Family companies such as Endress+Hauser form the backbone of many economies. Our strength lies in the desire to be successful for generations to come.
From a global standpoint, family-owned enterprises make up roughly two-thirds of all companies – in Germany, Switzerland and the US this number is around 90 percent. These companies often contribute more than half of the
GDP and create up to 80 percent of all jobs.
Family companies think in generations, not quarters. They run their businesses with foresight and follow their goals over the long term. The
reinvestment of profits pays off, and innovative strength and financial stability fuel above average growth.
Only two-thirds of all family enterprises are successful in handing the company over to the next generation. The older and larger the company becomes, the greater the complexity. Shareholders must find ways to ensure solidarity, promote identification with the company and manage the succession.
The shareholders’ strong identification with the company is reflected in the
way the company carries out its activities in a responsible manner. As a result, people, the environment and society as a whole all benefit, from secure jobs to extraordinary social engagement.