At Günzburger Steigtechnik's end-of-year celebrations, the three managing directors Ferdinand, Ruth and Leopold Munk had positive news about the company's business over the previous year. The increase in market share in all areas of the company's business had produced a pleasing increase in sales. The numerous product innovations have further expanded the company's innovation and technology leadership. The management team is proud of its multiple awards and the 36 anniversaries that have been celebrated for many years of loyalty.
"We have been fortunate enough to experience many positives and successes in 2019. The input of each individual and our cooperation as a team have been the foundations of this. To echo our slogan for the year, success is the product of good team work", says Ferdinand Munk, in front of the assembled workforce.
Both in standard products and customised special designs, as well as in rescue equipment, the access technology experts have developed innovative products and technical innovations with added value for users. In terms of customised solutions, the trend is continuing towards working platforms and walkway systems with a higher degree of automation. Digitisation is also increasingly making in-roads into access technology applications.
One highlight of the year was the market launch of the flexible nivello® ladder shoe, which offers multiple new functions. This product innovation compensates for unevenness in the floor in four directions for the first time, offering interchangeable foot plates for various areas of use. The fact that the new ladder shoe is popular is evident from its multiple awards, including the Plus X Award, in no fewer than four categories, the inclusion in the Best Of list for the Industry Prize 2019 and the shortlist for the Dekra Award 2019 and GIT Security Award 2020.
Günzburger Steigtechnik's own in-house occupational safety management system is also "outstanding". The company recently received the "Safety with a system" seal of quality from the Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention for the Wood and Metalworking Industries (BGHM). "We are exceptionally proud of our seal of quality. It shows that our workplace and health protection really are matters close to our heart and that we take responsibility for our employees. The award is a success for the entire team – we systematically implement our workplace safety management system and continuously develop it together," says Ferdinand Munk.
The three managing directors express their gratitude that they have been able to rely fully on their staff over an eventful year, and they are delighted by how well the team works together. The workforce at Günzburger Steigtechnik is also constantly growing, and currently stands at more than 300 people. In addition to the new colleagues who were welcomed at the end-of-year celebrations, 36 anniversaries for five to 35 years of loyal service to the company were also honoured. The access technology manufacturer is starting the new year with an optimistic outlook and has announced further product innovations and activities to consolidate its location.
About Günzburger Steigtechnik
Günzburger Steigtechnik is one of the leading suppliers of access technology of all kinds. Its standard range comprises over 1,600 products and ranges from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms and bridging steps, as well as rescue equipment and customised special designs. They include working and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, for example. Industry 4.0 is an everyday reality for the company since its customised products can be adapted automatically to any environment using state-of-the-art control technology. In terms of service, Günzburger Steigtechnik also offers repairs, maintenance and seminars.
The innovation and technology leader whose motto is "Climb smart!" is constantly turning heads with its new ideas that offer customers real added value in practical situations. The company has received multiple awards for its innovations, business development, responsible and sustainable activities and as a family-friendly employer.
Günzburger Steigtechnik is run by the fourth generation of the same family and manufactures its products exclusively in Günzburg. It was the first manufacturer ever to be audited by TÜV North in 2010 with the certified proof of origin "Made in Germany" and grants a quality guarantee of 15 years on all standard products. The company again ended its financial year with increased sales and has been on course for growth for over 120 years now. Günzburger Steigtechnik employs about 380 people at its company headquarters in Günzburg.