Profitable growth, digitization, agility and sustainability are our strategic priorities.
To successfully capitalize on diverse growth opportunities, we have explained how we are accelerating digitization, increasing our agility and advancing sustainability in addition to our strategic priorities – and outlined the four core areas below.
Drive profitable growth
We can only meet the needs of customers, employees and society if we are a company that is growing. One of the most important prerequisites is the enhancement of our market positions and the segmentation of markets and customers.
To complement organic growth, at Datwyler we continue to focus on acquisitions that open up new regions, technologies or market segments for us. The expansion of healthcare production capacities in the US and India or the acquisitions of Parco in the US and Bins in Brazil are good examples of our growth strategy.
Focus on market and core competencies
Expanded manufacturing capacity for high-value components
Intensify early project engagement and co-engineering
Significantly increase the number of new product lines
Datwyler wants to be proactive in using the new opportunities and prospects of digitization as a competitive advantage. By making targeted investments in ICT systems and applications, we increase the efficiency of business processes, improve data quality, increase IT security and facilitate collaboration within the company and with our customers.
For example, we use big data for proactive customer analysis in the distribution business or for forward-looking maintenance in the plants of the Sealing Solutions corporate division.
First fully digitalized plant (FirstLline® plant in the USA)
Achieved automation of group-wide business processes
Rapidly expand level of automation and industry 4.0 approach in all regions and markets
The increasingly rapid changes in markets and overall conditions call for speed, flexibility and adaptability. The basis of our values, the declaration “We are entrepreneurs”, is the ideal foundation for an agile and innovative organization.
Our structure enables us to delegate decision-making powers to the individual market to the greatest extent possible. This makes it easy for our customers to do business with us.
Introduced a new leadership culture to drive people empowerment
Established a global network to drive and support agile ways of working
Speed up decision-making
Continue to build a self-learning organization
As a company with a long-term focus, we are aware of our responsibility towards our stakeholders, society and the environment. This is reflected, among other things, in our membership of the UN Global Compact, which we joined in 2009, and our GRI sustainability report.
We have public targets to reduce resource consumption per unit of revenue, offer attractive working conditions and maintain ethical business practices with zero tolerance targets. With our proactive chemical compliance management, we go far beyond the legal requirements.
2019: Reduction of relative resource consumption for the third year in a row.
Silver rating and top 25% in EcoVadis rating.
Carbon neutrality as a long-term objective.
Continuous reduction of resource consumption per revenue unit.
I appreciate working in a dynamic, fast-paced organization that supports ownership. It’s rewarding to play a role in producing components that contribute to every person’s health, especially in the current exceptional situation.
Frank Schoubben, Site Director, Middletown (DE, USA)
Sustainability as a strategic priority.
I am happy to work for a company that has made it a strategic priority to advance sustainability. We have nominated a cross-functional core team that is working on this initiative, and I am a proud contributor. Together, we have defined the focus topics so that we as a company fulfil our purpose and take up our corporate, social, and ecological responsibilities.
Margot Anthoni, Head of Talent Development
Embracing change with an open mind-set.
I am proud to work for a company that enhances the agility of their workforce. We encourage our employees to adopt an open mind-set that allows them to embrace change. As a consequence, the organization will be able to alter its direction swiftly when required or adjust to operate successfully.
Oda Suffeleers, Head of Talent Development
Agility at Datwyler.
Check out our video that explains how we at Datwyler understand agility.