Global Compact

Hager Group continues its sustainable commitment to the United Nations’ Global Compact

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Innovation

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

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2013 Annual Report

What drives innovation?

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Social Media @ Hager Group

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Company project

A clear frame to achieve common objectives.

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Global Compact

Blieskastel, 4th July 2014

Hager Group continues its sustainable commitment to the United Nations’ Global Compact

On 26th June 2014 Hager Group went online with the 2014 edition of the Communication on Progress (COP) report for the United Nations’ Global Compact.

Snehalaya Education Society, travellers’ community, TAI community, blood donation camps and Toastmasters Clubs, HagerGO! survey, ISO certifications, Eco-Awards, Peter-und-Luise-Foundation and electrical mobility initiatives are just some of the many examples to be found in Hager Group’s 2014 edition of the Communication on Progress report for the United Nations Global Compact. This rapport illustrates the company’s continued commitment to its employees, customers and the environment in which people live and work. This report has just been published on the United Nations’ website.


It was in April 2007 that Hager Group first signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, the voluntary business initiative supervised by the United Nations to foster Corporate Social Responsibility. The COP report is an opportunity for Hager Group to highlight its all-encompassing E3 approach to sustainable business in terms of ethics, environment and energy. Each year Hager Group proves through concrete actions that it adheres to the principles of supporting human rights, providing respectable labour conditions, promoting greater environmental responsibility as well as working against corruption in all its forms.

The English version of the 2014 report for the United Nations’ Global Compact is available on our corporate website, please click here.

 

About Hager Group

Hager Group is a leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Our range of solutions and services extends from energy distribution to cable management and from security systems to building automation.

As an independent family-owned and run company based in Blieskastel, Germany, Hager Group is one of the industry's innovation leaders. 11,400 employees generate a turnover of 1.6 billion euros (2013). Our components and applications are produced in 22 locations around the globe and customers in more than 80 countries all over the world trust in them.

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.

Interested in knowing more about our idea-chair...? Pull up a seat and check out our innovation @ heart video.

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 (coming soon).

 

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

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

 
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.

“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.

“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 during the school holidays. 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 know that their children are safe and close to them. If this pilot is successful, Care Management will set up the system in other locations.

“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

Online prediction game

Online prediction game

Make a prediction now for your chance to win fantastic prizes!

Experience a slice of the football world championship action in Brazil with Hager Group and predict the results via our online game.

Football world championship fever is taking hold, as of today you can register for our football prediction game and take part throughout the tournament.

You don’t need to go to Brazil to experience the excitement! By playing Hager Group’s online game you can have fun and participate from where you are. All you need is your login, thinking cap and maybe a little luck to predict the final results and the individual match scores. You can bet on who will be the overall winner one hour before the very first kick off and for all following matches you can still make your online bets up to one hour before the match starts. You can also predict the “post penalty shoot-out”. There are some great prizes awaiting the most accurate predictors.

1st prize: PlayStation 4 with a football game

2nd prize: Nintendo 3DS with the football game

3rd - 10th prize: Original Brazuca football

The game can be found on Hager Group website http://www.hagergroup.com/game and on Hager Group’s Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/hagergroup under the tab “Football World Cup 2014 online prediction game.”

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.

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.

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

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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) report
The most important tool within the UNGC is a Communications on Progress report (COP) in which an individual company describes the actions and measures it has taken with regard to the ten principles. Since 2007 Hager Group provides on a yearly basis a COP report; here (PDF, 4,1 MB) you can download COP 2014 and find out what measures Hager Group has taken to support the UNGC 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 (coming soon).

 

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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