One of the key goals of the Plansee Group is to be an employer of choice worldwide. One main component in its HR strategy is to secure employee loyalty to the company at the earliest possible stage and to enable development and career possibilities to its employees.

Proportion of
women: 22,1 %
women in management positions: 15,9 %

Number of temporary staff: 6,5 %

Number of disabled staff: 1,6 %

It is the Plansee Group’s aim to fill eight out of every ten management posts from internal applicants:
in the fiscal year 2015/16, this goal was achieved with 80 percent in the middle management.

Young talents:
The Plansee Group wants to secure the loyalty of talented young people as early as possible. Students gain an insight into day-to-day professional life and obtain some initial experience of their future field of activity during their hands-on thesis work. It is quite common for postgraduate students to open up new areas of development and productive work, and in the process secure their future jobs. 670 interns and postgraduate students were working for the Plansee Group worldwide in 2015/16.

On the average the employees of the Plansee Group work eleven years in their companies.

Staff turnover:

  • Total: 11,8 %
  • Resignations: 8,2 %

Occupational safety
The average accident rate is 10 accidents per 1.000 employees. The production sites conduct regular training activities to further reduce the accident rate. New employees are comprehensively familiarized with the need for care and attention at their workplace.

*These figures are average values of the following sites: CB-Ceratizit Xiamen, Ceratizit Austria GmbH, Ceratizit Bulgaria AG, Ceratizit Deutschland GmbH, Ceratizit India Pvt. Ltd., Ceratizit Italia S.p.A., Ceratizit Logistik GmbH, Ceratizit Luxembourg S.à.r.l., Ceratizit USA Inc., Global Tungsten & Powders Corp., Global Tungsten & Powders spol., Günther Wirth Hartmetallwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG, Klenk GmbH & Co. KG, Plansee Composite Materials GmbH, Plansee Electro-Graph Inc., Plansee India HPM Pvt. Ltd., Plansee Japan Ltd., Plansee Korea HPM Inc., Plansee Powertech AG, Plansee SE, Plansee Shanghai HPM Ltd., Plansee USA LLC, Plansee Tungsten Alloys, Plansee Group Service GmbH, Tikomet Oy, WNT Deutschland GmbH

Placement in China

Daniel Dreer (20) is studying industrial engineering and mechanical engineering at Kempten University in Germany and did his 3-month placement at the CB Ceratizit plants in Xiamen and Tianjin in China.

Insurance coverage for dependents

Good employment conditions for staff at Ceratizit in India: Accident insurance will be taken out for all members of staff, and the health insurance even covers the entire family, including spouses, children and parents.

Sporting spirit

Manual dexterity and a sporting spirit were the order of the day when 30 of the Plansee Group’s future skilled workers from Germany, Italy and Austria met to take part in the first trainee and
apprentices tournament in Reutte.

Pulmonary function test

All the staff at Ceratizit Italy go for regular health checks. The jobs that each of them do determine the types of examinations and how often they are carried out. Thus, for example, pulmonary  function tests indicate whether respiratory protection equipment is being used properly.

World Yoga Day

Indians across the globe celebrated World Yoga Day on the 21st of June. And the staff at Ceratizit India took part in a joint yoga session with expert trainers to draw attention to the valuable health benefits of yoga exercises.

Apprentice training center equipped

Ceratizit India supports the training of well qualified skilled workers through the Bharatiya Skill Development Campus industry academy. Ceratizit has invested some 80,000 euros in equipping an apprentice training center with machines and provide the necessary tools. Training officers from Ceratizit share expert knowledge from the fields of metallurgy, sales and marketing.

Strong Voices!

What is going well? Where are the challenges? And how is leadership manifested and experienced? A worldwide employee survey across the Plansee Group revealed that the overall assessment was comparatively good, but that there is room for improvement in the areas of leadership and the dynamics of change. There were top marks for staff commitment, the recommendation rate and overall satisfaction.