Company

 

Welcome to Schrack Technik

We are a leading Austrian branded company specialied in electrical and power equipment, data and network systems, lighting solutions for the industry as well as the building and housing sector.

Our activities focus on products and solutions for energy optimisation, industrial and building safety, data transfer, office and living comfort.

High-quality products, technical expertise and one-to-one customer service are at the core of what we do.

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.

Corporate Policy and Mission 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 solutions and photovoltaics.

Vision

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

Regularly, we review customer satisfaction and customer needs to continuously improve our services.

Employees

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.

Aim

We define our targets in processes and procedures which we review, evaluate and improve continuously.

The individual steps in the implementation of improvements will be defined and passed on to the owners of the processes who transferred them to the employees.

 

Environment

Our performed activities use energy and resources and impact on our environment. Therefore, we want to use resources as efficiently as possible to avoid environmental repercussions wherever it is reasonable and feasible.

With our innovative products, we also contribute to the reduction of CO² pollution of our environment.

We consider the legal provisions the minimum standards. It is our ambition to exceed the legal and regulatory requirements if it is possible and reasonable.

We have developed contingency procedures to ensure the proper and fast response of all participants and persons concerned in order to keep the environmental impact as low as possible in case of any emergency-related incidents.

 

 

Schrack Management

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 Franz Gletthofer. 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 (previous member of the executive board).

Franz Gletthofer

Managing Director

Norbert Kasper used to be the Schrack Technik managing director responsible for logistics and IT. In this capacity he was the driving force behind the development of optimised business processes for the benefit of the customers. At the end of 2015, he retired from his executive functions in the Schrack group, but has remained a Schrack Technik shareholder. His successor, Franz Gletthofer, took over Norbert Kasper's operational functions within the executive board as of 1 January, 2016.

Franz Gletthofer, born in 1969, started his career in the financial department of ABB Austria in 1989. From 1997 onward, he has worked in different national and international management positions at the electrical wholesaler REXEL for over 18 years.

After his many years' successful work as CEO of Rexel Austria, in 2013 he was looking for a new challenge in Germany, where he acted as the CEO of Hagemeier, the German country organisation of REXEL.

His many years' experience and expert knowledge of the sector will be a significant contribution to further evolving the Schrack Group.

Franz Gletthofer about Schrack Technik:

"From the outside I always perceived Schrack Technik as professionally and clearly positioned, with extremely convincing USPs. The protagonists and the company as such represent many of the qualities I expect for my future working life. That is, active entrepreneurial involvement and the opportunity for a sustainable business approach. I can image that I will follow the example of many people in this company and develop a kind of emotional attachment towards Schrack Technik. Already today, I feel like I have become part of a real "community" - one that is characterised by the proverbial Schrack Culture."