Burkert is one of the world’s leading companies for measurement, control and regulation technology. Over 2100 employees in 34 countries are constantly engineering systems and solutions in response to the dynamic and exciting challenges presented by water, steam, gases and other media. We combine experience and closeness to your way of thinking with the courage to walk the extra mile; it is this balance that leads to our success.
Bürkert stands for Quality and Expertise
Bürkert is present in thirtyfive countries around the world. We also work with a large network of distributors and partners, which means we are as close as possible to our customers. This global presence ensures full service and support to all of our customers in every country around the world.
Research is the lifeblood of our company. At Bürkert, we are never satisfied with the status quo and are continually seeking new technologies and solutions for our customers. Every year, our people develop new and highly advanced products and solutions, ranging from integrated process measurement and control units to the most sophisticated systems used in pharmaceutical research.
To be a market leader, we are also an R&D leader. Therefore, our investment in research & development is one of the highest in our industry. In our research centres in Germany and France, 150 people are committed to working for a common future for our company and our customers.
We are committed to offering our expertise wherever it is needed, anywhere in the world. This global presence ensures that our advances in fluid control technology are also global.
We globally implemented the Bürkert Process Organization, to create a culture which allows us to innovate, communicate and provide the basis for flexible and open-minded Bürkert employees.
The Bürkert process organization is a cross-functional form of organization with few interfaces and an immense drive for results. We do not define hierarchy through status but in terms of the willingness to proactively assume responsibility. We attach great importance to team spirit and self-dependent action of our employees at all levels and functions.
Transparent decisions and passing on responsibility to the corresponding teams are just as important to us as an active role model function of our executives. This applies on a worldwide basis and
distinguishes our company.
To allow for a holistic execution of tasks and projects, we count on combining our employees’ competence within all processes and beyond process boundaries. This is done with the highest possible flexibility, in compliance with necessary rules of the game as well as through direct communication with each other and efficient teamwork in project teams.
The goal is to achieve together what would not be possible alone.
As an international family-owned company based in Germany, the Bürkert Group is active in the development, production and sales of ’Fluid Control Systems’. Our entrepreneurial success, which stands for the effective employment of our highly qualified and responsible staff, is mainly based on customer orientation, technical know-how, efficient production and consistent delegation of responsibilities within a process-oriented, flat hierarchy structure. In order to implement the aforesaid an ongoing organizational and personnel development is necessary, both on a national and on an international level. To safeguard the success of our company, we have some basic values that guide the cooperation both inside and outside our company. These values are very important to the shareholders, the advisory board and the executive board of the Bürkert Group:
- Mutual respect, fairness and honesty
- Equal treatment, regardless of sex, race and religion
- Showing respect for other cultures
- Observing the existent countries’ laws
- Taking social and ecological responsibility into the operating work process
We act and live upon these values via our leadership principles, the worldwide process organization and our Bürkert culture. Outside our company, they define our way of doing business with both our customers and our suppliers. All in all, they embody our conduct with the aim to solve technical, organizational and interpersonal problems.
From a Pioneer to a Market Leader
A story of success
Bürkert was founded in Germany in 1946 by Christian Bürkert, who began by developing and manufacturing innovative products such as foot warmers, oven controls and thermal control systems for incubators. While these products met the needs of the time, over the years the company increasingly focused on valve technology and soon became an international benchmark for industrial solenoid valves.
With his combination of vision, innovation and enormous energy, Christian Bürkert succeeded in building an enterprise that is today a global leader in fluid control systems, offering everything from simple valves to high-tech sensors, all manufactured to the highest quality and applying state-of-the-art technology.
Unfortunately, Christian Bürkert lost his life in a plane crash in 1971 and didn’t live to see the realisation of his vision. However, his pioneering spirit lives on in the family-owned company, and it is evident in the highly motivated employees who contribute their skills, knowledge and ideas to maintain Bürkert’s position as the market leader, day after day.