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"Innovation is an idea or an invention that finds a market."

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Hager Group Advent Calendar

The Christmas season has already begun and to add to the festivities we will again have our traditional Hager Group advent calendar game for 2014! To get you into the Christmas spirit, from 1st to 24th of December 2014 why not open the daily door of our advent calendar? A different puzzle awaits you every day and there are great prizes to be won. But we won’t be letting the cat out of the bag just yet… you have to play to see what goodies are hidden behind the doors.
 
Plus, on 6th December Saint Nicholas will be making a special surprise prize visit too, will you be the lucky game player on this day? If you open the calendar doors on more than 10 days your name will be entered into our grand final raffle. This year’s top winner prize is an iPhone 6. Be sure to tell your friends as well, everyone is welcome! Happy opening!

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Major industry award for Dr. Oswald Hager

Blieskastel, 18th November 2014

Major industry award for Dr. Oswald Hager –  Hager Group founder honoured for lifetime achievement

Hager Group founder honoured for lifetime achievement Almost six decades ago Dr. Oswald Hager, his father Peter and brother Hermann founded a company that would later become one of the top players in the industry. Last week ZVEH, the most prominent German industry association, presented Dr. Hager, now 87, with an award in recognition of his lifetime achievement.

At a formal gala event on 31st October 2014 in Mainz, Germany, the Central Association of the German Electrical and Information Technology Trade (ZVEH) presented its E-Markenpreis award. The E-Marke (e-brand) community promotes quality, customer orientation and outstanding service in Germany’s electrical trade and is currently supported by around 7,000 electrical trade businesses and partner companies in industry, wholesale and the insurance sector. Each year the community presents its award in recognition of outstanding commitment to the electrical trade and in turn, the principles that characterise this industry.

‘This year’s award winner has established a connection to us as a brand trade partner that is so strong it seems set to last for centuries,’ commented Lothar Hellmann, ZVEH’s Vice-President, in his laudatory speech. ‘Hager advises and supports our guild member businesses in a manner that is truly unique.

’ Without a doubt, Dr. Oswald Hager is one of the prominent entrepreneurs who have set standards in the European electrical installations market. In 1955 he joined forces with his father and brother to establish ‘Hager oHG, elektrotechnische Fabrik’ in Ensheim in the Saarland region. In the 1980s Hager Group gradually developed into a full-service provider for electrical installations in buildings. Today, the German business publication Wirtschaftsblatt ranks it 101st out of the 500 largest family-run businesses in the country. The company owes its size, but above all its significance, to the efforts of Dr. Hager in particular. Thank you, Oswald Hager!

2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

What drives innovation?

This is a question we have been asking our-selves more and more in recent years. Because markets, technologies and customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before, the highly sought-after “windows of opportunity” for establishing innovative solutions open and close at breath-taking speed. For us this presents enormous opportunities, because if we are good, fast and ahead of the field we can play a more active part in shaping progress (or contributing to this process) than ever before. On the other hand, there is also considerable risk: anyone who misses important developments and rests on their laurels will find the march of time leaving them behind even faster and more mercilessly than in the past.

Our customers, for example, silently weigh up good and not-so-good solutions every day, by opting for one and ignoring others. And the more customers we have and more diverse the markets are in which we operate, the more differentiated and specific our solutions need to be.

To develop these solutions we particularly need one thing: the people at Hager Group. A very important as­pect of our company is the huge diversity of perspectives, cultures, attitudes to life and experiences of the 11,400 employees who work here. All of them could contribute ideas, varying in scale from the very small to the very large, capable of changing Hager Group. For an idea to become a real innovation, i.e. for ideas to find their way onto the market, we need partners and leaders to help develop them.

Learn more about these “innovation drivers”, but also about the fac­tors that hinder innovation, in our new Hager Group Annual Report 2013. In there, you will also find the facts & figures of the company, current news and the link to the “best of 2013”, our last year’s highlights.

100% sustainable
Hager Group’s 2013 Annual Report has been awarded the eco-label « Der Blaue Engel » (The Blue Angel), one of the most demanding labels in environmental matters. The paper used is carbon neutral, made from recycled paper without the use of optical brighteners and chlorine bleaching. All other materials used to produce this report also comply with the requirements of the eco-label.

The Annual Report 2013 is available in printed form as well as in a multimedia version with many supplementary videos, picture galleries and links, and as an app in the Apple Store and for all android devices.

If you wish to receive a printed version of our report, please write us an E-Mail.

Innovation

Traditionally, innovation was regarded as the introduction of a new product or improvement of existing ones. Now, however, this term has a much wider meaning, it is the development of comprehensive services, systems and solutions for our customers.

Technological progress has turned people who used to be electricians into systems technicians and installation experts who plan, install and commission many different types of electro-technical solutions for their customers. And with the growing popularity of electric mobility, smart grids and systems for ambient assisted living along with the increasing energy efficiency requirements, the challenges that electrical engineering generally faces are again set to increase considerably.

Innovation is thus a continual state of mind in all we do here at Hager Group.

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Social Media @ Hager Group

Hager Group is present on all the major social media platforms. On them, we share posts on current news such as events, success stories, job opportunities and topics that concern us. Moreover, you will find there all the important information you’ll need about Hager Group, its brands and its values.

To help our employees use social media, we created our very own Hager Group Social Media Guidelines, they include the most important tips on social media communication.

The following video gives you a visual insight into our guidelines. 
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Company project

Neither a business plan nor a three-year plan: an empowering and dynamic roadmap!

The company project: a clear frame to achieve common objectives

What is the company project?
The company project has existed since 1980 at Hager Group. It consists of, every five years, analysing the environment, assessing our resources and defining the targets and the appropriate strategies to achieve them, altogether and in the same direction.

It is neither a business plan nor a detailed three-year plan. The project is a tool, a dynamic roadmap, empowering our employees to act, this gives our company an edge that makes it special.


“It works”

  • Designing the right product on time and at the right price
  • Maintaining high quality and guaranteeing our products do the job they are designed for
  • Meeting and exceeding customer expectations


“Always there”

  • Being in close proximity to our our customers to support them in their business
  • Customising our offer as much as possible to accommodate our customers’ needs
  • Offering training to our customers to increase their skills


“Let’s create together”

  • Listening to our customers and preparing for the future with them
  • Designing products and solutions for new applications
  • Adapting logistic flows to help our customers develop their businesses

What does Project 2015 define?
Project 2015 is our our 7th company project. The challenges and areas of progress that we have defined in this project were defined through participation at different stages of over 300 people in the group in 2009.

Here are the six areas of progress that were identified:

  • succeed in the markets: residential and commercial segments, building automation and emerging markets
  • evolve with the needs of our customers to deliver on-time smart solutions
  • innovate to remain a driving force
  • strive for quality in all areas
  • seize the right opportunities in energy efficiency
  • provide the economic fuel for our development.
Discover the video of our ambition, Project 2015:
 

 

News

 
Berker is German architects’ favourite

Berker is German architects’ favourite

Gold and silver Architects’ Darling® awards for the Berker brand

Berker is German architects’ favourite

Gold and silver Architects’ Darling® awards for the Berker brand

At the end of October, the most sought-after solutions from the construction industry were honoured with the 2014 Architects’ Darling® awards. The Berker brand was awarded the gold prize in the “Best architecture house publication” and silver in the “Best app” category. The fourth annual awards ceremony was held in Celle, celebrating the construction products receiving the highest ratings from architects. More than 250 representatives from the industry applauded the winners in 21 product categories and six marketing disciplines.

Gold and silver awards

In addition to the prizes in the various product categories, awards were also presented for the most successful projects in six different marketing disciplines. Assessing these categories requires intensive experience of the different products available on the market, so the jury was restricted to a high-calibre team of communications experts from research and practice, as well as representatives from top international architecture firms.

The architecture magazine “Berker Blueprint” was the proud recipient of a gold Architects’ Darling® award. This magazine presents outstanding architecture and intelligent ideas, with each edition dedicated to a different building structure and its master builder. The iF-award-winning magazine – available in English and German – focuses on architectural classics as well as visions of the homes and workspaces of tomorrow.

The silver award for the “Best app” category went to the Berker brand’s switch app, an electronic sample case for electrical engineers and building contractors. This app enables users to combine any design variants from all of the Berker switch series and see how they will look against different backgrounds. The photo function even enables users to view the products in the context of their own homes and compare them in a uniquely realistic setting.

E-bike for the winner of the German Electricians Championship

E-bike for the winner of the German Electricians Championship

The annual German Electricians Championship to find the best master electricians in 7 recognised apprenticeship trades took place from 13th to 16th November.

E-bike for the winner of the German Electricians Championship

The annual German Electricians Championship to find the best master electricians in 7 recognised apprenticeship trades took place from 13th to 16th November.  As usual, the venue was the Federal Technology Centre for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (BFE - Bundestechnologiezentrum für Elektro- und Informationstechnik e.V.) in Oldenburg.

The contest, also known as the BLW (Bundesleistungswettbewerb - Federal Competition) for Young Electricians, was being held for the 63rd time, this year under the patronage of Daniel Hager, Hager Group’s CEO.
“We are pleased that with Daniel Hager we have a patron who does such a lot to support young electricians.  As the head of a family business, he knows that the future success of the company also depends on being able to take on young electricians.

Hager Group’s commitment in this segment of the market is exemplary”, commented Manfred Köhler, BLW Director, when the official patronage documents were handed over on 19th September at Hager Group in Obernai, France. The overall Champion was Johannes Petry.  At the celebration party held in the Weser Ems Hall in Oldenburg he was rewarded with an e-bike sponsored by this year’s patron, Daniel Hager.

 

Philip Hager

Philip Hager

Foundation for Family Business has a new board member: Philip Hager

Foundation for Family Business has a new board member: Philip Hager

Blieskastel, 27th November 2014

Philip Hager, member of Hager SE Supervisory Board, has joined the Foundation for Family Business. Following his election during the last board meeting in Berlin, Philip Hager said he was looking forward to supporting the socio-political and scientific work of the Foundation.  The board now has a total of 36 members, all successful entrepreneurs or experts from the economic and political sphere.

For more information about the Foundation, click here.

A step towards the future

A step towards the future

Hager Group Symposium 2014 at the Offenburg Exhibition Centre on 9th October 2014

A step towards the future

Hager Group Symposium 2014 at the Offenburg Exhibition Centre on 9th October 2014

A total of 430 managers from 30 countries, an intensive six-hour programme, three group sessions and countless ideas and suggestions: Hager Group Symposium 2014 on 9th October in Offenburg was a day filled with valuable inspiration for the company. “Today we’re going to be casting our gaze towards the future and taking a look at the kinds of challenges we can expect to see not only in the long term, but also in the coming five years as part of Project 2020.” These were Daniel Hager’s opening words as he introduced this conference with many Hager Group managers following an impressive 3D video-and-light show. The main topics of the conference were the future of corporate culture, the organisation of the company and leadership.

Turning their attention to 2013 and 2014, Daniel Hager and his two fellow board members, Bertrand Schmitt and Philippe Ferragu, stated that these have been two good years for Hager Group despite certain elements of uncertainty. They added that this was not least thanks to the unwavering and dedicated efforts of all of the company’s employees.

What does the future hold for the different departments? What attributes does a company need in order to benefit from all of the changes constantly taking place in the world? For instance, what can be done to address and attract Generation Y to the company? And how can the weaknesses of intercultural teams be transformed into strengths? Three talks by external experts Prof Erin Meyer, Dr Denis Mourlane and Christoph Fellinger provided attendees with inspiration on the topics addressed at the event: “The future of corporate culture”, “The future of company organisation” and “The future of management”. The experts’ theories were then discussed in smaller groups and takeaways were presented in the larger Symposium session. 

In his closing speech, Daniel Hager stressed the importance of this Symposium for the initial process involved in Project 2020. “Now is the time for you to incorporate the ideas and approaches we’ve discussed today into the process of our transformation,” he urged attendees. “And I look forward to achieving this with you.”

Hager Switzerland opens new customer centre in Emmenbrücke

Hager Switzerland opens new customer centre in Emmenbrücke

With the ceremonial inauguration of its new customer centre in Emmenbrücke, Hager Switzerland has taken an important step towards the future.

Hager Switzerland opens new customer centre in Emmenbrücke

Blieskastel, 11th September 2014

With the ceremonial inauguration of its new customer centre in Emmenbrücke, Hager Switzerland has taken an important step towards the future. In doing so, we have now created the ideal setting in which to show our partners and customers all of our expertise – be it products, solutions or services – under one roof in the showroom. In our state-of-the-art training rooms, moreover, a comprehensive range of specialist knowledge on all aspects of electric energy distribution and control can be imparted to trainees. In an age of increasing competitive pressure, engaging with customers is becoming increasingly more important. That is why the customer centre is also a knowledge platform which, not least, helps us develop future and market-oriented products, solutions and services.

More than 800 guests
At the opening celebrations from 8th to 12th April 2014, more than 800 visitors gained an insight into the new customer centre. From Tuesday to Friday, partners and customers from the various regions of Switzerland, as well as representatives of trade journals, were invited to attend. On the Saturday, the doors were then opened to Hager Group’s employees and their families, representatives of public authorities, and the local newspapers.

The week of open days generated a great deal of interest. Visitors had the opportunity to inspect not only the new customer centre and all the possibilities that it offers, but also the production area with its modern powder-coating facility and new stamping centre. Also on the tour of the site were the logistics, switch and socket production, and thermosetting production departments. This guided visit was received with great enthusiasm and visitors were able to spend time at the various workstations, which in turn led to many interesting and well-informed discussions between the visitors and Hager Group’s specialist personnel. The “Made in Switzerland” touch was very well received by our guests and provides an important and elementary distinction between us and the local competition.

Daniel Hager emphasised the importance of partnership
The guests were greeted with a welcome aperitif and a buffet. At the VIP function, CEO Daniel Hager and Martin Soder, Managing Director of Hager Switzerland, thanked the partners for their loyalty and support. At the end of the day, it is thanks to our partners that we have been able to set up this customer centre. After their tour of the site, guests were treated to a barbecue buffet in the ceremonially-decorated pavilion. This relaxed and easy-going setting led to many fascinating encounters and conversations.

Hager Group-Quiz

Hager Group-Quiz

How well do you know Hager Group? Now the time to find out!

Hager Group-Quiz

Blieskastel, 14th October 2014

How well do you know Hager Group?

Now is the time to find out in our Hager Group Quiz. 14 interesting questions are ready and waiting for you!

 

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Hager Mi-Kids in Germany welcomed 25 Hager Group employees’ children

Hager Mi-Kids in Germany welcomed 25 Hager Group employees’ children

This summer, Hager Group in Blieskastel and Heltersberg welcomed around 25 Hager Group employee children between the ages of 6 and 12 to a 1 to 5-day fun leisure programme.

Hager Mi-Kids in Germany welcomed 25 Hager Group employees’ children

This summer, Hager Group in Blieskastel and Heltersberg welcomed around 25 Hager Group employee children between the ages of 6 and 12 to a 1 to 5-day fun leisure programme.

The “Hager Mi-Kids” children go to CJD - http://www.cjd-homburg.de/homburg - a charity organisation that helps young people with a handicap or social problems better integrate society. Each child had a “CJD partner”, the idea being to break down barriers between handicaps and how they are perceived.
This year the children made 3D puzzles in wood, mini-electrically powered toys and had cooking lessons. There was even a visit to an oil mill and the ride back on a donkey! Each child took a souvenir and memories home at the end of the day.

Over the years 180 children have benefited from Hager Mi-Kids.
Diversity:  initiative from Hager Group in Italy

Diversity: initiative from Hager Group in Italy

This Summer a group from the "Il Giglio" a social cooperative, accompanied by their President, were invited to visit Hager Group factory in Porcia.

Diversity: initiative from Hager Group in Italy

This Summer a group from the "Il Giglio" a social cooperative, accompanied by their President, were invited to visit Hager Group factory in Porcia. The cooperative which has been working with Hager Lumetal in Porcia producing packaging for switchboard accessories is involved in social projects to aid the recovery and social inclusion of disabled people with physical and mental difficulties. Disability is one of the 4 pillars of our diversity development plan. For more information, please click here.

The visit was a great opportunity to confirm the spirit of cooperation between Hager Group and “Il Giglio”. The visiting delegation was able to appreciate for themselves the production site and get to know better Hager Group and its initiatives on the theme of diversity.

Some of the visitors were pleasantly surprised and satisfied to see at certain workstations the components that they had assembled and packed, thus seeing how they are used in production.

The visit ended with refreshments and a tribute to the participants.

Hager Portugal was awarded Best Supplier of the Year by AGEFE

Hager Portugal was awarded Best Supplier of the Year by AGEFE

Hager Portugal was awarded Best Supplier of the Year by AGEFE

Blieskastel, 24th September 2014

Hager Portugal was awarded Best Supplier of the Year by AGEFE (Associação Empresarial dos Sectores Eléctrico, Electrodoméstico, Fotográfico e Electrónico - Business Association of the Electric, Appliance, Photographic and Electronic Industries in Portugal). Wholesaler members of AGEFE formed the jury. The competition held 4 different categories; we were successful in Installation Products and Energy Distribution as well as in the Industry category. In additional to all these awards and playing off against our main competitors we were also the proud winners of the “Supplier of the Year” award.

Hager Group in Italy supports two solidarity initiatives – “Vita dei piccoli” & “Nove+”

Hager Group in Italy supports two solidarity initiatives – “Vita dei piccoli” & “Nove+”

Hager Group in Italy is providing support to the Milan-based non-profit foundation “Aiutare i bambini” www.aiutareibambini.it

Hager Group in Italy supports two solidarity initiatives – “Vita dei piccoli” & “Nove+”

Hager Group in Italy is providing support to the Milan-based non-profit foundation “Aiutare i bambini” www.aiutareibambini.it This Foundation was established in 2000 on the initiative of Goffredo Modena who decided with his family to set up a foundation to "help and support children who are poor, sick, uneducated or who have suffered physical or psychological violence, to give them the chance and the hope of a dignified life."

"Aiutare i bambini" supports aid projects in Italy and abroad and from 2000 to 2013 it has provided support to 1,135,000 children through 1,145 projects in 72 countries around the world. More specifically, the Foundation's work in Italy focuses on three main areas: support for early childhood, reducing the school dropout rate and boosting youth employment.

One of the foundations projects “Vita dei piccoli”, which Hager Group in Italy supports, is part of a campaign entitled "Distant and local adoption" and aims to provide a full year's support for 16 children up to the age of 3 by housing them in a child-care facility in Lecce, in the heel of the boot of southern Italy.

Hager Group in Italy has contributed €10,000, to provide help and encouragement to everyday care and teaching support for children at the facility and, among other things, contributing to buying toys, clothes and basic necessities.

In addition to “Vita dei piccoli”, Hager Group supports another “Aiutare i bambini” foundation project called “Nove+”. Our participation in this project will involve organising collections of food, clothing and stationery that will be given to families in difficulty and participating in various recreational and extracurricular activities. 

"Nove +" is a project that acts in a specific area of Milan, called "zona nove". This area is home to many foreign families in precarious situations. The project aims to address the problems of these families who are struggling to find solutions to meet the education needs of their children in their formative years. “Nove+” aims to create educational opportunities, intercultural integration, reduce social disadvantage and prevent children dropping out of school.

Hager Group building up its electric vehicle fleet in Germany

Hager Group building up its electric vehicle fleet in Germany

170 hp, 150 km / h top speed, and a purely electrical range of up to 120 kilometers (with a range extender to almost 300 km). This is the technical data of the new BMW i3 that has just been added to the fleet in Blieskastel.

Hager Group building up its electric vehicle fleet in Germany

Blieskastel, 10th September 2014

170 hp, 150 km / h top speed, and a purely electrical range of up to 120 kilometers (with a range extender to almost 300 km). This is the technical data of the new BMW i3 that has just been added to the fleet in Blieskastel. This means that in Blieskastel and Heltersberg there are now a total of five electric vehicles in use; the beginning of September another i3 at the site Heltersberg was added. "We are building up our electric fleet, firstly as part of E3 we are committed to active environmental protection and have thus set an example. Secondly, as we are the manufacturer of charging stations for electric, we want to support this technology." says Dominik Jürges, head of buildings and fleet management in Heltersberg.

Buzz wires and pop-pop boats at Saarbrücken’s “Wissenswerkstatt” science knowledge workshop

Buzz wires and pop-pop boats at Saarbrücken’s “Wissenswerkstatt” science knowledge workshop

“The Wissenswerkstatt workshop has set itself the task of familiarising children and teenagers with science and technology in an enjoyable way.”

Buzz wires and pop-pop boats at Saarbrücken’s “Wissenswerkstatt” science knowledge workshop

Blieskastel, 16th September 2014

“The Wissenswerkstatt workshop has set itself the task of familiarising children and teenagers with science and technology in an enjoyable way. Our involvement in this organisation helps ensure at an early stage that we have a steady stream of up-and-coming specialists in these occupational areas,” explains Jörg Sick, HR Director Business Area Germany, who also acts as treasurer of the charity’s board. The organisation is sponsored by Hager Electro GmbH & Co. KG as the founding member and by other large companies in the region such as ZF, Schaeffler, Festo, Voit, Saint Gobain and the industry association Verband der Metall- und Elektro-Industrie. “As one of the major companies in the region, we regard it as our social responsibility to support projects like this and get actively involved in showing young people career perspectives,” emphasises Oswald Bubel, Managing Director of Hager Electro GmbH & Co. KG, who also represented the company when the organisation was founded.

Learning programmes at Eurobahnhof railway station
The Wissenswerkstatt workshop was officially opened on 4th July 2014 in the historic bus depot at Saarbrücken’s Eurobahnhof. Over an area of more than 450 square metres, aspiring scientists have not only a mechanical workshop for metal and wood work at their disposal, but also laboratories for physics experiments and electrical and control technology as well as a room for robotics. In the extra-curricular educational facility, boys and girls aged from eight to eighteen can experience technical phenomena and understand everyday technology by carrying out their own tests and experiments – for example building pop-pop boats or by putting their skills to the test with the buzz wire game, which is based on a simple electric circuit. While doing all this, they also learn practical skills such as soldering. That is because in the Wissenswerkstatt, doing things yourself is actively encouraged and all participants are allowed to take their creations home with them at the end of the course. “We want to dispel the fear that young people, girls in particular, feel when confronted with technology and science. They should experience how much fun tinkering, experimenting and researching can be,” explains Jörg Sick. The idea: if children and teenagers develop an interest in mathematics, natural sciences, technology (MINT) and the environment at an early stage and recognise their talent, they can be shown long-term occupational and personal prospects in the MINT sector. This is because Hager Group, like many other companies, is dependent on technical specialists and engineers – especially against the backdrop of demographic change. “Sparking curiosity today might well gain us the engineers of tomorrow: this is precisely why we are involved in the Wissenswerkstatt,” explains Jörg Sick.

Training award for two Hager Group sites in Germany

Training award for two Hager Group sites in Germany

Hager Group sites Schalksmühle und Ottfingen (Northrhine-Westphalia) have been rewarded with the “2014 Excellent training company” award.

Training award for two Hager Group sites in Germany

Blieskastel, 29th July 2014

Hager Group sites Schalksmühle und Ottfingen (Northrhine-Westphalia) have been rewarded with the “2014 Excellent training company” award.

 

To ensure Hager Group continues to have the skills it needs, it is essential not just to attract the best trainees but also to make sure they have access to the best possible training and support, along with attractive opportunities for the future. In this respect the group is clearly on the right track, as shown by the news that the Berker sites in Schalksmühle and Ottfingen have been singled out for the 2014 “Excellent training company” award.

As Henriki Dresel, Berker personal development and training manager, is keen to point out, “We are the only company in the area around Ottfingen to be rated excellent.” Those in charge of training within the company are particularly proud of the fact that the trainees’ own assessment was so positive.  In addition, the anonymous survey yielded some important information about “areas where there was still potential for improvement”, says Friedhelm Clemens, trainer in charge of commercial/technical positions in Ottfingen.

The excellent results obtained from the first application to this sought-after label illustrate the importance that is attributed at Hager Group to training the next generation of employees.Trainees’ praise is not simply confined to the good working atmosphere and helpful attitude between colleagues found within the group.  To ensure classroom training is also a success, learning groups are encouraged right from the start of apprenticeships, and efforts are made to ensure trainees have sufficient freedom to prepare for exams.  There is also a grant for learning materials. The exciting and very impressive visits to trade fairs (such as Light & Building, the world’s leading architecture and technology fair, in Frankfurt in April) were a special highlight for trainees, as were the visits to other Hager Group sites, including Bleiskastel (Saarland). With such positive feedback, coupled with the aim of continuing further developments and the optimisation of training conditions, nothing should stand in the way of receiving the “Excellent training company” award in 2015 as well.

“Excellent training company”
The “Excellent training company” award was created by the Ertragswerkstatt GmbH to draw attention to companies’ training performance.  In 2014, 64 companies, employing a total of 40,000 people and more than 2,000 trainees, took part in this initiative in south-west Germany.  It involves a certification procedure in two phases, where, in addition to key training statistics, particular attention is paid to trainees’ own personal appreciations of their companies.  The Ertragswerkstatt hopes that every year (from 2013 onwards) the award will ensure young people receive impartial, reliable and credible guidance on choosing the best training company.

For more information about the award, see: http://www.ew-work.de/portale.04.1/

Hager Group’s active contribution to the energy transition

Hager Group’s active contribution to the energy transition

On 23rd July, Anke Rehlinger, Economy, Work, Energy and Transport Minister in Saarland, visited Hager Group at our headquarters in Blieskastel.

Hager Group’s active contribution to the energy transition

Blieskastel, 28th July 2014

On 23rd July, Anke Rehlinger, Economy, Work, Energy and Transport Minister in Saarland, visited Hager Group at our headquarters in Blieskastel. The theme of the meeting is Hager Group’s active contribution to the energy transition. In Saarland, we have teamed up with renowned partners to initiate an ambitious experiment, which should push forward the energy transition at a local level: the “Landesinitiative Energieinnovation Saar – LIESA” (regional initiative for energy innovation in Saarland). The experiment aims to find a new model for future energy supply which is decentralised, safe, high-performing, energy efficient and uses renewable energy sources.

Energy production alone is not enough to contribute to a successful energy transition. Questions like storage and distribution or availability also have an important role to play in the successful implementation of a safe, sustainable and affordable energy transition. “LIESA contributes to implement on a regional level in Saarland the energy transition in a decentralised and smart way,” explains Anke Rehlinger. Besides, both our projects “Stromsparland” and the “research and development building” in Blieskastel were highlighted by the minister in a press conference on 15th July.

Links:
Research and development building in Blieskastel
LIESA website (inGerman)

Download:
Press release from the Economy, Work, Energy and Transport Minister in Saarland (in German) (DOC, 85 KB)

 

Hager Group Training Day in Blieskastel

Hager Group Training Day in Blieskastel

On 22nd and 23rd July Blieskastel premiered “Training Day”, an opportunity for 285 students and 15 teachers from schools in the region to find out about the different training possibilities and job profiles in the electrical industry.

Hager Group Training Day in Blieskastel

Blieskastel, 6th August 2014

On 22nd and 23rd July Blieskastel premiered “Training Day”, an opportunity for 285 students and 15 teachers from schools in the region to find out about the different training possibilities and job profiles in the electrical industry.

Where do my strengths and weaknesses lie? What would I like to do when I leave school, and how can I achieve my objectives? More and more schoolchildren are keen for a helping hand when they start thinking about finding the right vocational training.  Hager Group’s response to this growing demand for support was to invite students to its Training Day. Career advice is increasingly important in particular where there is a lack of skilled labour. If they are to make meaningful decisions about their careers in good time, young people need to find out early on what training opportunities and different occupations there are, and how to apply for them.

For Hager Group, helping with careers advice is nothing new, as Andreas Fuchs, in charge of commercial training, is quick to point out: “So far, there has been cooperation with six of the region’s schools, involving help with job application and careers advice days.  Given that more and more schools are showing an interest, we have now decided to go about it in a different way and to invite schools to come to us in Blieskastel, so that we can show interested young people how it all works in practice.”

The Training Day was so popular it was extended over two days, during which the students visited different work stations.  A team of trainers, sales staff, and Hager Group trainees participated to ensure the event ran smoothly and that the visiting students and teachers were properly looked after. In addition to assistance with job applications, including lots of information about application files and selection procedures, the students were able to experience the production factory first hand during a guided tour. At the “Jobs Market” they could also familiarise themselves with different job profiles in the logistics, administrative and technical sectors.  The Saarland University for Technology and Economics was also represented and presented the many study courses it has to offer.  In the words of Andreas Fuchs, “since we had a balanced attendance of students from all types of schools, the breadth of information provided catered to the needs of all the participants as well as to our own training needs.”

The feedback from the event was so positive it is expected there will be another Training Day next year.

More information about training and applying for jobs at Hager Group can be found here.

“Living at home – with peace of mind”: when technology eases everyday life

“Living at home – with peace of mind”: when technology eases everyday life

Together with Hager Group, Saarland University of Applied Sciences (HTW), skilled trade workshops, nursing services, municipalities, health insurers and social welfare organisations have launched the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Saarland network.

“Living at home – with peace of mind”: when technology eases everyday life

Blieskastel, 6th July 2014

Together with Hager Group, Saarland University of Applied Sciences (HTW), skilled trade workshops, nursing services, municipalities, health insurers and social welfare organisations have launched the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Saarland network.

People in Germany are getting older and older. More than 22 million men and women will have reached retirement age by 2030 – around a third more than today’s figure. This is good news and presents us with a major social responsibility. With the number of old-age citizens on the up, more and more people want to continue living safely in their own homes for as long as possible.

With this in mind, the engineers at Hager Group have, for some time now, been investigating how state-of-the-art technologies can be easily and individually integrated into the home to meet people’s personal requirements. One AAL solution is, for instance, a user-friendly emergency alarm system, which immediately sends an automatic alarm signal to relatives or an emergency services centre in the case of an emergency. The  “my.sens” system, developed by the company “locate solution”, a member of Hager Group, is the only product on the market to already offer such a service.

The AAL Saarland network was formed in May 2014 on the initiative of Saarbrücken Professor Wolfgang Langguth, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW). “The network has set itself the goal of developing a sustainable AAL infrastructure in Saarland and the surrounding regions in order to further expand the application of affordable, modern technology,” says Langguth. “Successful Ambient Assisted Living entails making a commitment to society aided by technology and the appropriate services.”

On 2nd July 2014, Daniel Hager, CEO of Hager Group, signed the AAL Saarland network’s official instrument of accession in the presence of Professor Wolfgang Langguth during a ceremony at the company headquarters in Blieskastel. “Demographic transition is one of the greatest social challenges of our time,” says Daniel Hager. “As part of the AAL Saarland network, we are excited to contribute to a strong community, which is tackling this transition while at the same time promoting the quality of life of people of all ages. With our control systems for lighting, temperature and blinds, smoke detectors and also door communication, we already offer a broad range of solutions to alleviate the day-to-day lives of people with restricted mobility or those who are in need of care, irrelevant of age.”

 

Assistance plus service equals security
AAL has brought intelligent assistance systems into the home together with associated service solutions. These focus on aspects relating to convenient support and prompt assistance in the event of an emergency.

“The specific challenge lies in finding solutions that fit people’s individual needs, as no two people are the same,” says Johannes Hauck, Corporate Strategy and Business Development Hager Group. “The AAL Saarland network is important to us; having contact with the other members in the network will help us expand our advisory expertise and fine-tune our products and services. Through its E3 sustainability programme – ethics, environment and energy – Hager Group shows its unequivocal commitment to social responsibility. AAL is an extremely well suited platform upon which we can offer our intelligent solutions for a self-determined way of life in the transforming society we live in today.”

You can find out more about Ambient Assisted Living @ Hager Group here.

International work-sharing - a multi-cultural success story

International work-sharing - a multi-cultural success story

Casing manufacturing production successfully established in Brazil

International work-sharing - a multi-cultural success story

Blieskastel, 3rd June 2014

Casing manufacturing production successfully established in Brazil

How do we solve the cost and logistics issue of a product manufactured in Europe when it is for sale on the other side of the world? The Business Group Casings team set about solving this challenging problem with the invaluable help of the Brazilian marketing team and came up with a successful local solution. This out of the ordinary success story started in 2013 with a multi-cultural team set-up; in record time, by March 2014, the very first casings were being produced locally in Rio de Janeiro for the South American market. The expert knowledge of local teams for their own market, many years of experience of casing production in Blieskastel and other European factories as well as focused actions of numerous colleagues group-wide, gave this project a truly international flavour. Below are some of the key facts and figures.

The objectives: supply and manufacture locally in Brazil our own casings to the South American casings market.

The challenge: remain within the 1M € investment budget and the specified tight time frame of just 18 months.

Diversity in the global teamwork challenge: a big thank you to the110 employees from 33 departments and 5 differentcountries– Brazil, China, France, Germany and Spain.

Fast economic successes: in March 2014 the first 1,000 casings were sold on the South American market.

“Parents – Child – Office” at Hager Group in Germany

“Parents – Child – Office” at Hager Group in Germany

On site at Schalksmühle Hager Group has set up pilot project to help out working parents during the school holidays.

“Parents – Child – Office” at Hager Group in Germany

Blieskastel, 17th July 2014

“Parents – Child – Office” is a family-oriented initiative in Germany. On site at Schalksmühle Hager Group has set up pilot project to help out working parents. The project consists of setting up an on-site area that parents can bring their children to if for any reason they find themselves without child care. Mini-sized chairs and tables are available for play activities such as painting. 10th July saw the official opening. This experimental measure is available in case of emergency, and highly appreciated by colleagues who can therefore respect working deadlines and take care of the children at the same time.

KNOW Tooling Day 2014 signals the roll-out of Hager Group knowledge-sharing project

KNOW Tooling Day 2014 signals the roll-out of Hager Group knowledge-sharing project

On 1st and 2nd July Hager Group tooling managers gathered in Obernai for the second KNOW Tooling Day

KNOW Tooling Day 2014 signals the roll-out of Hager Group knowledge-sharing project

Blieskastel, 7th July 2014

On 1st and 2nd July Hager Group tooling managers gathered in Obernai for the second KNOW Tooling Day – an intensive two day event aimed at creating a system of transferring and sharing knowledge and best practices within the group.

The event, which welcomed Hager Group tooling managers from Brazil, China, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, also signalled the successful launch of KNOW Tooling project (Knowledge Network Organisation Worldwide), an exciting project which aspires to develop our technical and organisational know-how through knowledge-transferring and sharing activities.

Participants were welcomed by senior managers, who underlined the need to recognise how vital knowledge sharing is to Hager Group’s competitiveness, now and in the future, and see action at local, national and international levels in order to leverage best practices and create uniform working standards throughout the group.

The first day included a visit to the injection and stamping tooling department, our internal Tooling School at our Obernai site as well as a series of team-building exercises. On day two, manager-participants took part in the ‘World Café’ – a creative activity that encouraged exchanges on five key tooling issues, which culminated in a series of innovative presentations on ways to improve international knowledge transfer and team working.

A big thank you to all members of the project team, in place since 2012, for their hard work and continued commitment to the project.

Hager Group at the BASF Firmencup run

Hager Group at the BASF Firmencup run

On 2nd July 2014 60+ sporty Hager Group employees represented the company, taking part in the BASF Firmencup run at the Hockenheim ring.

Hager Group at the BASF Firmencup run

Blieskastel, 11th July 2014

On 2nd July 2014 60+ sporty Hager Group employees represented the company, taking part in the BASF Firmencup run at the Hockenheim ring. The annual BASF FIRMENCUP for companies held on the Grand Prix track at the Hockenheim ring is one of the most popular sports events in the Rhine-Neckar region. Participants could run, Nordic walk and inline skate their way around the legendary race track. The 16 824 participants had fun and as a bonus it was beautifully sunny! Participating employees were able to celebrate in the paddock afterwards with refreshing drinks and fruit, the hungrier ones were able to tuck into a barbecue. All Hager Group participants received a thank you goodie … a Hager Group cap. Next round in 2015.

“Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation“ Award for Hager Group

“Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation“ Award for Hager Group

The Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation (German Prize for online communication) competition took place on 21st May 2014.

“Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation“ Award for Hager Group

The Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation (German Prize for online communication) competition took place on 21st May 2014. There are 37 different categories in which companies can enter; our Hager Group digital Annual Report 2012 was selected for category 30, Digital Annual Report (Digitaler Jahresbericht)". There were more than 500 candidates, yet our digital Annual Report was awarded, by the prestigious 39 person Jury, a nomination in the top 1% along with BMW AG, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post AG and Siemens AG. Cleary our online version aroused emotions, showing innovation and diversity in its interactive possibilities.

Click on the following link to access our Hager Group digital Annual Report, available in three languages, English, French and German: www.hagergroup.com/annualreport

If you would like see the Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation winner list, please click here www.onlinekommunikationspreis.de/winnerlist2014

Board of Directors

“For our customers – and their customers – the world is daily becoming much more complex. It is our task to make their world a bit less difficult through intelligent solutions.”

Daniel Hager, CEO

“We all make mistakes, but the healthier a company’s finances are, the better it copes with them. The same goes for market and economic fluctuations, natural disasters and other things that affect our work, even though they are beyond our control. With our sound financial structure, highly trained employees and reliable partners, we are in a sustainable, strong position – whatever the future may bring.”

Philippe Ferragu, Chief Group Resources Officer

“Do more with less” achieving more using the same, or ideally, fewer resources. All of the solutions that we offer our customers will only be successful if this is taken into consideration. There is no contradiction between economy and ecology as far as Hager Group’s operational units are concerned. The PEPs (product environment profiles) drawn up for new products, for instance, automatically give rise to reflections on new resource-conserving approaches.

Bertrand Schmitt, Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Hager

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Our values

Our values

Authenticity

With us, what you see is what you get. We always listen to our customers. We work intensively on highcalibre technical solutions that we believe in. Our customers appreciate these qualities in us.

 

Our values

Courage

We started from modest beginnings and thanks to our courageous approach, we have always succeeded in standing up to far larger competitors. Without this courage we would not have achieved anything like the results we have today.

Our values

Integrity

We do not offer our customers just any solution, but the one that is right for them. We operate as an honest partner taking a far-sighted view. We do not aim for short-term profits, but for the long-term development of the company which our employees, customers, partners and families can be proud of, even 20 or 30 years from now.

Authenticity

Courage

Integrity

Our brands

The partner for solutions you can trust

Hager

Hager offers a complete range of products and systems for electrical distribution in industrial and professional buildings as well as the home. These include complete solutions for professional electricians and contractors in the areas of energy distribution, cable management and office or workstation equipment, switches and home automation, as well as safety and security technology such as alarm systems, smoke detectors and motion detectors.

The underlying idea of these solutions is to benefit our customers, which is why the manufacturer maintains an ongoing dialogue with them. Here, we attach great importance to easy installation and comfort of use.

The offer:

- Energy distribution
- Cable management 
- Wiring accessories + Building automation
- Security

Innovation
New ideas for the customers’ benefit
Innovations and the systematic enhancement of products and systems are key features of the Hager brand. We strive continually to use new designs and improvements to stay on the cutting edge.

The use of innovations and new technologies at Hager is always customer-driven. Every year, Hager evaluates countless communications with its thousands of contacts to glean detailed knowledge of customer needs.

80 per cent of Hager products and systems are less than five years old. This high degree of innovation provides our customers with a wide choice of solutions which they can use to meet new challenges effectively. The strong demand for innovations and enhancements to Hager products is a good indicator for this customer-driven policy.

Today, Hager employs around 800 engineers in research and development (R&D) and invests about 5% of its revenue in this area. In fact, the company strives continually to offer innovative and value-adding systems to its customers. To this end, it has filed nearly 1,500 active patents.

Hager worldwide
For more informations please visit our website   www.hager.com

Come into the world of Berker

Berker

Berker switches and systems are in use all over the world, making life more beautiful, easier and more comfortable. We place the utmost emphasis on quality, design and innovation. This is confirmed by the numerous awards we have received both at home and abroad.

Berker is a leading supplier of high-quality electrical installations from timelessly classic switch design through to intelligent building management systems. All new developments are created with just one thing in mind: the satisfaction of our customers. After all, we want you to feel at home with our products for decades to come.
 

Products:
Berker switches and systems
How much style someone has can often only be seen in the seemingly small things, the details, the "little extras". How much attention do we pay to them? Just how thoroughly do we design our environment? How much passion do we devote to the seemingly small details that others simply pass over?

One of these decisive "small things" is the switch concept, which is just as much a part of excellent architecture as unusual outlines and the selection of materials.
Berker has been producing high quality switches and systems since 1919, the quality and design of which has withstood the test of time and combine combine intelligent technology with easy operation. And that is why they have been awarded prizes time and time again. And which can be found today in the most exciting buildings in the world.
What they all have in common is their timelessly classic, functional and durable design.
Just like good architecture.

Design:
More distinguished
Good layout and exceptional design should be recognised. We know our designs are good, but still we can’t help feeling a sense of pride every time our products and catalogues receive awards on the basis of extended reviewing, judging and testing by a number of independent expert juries. Berker has been awarded national or international design prizes no less than 50 times in recent years. On fifteen occasions this was for a catalogue, brochure or other communication medium, while on 35 occasions it was for one of our switches or systems. 

This is a welcome affirmation not only for us, but also for our customers. It shows them that they are not alone in their good taste.

Quality:
Berker quality management
DIN ISO 9001
Extensive research and development work form the basis for the high standard of Berker products. 

Staff in the Berker central laboratory not only develop new or improved products, but they also explore completely new, forward-looking technologies and applications.

Moreover, our quality management system also guarantees the quality and safety levels of the finished products to DIN ISO 9001. And close collaboration with the best designers ensures the famously high standard of Berker designs.

Manufacture:
More individual
More and more people are following the trend of not following a trend. It is for these people that the Berker Manufacture exists. Here we create switches which authentically combine high technology with traditional handicraft, and where every one made is one of a kind. We often design items in collaboration with architects and planners for use in a specific, very particular property, or for a special project. Some are designed according to the very special wishes of a property owner who is looking for something which he simply cannot find on the market. And it’s a source of pride for us that we can turn these wishes into a reality. What matters to us here is not speed but uniqueness. Every product is a one-off. And therefore as distinctive as the environment for which it was made.

Berker worldwide:
For more informations please visit our website   www.berker.com

Communications technology for your security

Elcom

Elcom connects people, technologies, materials and design. The latest in communication systems permit nearness – while not forgetting your security. They provide clarity and reliability, give orientation and bring a piece of new quality to life. In this sense, Elcom has the task of working with you to develop products that, due to their proximity to real-world use, correspond precisely to the needs of the market, without omitting an individual character. Numerous well-known references can attest to the success of this requirement.

In its more than 25 years of company history, Elcom have established themselves as a solution provider not of products off the rack, but who can work with you to work out a design that meets your expectations to the fullest. Not least a high degree of enjoyment of innovation among our employees contributes to this.

Products
Solutions ... for life, living and work
Elcom is considered a recognised specialist in modern communications systems and custom entrance hall design. This includes professional speech systems, door intercom systems and letter boxes for architects, installers and construction managers. From single- and multi-family homes, office and commercial buildings, residential facilities to retirement homes, Elcom can provide suitable solutions in any size.

Products at a glance
- Audio/video speech systems with bus technology for up to 256 units
- Integration into IP networks and telephony infrastructures
- Access control and monitoring solutions
- Door stations, letter box systems and pedestals in stainless steel
- Custom dimensions for the exclusive entrance hall

Overall concept
For the right overall design
The impression a building lends is determined by the total of all individual elements. Functionality and design must correspond to the individual needs of the people who live or work in the building.

Single- and two-family houses
In the one- and two-family house area, Elcom is strong with audio and video sets. But we can meet the strictest of requirements with very high-quality and custom solutions.

Residential construction
Millions in use. When large residential installations are involved, you're at the right address with us. Cost-effective, robust and long-lived criteria that are decisive for residential construction companies.

Office and commercial properties
Efficient, flexible and easy to scale. With our system technologies we can implement difficult requirements in the office and commercial area and examine alternative usage scenarios.

Custom solutions
Custom solutions for your architecture project. As specialists in special production, we've already equipped many properties with unique systems. There are almost no limits on your imagination.

Technology
The latest in technology and manufacture
Elcom combines fully automatic SMD electronics production with many years of experience in metalworking. This specialisation gives us the opportunity to offer a solution that is perfect in every way. Modern, functional equipment in the interior – and a wide variety of adaptations and refinements outdoors, which can even be hand-crafted in special cases.Your functional and design expectations are nearly unlimited with this offering.

Quality
Quality and Service by Elcom
Our production locations in Neckarsulm and Friedersdorf ensure short delivery times as well as "Made in Germany" production characterised by quality and technological competence. Our holistic approach also ensures a high level of performance in terms of the quality and long-lasting functionality of our products. This is highlighted by the DIN ISO 9001:2008 certification of our quality management system.

Elcom worldwide:
For more informations please visit our website   www.elcom.de/en

Daitem, 35 years of innovation for your security

Daitem

As the inventor of the wireless alarm system, Daitem is one of the leading brands with technicians and designers in terms of safety and security technology.

The products of Daitem are designed and produced in France. Daitem has more than 1000000 applications in Europe. With its more than 35 years of experience, Daitem is leader of the European market in the field of wireless alarm systems.

On the European market, Daitem is represented with subsidiaries in Germany, Spain and Italy and exports to numerous countries.

Daitem, 35 years of innovation for your security
1977 Establishment of Daitem in Crolles in France
1983 Development of the first wireless alarm system
1994 Development of the 2-Frequency-Operation TwinPass®
2000 Development of the TwinBand® failsafe radio transmission
Development of the TwinPower® failsafe dual Power Supply
2004 Launch of the Espace Pro and Espace ranges
Hager acquires Atral with its Daitem brand
2007 Daitem celebrates its 30th anniversary
2013 Visual identity and new range of alarms completely redesigned

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Daitem, the professional’s choice of brand
For more than 35 years, Daitem has been the professionals’ brand of choice in questions of safety and security.

It offers a specific range of products for residential and commercial properties. Daitem is a synonym for a complete and extensive offer of solutions for the safety and security of homes. Its range of products includes wire-free door-phones and closed circuit television.

Since the performance of a safety and security device is directly related to the quality of its installation, Daitem keeps in close communication with the installers of safety and security technology. There are two groups of installers:
- Independent businesses, specialised in safety and security technology and access control
- Businesses working in close connection with the brand, Agents Proxeo in France, Installatore Partners Daitem in Italy and Profi Partner Daitem in Germany.

Daitem’s proximity to the customer
Customer satisfaction is of vital importance to Daitem. Therefore, Daitem puts a strong emphasis on excellent customer service.

On-site service
Customer liaison and support before, during and after the sale; on site consultation, marketing support.

Further training
Extensive training for electrical engineering technicians

Customer service
Increased service team + hotline

Fast delivery
Two days maximum

Innovations
With its first class quality and excellent customer service, Daitem has assured its market position as the brand of choice in terms of safety and security.

Daitem’s range of products reflects the company’s technical know-how and experience, sophisticated design and perfect ergonomics come as a plus. They are easy to use and easy to install. The implementation of radio technology allows the development of installation types, completely compatible with each other, such as:
- Wire-free alarm using the technology of TwinBand® (failsafe radio transmission on two distant bands), TwinPower® (failsafe dual Power Supply) and TwinPass® (2-Frequency-Operation) 
- Wire-free doorphone, allowing the user of remote monitoring of entrance areas unlimited mobility 
- Closed circuit television system ViewLight, with the transmission of images of the monitored area onto PC and mobile telephones.

Daitem products are in accordance with the European engineer standards and carry therefore the marking CE:
- Low Voltage Directive
- EMC Directive
- R&TTE Directive

Daitem products are manufactured according to the safety standards and the brand standards of the manufacturing country, such as NFA2P (France), VdS (Germany), IMQ (Italy) and INCERT (Belgium).

Daitem worldwide:
For more informations please visit our website   www.daitem.com

Diagral

Since 1990 Diagral has been one of the leading brands in the field of wireless alarm systems on the European market. 
It was their convincing technology, which leveraged Diagral products of radio controlled alarm systems in the do-it-yourself stores. The characteristic features of the Diagral brand are a high degree of reliable radio technology, ease of installation by the end-user while they are easy-to-use.

The distribution network
The alarm systems of the Diagral brand were the first of their kind to be sold in the do-it-yourself stores. Diagral products are sold on the French, Belgian and Italian markets and are presented at more than 1000 distributors.

Service
Customer satisfaction is of vital interest to Diagral. This is why Diagral puts a strong emphasis on excellent service:
-  further training courses
-  hotlines
-  extended guarantees

At Diagral, Innovation is spelled with a capital ’I’.
Those who demand improved performance, also demand an increase in research and development (R&D). This is why Diagral’s team of engineers and technicians is permanently striving to advance the range of products and check and control them regarding:
- special integrated circuitry
- advanced microprocessors containing software of the latest generation
- investigations of the saturation of radio waves, based on numerous existing patents

Diagral products are in accordance with the European engineer standards and carry therefore the marking CE:
- Low Voltage Directive
- EMC Directive
- R&TTE Directive

Diagral worldwide:
For more informations please visit our website   www.diagral.com

Efen

Making energy distribution systems safe: this has always been EFEN's commitment – for more than 90 years. Whether you operate in the field of infrastructure or in the power supply sector, EFEN gives you intelligent solutions tailored to your needs. How you benefit: More reliable plants with superior performance. We cooperate closely with you to develop systems that are tailored to your individual requirements and are ready to enhance energy efficiency in intelligent grid operation.

Safety interfaces from the specialists
EFEN provides optimized safety systems – tailored to each specific application. Your company benefits from reliable grid operation and safe shut-down in the event of overloads or short circuits.
This protects people and investments, maximizing your plant availability.

Efficient distribution
When it comes to reliable power supply, replacing nuclear power with renewable energy is one of the greatest challenges. EFEN's fuse links, fuse bases and load-break switches deliver end-to-end solutions for safety interfaces – from power generation to power storage to selective consumer control.
Having all devices and fuse links from the same source guarantees that all of EFEN's protective systems are perfectly aligned.

Reliable protection
Reliable protection for people and assets is a key requirement of any power distribution system.
Comprehensive solutions from EFEN comprise NH fuse links, HH fuse links and D fuse links. They ensure maximum safety in all areas of power supply, infrastructure and industry.

Smart control
More energy efficiency for reduced peak loads and lower energy costs. Early-warning systems keep unplanned plant downtimes to a minimum. Smart solutions from EFEN ensure reliable communication and maximum availability of power distribution systems.
Collecting data is the first step toward a smart power grid. Thanks to its comprehensive range of current transformers, EFEN can supply the right core component for any system.

One-stop shopping
Small details have a powerful impact
Carefully adjusted components are crucial to state-of-the-art systems and are a prerequisite for their flawless operation.
EFEN provides high-quality products from a single source – from fuse links to system enclosures.
We know how things work!

Ready to meet any challenge
Conditions vary, and solutions to problems often have to be tailored to specific situations: Both factors demand flexibility from planning through to final realization. That is why our customers value our ability to think in various technical categories and link different areas of expertise. Skills proven by the products we develop for you. Based on this approach, our team of highly qualified experts has developed numerous innovative custom solutions. Please contact us if you require a solution in compliance with any other standard.
We look forward to the challenge!

Certified quality
The high quality of EFEN products is a proven fact: Our quality and environment management is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001 and DIN ISO 14001.
Furthermore, EFEN is certified for use in occupational health and safety management in accordance with OHSAS 18001.

EFEN worldwide:
For more information, please visit our website: www.efen.com

Hager

Hager offers a complete range of products and systems for electrical distribution in industrialand professional buildings as well as the home.

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Berker

Berker switches and systems are in use all over the world, making life more beautiful, easier and more comfortable.

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Elcom

Elcom is the specialist for modern door communication systems and individual door station solutions.

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Daitem

As the inventor of the wireless alarm system, Daitem is one of the leading brands with technicians and designers in terms of safety and security technology.

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Diagral

Since 1990 Diagral has been one of the leading brands in the field of wireless alarm systems on the European market.

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Efen

Protective interfaces acocording to IEC/DIN Standard in ernergy distributin systems are our specialty.

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Why Hager Group

Investors in People

Hager Group and Investors in People

The Investors in People approach was first introduced at Hager UK in 1994 and in France in 2001. Hager Group was one of the first companies in France to adopt this approach; it is now used in a majority of our Hager Group units across the globe. An international team of internal reviewers supports this initiative.

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Your well-being and your health are our concern.

Care Management at Hager Group

Care management is considered an important in-house service provided to members of the Hager Group community.
As such, we continually develop and implement measures that are needs-based and targeted to the group on the following topics, and also take into account circumstances specific to country and local needs:

Objectives:

  • Create healthy working and environmental conditions with the help of measures targeted to the group and based on needs
  • Provide employees with information to facilitate a healthy lifestyle
  • Promote and enhance well-being in the company through cooperation with experts (e.g. occupational safety, works council, physiotherapy, etc)
  • Ensure a sensible balance between work and family life

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Hager Group committed to sustainability

Global Compact

At Hager Group we are committed to sustainability, …
…because certain values are not negotiable,
…because we believe in respecting people and our environment,
…because Corporate Social Responsibility is more than just words.

In April 2007, Hager Group signed up to the Global Compact, a voluntary business initiative supervised by the United Nations (UN). The aim of the pact, which now has over 10,000 corporate participants and other stakeholders from over 130 countries, is to foster corporate social responsibility – and thus make the globalisation process more social and ecological.

The 10 principles
By becoming a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Hager Group recognises UNGC’s values and actively commits to their implementation. The UNGC features ten universally accepted principles in the areas of …

  • human rights
  • labour
  • environment and
  • anti-corruption.
     

Hager Group approach
In fact, Global Compact values correspond to those held by Hager Group. For in terms of corporate social responsibility, we take our lead from the principles set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, from the Core Labour Standards of the International Labour Organisation and from the guidelines issued by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for international corporations. This approach being a matter of course at Hager, we strive within the sphere of our influence to make a sound contribution to safeguarding human rights. Moreover, we place great value on working with suppliers and business partners who also act in compliance with the ethical values set out in the UNGC.

The Communication on Progress Report (COP)
Since 2007 , Hager Group provides on a yearly basis a communication on progress report. You can download them and find out what measures Hager group has taken to implement the UNGC principles over the years.

Our personal development policy

When we talk about personnel development, we mean any measure aimed at the development and improvement of the performance of employees. This includes all the measures that expand and/or enhance existing employee qualifications, and/or provide additional skills.

We are committed to continuous personnel development through the following objectives:

  • encourage employees, so that they can develop further internally
  • develop the necessary skills of employees in order to achieve company’s objectives
  • improve employees’ employability

Additionally, we support our new employees during their training period. For the first six months, we offer an intensive induction programme so that new employees may integrate quickly and start their career with Hager Group.

2013 Annual Report

What drives innovation?

This is a question we have been asking our-selves more and more in recent years. Because markets, technologies and customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before, the highly sought-after “windows of opportunity” for establishing innovative solutions open and close at breath-taking speed. For us this presents enormous opportunities, because if we are good, fast and ahead of the field we can play a more active part in shaping progress (or contributing to this process) than ever before. On the other hand, there is also considerable risk: anyone who misses important developments and rests on their laurels will find the march of time leaving them behind even faster and more mercilessly than in the past.

Our customers, for example, silently weigh up good and not-so-good solutions every day, by opting for one and ignoring others. And the more customers we have and more diverse the markets are in which we operate, the more differentiated and specific our solutions need to be.

To develop these solutions we particularly need one thing: the people at Hager Group. A very important as­pect of our company is the huge diversity of perspectives, cultures, attitudes to life and experiences of the 11,400 employees who work here. All of them could contribute ideas, varying in scale from the very small to the very large, capable of changing Hager Group. For an idea to become a real innovation, i.e. for ideas to find their way onto the market, we need partners and leaders to help develop them.

Learn more about these “innovation drivers”, but also about the fac­tors that hinder innovation, in our new Hager Group Annual Report 2013. In there, you will also find the facts & figures of the company, current news and the link to the “best of 2013”, our last year’s highlights.

100% sustainable
Hager Group’s 2013 Annual Report has been awarded the eco-label « Der Blaue Engel » (The Blue Angel), one of the most demanding labels in environmental matters. The paper used is carbon neutral, made from recycled paper without the use of optical brighteners and chlorine bleaching. All other materials used to produce this report also comply with the requirements of the eco-label.

The Annual Report 2013 is available in printed form as well as in a multimedia version with many supplementary videos, picture galleries and links, and as an app in the Apple Store and for all android devices.

If you wish to receive a printed version of our report, please write us an E-Mail.

Our Behaviours

Our behaviours, the keys to our success

The professionalism, commitment, passion and diversity of our employees are the foundations of our success.

We have identified six characteristic behaviours that underpin the way we act, which are shared by our entire community:

  • to be professional
  • to be customer-oriented
  • to be a team player
  • to be innovative
  • to be enterprising
  • to be loyal

These behaviours reflect our beliefs and our desire to succeed in the company project that constitutes the framework for our actions and brings all our employees together around a common, shared ambition.

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Care Management

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Global Compact

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Personal development

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2013 Annual Report

What drives innovation?

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Our behaviours

The keys to our success.

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