Eat the Ball – new generation bread

Don’t play with your food, wasn’t that what they said?

We love languages. But we also have other passions. Food. Good food. We really enjoy eating – big time. Eat the Ball means that we can now pursue this passion. Our new partner gets you salivating while also awakening your “hunger for languages”. We’re delighted by this cooperation!

What is Eat the Ball?

Eat the Ball is an innovative Austrian company based in Salzburg. In 2012, they launched the world’s first branded bread, establishing a new category of functional branded bread at the same time.

How did it all start?

It all started in 2007 with a question: Why are there no real bread brands? The answer was sobering. Highly important foods, such as bread, are only marketed within generic categories. Marketing of genuine, distinguishable branded products with individual quality characteristics? Error 404, not found.

Who’s behind Eat the Ball?

The question they asked in 2007 kept bothering Michael Hobel and Norbert Kraihamer. Their interest in bread and brands kept buzzing around their brains for years. In 2012, they decided to launch Eat the Ball in Austria. In 2013, they took their first steps towards Germany and the USA. Their goal is to establish the world’s first real bread brand.

How is Eat the Ball bread made?

Eat the Ball is made using the innovative technology pro.ferment.iced®, which enables bread to be produced in special shapes. This is a patented production process that relies on slow cooking processes at low temperatures. It results in a completely natural bread from Austria that stays fresh for longer. Before Eat the Ball, there had basically been no recent innovations on the bread market. This is why EtB is also referred to as “new generation bread”.

An important contribution to sustainability in the food industry

Bread is not particularly popular among today’s generation. As a result, EtB would like to jazz up this staple food of years gone by, especially for their young target group. Eat the Ball’s new bread-making technology is also making an important contribution to sustainability. The bread’s shelf life is an important step in the fight against food waste: the patented production process makes bread that naturally stays fresh for longer and contains valuable nutrients.

 

 

We share the same vision for future generations. That is also why we wanted to collaborate with people whose values are the same as ours. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us.

EDVEC – our new education partner!

We have ventured to undertake an overseas cooperation – again! This time, we’ve gone all the way to the other side of the world. We would like to introduce you to another highly valuable cooperation partner.

Edvec publishes a range of educational materials for over 1,200 educational institutions all over Japan. The materials are focused on English language learning. However, Edvec is not limited to English language materials. Educational Venture Corporation was established in 1997. Ever since then, the corporation has been providing educational materials and software, as well as classroom management tools and teacher training programs. Their materials are used by clients all over the world. The main focus and specialisation are the development and delivery of 4-skills, self-study, English, Japanese and Chinese language training programs. Additionally, Edvec also provides maths programs for K-12 learners.

Their best-selling language learning program is MyET (My English Tutor). MyET is a self-study listening and speaking training app that is used all over the world. It analyses spoken language and provides feedback. Users become more fluent and confident when speaking. Nihongo dojo is their newest program. It aims to help people learn Japanese online through self-study.

 

 

Edvec has actively engaged in the global market in education since 2015. At present, it proudly collaborates with educational providers in Austria, Germany, the UK, Canada, the USA, France, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia and India. Their main goal is to provide their clients with the highest quality educational products. Furthermore, their mission is to provide support and expert consulting services.  Their consulting services are based on the latest academic research.

Together with Edvec, we believe that learning is a lifelong process. Development empowers every person to grow on an individual level and contribute positively to society. Our joint goal is to support learning at home, at school, in the workplace or in the community. How? By meeting the ever-changing need of our customers. Ultimately, our vision is to help our customers realise their goals through education.

But what is the most effective way to learn? When the process is embedded in a playful and emotive context: that’s when learning takes place almost automatically. With the support of Edvec, we would like to continue spreading this recipe for success worldwide. As a result, we are very much looking forward to our forthcoming cooperation.

Piepenbrock – our big new partner!

Dear LearnMatch friends,

We have good news for you again! Now it’s official! A new big partner is on board!

And not just anybody! It is Germany’s number 1 in building cleaning! We are proud to be able to provide our users with even more high-quality input in the mobile language learning app with Piepenbrock in the future. Thus the industry solution for technical German for building cleaning has found an enormously important customer with the will to improve their own internal communication and productivity.

Hard facts about Piepenbrock

With 60 branches and around 27,000 employees at a total of 800 locations, Piepenbrock ensures satisfied customers every day in the maintenance, cleaning, facility management and security business segments. But also special competences such as DGUV inspections, winter services, energy management, clean room cleaning and green area maintenance belong to the first-class range of services. More than 12,500 customers use the clean services.

Sustainable action is a top priority

But Piepenbrock is more than just a cleaning company.  Piepenbrock also stands for sustainable action. The implementation of the “Piepenbrock Goes Green” environmental programme, the close cooperation with the Plan International Deutschland e. V. children’s charity and the fact that the company has been bearing the “Ensured Sustainability” seal of the German private institute for sustainability and economy since 2014 are proof of this. Since 2019, Piepenbrock has also been involved in social projects and supports the Stiftung Deutsche Demenzhilfe.

We are looking forward to working with Germany’s leading provider of cleaning services.

Kern AG Training and Vision Education Partnership

Dear LearnMatch friends,

 

Language is all about connecting people, and for that reason, Kern AG and Vision Education are excited to be working together.

An increasing number of companies are operating on a multinational scale and want to position themselves successfully on the global market in terms of language. Kern AG, as Germany’s largest full-service provider for foreign language communication, and Vision Education, Austria’s award-winning language learning provider, bundle their strengths together and provide the automotive industry with fresh and exciting input.

Industry-specific training

The trend towards internal training across the industry continues to rise. The support of various language service providers is indispensable for the internationalisation of the company’s own continuing education programmes. Efficient, flexible and relevant solutions have top priority. State-of-the-art mobile and online tools that offer methodical learning approaches with video, photo and audio elements are extremely promising. Interactive activities and regular testing of learning guarantee fast and sustainable learning success. With the launch of our language learning app for the automotive industry, KERN AG and Vision Education are leading the way in terms of modern in-house training implemented in digital form.

Development of the project

The leading language trainer ‘phase6 Berufe’ supports professionals in improving language competence and subject-specific vocabulary. Through combining the proven methodology of phase6 and new innovative LiveMatch technology, the app represents interactive learning through fun. It promotes internal communication and develops crucial knowledge which leads to greater productivity and quality of work. In cooperation with KERN AG, Vision Education can now guarantee the highest quality in up to 22 languages.

What services does KERN AG offer?

KERN AG, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, was founded in 1969 and is regarded as the leading full-service provider in the field of global language management. The AG has over 60 offices in Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Poland, the Netherlands, the USA and China. The company offers translation and interpretation services in all world languages, software and website localisation, technical editing, terminology and translation memory management as well as much more.

We look forward to further developing our relationship with Germany’s largest full-service provider for foreign language communication.