For us, innovation is not an end in itself. It does not simply serve to increase economic success. Our ideas are instead an important contribution to caring for water and making its quality available to us human beings. Since the foundation of our company, we have always been a driving force in innovating water treatment. This is demonstrated by numerous patents, which admittedly we're quite proud of. But something else is more important: Thanks to superb experts in the Grünbeck team, we are in a position to successfully meet the increasingly complex challenges of water treatment, now and in the future. And perhaps that's the best news of all.
Today, the Grünbeck corporate group employs around 800 experts, all committed specialists. Together, they make Grünbeck one of the most successful and respected water treatment companies in Europe. Our sales, which have risen continuously, currently stand at around 140 million euros p.a. Grünbeck has sites across the whole of Germany and worldwide in all key markets in order to guarantee closeness to our customers.
At Grünbeck Wasseraufbereitung GmbH, we work specifically towards giving people across the whole world access to perfectly hygienic water. With excellence, expertise, powerful products and communication, Grünbeck is committed to providing long-term access to clean water.
Everyone is familiar with water, but many know hardly anything about how easy it is to significantly increase its quality. That's why we also communicate our knowledge to the general public and specifically inform the water professionals whose job it is to preserve the value of water. An important platform here is the renowned “Grünbeck Forum” training centre at the company headquarters in Höchstädt. Here, experienced water specialists communicate industry news and knowledge about innovative water treatment solutions to experts from the sanitation, heating and cooling sector, the food industry and energy production in seminars and training courses. These solutions include products for drinking water treatment as well as systems for water treatment for heating and cooling systems or swimming pools.
Grünbeck products are a byword for quality of life and value preservation. To ensure that this remains the case, we support our customers over the entire life cycle of our systems for water treatment: in planning, design, manufacture and maintenance. In this process, we take account of all the premises relevant for our field and corroborate our product quality with certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 as well as numerous country-specific quality certificates. Ecological aspects are also important to us: Grünbeck is therefore certified in accordance with the environmental management system DIN EN ISO 14001.
We assume responsibility not only for products and processes, but also in staff leadership and the social environment in which the company operates. The “Grünbeck participation model of social partnership” was established in 1968. In 2011, the “Loni and Josef Grünbeck Foundation” was set up to ensure a stable shareholder structure and thus ensure a solid future for the company. And last but not least, Grünbeck acts as a committed educator and local sponsor at its locations. For example, in Germany, Grünbeck supports the football Bundesliga club FC Augsburg, and internationally, it supports water treatment projects in Brazil and Haiti.