Living our responsibility

Reliable, committed, socially engaged

As an owner-run company, we live and breathe the concept of responsibility in everything we do. Responsibility towards our customers and business partners. Responsibility for consistent quality in our services and products. Responsibility for operating the company as a going concern, and responsibility for our employees, for providing and protecting jobs, for offering training and a healthy workplace. As a company, we naturally also embrace responsibility for our social and physical environment, our culture and the society which we are proud to be a part of.

Top quality and reliability are of central importance to us. Our employees in all areas of the company are supported in their work by an array of professional structures. We pledge consistent quality in our products, a wide-ranging product portfolio tailored to our customers’ needs with an extensive inventory, modern logistics systems and sophisticated automation. We guarantee our customers optimum order processes and high supply capability.

We ensure transparency both inside and outside our organization by establishing compliance guidelines and quality management systems, and by maintaining professional certification and top ratings.


We engage in intensive exchanges of ideas and experience with our customers, partners and suppliers; we are members of industry and professional organizations and associations, enabling us to tailor our operations to the needs of markets and customers and play an active role in shaping the industry. We make the most of our expertise to continuously improve our processes and pursue open, honest dealings that benefit our customers.

Our company is deeply rooted in our region, and we support many areas of social activities.

Sport brings people together. Skills like fairness, team spirit and tolerance are encouraged and fostered in people from a young age. These aspects are very important to us. To express this commitment, we support popular sports and sponsor a number of sports clubs and sports events in our region.

A priority for us is to preserve and strengthen culture in the home of our company, and to support new initiatives. Creating culture has always been dependent on voluntary support and funding, and it is a duty that we take extremely seriously. We regularly support organizations including Ellwangen Art Society, Ellwangen Jazz Orchestra, theatre group Hakuna Matata e.V., and numerous other cultural events.

Education is a crucial part of our lives from start to finish. Driven by this strong belief, we invest in the future of our home region, starting with learning through play and fostering interests in early childhood, and extending up to school-leaver level. Our support takes various forms, such as proactive participation in kindergarten and school projects; we also support the schools project Schule 2000 and drug and violence prevention activities for schools via the Lions Club charity, and career and study information projects for school students via Rotary.

A further area we support is youth work, which we regard as important and valuable. We helped in renovating Ellwangen’s Protestant community youth club, which is now open to children’s and youth groups for weekends, camps, school excursions and kindergarten nature weeks.

We regularly donate to a wide range of social projects.

In 2017, our Christmas donation of EUR 15,000 was divided among the following charities and organizations:

International: Bread for the World, Doctors Without Borders, CFTD - Strategies of Ultimate Genetic Deficiency
Regional: Stationary Hospice Service of St. Anne's Sisters and Ecumenical Outpatient Hospice Service
Local: Ecumenical Vesper Church in Ellwangen

In a family-run company, working together and taking care of one another are closely interwoven. Good health goes hand in hand with higher quality of life, both professional and personal, for each and every individual. We regard occupational health management as a sign of appreciation and respect. In addition to establishing extensive occupational safety measures, we hold regular health promotion and preventive health campaigns for our workforce. We are part of Bündnis Gesundheit Ellwangen (Ellwangen Health Alliance), a group of nine companies that jointly organize an annual fitness and health programme for their employees.