The agta record Group is one of the few groups that controls the entire value chain encompassing the design, production, marketing, installation and maintenance of a large range of automatic door systems.
The Board of Directors of the Group is composed of 6 members and covers a wide range of professional backgrounds.
At agta record ag, the issue of sustainability enjoys high priority and has been part of a long tradition in many different ways. Long before the idea of sustainability had become the buzzword it is today, record was aiming at healthy growth in cooperation with its regional employees and partners, a policy different from cost optimization and profit maximization.
Two points here are particularly worth mentioning: first, our program for apprentices, which has been going strong for more than 40 years, has launched many hundreds of young people onto their professional careers. Secondly, it should be emphasized that the quality of our products is something that the company founder, H.H. Bunzl, recognized very early as being the cornerstone of long-term customer loyality. Almost every year we see employees who have spent almost their entire working life with us start their well-earned retirement. For us, this is confirmation of the professional interaction between employer and employee at record being balanced and healthy. However, as much as we live the culture of a medium-sized family business on the one hand, so we are continuing to focus on the ever-changing challenges of doing business on a global scale on the other hand.
Sustainability means responsibility. Responsibility for the Company, for our employees, suppliers, service providers and a large number of other people, whose connection to us becomes clear only upon closer examination. Ultimately, however, these responsabilities are subordinate to the economic success of our company. And now it is time to take steps in new directions, some of which are surprisingly obvious, without changing our general strategic orientation. In this way, sustainability is not simply a strict program of recycling, garbage separation or energy conservation, but has to mature into a business model that encompasses all these points.
Stefan Riva | Chief Executive Officer
As an internationally successful company, a balanced and harmonious relationship with our employees, partners, suppliers and public entities is a cornerstone of our identity.
As an employer, we believe that sustainability means providing excellent working conditions and management practices. By implementing our values, we promote a corporate culture that takes into special consideration the commitment of our employees, their training and education. It places a special emphasis on work satisfaction and safety.
Part of the Group’s process of continuous improvement is to implement projects that reduce its impact on the environment on an on-going basis. Especially in the areas of production, recycling and vehicle management, a process of permanent optimization is carried out.
At record, a profitable, sustainable production facility is of the highest priority. There are several reasons for this: firstly, agta record annually processes several tons of metal and other raw materials, all of which already require large amounts of energy to be produced. On the other hand, agta record takes responsibility for the quality of its products.
In production, an important advance in recent years has been the introduction of the "CutITFmart" cutting system. This allows for optimal resource utilization of aluminium profiles. This has enabled the Company to reduce aluminium profile waste to only 10-15%.
A centrally controlled ERP system has also contributed to reducing the storage of materials, thus avoiding excess capacity.
When our founder H.H. Bunzl began the production of automatic door systems in 1953, he was among the pioneers in the industry. The growing number of rival manufacturers was met by a strong will to innovate, which has enabled our products to stand out from their competitors. Since the beginning, innovation has been a key driver and crucial factor in our steady growth.
The agta record group continuously works to modernize and optimize their door systems to provide their customers with advanced, innovative products. Sustainable, modern development is crucial for the success of the entire enterprise. For this reason, agta record operates a research and development center in Switzerland. Each year, a significant part of the company's cash flow is invested in further developing its own products.
record system 20
2006 saw the introduction of the record system 20 and the most successful chapter in our history. As is still the