An article from RTL. Published on RTL.de. Translated by Zeitfracht.
Jasmin Schröter and Wolfram Simon-Schröter jointly manage a family business
With the entrepreneur couple Jasmin Schröter and Wolfram Simon-Schröter, for the first time in the history of “Undercover Boss” two bosses are working incognito in their own company to cover the diversity of the company. The Zeitfracht Group mainly operates in the logistics, aviation and real estate sector. This also includes freight forwarders, mechanical engineers and craftsmen.
The Zeitfracht Group has over 1,200 employees
The Zeitfracht Group is an owner-managed family business headquartered in Berlin. The group employs more than 1,200 people and generates a turnover of over 300 million euros. The company was founded in 1947 by Horst Walter Schröter. After the expropriation in the GDR he flees to the West and again founds a forwarding agency. The company is managed in the third generation by Jasmin Schröter. Her husband, Dr. Wolfram Simon-Schröter, is the general manager. For the first time in the history of “Undercover Boss” two bosses are incognito in action.
Zeitfracht is co-founder of the German parcel service DPD. About two years ago, the Zeitfracht Group sold its shares and since then has relied on the takeover of other companies, especially in the aviation sector: In autumn 2017 Zeitfracht acquires the airfreight subsidiary “Leisure Cargo” from the insolvent Air-Berlin. Germany’s second-oldest airline, WDL-Aviation, and the Romanian airline Blue Air have also joined the Zeitfracht Group. In addition, Zeitfracht recently joined the Hamburg-based specialist shipping company “Opus Marine” and, together with a family of friends from Munich, took over the traditional SHW Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH from Aalen from insolvency.
Since 2011, Jasmin Schröter (35) has been shareholder of the Zeitfracht Group, which she is taking over from her great uncle. She studied business administration and makes all strategic decisions within the company. Wolfram Simon-Schröter (38) also studied business administration and previously worked as a corporate client consultant for a major bank. In 2009 he will become managing director of a current subsidiary of Zeitfracht. Since 2016, he has been the overall managing director of the group of companies. Jasmin and Wolfram have been married since 2018 and have two children, Wolfram still a daughter from a previous relationship.
The entrepreneur couple goes undercover together to cover the diversity of the company. For this, both pretend to be Sandra and Jens – both allegedly candidates for a fictitious TV show. Jasmin is padded with a fatsuit, glasses and a blonde wig. Wolfram camouflages himself with glasses and long hair.
Their deployment takes them into a wide variety of business areas: As captain and ship mechanic for “Opus Marine”, as flight attendant for the airline “Blue Air”, as shunter with a Zeitfracht truck driver, for the maintenance of large machines for the machine builder “SHW Werkzeugmaschinen” and on a large construction site as installer.
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