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NEUMAN & Esser Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Werkstr. w/o no.
52531 Übach-Palenberg

Tel.:      +49 (0) 2451 – 48101
Fax:      +49 (0) 02451 – 481100

Managing Partners:
Alexander W. Peters
Stefanie Peters

Register Entry:
Entry in the Commercial Register
Register Court: District Court Aachen
Register number: HRB 9573

Value-added-tax Identity Number in terms of Section 27a Sales Tax Law

Content Liability

The content on our pages is created with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any guarantee or liability for the content’s correctness, completeness and topicality.

As a service provider we are responsible for our own content published on this website according to Section 7 Para 1 TMG in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to Sections 8 to 10 TMG we, as a service provider, are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third party information or to search for circumstances which point to illegal activities. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in terms of general laws remain unaffected hereof. A relevant liability is, however, only possible from the moment we become aware of an actual infringement. We will immediately remove such content once we become aware of corresponding infringements.

Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third-party websites which are outside our sphere of influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any guarantee for such third-party content. The relevant provider or operator of the linked pages is always responsible for the content. The linked pages are checked for possible legal infringements at the time the link was created. No illegal content was recognizable at the time the link was created. A permanent control of the content of the linked pages is, however, unreasonable without concrete indications of an infringement. As soon as infringements become known, we shall immediately remove such links.


Content and works created by the site operator on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation beyond the scope of copyright law require the written approval of the relevant author and/or creator. Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private and non-commercial use. As far as the content on this page was not created by the operator, any third-party copyright has been taken into consideration. In particular, third party content has been marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please kindly notify us. As soon as infringements become known, we shall immediately remove such content.

All material on this site, including graphs and texts, is owned by the company and may neither be reused nor republished without approval.

Responsible for content pursuant to section 55 paragraph 2 RStV
Martin Grolms

Dispute settlement 

The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution:

We do not participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer arbitration board and are not obliged to do so.

External Data Protection Manager according to the Federal Data Protection Act:

Stefan Kleinermann


Digital Noises

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Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG
Königsberger Straße 4-6
32339 Espelkamp

Data protection

Privacy Policy NEUMAN & ESSER GROUP – Your data is safe with us

Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. We respect your privacy and personal sphere. The protection and lawful collection, processing and use of your personal data is therefore an important matter for us. In order to ensure that you feel secure when you visit our websites, we strictly observe the legal provisions when processing your personal data and would like to inform you here about our collection and use of your data.

Scope and purpose of the data processing

1. Anonymous data collection

You can visit our site without providing any information about your person. We only store so-called “server log files”, i.e. access data without any reference to a specific person such as the name of your Internet provider, the Internet browser you use, the page from which you visit us, the date and time of your access or the name of the requested file. This data is evaluated exclusively in order to improve our offers and does not allow any conclusion to be drawn about your person.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and therefore does not enable any conclusions to be drawn about a particular person. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes so that we can optimise our internet site and our offers. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the “server log files” is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. The data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

If you wish to make use of a service provided by our company via our website, it cannot be ruled out that the processing of personal data is required. If there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data, we will obtain the consent of the data subject for this purpose. This will be evident in appropriate locations. This may be necessary if you register on our website, request our newsletter or if you contact us through our contact form. The legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain your consent for processing purposes is based on Art. 6 I (a) of the GDPR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract (e.g. for the delivery of goods or the provision of such services or for enquiries about our products and services), the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 I (b) of the GDPR.

We store and use the personal data transmitted by you, such as the name, firm, address, E-mail and telephone, for the purposes of individual communication with you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the “Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) new”. Please note that in general, no confidential information should be sent via the contact form.

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted when an E-mail is sent is Art. 6 para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. If the objective of the E-mail contact is the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

3. Cookies

Among other things, our website uses so-called “cookies”, which serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure overall – for example when it comes to accelerating the navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page views and general navigation, for example. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. We would like to point out that some of these cookies – which are usually so-called “session cookies” – are transferred from our server to your computer system. “Session cookies” are characterised by the fact that they are automatically deleted again from your hard disk at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system on your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You can of course reject cookies at any time, provided that your browser permits this. However, we would like to point out that in this case it may not be possible to use all of the functions of our website in full. When you visit our website, you will be informed about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context will be obtained. Within this context there is also a reference to our Privacy Policy. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using the technically required cookies is Art. 6, para. 1 (f) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes – provided that your consent has been submitted – is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR.

4. Use of plugins

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred as a rule to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States.

We use Google Analytics on our website with an IP anonymisation function. In this case, your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area Agreement and therefore made anonymous.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, compile reports on website activities for us and provide further services related to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.

According to its own information, Google will under no circumstances associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the features of our site.

Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most popular browsers, which gives you more control over which data is collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about your visit to the website will be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, activation does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services that we may use. For more information about the deactivation option provided by Google and how to enable this option, please visit the following link:

We use the web analysis service Matomo on our website. Matomo uses cookies for this analysis. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer and enable you to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies, such as the time, location and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, is transmitted to our Matomo server and stored there. Your IP address will be immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous for us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to fully use all the features of our site.

If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data about your visit, you can object to its storage and use at any time by clicking on it below. A so-called opt-out cookie will then be stored in your browser, which means that Matomo no longer collects any data about your visit whatsoever. Please note that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, this may also result in Matomo’s opt-out cookie being deleted, which you may have to activate again.

We use a so-called “Content Delivery Network” (CDN), offered by Fritz Managed IT GmbH, Oedenberger Str. 155, 90491 Nuremberg, Germany. A CDN is a service that delivers faster content from our online offer, especially large videos, regionally distributed and internet-connected servers. The processing of the data of the users takes place solely on the aforementioned purposes and the maintenance of the security and functionality of the CDN.

Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Fritz Managed IT GmbH:

It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are incorporated into our web pages. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the users. The reason for this is that without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the user concerned. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on this if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we are aware of this, we inform the users about this.

5. Affected rights

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to free information about your stored data. You also have the right to receive details of information for processing purposes, categories of the personal data which is being processed, recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed (particularly in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations), if possible the planned storage period of the personal data, a right to rectification, restriction (blocking) or deletion of this data, as well as the origin of the data. You also have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority. In addition, you have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent will not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

6. Transferability of data

You have the right to receive the personal data which comes directly from you. Upon your explicit request, we will make this data available in a machine-readable and structured format. For this, proof of your identity is required.

7. Data security

Your personal data is transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form using TLS. We secure our website and other systems by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or the distribution of your data by unauthorised individuals. Access to your customer account is only possible after you have entered your personal password. You should always keep your access information confidential and close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us – especially if you use a public computer or share the computer with others.

8. Deletion and Restriction (Blocking) of Personal Data

Your personal data will be deleted and restricted (blocked) after the purpose for which it is collected no longer applies, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract, taking into account retention periods based on laws and/or tax regulations.

9. Contact option

On our website we offer you the option of contacting us by E-mail and/or by means of a contact form. In this case, the details you provide will be stored for the purposes of processing your contact details. Your consent will be obtained for the processing of the data within the scope of the dispatch process and reference made to this Privacy Policy. Alternatively, you can contact us via the E-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user which is transmitted by E-mail will be stored. There is no disclosure to third parties. There is also no comparison of the data collected in this way with data that may be collected by other components of our site.

10. Further information and contacts / Party responsible

If you have any further questions on the topic of data protection, please contact us. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the information, correction, restriction (blocking) or erasure of data or the cancellation of consent that you have issued, please contact us:

NEUMAN & ESSER Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

Anton Schmidt

Werkstraße o. Nr.

52531 Übach-Palenberg, Germany

Telefon: +49 (0) 2451 / 481 – 187


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Healthy and More Relaxed

"Fit for Life" NEA GROUP Started the Second Health Day

The world is moving faster, more frantically and time appears to whizz by. Work piles up, both at work and at home. E-mails, appointments, the family: most of us are stressed. If the stress wins the upper hand and remains in the long-term, it can overstrain mind and body.

That is why NEUMAN & ESSER devoted itself to the topic of stress management for this year’s health days at the German locations Übach-Palenberg, Wurzen and Stassfurt. This time, prevention and information, for example, about donating organs and stem cells provided the focus of attention. The various topic areas and the multitude of stimuli were presented in lectures, courses and workshops during working hours.

The kick-off of the health days was always a healthy breakfast. All employees tried out the substantial variety of open whole-grain rolls and dark rye bread as well as yoghurt, muesli and fruit. Nutrition expert Jessica Dinter from the Institute for Corporate Health Promotion (BGF) showed the employees in Übach-Palenberg the hidden sugar and fat content innate in unhealthy food. The workforce’s great interest was noteworthy, not only in the healthy breakfast but in the overall Health Day. Stefanie Peters, Managing Partner, also emphasized this. She opened the Health Days with warm words: “We want you to feel well and healthy”.

During the further course of the Health Day, several participants used the opportunity to inform themselves in short lectures. For example, the German Bone Marrow Donor Center DKMS informed about stem cells and also as potential stem cell donors. They were provided the opportunity for this directly on-site.

More information about DKMS


Information booths from the health insurance companies AOK and BARMER, Addiction Help Center Aachen as well as AHG ASSIST Corporate Health Management were available to the employees the entire day and provided advice on general topics as well as personal questions.

AHG ASSIST Corporate Health Management

On the focus of stress management, Bettina Heinecke and Bernd Wittmann from AHG ASSIST presented informative lectures on “Coping with Stress – Every-Day Assistance”, thus arousing interest in this problem. Their lectures animated thoughts on personal early detection of stress-related health risks and possible dangers both within the vocational and private surroundings.

Since March this year, the medical and psychological advice of AHG ASSIST is provided to the NEA employees at all three German locations – 24/7. AHG ASSIST also handles problems within the social and family surroundings including legal questions. All information is treated strictly confidentially.

Yvonne Michel from the Addiction Help Center Aachen offered the NEUMAN & ESSER apprentices workshops for the problem of “Online addiction and new media”. The reports and experiences of a former Internet addict were particularly impressive. Stimulating questions and informative answers on computer addiction, Internet addiction or online addiction fascinated the apprentices.

The advent of the new media and the risks associated with them effect young people in particular. The extent to which the media have changed everyday life during the past years was not clear to several participants. Their imminent dangers and addiction potential to still fewer.

Relaxed, Healthy and Productive

The general check-up was a full-day program item. The preventive health examinations which were open to the entire workforce enjoyed a healthy response. Virtually all employees occupied themselves with various aspects of preventive health care. Blood pressure, sugar count and cholesterol were measured and urine tested. Even screening for the early detection of intestinal cancer was offered.

In Stassfurt, a local Lung Clinic participated, offering a lung volume test or so-called alveolar carbon monoxide measurement. This showed immediately who smokes and who manages without the unhealthy “ciggies”. The lung volume test will probably have given some of the smokers food for thought.

“The fact that the second Health Day was also received so favorably proves that our employees really confront themselves with the topics”, according to Stefanie Peters. “And naturally that we have selected the right topics.” “We had an exciting Health Day”, as Human Resources Manager Yvonne Vormstein confirmed. She was also delighted by the unanimous positive feedback. “I am certain that some of the employees will use the tips in order to handle stress in a more relaxed manner in the future.”

Series on Health, Part 6

NEA Running Smoothly

Three, two, one – go!” rang out loud and clear for two NEA sites this year. 14 members of staff from NEA Wurzen represented their company in the 6th Leipzig Company Run, while Übach-Palenberg had 32 runners on the starting line in Aachen.

The Leipzig Company Run was postponed twice this year. First because of a clash with Michael Ballack’s testimonial football match, and a second time due to floods in the city. When the race took place on July 10, over 10,000 runners gave it their best and created an electric atmosphere. After five kilometers, the applause at the finishing line was ample reward for all the sweat and effort. “See you again next year!”, was the unanimous call from all participants.

»See you again next year!«

Around 5,000 runners from 500 companies took part in the 2nd Aachen Company Run on Oct. 2. 19 NEA employees set their sights on the 5km finishing line, 13 more took on the 10km challenge. Once again the focus of the event was on team spirit and fun, rather than competition. Managing Partner Alexander Peters, taking part in the 5km NEA team, said enthusiastically after the race, “We’ll try to come back next year with 50 members of staff, what a sight that will be!”

»We’ll try to come back next year with 50 members of staff, what a sight that will be!«

The surplus generated by this year’s Aachen Company Run broke the 15,000 Euro barrier and was donated once again to the charities “Youth in the fight against Violence e.V.” and “Food for Aachen”, while part of the funds raised by the Leipzig Company Run was donated to the victims of flooding in the region.




NEA’s 3rd Health Day

Series on Health, Part 7

Under the banner “Fit for Life”, the German sites celebrated a health day in April, an event that staff had been greatly looking forward to. Every course and every lecture was well attended, a sure sign of a successful mix of exciting presentations on fitness and health. The info booths of EAP-Assist and two health insurances were also at hand to give staff personal advice.

As in previous years, the day got off to a good start with a healthy breakfast. Stefanie Peters opened proceedings in Übach-Palenberg and thanked the HR department for organizing such a varied program. Bettina Heinecke, from EAPAssist, the health care program for businesses, gave a presentation at every site to explain how everyone can mobilize the power within themselves to achieve health and balance in both their private and working lives. Company doctor Klaus Hamacher gave a talk about “hypertension – the secret killer“.

The rollover simulator was the biggest attraction in Stassfurt and Wurzen. This was used to instruct staff on how to free themselves quickly and safely from imprisonment in the passenger seat after a car accident.

At NEA headquarters, Andreas Niedrig posed the question, “Can you always realize your dreams?” His biography was published as a book titled “From Junkie to Iron Man” and was subsequently made into a movie in 2008. He presented the key to overcoming any crisis: defining clear goals allows you to look to the future and means that you will have no problem reaching new targets along the path to happiness.

In his taster course, staff coach Marco Fuchs demonstrated exercises that can keep you fit and which you can do in the smallest spaces and without using equipment – even on your break or on business trips. He currently trains NEA staff twice a week.

Further information about Andreas Niedrig (in German):

NEA Runs and Runs

Series on Health, Part 8

Company Run in Leipzig
The 7th Leipzig company run took place on June 4 and was again a successful event. More than 10,000 runners took their marks on the roughly 5 km-long course around Leipzig’s FIFA World Cup stadium. Amidst this colorful crowd, 23 NEA sportspersons could be made out in their new, stylish NEA running shirts and E-NEA-RGY socks.

Under ideal weather conditions, the fun aspect was predominant, however sporting ambition did not suffer. Therefore virtually all the runners were able to improve their times considerably compared to the previous year. Cold isotonic drinks awaited them as a well-deserved reward after reaching the finishing line.

In a pleasant get-together with live music, the runners let this impressive event draw to a close. Everyone agreed: next year again and maybe more of the Wurzen colleagues will also feel like lacing their boots and participating in the 2015 company run.

Company Run in Aachen
The Aachen company run took place for the third time on the evening before the “Day of German Reunification”. Under sunny skies and temperatures just over 20°C, more than 6,400 starters from 430 companies met. Some 50 of the runners were from the NEA Übach-Palenberg headquarters.

As in Leipzig, the emphasis was not only on sporting success. NEA primarily values the team spirit, but also the employees’ health. Nonetheless, NEA can be proud of the results. Supported by vociferous colleagues, the E-NEA-RGY 5 team reached an excellent 22nd place in the team rating from a total of almost 750 teams on both courses. The E-NEA-RGY 10 team even achieved a highly commendable 12th place.

The Aachen company run also stood for supporting charities in 2014. With the run, the organization team attempts to support the sports clubs and institutions in Aachen which clearly work for health, movement, integration and non-violence between children and youths. Three selected projects from Aachen and the region are supported by the Aachen company run with a total donation of 15,000 euros.