The Schaffner brand is recognized as global leader in EMC and harmonics filters
Around the world, the name „Schaffner“ stands for the leadership in EMC filters. This is a hugely valuable asset, allowing to open almost every door into our customer’s R&D laboratories. We aim to achieve the same recognition of our brand also for our power quality solutions, such as harmonic filters or power magnetics.
Schaffner is focused on long-term growth markets such as:
- Wind turbines
- Variable speed drives, including their electric infrastructure
- Electric cars
We want to develop Schaffner with growth applications that apply power electronics. Energy saving of electric machines, generation of electricity from the sun and from wind, and new solutions for transportation are the areas that fit perfectly well to our capabilities.
In our more traditional markets we will focus on expanding our existing leadership position because these markets continue to contribute substantially to Schaffner’s success.
Schaffner has a leading market position with core product lines
Only market leadership provides the funds for continued research and development, allows for competitive manufacturing and material procurement, and supports our global application and sales network. This is why we will only enter new markets if we can become the number 1 or 2, and in our existing markets we will always aim for market leadership. If we cannot achieve a leading position, we will continue a business as long as it generates good profits.
Schaffner operations are best-in-class
As a dedicated manufacturer of engineered products, operational excellence will determine our success. We have defined our core processes in the project Schaffner 2008, monitor and benchmark key performance indicators, and we are creating the supporting infrastructure with our new SAP system. Our most important business processes will be optimized until they are among the best in comparison to our competitors.
Schaffner is close to customers
In the important regions and countries, Schaffner provides support to customers via sales and application engineers, just like today. The importance of our presence in Asia will further increase, and activities around the region (including India) are strengthened. Our position in emerging markets such as Brazil or Russia will be intensified via strong support of local distribution partners.
Schaffner is financially healthy
Schaffner is a growth company and wants to significantly increase the business. We are capable to meet our financial needs for R&D and capital spending at all times, and we can withstand a recession without generating financial losses. Schaffner generates good returns for shareholders.
Schaffner is filling the majority of leadership positions from within
The development of talent inside the Group is a priority. We want to provide education opportunities for our employees and create career paths that help to develop the potential inside each person. Internal promotion has a higher priority than external hiring to fill open leadership and expert positions.
Schaffner is recognized as a responsible corporate citizen
We act ethically towards our employees and business partners, comply with local and international laws and regulations, and protect the health of our employees as well as the environment. We share a social responsibility for the communities we are active in. The carbon footprint from Schaffner’s activities shall be reduced significantly – we lead by example when it comes to energy efficiency.