The fischer name and brand stands for plugs and construction kits, but also for components for car interiors, process consulting and electronic systems. “Innovative solutions” reflects the claim by the people working worldwide for the fischer group of companies to offer its customers the best solutions and the best products. A wealth of initiatives in education, health and community affairs sets standards in the personal development of co-workers and future generations. While the company meanwhile generates about 75 percent of its sales outside Germany, the Fischer family and many people working for fischer feel that their roots are back home in the Black Forest and that this identity constitutes the groundwork for worldwide growth and innovative solutions.
Inspiring people, creating space for responsible and entrepreneurial thinking and actions, and to give people the values and tools to accomplish the best: these are the key factors for the success of the family-owned enterprise headquartered in Waldachtal-Tumlingen, about 40 miles southwest of Stuttgart in the northern Black Forest. Prof. Klaus Fischer is the owner, chairman of the Holding and chairman of the advisory board of the company founded in 1948. Marc-Sven Mengis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Group of Companies.
As far back as 1987, the company developed its corporate values together with its people and consolidated these values in the fischer mission statement. It defines the corporate targets and values of the fischer group of companies which hold unchanged throughout the enterprise to this day: innovative, responsible, serious. The group operates globally with a result-oriented approach for the benefit of customers and users. The focus is on avoiding waste and enhancing value creation.
The fischer ProcessSystem eventually evolved from the mission statement, Japan‘s kaizen philosophy, and the awareness that continuous improvement is the key to success. “Staying open-minded for all things new, being ready for changes and remaining adaptable and fast-responding, these are the essentials for a successful future”, says Prof. Klaus Fischer: “Our people know best what works well at their place of work and what doesn’t. They move our company ahead by thinking every day about what we could do better today than yesterday”. This is how they fill the concept of continuous improvement with life.