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Sustainability at OBO

Economic sustainability

Economic sustainability through leadership in innovation: A new idea every day

In the electrical industry, OBO Bettermann is considered one of the most innovative companies. The best-known inventions are the OBO-Dübel® (OBO anchor) with the "Ohne BOhren" (without drilling) principle and the revolutionary Magic cable tray systems.

The spirit of invention, high demand for quality and product knowledge have been an integral part of OBO since its foundation in 1911. The oldest still-active OBO brand, DOLÜ®, offers robust, reliable branch terminals. Between five and ten per cent of the overall group turnover flows into the research and development of new products. Every two years, at the key leading trade fair of our industry, Light+Building, we present 60 to 70 innovations, resulting in an average of approx. 2,500 new article numbers.

To develop our high standard further and adapt to developments on the marketplace, 16 OBO employees participate intensively in national and international standardisation committees. Innovations are the key to success as a company. This is why OBO will stay in the headlines with fresh
ideas and products created to stand the test of time.

  • 1 company
  • 7 product areas
  • 50 brands
  • 406 patents
  • 30,000 products
  • 43% of all OBO products are younger than 5 years old
  • 34% of all OBO products are younger than 3 years old
Economic sustainability through brand quality: Quality comes from experience.

Conducting electricity, routing data, controlling energy – that is what OBO's high brand quality stands for.
The solutions of our company are based on high-quality, intelligent products with the optimum compatibility to their place of application. Only the deeply rooted knowledge and many years of experience mean that OBO can react flexibly and promptly to new market requirements and changes. This creates a clear brand advantage.

Standardised processes are of particular importance in ensuring the highest quality. Continuous checking, optimisation and management of the processes fulfills the highest requirements. Environment and quality management as well as workplace safety are certified according to the latest directives. For the practical implementation of this, a management handbook and a comprehensive QM system are available to OBO employees.

OBO is and remains the successful, reliable brand for any area concerned with the electrical infrastructure of buildings.

The basis of our brand

  • Longevity
  • High product quality
  • Market leadership
  • Innovative ideas
  • Comprehensive service
  • Individual consultation
Economic sustainability without borders: News from the summit meeting ...

Ulrich Bettermann has been a permanent member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) since 1983. Over the course of three decades, he has not missed a single WEF in Davos.
The topics of the last 30 years have been many and varied. Whether during historic negotiations after the fall of the Berlin Wall or the economic and financial crisis of the last years – Ulrich Bettermann has always shown his commitment and passion.
Although the head of a family-run, medium-sized company, Ulrich Bettermann always feels quite at home in Davos with the CEOs of numerous stock corporations. In an interview with Swiss TV, he said: "We can withstand a difficult period better and think in social terms in the long term." In many corporations, the staff change on a regular basis. "But medium-sized companies like us are still there." Besides his passion for the summit meeting in the mountains, the OBO managing director still remains down to earth. He knows that, even with discussions with the heads of major companies, hard work is required on the marketplace. For this reason, he knows each of his 30,000 products like no other.

Building site / building:

Anyone choosing an OBO product decides to rely on top quality and comprehensive support.
Before an OBO product is sold, it must prove itself in countless safety and quality tests. We want to ensure that it offers 100 per cent reliability on the construction site. The user can also be sure of the best-possible service regarding any questions about our products and services. Our field service representatives are always there for you in person, just like the technical hotline and our experts in the appropriate product areas. We can support you when choosing products, can provide help in planning and mounting, and can offer you training courses, for example about surge protection. Once again, this proves: It's good to know that you can rely on OBO.