Company

Corporate Policy and Misson Statement

For decades, Schrack Technik has distinguished itself for the benefit of its customers in the low-voltage technology range as a competent partner in electrical power technology, industrial equipment, control panel building, facilities installations, safety lighting, data networking, lighting and photovoltaics.

Vision

Our vision is the market leadership in our markets. We compete to be the best and most reliable partner for our customers in our product categories in our sales region.

Products

The strong customer service and continuous development of our products and services have top priority in our corporate culture.

We support our customers to remain competitive to the best of our abilities with the high quality of our products and advice on site and in our offices and stores, as well as through our electronic tools and apps.

Customers

Our customers are at the centre of what we do. We record customer requests and pay attention to our customers’ needs. We contribute to their success through systematic, process-driven, economic and reliable performance.

In so doing, we obtain high customer satisfaction and customer loyalty and increase the value of our company.

Service

We provide excellent business and technical solutions.

We give our clients personal attention and rapid service. Comprehensive information about our products is available through consultations and catalogues, on our web site, in our consulting centres and in our LiVE Phone App anytime, anywhere.

We regularly review customer satisfaction and customer needs to continuously improve our services.

Employees

Through clear responsibility, clear formulation of objectives and consistent tracking, every employee knows where Schrack Technik wants to go and recognises how to contribute to this goal.

We support our employees through training and education with all the latest resources in technical and commercial matters, and provide secure, stable jobs for long-term relationships with our business partners.

Mission

Defined milestones and their regular monitoring, evaluation and conclusion within a defined time allow us not only to see the goal in the distant future but to keep it in mind and be able and willing to achieve it.

We define our quality and environmental goals in each of our processes and procedures. They are reviewed, evaluated, improved, and reformulated at regular intervals. The individual steps in the implementation of improvements will be defined and passed on to the owners of the processes who transfer them to the employees. 

Majority Shareholding

At the beginning of 2015, Hannover Finanz sold its shareholdings in the Schrack Technik Group:

  • Schrack Technik management team obtains majority interest
  • All management positions remain unchanged
  • ILAG obtains a minority shareholding

Martin Walka, managing director at Hannover Finanz Austria: "As an investor with a focus on sustainability, we take great care to find a solid solution when we withdraw from our shareholdings."

"Collaboration with Hannover Finanz has been very successful for the past ten years. It was always a partnership of equals with our management team", adds Schrack CEO Wilhelm Grosseibl. "With ILAG, an investor focused on a long-term approach and an industrial background comes aboard", says Grosseibl about ILAG.

ILAG

ILAG, the Industrieliegenschaftenverwaltung AG, is a Vienna based real-estate and investment holding company with a focus on the industrial sector. The corporation, which was founded 25 years ago, is active in the areas of real-estate investment, agricultural and forestry plots, and investments in power, food and high-tech businesses in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Canada.

Schrack Management

Schrack Technik Group

Strong Austrian Player in Central Europe

The Schrack Technik Group is a leading technology company specialised in products and solutions for power and data distribution. Network technology, optimisation and safety of power, as well as security of data are the business priorities. Starting from Austria, a strong market presence has been achieved in Central Europe by establishing subsidiaries.

The Schrack Technik Group is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and specialises in products and solutions for the power and information technology. The company offers its customers a complete range of products for safe, convenient and economical power distribution and energy use. Since the acquisition of Highspeed Cabling, the company also specialises in products and solutions for data networks. The executive management consists of Wilhelm Grosseibl, Viktor Eßbüchl and Norbert Kasper. Wilhelm Grosseibl is also the CEO.

Comprehensive Portfolio and Market Leadership

The product portfolio ranges from control cabinets and enclosures, relays, circuit breakers to safety lighting and data networking products. Schrack is one of the few companies that covers in its portfolio the entire market spectrum of the electrical installation industry. In strategic areas such as circuit breakers, network technology, security lighting and relays, Schrack is the market leader. Highest quality of products for cost-effective solutions boosts the competitiveness of Schrack’s customers.

Focus on Central and Eastern Europe

Outside Austria, Schrack is present in the market with its own subsidiaries in eleven other countries. Central Europe is the strategic focus of the activities. Partner companies are present in 40 nations.

Competitive Advantage: High-quality Products, Technical Expertise, Personal Support and the Best Possible Availability

The unique competitive advantage of Schrack is the combination of high-quality products, technical expertise and personal support. About 60% of employees work in sales and technical consulting.

As opposed to competitors, Schrack does not distribute its products through wholesalers, but its own sales force. Its clients include leading electrical installers, switch or network cabinet builders, information technology specialists and industrial customers.

With seven regional offices in Austria, called Schrack Stores, and its own technically highly trained sales force, Schrack can meet local customer requests quickly and professionally.

The on-site availability was increased by the Schrack Stores where more than 3,000 articles are ready to be picked up. Schrack customers need goods quickly. Often unexpectedly.

Logistics processes were devised to be so reliable that Schrack products are labelled in a way that also allows customers to check availability at the product level.

Further Solid Growth as a Target

The relevant Schrack market in Austria is about €900 million and is characterised by stable growth rates. An ever greater need for technical services in buildings and industrial facilities provides the confidence to expect significant long-term growth, particularly in the markets of Eastern Europe.

Corporate Data

Legal status: Gesellschaftm.b.H. (limited liability company)

Associates: Management and Hannover Finanz

Executive board: Wilhelm Großeibl (CEO), Viktor Eßbüchl, Norbert Kasper

Turnover (2013)
Total: €192.0 m

Total employees: 681

Wilhelm Grosseibl

CEO

 

Born in 1961 in Vienna, Austria. Since October 1996, CEO of Schrack Technik GmbH. After completing his studies at the Higher Technical College (specialising in electrical engineering), he went on to study business and economics at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Wilhelm Grosseibl was the executive vice president for sales at Schrack from 1995 onward. He is responsible for export, finance and product management.

In his previous profession as investment banker and holding controller from 1987 to 1989 he was employed with Die Erste & Constantia Beteiligungsfonds AG. Between 1989 and 1991, he acted as corporate finance manager at the Österreichische Investitionskredit AG, between 1991–1995 he worked in the position of corporate controller at Wienerberger Baustoffindustrie AG. Since 1992, Mr. Grosseibl has been speaker of the Austrian Controller Institute.

Under his leadership, the subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe have been considerably expanded. In 2004 and 2005, he led the company to independence and together with his colleagues of the Board, Viktor Essbüchl and Norbert Kasper, effected the successful management buy-out of Schrack Technik GmbH.  

Viktor Essbüchl

Managing director

 

Born in 1961 in Korneuburg, Austria. Member of the executive board of Schrack Technik GmbH together with Wilhelm Grosseibl and Norbert Kasper. In this role, he is responsible for sales and marketing.

From 1976 to 1981, he attended the Higher Technical College (Department of Electrical Engineering) in Hollabrunn. Viktor Essbüchl looks back on a long career in the company: In 1984, he started as a technical assistant in the sales office of Schrack Elektronik AG. From 1985 to 1992, he worked in the field sales force at Schrack Components AG, and in 1993–96 he was the sales manager at Schrack Components Relais und Schaltgeräte Ges.m.b.H.

In 1995, he became general manager and finally, in October 1996, managing director of Schrack Technik GmbH. Since 2005, he has been co-owner of Schrack Technik GmbH, jointly with Wilhelm Grosseibl and Norbert Kasper.

Norbert Kasper

Managing director

 

Born in 1963. Since 2003, managing director of Schrack Technik GmbH, together with Wilhelm Grosseibl and Viktor Essbüchl. In this capacity, he is responsible for product management and logistics.

Norbert Kasper attended the Higher Technical College in Wiener Neustadt (Department of Electrical Engineering) from 1977 to 1982. Since 1984, he has worked in information technology and from 1989 to 1993 was co-responsible for establishing the independent business Kabel König. In 1994, he founded his company, Highspeed Cabling, which he merged with Schrack Technik GmbH in 2003.

Mr. Kasper is a sworn court-certified expert and author of numerous publications in magazines for information technology. Since 2005, he has been co-owner of Schrack Technik GmbH, jointly with Wilhelm Grosseibl and Viktor Essbüchl.