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Research, development and supply chain
Research and development
Our innovations set new standards in the construction industry. With many new technologies we can proudly say “we were the first.” Our products stand out from those of our competitors through performance and reliability. Our proximity to the customer lets us see the worldwide trends of the construction industry and allows us to create added value to our customers.
To ensure the highest level of productivity and quality we continuously develop new technologies related to material, mechanical properties or the manufacturing of our products. The labs where we simulate applications and carry out tests are equipped with the most modern technology available. We also develop some of the software used in our tests ourselves or in cooperation with external research institutes. Our team members work directly with our production facilities and customers around the world in all processes, ensuring that theory and practical application are closely linked. Experts can experience and analyze running processes live. We also work closely together with external suppliers and various universities.
Our unique structure is based on a worldwide supply chain that includes every step, from purchasing raw materials to delivery of the finished product to the customer. We’re guided in all we do by our motto “order today, we deliver tomorrow.” Our focus is on operational excellence and lean methods of manufacturing, as well as Kaizen management. Modern technologies such as an automated warehouse system and SAP R3 support the overriding target of corporate success. A worldwide network of our own production facilities also contributes to effectively distributing our knowledge and to learning from one another.