The company culture at ept has always been decisively influenced by the company’s founder, Bernhard Guglhör. Even after the torch had been passed to his two sons Thomas Guglhör (President and shareholder) and Claus Guglhör (Sales Director and shareholder), the values of the founding family continued to live on and still exert a major influence on the company values.
Our company is guided by the ept values of ‘independence, productivity, innovativeness, trust, and respect.’ Whether managing employees, promoting new managers, or training young talent, the ept values are the standard by which we all measure ourselves. They are the key to our shared success, to successful products, and to highly qualified employees.
3a for ‘Advance, Alter, Actualize’
Most of the advancements, improvements, and innovations at ept are proposed and introduced by the employees themselves. We refer to this improvement management system as 3a, for ‘advance, alter, actualize’ (in German: 3v for Verbessern, Verändern, Verwirklichen). It combines the traditional method for managing employee ideas with work in what are called Kaizen teams for addressing interdepartmental problems.
We know for a fact that employees are much more satisfied when given opportunities to help make developments and improvements.