Fritz Egger sr. set the foundation stone with his motto "Wood is far too valuable to just throw it away". In a trend-setting decision, he closed his successful sawmill in order to take a new path from then on: He wanted to refine wood scraps into a valuable product. On 18 December 1961, the first EGGER chipboard plant went into operation in St. Johann in Tirol (AT).
60 years later, the EGGER Group has 20 plants in 10 countries, 24 international sales offices and over 10,000 employees. The product range includes a comprehensive product portfolio of wood-based materials in matching decors and materials for furniture and interior design, for structural wood construction as well as for wood-based flooring. To this day, the values and visions of the founder are the basis of the company's business activities.
On the occasion of the anniversary, the wood-based materials manufacturer presents a new corporate video. The video ventures a look into the past, present and future of the EGGER Group. The focus is on the perspectives of the employees. In addition to the owners and the Group Management, employees introduce the company – from the first plant manager of the St. Johann site Manfred Dittrich to mechanical engineering apprentice Alexander Dorfer, from Russian quality manager Anastasiya Cherkasova to sales employee Roman Klejzerowicz from Poland. They are all united by the shared values within the Group and the enthusiasm for wood as a material.
The video picks up on the themes that have always characterised the EGGER Group. These include: international growth, customer focus of products and services, responsible and transparent management, continuous innovation and further development, diverse development opportunities for employees and the value of good partnerships.