The development of EGLO has been and continues to be rapid: from the number of employees, through sales development, to production facilities and sales companies around the globe: These growth rates exceed the market, in order to make sure that EGLO will continue to grow healthily in the future, business development is driven with great sustainability. We preserve what has been tried and tested and leave space to let our principles grow along with us.
Preserving and developing what has proven its worth
Our headcount has nearly doubled in 10 years (from 2007 to 2017). The number of companies of the EGLO Sales Group grew five-fold in 20 years (1997 to 2017).
The first secret of success is the fact that EGLO is still a family-owned business and can therefore act independently. Control over development, production and logistics was also a success factor right from the start. We learn every day and invest in our customers, our partners, our employees, our products, and our service worldwide.
Global & local
Around 70 EGLO companies are responsible for sales, service and, in some cases, regional marketing in more than 50 countries around the world. In spite of the progressing internationalisation and globalisation, we are, and remain, a family-owned company with Tyrolean roots.
Think global - act local becomes more and more "Ask local - act global" with increasing networking and different regional needs. Customers belong to a regional culture and have different needs, even if they operate and shop globally. To unite and reconcile these two worlds is one of our highest aspirations.
Light that inspires the masses
Almost every two hours, a new product is developed at EGLO. That's an average of almost four new products per working day.
Last year alone, more than 900 new products were developed and launched on the market. The current product range comprises more than 4,000 articles. Every day we produce 80,000 lights worldwide for our customers around the world.
Even for us these numbers are always impressive. Much more, however, is our understanding of people and light. It takes fine antennas, the ability to listen and vision to understand what customers want to see and experience in their homes in the future. You can only become a trendsetter by setting the direction yourself. We constantly observe light, living and life developments, absorb creative impulses from various fields and examine trends according to their potential.
The rapid growth of EGLO has always been a challenge for our organisation. Our regional-global understanding and the fact that EGLO is still family-owned, and will remain so, help us to meet this challenge. For us, size is only a strength if things work on a small scale. For this reason, location is indispensable: to our customers, our partners and our employees. Only in perfectly organised and well networked units can we manage and develop 4,700 employees worldwide.
Another interesting aspect of our organisations philosophy refers to consistent support of our partners. We continually consider our employees, not just the consumer: "What should and what can we offer? Where is our experience needed? What do our employees expect and what are our own demands?" We want to understand and find a shared path to success. This way, partnerships are created that will be preserved for decades. This culture is not only part of our organisation, but our personal statement to everyone who works with us.
Logistics play a decisive role in our organisation. All the effort would be in vain if the goods weren't in the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity. That is why we are continually investing in optimisation of our production and supply chain. We perfect processes, build new warehouses and work on small details that make a big difference. Our 1-stop logistics is just one result of this, but perhaps the most central.
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