Our culture

Phoenix Contact employees in a meeting

Our culture

As the world market leader for electrical and automation technology, our actions are shaped by innovation, curiosity, and courage. Despite the size of the company, the medium-sized values of our family business are still alive. We combine common sense and consistency with our passion for the latest technologies. We do not rest on our laurels. At Phoenix Contact, we focus on people – regardless of whether they are employees or customers. Our staff of around 17,100 people passionate about technology work in an environment known for its mutual appreciation and room for creativity. We make holistic decisions and inspire employee engagement by fostering a sense of purpose. This is how we ensure the sustainability of decisions and provide confidence.

Insights

Employees while developing in front of a PC
Corporate Principles of Phoenix Contact on the wall in the meeting room
Two Phoenix Contact employees in conversation
Man with screw in hand
Phoenix Contact employee learns on the laptop
Employees while developing in front of a PC

We approach technology with passion and enjoyment and we are always working on new and better solutions. In the process, we illuminate future issues early and act with entrepreneurial vision. We are proud to be actively driving technologies and shaping industry developments.

Corporate Principles of Phoenix Contact on the wall in the meeting room

Independence is our highest asset. We always act in a way to ensure our entrepreneurial freedom. This allows us to determine not only the business, but also our corporate culture ourselves.

Two Phoenix Contact employees in conversation

We have defined the framework for our culture of leadership in leadership principles. Trust, respect, and appreciation are just some of the important cornerstones here. We live by these values in all our relationships, both internally and externally, and constantly uphold them. Our culture of leadership is also reflected in the behavior of our managers and employees. For example, it is important to us that we communicate with each other on even footing, ensure transparency and sustainability in our actions, and enable our employees to utilize their potential.

Man with screw in hand

We manufacture screws and build not only plastic and metal parts ourselves, but also highly automated assembly machines in professional quality. This is how we ensure that we stay competitive and independent. Overall, the degree of vertical integration within the Phoenix Contact Group is 90%.

Phoenix Contact employee learns on the laptop

The skills of our employees are an important key to success. In addition providing to a generous offer of internal and external training opportunities, we guarantee all employees plenty of freedom for self-guided learning with our learning library or for learning in interaction with their own colleagues. This is how we shape personal development and develop individual talents.

What’s important to us

  • Quality

Our guiding principle is your satisfaction with us and your enjoyment in working with us. This does not just apply to quality. It applies in every way.

  • Courage

We are moving forward. Even in difficult times. We are certain of this, having gained years of experience and enjoyed consistently positive cooperation with our customers.

  • Reliability

Good partnerships stand the test of time. This is why we plan for the long term, have a sound financial basis, and invest in further training and the environment.

  • Trust

The basis for any successful relationship. We inspire trust by dealing with one another in an open and honest way.

  • Proximity

We speak your language – especially when dealing with your requests and queries. And of course in our numerous locations around the world.

  • Service commitment

If you feel that your tasks are in good hands with us – then we’ve done our job properly.