Munk Group: Work and family united
First company in the Günzburg district with new certificate "Beruf und Familie"
The Munk Group, based in Günzburg and Leipheim, is one of the most family-friendly employers in the German SME sector. In an online award ceremony, the company now received the certificate for the "Work and Family" audit for the first time from Federal Minister for Family Affairs Lisa Paus as patron. The Munk Group was thus honoured for its particularly family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy and is the first company ever in the Günzburg district to receive the corresponding certificate. In order to further expand this high standard in the future, the Munk Group uses a management tool offered by berufundfamilie Service GmbH.
"I am very pleased about the certification, because it makes us even more attractive as a family-friendly employer. We live the compatibility of work and family every day, it is, so to speak, an integral part of our DNA. It's great that this is recognised in this way and that we are also seen as a pioneer in the region when it comes to family friendliness," explains Ferdinand Munk, founder and managing director of the Munk Group.
In the past, the Munk Group had already repeatedly drawn attention to itself with family-friendly offers. For years, it has offered, among other things, childcare during the summer holidays, as well as further education and training opportunities that can also be used by family members of employees.
"We are currently working hard on optimising our family-friendly management concept, because the compatibility of family and work must be seen more than ever as a management task and implemented at all management levels. This is just as important as, for example, the further digitalisation of the workplaces and a high degree of flexibility in the organisation of working hours," says Munk.
The certificate for the "Work and Family" audit, which is considered a seal of quality for a company compatibility policy, is awarded by the board of trustees of berufundfamilie Service GmbH. A prerequisite for certification was that the Munk Group successfully completed the associated auditing process, in which the status quo of the family- and life-phase-conscious measures already offered was determined and the company-specific potential was systematically developed.
Many individual measures are implemented
Within the scope of the audit, not only strategic goals were defined, but also more than 20 concrete measures, which are recorded in a target agreement. For example, the project group "Compatibility" ensures that all projects in the company are constantly adapted to the needs of the employees. In addition, the Munk Group offers further training in the area of stress management, which is directly adapted to the needs of the employees.
The measures mentioned in the target agreement must now be implemented according to need during the three-year certificate period. The practical implementation will be reviewed annually by berufundfamilie Service GmbH.
About the MUNK Group
With its business units MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik, MUNK Rettungstechnik, MUNK Profiltechnik and MUNK Service, the MUNK Group is one of the leading suppliers of access solutions and rescue equipment and corresponding service solutions. As a technology and innovation leader in access solutions, the name Munk stands for safety made in Germany. The company is now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Munk family. With the reorganisation under the umbrella of the MUNK Group, the former Günzburger Steigtechnik GmbH has given itself an even more clearly differentiated company structure to ensure its future and is making it clear with its name that the company will remain in family hands. Under the motto: One family. One name. One mission.
In the MUNK Günzburger Steigtechnik business unit for access solutions, the MUNK Group carries over 2,500 products in its standard range, from ladders for commercial, public and private use to mobile scaffolding, platforms, stairs and bridging steps to custom-made special constructions. These include, for example, work and maintenance platforms, docking systems, walkways and assembly platforms, which, in the era of digitalisation, can also be automatically adapted to the respective environment using the latest control technology.
In the MUNK Rettungstechnik business unit for rescue equipment, the company offers access solutions and transport logistics for fire, rescue and disaster relief operations. These include, for example, multi-functional ladders, scaling and push-up extension ladders, rescue platforms, toolboxes, station equipment and a wide range of mobile containers. In the MUNK Service business unit, the MUNK Group bundles the areas of installation, testing, repair and maintenance of access solutions and rescue equipment, as well as seminars.
The youngest business division, MUNK Profiltechnik, offers high-quality technology for individual and professional configurations with a functional and sophisticated profile system.
The MUNK Group is always drawing attention to itself with new ideas that offer customers real added value in practice. It has already received several awards for its innovations, its economic development, its responsible and sustainable actions and as a family-friendly employer – most recently from the Oskar Patzelt Foundation as one of the three most impressive companies in the German SME sector. The company is also one of the top 100 innovators in the SME sector in 2021.
The MUNK Group manufactures exclusively in its home region of Günzburg. It was also the first provider ever to be audited by TÜV Nord in 2010 with the certified proof of origin “Made in Germany” and grants a guarantee of 15 years on all standard made in Germany products. The MUNK Group employs around 400 people at its headquarters in Günzburg and Leipheim and is currently investing around 20 million euros in its sites.