What are standards?
Why are standards used?
Why do the companies of the BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding work with standards?
Because standards provide peace of mind in product development and production, as their application takes into account the state of the art defined in the standard. Standards are also the basis for discussing technical requirements for products with customers. In addition, standards offer a certain degree of legal certainty in the event of damage or product liability issues.
The BLANC & FISCHER Family Holding and its companies therefore apply a large number of standards, such as UL, VDE, or DVGW standards, and many more. They also hold certifications from the International Organization for Standardization—the majority of companies in the Family Holding are regularly certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 50001.
But it is not only applying standards that is very important, but also active participation in standardization working groups. This is because the employees involved in these working groups are also experts in these standards and maintain many contacts with other companies, universities, or testing facilities.
The standardization experts within the E.G.O.-Group have established the “Standard and Association Work” guild. Employees from different E.G.O. sites are currently working on a central information platform to share knowledge and news even more easily. A process standardization entirely in line with the standards.
The Spanish site of the E.G.O.-Group, E.G.O. Appliance Controls, S.L.U. (EAC), is located in Lliçà de Vall (near Barcelona) in a region severely affected by water scarcity. Employees have therefore been working hard to reduce their water consumption since 2020—with great success.
The coronavirus pandemic has clearly put the focus on the health of employees. The number one objective was to keep employees healthy and protect them from infection. This posed particular challenges for the company at a time when operations needed to be maintained.