Bietigheim-Bissingen, March 22, 2021 - Would you recommend your employer? This question was at the center of a survey of over 47,500 employees. The responses make up the ranking published by German magazine 'Stern', for which an independent market research institute identified Germany's best employers in 2021. Dürr and HOMAG ranked 6th and 30th, respectively, in the mechanical and plant engineering category. In the overall classification of all sectors, Dürr narrowly missed the top 50.
Says Head of Corporate Human Resources, Klaus Achtelik: 'The coronavirus pandemic is presenting employers with particular challenges. Achieving a high-ranking position in an important sector comparison during this time is testament to the good working conditions and employee benefits we offer our staff in future-oriented industries.'
At least 100 evaluations
Results were gathered for a total of 2,600 German companies with a minimum of 500 employees. A company needed to have at least 100 evaluations as the initial prerequisite for it to be considered for the assessment. The best 650 employers are listed in the ranking, which Stern magazine has now published for the second time. In the overall classification, Dürr landed in 53rd place and missed the top 50 by just 0.25 rating points.
More than 47,500 employees evaluated not only their own organization, but also other companies in the industry. The assessment was based on a total of 1.73 million evaluations. The questionnaire asking about the participants' own employer comprised over 50 topics, the most important point being whether they would recommend their employer.
The Dürr Group is one of the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firms with extensive expertise in automation and digitalization/Industry 4.0. Its products, systems and services enable highly efficient and resource-saving manufacturing processes in different industries. The Dürr Group supplies sectors like the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, medical technology and woodworking industries. It generated sales of € 3.32 billion in 2020. The company has more than 17,000 employees and 120 business locations in 33 countries. Since February 2021, the majority-owned automation specialist Teamtechnik has also been part of the Group. The Group operates in the market with the brands Dürr, Schenck and HOMAG and with five divisions:
Paint and Final Assembly Systems: paint shops as well as final assembly, testing and filling technology for the automotive industry, assembly and test systems for medical devices
Application Technology: robot technologies for the automated application of paint, sealants and adhesives
Clean Technology Systems: air pollution control, noise abatement systems and coating systems for battery electrodes
Measuring and Process Systems: balancing equipment and diagnostic technology
Woodworking Machinery and Systems: machinery and equipment for the woodworking industry
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