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24.11.16 90th birthday of Dr Oswald Hager

90 years old and ever the consummate entrepreneur.
The 90th birthday of Dr Oswald Hager marks the celebration of a milestone in the life of a pioneer in the German electrical engineering sector.

08.11.16 Hager Group organises fun day out for youngsters from three SOS Children’s Villages

Almost 80 children from three SOS Children’s Villages were recently given the chance to discover Europe’s best theme park: Europa-Park.

22.09.16 A network for the future

First international meeting of Hager Group’s community of trainees, apprentices and interns.

30.08.16 Hager Group Digital Annual Report awarded twice with Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016
28.06.16 ‘Mann auf Stier’: new outdoor sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol unveiled at Hager Group in Obernai

With the coloured bronze sculpture ‘Mann auf Stier’ (‘Man on bull’), the artist has picked up on the myth of the bull – very popular in art throughout history – and created a sculpture that, due to its contradictory nature, examines the complex issues of the attitudes and perspectives of mankind.

27.05.16 Hager Group sponsors a team in the WAVE TROPHY

When the opportunity presented itself to sponsor an e-couple in the rally, for Hager Group it was hard to refuse, indeed, e-mobility is an important topic for the group now and in the future. witty charging stations, an e-rally charging stop in Blieskastel in 2015 for the simultaneous charging of 26 electric vehicles, and not to mention its venture with freshmile (an operator for recharging electrical vehicles) are some of examples that prove that Hager Group is a firm supporter of all initiatives promoting sustainable development. 

21.03.16 Hager Group Annual Report 2015

Listening? Isn’t that something we all do day in, day out? Actually, listening and understanding are two very different things. For this reason, Hager Group has dedicated its Annual Report 2015 to the all-important art of listening.

15.03.16 Hightech-Forum at Light + Building 2016

What innovations does our country need in order to make the smart home concept a success nationwide? What technologies must be developed so that we can design buildings that are efficient and intelligent?

24.02.16 Hager Group acquires French company Azimut Monitoring

Hager Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the French company Azimut Monitoring, a leading company in the field of air quality and noise monitoring for smart buildings and smart cities.

11.12.15 Hager Group develops the Internet of Things in cooperation with AllSeen Alliance

Perfectly connected to the future: Hager Group develops the Internet of Things in cooperation with AllSeen Alliance

28.10.15 Millions of Germans are living alongside outdated electrical installations

Although modern electrical appliances are increasingly making their way into German households, millions of electrical installations have yet to progress from post-war conditions.

20.10.15 Getting old in the safety of your own home

Hager Group has brought together practitioners, decision-makers and pioneering thinkers at AAL Days in Obernai

16.10.15 Franck Houdebert, new member of the Board of Directors

Hager Group puts Human Resources in the forefront.

13.10.15 “Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas” 2015

The intelligent building from Blieskastel

16.09.15 E-Rallye organised by the Moselle Departement in France makes a charging stop at Hager Group.

Intelligent recharging management at Hager Group site in Blieskastel allows 26 electric vehicles to be recharged simultaneously.

20.08.15 The 1st Franco-German AAL Days

Ambient Assisted Living technology is opening up a new business area for solutions that make everyday life easier for the elderly and those in need of care.

30.07.15 ‘Going beyond borders’: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer begins her summer tour with Hager Group in Blieskastel.

This year, the theme for Minister-President Kramp-Karrenbauer’s summer tour is ‘going beyond borders’, which began at a company which best demonstrates this theme

08.07.15 Hager Forum is now open:

a hub of inspiration and innovation

26.06.15 Hager Group says goodbye and thank you to Oswald Bubel on the occasion of his retirement:

 more than 50 years for the continuous growth of the group.

23.06.15 New Annual Report

Family company Hager Group projects to speed up growth and explains key factors of success in new annual report.

09.06.15 “Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas 2015”:

 expert panel awards prize to Blieskastel research and application centre.

27.05.15 New organisation for the EEBus initiative for smart connectivity

Johannes Hauck, Hager Group, is nominated for the Executive board.

13.05.15 Hager Group at Expo 2015

It is launched! The Expo 2015 world exhibition has opened its doors to the public, and Hager Group is taking part.

14.04.15 “On track for further growth”

Supervisory Board confirms Hager Group’s Board of Directors in office.

08.04.15 #speed202 – a complete success!

203.275 km/h - Edmond Plawczyk sets record with support from Hager

02.04.15 Energy efficiency, security and comfort:

Hager Group demonstrated how houses and their residents can learn from one another with “autonomic building” at this year’s CeBIT

27.03.15 Forward-looking strategist:

Martin Kaiser appointed as Head of Services at Hager Group

20.03.15 #speed202: objective 202 km/h

Edmond Plawczyk and Hager on track for record attempt!

03.02.15 Keynote event on electric mobility: “Keeping people moving”

“Keeping people moving”

08.01.15 Bocchiotti

Hager Group acquires Italy’s market leader in cable management 

19.12.14 Hager Group Continuous Improvement Awards 2014

At the eleventh Hager Group Continuous Improvement Awards ceremony which took place on 15th December in the Mélies amphitheatre in Obernai, France,

18.11.14 Major industry award for Dr. Oswald Hager

Hager Group founder honoured for lifetime achievement

04.07.14 Global Compact

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

25.06.14 Change on Hager Group’s Supervisory Board

Two new faces and a change at the top: those were the decisions made at Hager SE’s (societas europaea) annual general meeting, which was held today at the company’s headquarters in Blieskastel.

03.04.14 From energy-efficient housing to smart grid

Hager Group dynamises the energy transition

26.03.14 Hermann Hager has passed away

Hermann Hager, one of the great entrepreneurial personalities of the post-war period, has died at the age of 85.

13.01.14 Hager Group and ABN Braun AG agree on strategic partnership

Working together to strengthen outdoor electricity

17.12.13 Hager Group Continuous Improvement Awards 2013

At the beginning of December, Hager Group organised for the tenth year in a row its “Continuous Improvement (CI) Awards” ceremony in Neunkirchen, close to the group’s headquarters in Blieskastel, Germany. The ceremony rewards employees who suggest the best initiatives in the domain of continuous improvement.

26.11.13 Hager Group: Making our diversity an asset

With employees of 65 different nationalities, Hager Group is a global player dealing with diversity on a daily basis. In 2012, we decided to take this approach even further and formalised our approach to diversity.

14.11.13 Shape, function and emotion - Discovering Hager’s design world.

Hager has been creating standards for the electrical industry for more than five decades. ...

18.09.13 Hager Group lays the first stone of its new Forum

On 16th September building work officially started on the new Hager Group Forum at the Group's biggest site in Obernai, Alsace.

20.08.13 An adventurous day with Hager Group

Hager Group treats youngsters at SOS Children's Villages to a trip to Europa-Park in Rust.

25.07.13 Going on-line with sustainability and the United Nations’ Global Compact

On 26th June 2013 Hager Group went on-line with the 2013 edition of its Communication on Progress report for the United Nations’ Global Compact.

25.06.13 50 years of Franco-German friendship: Hager Group supports the Paris–Berlin Tour

Even 50 years after it was signed, the Franco-German Treaty of Friendship is still keeping the two countries in motion. To celebrate the Élysée-Treaty 50 German and French cyclists will pedal their way from Paris to Berlin. Also taking part will be Hager Group, whose history is intertwined with that of the two countries in a special way.

21.06.13 Hager Group Health Week - Everyone's a winner! A resounding success

Hager Group held its first international campaign week on the subject of health and well-being at work and declares it to have been a great success.

29.05.13 Hager Group reinforces its activity in the field of security-related services

Hager Group evolves continuing to make life easier for its customers and partners, becoming a supplier of services and total solutions.

27.03.13 Ideas rewarded for the intelligent use of energy

Hager Group presents awards to three energy-efficient innovations at the CeBIT trade fair.

19.03.13 Hager Group, furthering its ambition to be a global player, appoints an internationally experienced top manager

In a period of dynamic expansion, Hager Group has strengthened its management team with an internationally experienced top manager.

05.03.13 Sponsorship and start-up recognition from the leading innovator in the electrotechnical sector

Press conference on 5th March 2013.

28.02.13 Awarding Berker design - Berker switch design in the spotlight

Over the last few months, the new Berker R.1, R.3. and Serie R.classic switch ranges have received a total of 15 awards for design.

27.02.13 CODE_n E_nergised by Hager Group

Sponsorship and start-up recognition from the leading innovator in the electro-technical sector.

16.01.13 Hager Group intranet among the 10 best intranets in the world

The year has had an excellent start for the communication and collaborative tools of Hager Group.

01.12.12 "iF communication design award 2013" for Hager Group's excellent Annual Report

When the name Hager Group appears on the outside, there's innovation within: For decades this principle has kept the Saarland companyat the forefront of the electrical engineering industry.

01.10.12 A Building to Represent Hager Group’s Identity

Sauerbruch Hutton have won the Competition to build the new Hager Group Forum In the Alsatian Town of Obernai.

01.10.12 A chance for the professional future: Hager Group and the CJD cooperate in training

Whoever opts for logistics training at the vocational training centre of the CJD Homburg/Saar, learns his trade under real-time conditions. Hager Group provides the trainees with two halls on the old Ensheimer factory site and this gives a further example of sustainability at Hager Group: “E3”.

24.08.12 Just innovative: the Hager Group Annual Report 2011
Today’s ideas for tomorrow’s growth

It is said that the most reliable way to forecast the future is to invent it, and it is exactly this that Hager Group is intensively working on.

22.05.12 Hager Group takes majority stake in locate solution GmbH

Hager Group and the former scemtec automation GmbH are to jointly develop system solutions for elderly people as well as for people in need of care and with restricted health conditions.

16.04.12 Hager Group strengthens its commitment in Saudi Arabia

To strengthen its presence on the Arabian Peninsula, Hager Group opened a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 11 March 2012.

30.03.12 Hager Group: Mike Elbers new Marketing and Sales Director Central

From April 1st Mike Elbers will be strengthening Hager Group as Marketing and Sales Director for Hager and Berker in Germany as well as Head of Central Europe (Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands).

24.11.16

90th birthday of Dr Oswald Hager

90 years old and ever the consummate entrepreneur.
The 90th birthday of Dr Oswald Hager marks the celebration of a milestone in the life of a pioneer in the German electrical engineering sector.

More...

08.11.16

Hager Group organises fun day out for youngsters from three SOS Children’s Villages

Almost 80 children from three SOS Children’s Villages were recently given the chance to discover Europe’s best theme park: Europa-Park.

More...

22.09.16

A network for the future

First international meeting of Hager Group’s community of trainees, apprentices and interns.

More...

30.08.16

Hager Group Digital Annual Report awarded twice with Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

More...

28.06.16

‘Mann auf Stier’: new outdoor sculpture by Stephan Balkenhol unveiled at Hager Group in Obernai

With the coloured bronze sculpture ‘Mann auf Stier’ (‘Man on bull’), the artist has picked up on the myth of the bull – very popular in art throughout history – and created a sculpture that, due to its contradictory nature, examines the complex issues of the attitudes and perspectives of mankind.

More...

27.05.16

Hager Group sponsors a team in the WAVE TROPHY

When the opportunity presented itself to sponsor an e-couple in the rally, for Hager Group it was hard to refuse, indeed, e-mobility is an important topic for the group now and in the future. witty charging stations, an e-rally charging stop in Blieskastel in 2015 for the simultaneous charging of 26 electric vehicles, and not to mention its venture with freshmile (an operator for recharging electrical vehicles) are some of examples that prove that Hager Group is a firm supporter of all initiatives promoting sustainable development. 

More...

21.03.16

Hager Group Annual Report 2015

Listening? Isn’t that something we all do day in, day out? Actually, listening and understanding are two very different things. For this reason, Hager Group has dedicated its Annual Report 2015 to the all-important art of listening.

More...

15.03.16

Hightech-Forum at Light + Building 2016

What innovations does our country need in order to make the smart home concept a success nationwide? What technologies must be developed so that we can design buildings that are efficient and intelligent?

More...

24.02.16

Hager Group acquires French company Azimut Monitoring

Hager Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the French company Azimut Monitoring, a leading company in the field of air quality and noise monitoring for smart buildings and smart cities.

More...

11.12.15

Hager Group develops the Internet of Things in cooperation with AllSeen Alliance

Perfectly connected to the future: Hager Group develops the Internet of Things in cooperation with AllSeen Alliance

More...

28.10.15

Millions of Germans are living alongside outdated electrical installations

Although modern electrical appliances are increasingly making their way into German households, millions of electrical installations have yet to progress from post-war conditions.

More...

20.10.15

Getting old in the safety of your own home

Hager Group has brought together practitioners, decision-makers and pioneering thinkers at AAL Days in Obernai

More...

16.10.15

Franck Houdebert, new member of the Board of Directors

Hager Group puts Human Resources in the forefront.

More...

13.10.15

“Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas” 2015

The intelligent building from Blieskastel

More...

16.09.15

E-Rallye organised by the Moselle Departement in France makes a charging stop at Hager Group.

Intelligent recharging management at Hager Group site in Blieskastel allows 26 electric vehicles to be recharged simultaneously.

More...

20.08.15

The 1st Franco-German AAL Days

Ambient Assisted Living technology is opening up a new business area for solutions that make everyday life easier for the elderly and those in need of care.

More...

30.07.15

‘Going beyond borders’: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer begins her summer tour with Hager Group in Blieskastel.

This year, the theme for Minister-President Kramp-Karrenbauer’s summer tour is ‘going beyond borders’, which began at a company which best demonstrates this theme

More...

08.07.15

Hager Forum is now open:

a hub of inspiration and innovation

More...

26.06.15

Hager Group says goodbye and thank you to Oswald Bubel on the occasion of his retirement:

 more than 50 years for the continuous growth of the group.

More...

23.06.15

New Annual Report

Family company Hager Group projects to speed up growth and explains key factors of success in new annual report.

More...

09.06.15

“Excellent Places in the Land of Ideas 2015”:

 expert panel awards prize to Blieskastel research and application centre.

More...

27.05.15

New organisation for the EEBus initiative for smart connectivity

Johannes Hauck, Hager Group, is nominated for the Executive board.

More...

13.05.15

Hager Group at Expo 2015

It is launched! The Expo 2015 world exhibition has opened its doors to the public, and Hager Group is taking part.

More...

14.04.15

“On track for further growth”

Supervisory Board confirms Hager Group’s Board of Directors in office.

More...

08.04.15

#speed202 – a complete success!

203.275 km/h - Edmond Plawczyk sets record with support from Hager

More...

02.04.15

Energy efficiency, security and comfort:

Hager Group demonstrated how houses and their residents can learn from one another with “autonomic building” at this year’s CeBIT

More...

27.03.15

Forward-looking strategist:

Martin Kaiser appointed as Head of Services at Hager Group

More...

20.03.15

#speed202: objective 202 km/h

Edmond Plawczyk and Hager on track for record attempt!

More...

03.02.15

Keynote event on electric mobility: “Keeping people moving”

“Keeping people moving”

More...

08.01.15

Bocchiotti

Hager Group acquires Italy’s market leader in cable management 

More...

19.12.14

Hager Group Continuous Improvement Awards 2014

At the eleventh Hager Group Continuous Improvement Awards ceremony which took place on 15th December in the Mélies amphitheatre in Obernai, France,

More...

18.11.14

Major industry award for Dr. Oswald Hager

Hager Group founder honoured for lifetime achievement

More...

04.07.14

Global Compact

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

More...

25.06.14

Change on Hager Group’s Supervisory Board

Two new faces and a change at the top: those were the decisions made at Hager SE’s (societas europaea) annual general meeting, which was held today at the company’s headquarters in Blieskastel.

More...

03.04.14

From energy-efficient housing to smart grid

Hager Group dynamises the energy transition

More...

26.03.14

Hermann Hager has passed away

Hermann Hager, one of the great entrepreneurial personalities of the post-war period, has died at the age of 85.

More...

13.01.14

Hager Group and ABN Braun AG agree on strategic partnership

Working together to strengthen outdoor electricity

More...

17.12.13

Hager Group Continuous Improvement Awards 2013

At the beginning of December, Hager Group organised for the tenth year in a row its “Continuous Improvement (CI) Awards” ceremony in Neunkirchen, close to the group’s headquarters in Blieskastel, Germany. The ceremony rewards employees who suggest the best initiatives in the domain of continuous improvement.

More...

26.11.13

Hager Group: Making our diversity an asset

With employees of 65 different nationalities, Hager Group is a global player dealing with diversity on a daily basis. In 2012, we decided to take this approach even further and formalised our approach to diversity.

More...

14.11.13

Shape, function and emotion - Discovering Hager’s design world.

Hager has been creating standards for the electrical industry for more than five decades. ...

More...

18.09.13

Hager Group lays the first stone of its new Forum

On 16th September building work officially started on the new Hager Group Forum at the Group's biggest site in Obernai, Alsace.

More...

20.08.13

An adventurous day with Hager Group

Hager Group treats youngsters at SOS Children's Villages to a trip to Europa-Park in Rust.

More...

25.07.13

Going on-line with sustainability and the United Nations’ Global Compact

On 26th June 2013 Hager Group went on-line with the 2013 edition of its Communication on Progress report for the United Nations’ Global Compact.

More...

25.06.13

50 years of Franco-German friendship: Hager Group supports the Paris–Berlin Tour

Even 50 years after it was signed, the Franco-German Treaty of Friendship is still keeping the two countries in motion. To celebrate the Élysée-Treaty 50 German and French cyclists will pedal their way from Paris to Berlin. Also taking part will be Hager Group, whose history is intertwined with that of the two countries in a special way.

More...

21.06.13

Hager Group Health Week - Everyone's a winner! A resounding success

Hager Group held its first international campaign week on the subject of health and well-being at work and declares it to have been a great success.

More...

29.05.13

Hager Group reinforces its activity in the field of security-related services

Hager Group evolves continuing to make life easier for its customers and partners, becoming a supplier of services and total solutions.

More...

27.03.13

Ideas rewarded for the intelligent use of energy

Hager Group presents awards to three energy-efficient innovations at the CeBIT trade fair.

More...

19.03.13

Hager Group, furthering its ambition to be a global player, appoints an internationally experienced top manager

In a period of dynamic expansion, Hager Group has strengthened its management team with an internationally experienced top manager.

More...

05.03.13

Sponsorship and start-up recognition from the leading innovator in the electrotechnical sector

Press conference on 5th March 2013.

More...

28.02.13

Awarding Berker design - Berker switch design in the spotlight

Over the last few months, the new Berker R.1, R.3. and Serie R.classic switch ranges have received a total of 15 awards for design.

More...

27.02.13

CODE_n E_nergised by Hager Group

Sponsorship and start-up recognition from the leading innovator in the electro-technical sector.

More...

16.01.13

Hager Group intranet among the 10 best intranets in the world

The year has had an excellent start for the communication and collaborative tools of Hager Group.

More...

01.12.12

"iF communication design award 2013" for Hager Group's excellent Annual Report

When the name Hager Group appears on the outside, there's innovation within: For decades this principle has kept the Saarland companyat the forefront of the electrical engineering industry.

More...

01.10.12

A Building to Represent Hager Group’s Identity

Sauerbruch Hutton have won the Competition to build the new Hager Group Forum In the Alsatian Town of Obernai.

More...

01.10.12

A chance for the professional future: Hager Group and the CJD cooperate in training

Whoever opts for logistics training at the vocational training centre of the CJD Homburg/Saar, learns his trade under real-time conditions. Hager Group provides the trainees with two halls on the old Ensheimer factory site and this gives a further example of sustainability at Hager Group: “E3”.

More...

24.08.12

Just innovative: the Hager Group Annual Report 2011
Today’s ideas for tomorrow’s growth

It is said that the most reliable way to forecast the future is to invent it, and it is exactly this that Hager Group is intensively working on.

More...

22.05.12

Hager Group takes majority stake in locate solution GmbH

Hager Group and the former scemtec automation GmbH are to jointly develop system solutions for elderly people as well as for people in need of care and with restricted health conditions.

More...

16.04.12

Hager Group strengthens its commitment in Saudi Arabia

To strengthen its presence on the Arabian Peninsula, Hager Group opened a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 11 March 2012.

More...

30.03.12

Hager Group: Mike Elbers new Marketing and Sales Director Central

From April 1st Mike Elbers will be strengthening Hager Group as Marketing and Sales Director for Hager and Berker in Germany as well as Head of Central Europe (Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands).

More...


Millions of Germans are living alongside outdated electrical installations

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Blieskastel, 28th October 2015

Old-fashioned, unfit for purpose and risky: Millions of Germans are living alongside outdated electrical installations

Although modern electrical appliances are increasingly making their way into German households, millions of electrical installations have yet to progress from post-war conditions. "The electrical engineering in millions of German buildings must be updated if we are to prevent the risk of fires and fully prepare ourselves for the energy transition," explains Hager Group's Johannes Hauck, Head of the Steering Committee on "Electrical Modernisation" at the Central Association of the Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V., ZVEI). "Unfortunately, however, only a very small number of people are aware of how desperately outdated the electrical installations are in many of the properties in this country."

A recent joint study by the University of Applied Sciences of South Westphalia and the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, published on 28th October during a ZVEI conference, shows just how unfit for purpose the electrical installations in millions of buildings actually are. The researchers were asked to investigate the state of the electrical installations in buildings rented out or lived in by the owners on behalf of the ZVEI – and the results they came up with were staggering. The study found that the majority of new-build properties and older buildings investigated fail to comply with the modern standards for electrical equipment. The electrical fittings in almost half of the buildings built during the 1960s have never been updated to bring them in line with modern requirements. As a result, users and occupants continue to cohabit alongside electrical installations that were fitted during the time of Ludwig Erhard's government. According to Hager Group expert Hauck, the ZVEI survey "even succeeded in surpassing our worst expectations."

Buildings from the time of Germany's "economic miracle" are the most in need of modernisation
The most important results of the study are outlined below:

  • 29 million building units in Germany are over 35 years old, while 11 million properties are more than 6 decades old.
  • Over 70 per cent of buildings are fitted with electrical cables which are over 35 years old.
  • The age of a building is not necessarily indicative of the condition of its electrical installations. In fact, a higher percentage of older buildings (i.e. those built before 1950) have been modernised than properties built during Germany's "economic miracle".
  • The worst fittings are generally found in buildings which were built between 1950 and 1979. These buildings primarily need to be fitted with new sockets and light switches, metering board systems and fuse installations.
    Private residential buildings tend to be equipped with more up-to-date electrical installations than rental properties.
  • Even if a property has been refurbished, the work carried out tends to stop at visual enhancements. In the vast majority of cases only the switches and sockets are replaced, whereas important circuit breaker devices, distribution boards, electrical cables and terminals are left untouched. Cable connections in particular can therefore turn into potential sources of danger over time.
  • Electrical installations have always been designed with the users of the time in mind and are able to cope with the corresponding electrical loads – but they are not intended for use with the multitude of high-performance electronic devices we use nowadays.
  • In over half of the households surveyed, the electrical cables have never been replaced.

Ticking time bombs lurking in walls and cellars
"The uninitiated are rarely aware of the loads their household power supply is exposed to due to the use of these new state-of-the-art electronic devices," say the researchers. "The electrical installations in buildings might, somewhat provocatively, be referred to as the 'forgotten system' in the electrical supply chain."

An analysis of the different causes of fire demonstrates just how quickly an electrical load can turn into a dangerous overload. According to statistics from the insurance industry, a third of all fires are caused by electrical faults nowadays. Electricity is responsible for 52% of fires, making it the undisputed number 1 of the preventable causes of fire. By modernising the electrical installations in a building, users can therefore significantly reduce the risk of fires occuring.

Regular checks are unavoidable
This is all the more true given the growing need for increasingly high-performance electrical installations in the future. If people who previously only used to consume energy are to become "prosumers", who not only consume energy efficiently but also produce energy using photovoltaic systems and even use it to power electric vehicles, electrical installations will need to be capable of performing far more impressively than they can today. The cables and installations in millions of buildings, however, are simply not designed to deliver this level of performance.

"The energy system of our future will not work if we continue using these outdated electrical installations." This is the criticism expressed by Johannes Hauck, who has been dealing with this subject for years now in his role as Head of the Steering Committee on "Electrical Modernisation" at the ZVEI. Traditional systems, he says, are unable to record measurements and cannot regulate or control consumption levels. "The situation we are experiencing at the moment is akin to what would happen if we wanted to run a high-speed train on an old local railway network. On foundations like these, any developments are sure to be hampered."

The incentives for modernisation must be increased if the energy transition is to find an outlet in private households. It is also important for the condition of electrical installations to be checked on a regular basis and for improvements to be made where necessary. In France, for example, these kinds of checks are obligatory for every change in the occupancy (tenant or owner) of a property. While the French live and work in safety (in buildings that are also future-proofed), the worst-case scenario for many Germans is that they are living with ticking time bombs lurking in their walls and cellars. Nevertheless: thanks to the research work carried out, we can now systematically defuse these "time bombs" and improve the safety of our buildings.

About Hager Group
Hager was founded in Ensheim, Saarland, in 1955. The company is now 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 about 1.7 billion euros. Components and solutions are produced at 23 sites around the globe and are trusted by customers in more than 95 countries worldwide. Our success is owed to the trust our customers have placed in us. 
www.hagergroup.com

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Hager Group

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-ZVEI graph (source: FH-Südwestfalen – FG Energieversorgung – ZVEI)
- Johannes HAUCK (Hager Group)
- ZVEI press conference "Leipziger Messe / Martin Klindtworth"

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