Culture and attitude

What does Phoenix Contact stand for? Find out here about the basis of our cooperation and how we contribute to a more sustainable world.
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Together, we are creating a sustainable world based on our passion for technology and innovation

At Phoenix Contact, we are convinced that innovation and technological progress are the foundation for prosperity and sustainable growth. This conviction is our drive to be influencers as a committed and responsible part of society. We have formulated this in our Purpose Statement, our corporate purpose: Together, we are creating a sustainable world based on our passion for technology and innovation.

We have the expertise to produce the products and solutions to actively take part in shaping this world. We can and want to be measured by this.

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The All Electric Society

As a technology company, we are pursuing the strategic direction of the All Electric Society on the way to a sustainable world. We believe in transforming the world so that energy from renewable resources is available in sufficient quantities and at affordable prices. Solutions and technologies for electrification, networking, and automation are the key.

Our values

In a world that is constantly changing, it is essential for companies to develop a culture and attitude that places people at the center. A culture that promotes adaptability and flexibility, creating a working environment in which employees feel valued. We have firmly anchored the basis for our actions and cooperation in our Corporate Principles for decades:

  • We act independently to ensure our entrepreneurial freedom.
  • We act with an innovative and creative approach with a view to the forward-looking development of the company.
  • And we attach great importance to working together in a spirit of partnership and trust: in our actions, our relationships, and our corporate culture.

Shaping the future together

Hand in hand to a sustainable building The goal: building and operating buildings in new ways in the future

The planning and consulting company Drees & Sommer and Phoenix Contact have been working together successfully for several years on the future of constructing and operating buildings. Today, an integral approach is needed when new buildings are being planned or existing ones converted. In other words, all the players involved in construction must work together from an early stage. The aim is to increase energy efficiency while adopting approaches that ensure maximum flexibility when it comes to the use of the buildings.

The OWP12 Energy-Plus Office in Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany, is a sustainable and digital blueprint for office buildings of the future. From the very beginning, the experts have been discussing together how the perfect interaction between people and buildings can be reached. Christof Göbel of Drees & Sommer, and Sebastian Palmer of Phoenix Contact, look with pride at the result of their forward-looking alliance: A building that is flexibly oriented to the needs of people and the environment.

Enthusiasm is the basis for the future Phoenix Contact connects us through the spirit of developing new things together

The connection between Klaus Hengsbach, who organizes educational competitions such as the xplore competition, and Anton Schönenberg, who now develops software services for the Phoenix Contact Group, shows how young people can be inspired by technologies and technical interrelationships and how continuous educational work can contribute to this.

Jörg Nolte and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite

Cooperation between industry and research People, concepts, and solutions connect on the journey to a smart city

The model city of Lemgo shows the synergies that result from collaboration between industry and research. Jörg Nolte from Phoenix Contact and Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Automation have teamed up to create digital transparency in various urban living areas with solutions for heat supply, traffic routing, and street lighting.

The two experts are united by the common goals of improving the quality of life for people in cities and making resources sustainable. We can easily scall all of these applications and transfer them to large cities. The link between digitalization and reality – a fitting description of the connection between industry and research.