in the University canteens of Bolzano and Bressanone.
The chef cook of Bolzano, Daniel Zanelotto, talks about being a cook in a large canteen and about his career at Markas.
The “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 03/05/2013.
After finishing his studies in Industrial Engineering, he started his working career as a worker in a facility services company in Milan.
Today Marco Zani, originally from Lombardy, is Director of the Production Clean in Markas.
The business paper “WIKU” reports about in its edition dated 30/04/2013
Original post: WIKU: Hard work and commitment – from worker to director
Outsourcing offers significant advantages in terms of quality and costs.
The journal “Area Senior” reports in its spring-edition about the participation of Markas at the annual RSA Summit, held in Milan on March 13th. In this occasion Markas talked about the pros and cons of outsourcing catering and cleaning services in hospitals and nursing homes.
Clean, Food, Facility – the South-Tyrolean family business Markas has been offering a range of cleaning, catering and facility services for large establishments since more than 25 years.
“Südtirol Panorama” reports about the service company and talks with Christoph Kasslatter, Managing Partner of Markas, in its April-edition.
Original post: Südtirol Panorama: Markas – good service creates added value
Which are the 200 companies that have paid the most taxes in South Tyrol in 2011?
Südtirol Panorama gives an overview of the biggest taxpayers. Markas is on the 10th place of the ranking list.
“Südtirol Panorama” reports about in its April-edition.
Original post: Südtirol Panorama: The 200 biggest taxpayers in SouthTyrol
After finishing his studies in Industrial Engineering, he started his working career as a blue-collar worker in a facility service company in Milan.
Today Marco Zani is Director of the Production Clean in Markas – thanks to hard work and commitment.
The “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 22/03/2013
Markas guarantees for a healthy and balanced nutrition in the canteens of the Free University of Bolzano and Bressanone.
Recently the company has been awarded by the Foundation Vital with the certificate “Healthy Canteen”.
The business paper “SWZ” reports about in its edition dated 15/03/2013.
On March 13th the annual RSA Summit was held in Milan. This year’s topic was “The Efficient Management of Services in Long Term Facilities“.
Also Markas participated at the meeting: Andrea Tezzele, Director of Quality and Control, spoke about “Outsourcing of Catering Services in Nursing Homes: Secure Costs, Guaranteed Quality and Satisfied Residents“.
Original post: Markas partecipated at the RSA Summit 2013
Recently Markas has been awarded by the Foundation Vital with the certificate “Healthy Canteen“.
The “Corriere dell’Alto Adige” reports about in its edition dated 07/03/2013.
ANGEM (National Association of Companies of Contract Catering and Services) held a meeting on February 22nd to discuss with experts, companies and operators the future perspectives of the sector in times of economic crisis and cost cuts.
Also Markas attended the meeting. Michele Leonardi, the head of legal affairs, talked about „Reductions, Delayed Payments and Spending Review: How Can Catering Companies Handle the Current Situation”.
Original post: Markas meets ANGEM
Can canteens promote a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet? Does a “healthy canteen” exist?
The project “Mensa Sana” introduced at the Markas-canteens of the Universities of Bolzano and Bressanone is a best practice showing that “healthy canteens” do exist.
The journal “GSA” reports about in its February edition.
Original post: GSA: Canteens as promoters of a healthy lifestyle
The hospital committee Don Tonino Bello of Molfetta together with the association Antrophos and Markas, focused during 2012 on the treatment of childhood obesity – with amazing results!
Val Trompia News praises the efficient digital payment system ofErstellenfered by Markas in the canteens of Bovezzo.
“Things are just fine” since there is Markas!
Today Markas has been awarded by the Foundation Vital with the certificate “Healthy Canteen” for their services at the University of Bolzano and Bressanone.
Almost 1200 students eat every day in the Markas-canteens of Bolzano and Bressanone.
The Italian Presidential Decree 207/2010 clarifies the responsibility of the R.U.P (Procedure Manager) and D.E.C (Contract Execution Manager).
The best practice of the Padova Hospital in collaboration with Markas demonstrates how this new regulation can be implemented successfully.
The journal “GSA” reports about in its January edition.
Markas is participating with ANIP and FISE in the European Project “Sustainable Development”, which is part of the Community Program Life Plus.
This program aims to endorse a sustainable development of cleaning and multi-services companies, as well as support action plans related to the environment.
The journal “GSA” reports about in its January edition.
Original post: GSA: Markas and the project Life Plus
Top 100 according to overall performance: Markas -> position 20
Top 100 according to net value added: Markas -> position 8
Top 100 according to labour costs: Markas -> position 5
Top 100 according to taxes: Markas -> position 12
Original post: Radius: 2012 Top 100 Companies of South Tyrol
We need a new way of thinking.
In Italy it’s not easy anymore to be an entrepreneur. But if we become more efficient, there is a way out of this critical situation. In the 11th edition of this series Christoph Kasslatter, Managing Partner of Markas, holds the floor.
Top 100 according to overall performance: Markas -> position 24
Top 100 according to labour costs: Markas -> position 5
Top 100 according to taxes: Markas -> position 14
Top 100 nach branches, services: Markas -> position 1
Original post: Radius: 2011 Top 100 Companies of South Tyrol
The company Markas Service from Bolzano celebrated lately its 25th anniversary.
The founders Mario and Haidrun Kasslatter welcomed almost 450 guests – employees, customers, suppliers and friends from Italy, Austria and Romania.
Original post: Markas Service celebrates its anniversary
After 25 years of prosperous growth, Markas is handed down to the next generation: on the 1st of January Florian and Christoph Kasslatter took over from their parents the company business with 130 millions Euro turnover.
Original post: Dolomiten: changes in the Topmanagement
Service provider for people. Markas Service – the leading company for facility services celebrates its 25th anniversary. In 2009 the family business Markas Service achieved a turnover of 132 million Euro with almost 5.000 employees.
People is crucial for all services provided by Markas Service – cleaning, catering and facility services.
Original post: Radius: Top 100 Companies of South Tyrol
South-Tyrol Top 250: Markas -> position 17
Top 25 employers: Markas -> position 3
Top 25 according to net value added: Markas -> position 25
Top 25 according to labour costs: Markas -> position 2
Top 25 according to taxes: Markas -> position 11
Who paid the most taxes in 2008?
Südtirol Panorama presents, for the first time, the 100 biggest tax payers of the region and explains why sometimes almost nothing is left from the income and why labour-intensive companies are punished from the state.
Markas 2008: Taxes & Law
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