Happy Birthday to Us: A Look Into 40 Years of Systemax
The average workplace doesn’t have dogs wandering around or a margarita machine that gets brought out from time to time, but we do. Even becoming a hybrid company hasn’t gotten in the way of maintaining our culture. Going beyond the office itself, the people have been key to the success of having a fun company culture. Just being ourselves has allowed us to become the company we are today.
Getting to meet with a major company in the world at the World Trade Center and signing them up as a customer is definitely a highlight from the past 40 years. Seeing Systemax’s logo on the back of a receipt from the World Trade Center is a crazy feeling to beat. But, it still holds the same significance of seeing how excited our first material management client was for us to help them. The core of Systemax has always been to solve problems for people, which is why we have continued to evolve.
All of this wouldn’t be possible without a team built with good people who do their jobs well. It doesn’t come down to one person to thank, it’s our entire team from past to present. A key to growth has been having talented staff to help push us forward. Having a company culture of being yourself has helped us find the right fit and continue to work for our why. All of the history of Systemax has come from the same place: the extreme desire to help customers. Without customers, none of the crazy ideas we’ve had would exist.
From 1982 to now, entrepreneurship has been in Systemax’s DNA. We have weird ideas that may fail, but they also can turn into something really positive. Looking back on the past 40 years, I am grateful for the customers who have been there to allow us to learn from the mistakes we made. Thank you to the people who have given us opportunities that have taught us lessons as we wouldn’t be here without them either. It’s taken a lot of effort over the last 40 years to get us to where we are today. Thanks to our team, we are able to be in the small percentage of companies that make it 40 years. Here’s to 40 more!