Quality | Environment | Safety

Egger's Integrated Management System groups different requirements of a variety of standards and guidelines; these include, for example, ISO 9001 for quality, ISO 80079-34 for quality in areas threatened by explosions, ISO 14001 for the environment, EKAS 6508 for health and occupational safety, ISPM 15 for wood packaging and participation as «known consignor» for air freight safety.

Quality assurance and customer satisfaction

By maintaining its standards and norms, Egger guarantees continued improvement of its service and general performance. In this way, Egger provides a continuous amelioration of its processes and assures a professional development and the high quality of the delivered product.

In the course of manufacturing, individual parts and components are subject to tight controls. The finally assembled and operation-ready pump will then be exposed to real-world operating conditions in the Testing Department. On the test stand, the performance of the pump will be checked with water as the test fluid. This reality-simulated test produces especially meaningful measured values, in contrast to purely mathematical checks. Egger tests its pumps against tolerances and procedures meeting internationally recognized standards and in accordance with petrochemical standards as well.

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Health and occupational safety

We set specific goals for our employees with regard to worker safety and preservation of health. The necessary measures are always taken whenever hazards are identified as well as after accidents or near-accidents. Some of these measures affect such areas as the wearing of protective clothing (safety shoes, eye protection, etc.), the elimination of dangerous substances, the restriction of flammable substances, the training and licensing of forklift truck operators, the acquisition of modern production machinery, noise isolation, and the maintenance and care of lifting devices.

Regulations related to First Aid are complied with and communicated within the firm. The efficiency of First Aid is assured through First Aid training of employees, quick response, and the necessary equipment. The legal requirements for working hours and the protection of apprentices and pregnant workers are respected.

Egger polymechanics working on a CNC machining centre Egger polymechanics working on a CNC machining centre.

Environment and sustainability

The production facilities of Egger Pumps are located in the unspoilt countryside between the south foot of the Jura and Lake Neuchâtel. Maintaining this habitat in its natural state is of paramount importance to both management and employees. The environmental activities of the firm exceed the legal requirements of the Neuchâtel Canton and the Swiss Confederation. The avoidance of environmental pollution, such as for example, by reducing emissions, increasing the energy efficiency or maintaining water purity is of major importance to Egger.

The firm is motivated out of a sense of conviction to protect and sustain the climate. By voluntarily enrolling in the program of the Energy Agency for Economics (EnAW), Egger is making a contribution towards active reduction of CO2 emissions (-25 % for period between 2005 and 2012 and additionally -25 % for 2013-2022). For that, Egger is receiving the CO2 certificate of the Swiss Energy Agency for Economics.

Egger focuses on renewable energy and operates a large photovoltaic installation of 2436 m² with a peak power of 390 kWp on the roofs of the production hall. Every year up to 370000 kWh of solar energy can be generated, which corresponds to about 45% of the total electricity demand of the Egger site Cressier (workshop + administration).

On the roofs of our production facilities in Cressier, 650 solar panels with a total area of 1069 m² are installed

On the roofs of our production facilities in Cressier, 650 solar panels with a total area of 1069 m² are installed

On the roofs of our production facilities in Cressier, 1490 solar panels with a total area of 2436 m² are installed.

Metallic and mineral waste stemming from production is systematically separated in the large recycling hall and subsequently reutilised. That permits the interim storage of all production waste, segregated by type. The recycling of cutting oils and emulsions is carried out internally in the machining centres. Contaminated water used in production and operations flows first through in-house wastewater pre-treatment before it is brought back to drinking water standards in the municipal wastewater treatment plant.


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