Blanco in Oberderdingen is one of Germany's best employers. This internationally active company and one of the world's leading suppliers of domestic sinks, mixer taps and accessories took a superb 2nd place in the analysis conducted by the news magazine "Focus" among the medium-sized companies in the "finished products and consumer goods" industry ranking. As a result, the hidden champion from South of Germany also achieved a high overall ranking, leaving many much more well-known companies trailing in its wake.
The comparison of Germany's best employers is based on the results of an extensive Internet survey conducted by the online portal Statista, the questionnaire evaluation of the leading professional network Xing, verdicts of by the employers' assessment portal Kununu and numerous direct employer surveys.
Achim Schreiber, Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO at the sink specialist company, is delighted by the excellent result. "It's a great feeling when an employer has the backing of its workforce. It's exactly this type of recommendation from the employees that's absolutely invaluable. A well-developed company culture and the special Blanco spirit, combined with a high level of autonomy and plenty of freedom, are particularly important to us and have been impressively confirmed with this extremely positive feedback." Director of Human Resources Ulrich Harm adds: "The award also provides a good pointer to potential employees when they're looking for an attractive employer“.
2000 companies employing over 500 people in a total of 22 fields were examined in the largest German survey of its kind to date. The analysis covered different aspects such as the management behaviour of senior staff, the perspectives within the company, performance-based pay and also the company's image. Another important criterion was the willingness of employees to recommend their company to friends as an employer. Because the news magazine Focus summarises that only the best is good enough for those most dear to you.
About the company:
BLANCO is based in Oberderdingen in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality sinks and mixer taps for domestic kitchens. The comprehensive range of Germany’s biggest sink manufacturer also includes various practical waste systems and matching accessories for the sink.
The BLANCO Group employs a total of 1250 people, 960 in Germany and 290 abroad. The group includes numerous subsidiaries both at home and abroad, and especially in Europe, North America and Asia. In 2012 BLANCO achieved a consolidated annual turnover of € 274 million. The company has production facilities in Sinsheim, Sulzfeld, Istanbul and Toronto. Its European logistics centre is in Bruchsal.
The E.G.O. Blanc and Fischer Group today has a majority holding in the company, which was founded by Heinrich Blanc in 1925, and also in its sister company Blanco Professional. Both companies are committed to observing ethical business practices, and belong to the Caux Round Table (CRT).