Sustainability and responsibility

KraussMaffei Group operates internally and externally on the understanding that sustainable successful economic activity is based on careful handling of resources.

1. Energy saving and resource-conserving product solutions and processes

Our research and development activity is focused, among other things, on new materials. We want to offer our customers approaches to solutions to help them work more efficiently in the future. Among other things, we manufacture products and implement processes that help our customers conserve resources such as material and energy, for example, through the use of lightweight construction components made of innovative composite material in the automotive industry, high-performance plastic-based insulating materials in the building industry, biodegradable materials for the packaging industry or a plastic substitute through renewable primary products.
Furthermore, our portfolio of high-performance and energy-efficient solutions impresses our customers on a daily basis and thus contributes to making the value-adding chain in the processing of plastic and rubber more economical and resource-conserving on a sustained level.

2. Quality in production and high safety levels

The KraussMaffei Group attaches great importance to quality and sustainability in its own value-added processes. This refers to the manufactured products and their service lives, to all processes before, during and after production, and the processes that accompany production. Furthermore, it concerns the administrative processes and processes with suppliers. At the same time, our internal processes have cross-plant certification and consistently comply with the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standard.
In this regard, we consistently comply with all applicable legal specifications related to user safety, noise protection, accident prevention and health and environmental protection. High work safety standards apply throughout the group.

3. Observance of legal standards

Our legal environment is characterized by a large number of national and international statutory regulations. Of central importance to our business activities are, among other things, specifications on operating licenses, the technical safety of machinery, medical and pharmaceutical regulations, building regulations, occupational health specifications, export control regulations and environmentally and user friendly regulations concerning production, plants and products. All production plants guarantee compliance with existing and new specifications, in particular, with regard to environmental protection. These include the limitation of air and ground pollution, discharge into underground water sources, other emissions to the environment, the handling, storage and transport of hazardous substances and the observance of safety regulations at the workplace to protect against hazardous substances.
The observance of applicable guidelines and specifications is guaranteed actively and consistently by means of our internal control systems. Necessary, requirements-oriented adaptation measures have been implemented in due time or initiated.

4. Long-term human resources planning and development

The high share of apprentices of between 8 and 10 percent means that KraussMaffei has been above the industry average for many years. Our high commitment to the training of interns and students pays off: as many skilled workers as possible are replaced in our plants with people from our own training programs and we also them and all other employees numerous options for personal and career development within the company. Targeted cooperation with schools, universities and research institutes, awakes enthusiasm in young talent about the KraussMaffei Group.
Above-average employee benefits round off the offer of the KraussMaffei Group. Our objective, after all, is to bind competent, satisfied and highly motivated employees to the company in the long term.

More information on personnel development at KraussMaffei Group is available here.



Innovations and competitive edge

Engineering is the core competence in the KraussMaffei Group. Read more about this under Innovations.

Milestones in technology history

The KraussMaffei Group has been successfully involved in the international mechanical engineering industry since 1838. Here you can find out more about the Milestones in technology history.

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About the KraussMaffei Group

The KraussMaffei Group is one of the leading manufacturers of plastic machines in the world and is the only company that offers three essential machine technologies for the plastics and rubber processing industry.