Further Articles
Success Story: Our Plant in Târgu Mureș – A Great Place To Work®

Our plant in Târgu Mureș, Romania, is celebrating a remarkable milestone: being certified as a Great Place To Work® employer!

Success Story: Our Plant in Nantong – A Great Place To Work®

Our plant in Nantong, China has received the Great Place To Work® certification, a milestone that reflects our team's hard work and…

Women in Leadership

»Today, we are celebrating the strength, determination, and resilience of women everywhere.« - Michelle Obama. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!

Hirschmann Automotive is Certified as a Great Place To Work®

Since 2012, our employees in Kenitra have been driving progress in the automotive industry, thus shaping the mobility of today and tomorrow.…

Standing Strong Together: Our Donation Campaign for Morocco

In September, Morocco was shaken by a devastating earthquake that left the nation racing against the clock to find survivors and assess the damage caused. Our thoughts and support go out to the people affected by this tragedy.

Hirschmann Automotive is Certified as a Great Place To Work®

We are excited and honored to announce that our plant in San Miguel, Mexico was the first one within our Group to be recognized as a Great…

Standing Strong Together

In recent days, Morocco was shaken by a devastating earthquake that has left the nation racing against the clock to find survivors and assess the damage caused by it. Our thoughts and support go out to the people affected by this tragedy.

PLANT NEWS JULY

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

PLANT NEWS JUNE

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

Invitation to the Romanian Parliament

We had the pleasure of being invited to the Parliament of Romania, Chamber of Deputies at the Information Technology and Communications Committee, where we discussed the current strategy and public policies of the Romanian Digitalization Minister. Thank you, Sabin Sărmaș, for the warm welcome and open discussions, where we were able to present the improvement ideas that will help us implement our future digitalization projects in our company. Looking forward to our future collaboration!

PLANT NEWS MAY

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

The Representatives of Vorarlberg's Most Prominent Companies as Guests in Our Halls

On Tuesday evening, our logistics center at the headquarters in Rankweil was transformed into an event location! The reason was the “VN Top 100” event, where more than 300 top representatives and prominent entrepreneurs from Vorarlberg's economy and politics, including Finance Minister Magnus Brunner and Country Councilor Marco Tittler, were visiting. We are proud to have hosted this event, where Vorarlberg's largest and most successful companies are honored, and the VN Business Award is presented every year.

PLANT NEWS APRIL

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

Total Donation in the Amount of 13,000 Euros for Those Affected by the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

The entire scale of the earthquake disaster in the Turkish-Syrian border region and the impact on the people is enormous! The employees and management of Hirschmann Automotive support the aid organization "Nachbar in Not" with a donation of 13,000 euros. Through this valuable contribution, the aid organization "Nachbar in Not" can help and support affected people.

Angelo Holzknecht Becomes New CEO of Hirschmann Automotive

Following the latest Board resolution, Angelo Holzknecht will take up the position of Chief Executive Officer. The international automotive supplier is pleased to be able to appoint this responsible position from within its own ranks.

PLANT NEWS MARCH

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

Adrian Low is the new Managing Director of China.

We are pleased to announce that Adrian Low will take over the position of Managing Director as of February 20, 2023. He will be fully responsible for the business and operations in the APAC market for Hirschmann Automotive.

PLANT NEWS FEBRUARY

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

4 Questions to Wolfgang Holzer, Global Area Manager VW Group

What makes working at Hirschmann Automotive special?

PLANT NEWS JANUARY

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

5 Questions to Klaus Häfele, Mechanical & Plastics Engineering Director

What makes working at Hirschmann Automotive special?

PLANT NEWS NOVEMBER

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

Most Attractive Employer for Students Award

We are pleased to announce that our plant in Vsetín has been honored with the "Most AQttractive Employer for Students Award 2022" on 3rd place in Zlín region. This award is a result of our teamwork and passion for people.

5 Questions to Sven Capelli, Account Manager E-JOYN

What makes working at Hirschmann Automotive special?

PLANT NEWS OCTOBER

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

PLANT NEWS SEPTEMBER

We are #ConnectedByPassion – across borders, oceans, and cultural differences.

Start. Apprentices. Future.

As every year, the time had come again at the beginning of September 2022: we welcomed 21 new apprentices and one business student to Hirschmann Automotive at the plant in Rankweil, Austria. This year, the newcomers went to Hotel Viktor in Viktorsberg for a few days to get to know each other.

Austria's LEADING EMPLOYER Award 2022

Hirschmann Automotive was once again recognized as Austria's LEADING EMPLOYER - the top 1% of all employers. This was the result of a comprehensive study on the topic of employer qualities.

Industrialization. Process Optimization. Goal Orientation.

The traditional development cycles in the automotive industry are being redesigned, which means that Hirschmann Automotive has to make the production plants fit for industrialization.

Angelo Holzknecht Is Taking Over as the New CSO of Hirschmann Automotive

Pascal Hetzenauer has decided to step down from management for personal reasons. The international automotive supplier has appointed his successor, Angelo Holzknecht, from its own ranks.

Won Duel with the Data Masses.

Launching Master Data Governance (MDG) at Hirschmann Automotive for approximately 200,000 articles, which are manufactured at seven production sites worldwide.

Bigger. Better. Faster.

Hirschmann Automotive expands its plant in Romania. At the end of March 2022, the automotive supplier opened a new production hall in Sânpaul, Romania, near Târgu Mureş. More than 2,100 employees are now employed here at two sites.

Megatrends in the Automotive Industry - Risk? Opportunity!

Electromobility, autonomous and connected driving, as well as sustainability are influencing market developments in the automotive industry and are considered to be the current megatrends. They will revolutionize individual mobility in the future. Hirschmann Automotive is at the forefront of this challenging transformation phase and is considered the Platzhirsch for individual customer solutions.

Volker Buth, CEO of Hirschmann Automotive, Resigns

Volker Buth, Chief Executive Officer of Hirschmann Automotive, has decided to resign from business operations due to health reasons. He will continue to remain a part of the company in an advisory capacity.

Taking the Lead

Hirschmann Automotive is confidently taking the road towards CO₂ neutrality by 2050 with a multifaceted approach.

Our CO₂ roadmap is part of the Ecology dimension of our sustainability strategy, rooted in the Agenda 2030. The three development areas Ecology, Economy, and Social Affairs are also highlighted.

Today, we want to share some insights from the Ecological perspective. Therefore, we highlight our global efforts to track and reduce carbon emissions. The challenge for this (E)mission is accepted!

 

Corporate Carbon Footprint in the Spotlight

The Corporate Carbon Footprint (CCF) describes the total amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) generated by a company’s activities, considering direct and indirect emissions. Greenhouse Gas Emissions are gases in the earth’s atmosphere that trap heat, accelerating global warming and causing the so-called greenhouse effect. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides international standards for the calculation of the CCF.

 

The CCF is subdivided into three scopes with different emission types:

  • Scope 1: Includes all direct GHG emissions that stem from a company’s own business activities, such as natural gas, heating oil, gasoline, diesel, and coal.

  • Scope 2: Includes all indirect GHG emissions that result from the generation of a company’s purchased energy, including purchased electricity, district heating, steam, and cooling for own use.

  • Scope 3: Includes all other indirect upstream and downstream GHG emissions, for example, from business travel and purchased materials.

  • Upstream Emissions: Emissions result from upstream activities, such as purchased goods and services, transportation and distribution, travel, and employee commuting.

  • Downstream Emissions: Emissions result from using Hirschmann Automotive’s products, such as the use of sold products, transportation and distribution, and end-of-life.

With the calculation for scope 1, 2, and 3, we are pursuing a transparent and target-oriented accounting of the GHG emissions for the entire Hirschmann Automotive Group.

Our Corporate Carbon Footprint: Status Quo & Targets

Since 2019, Hirschmann Automotive has already tracked the CO₂ emissions for scope 1 and 2. We are tackling the first categories of scope 3 for the upcoming Sustainability reporting. We have defined reduction targets for all three scopes to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 for the entire Hirschmann Automotive Group.

1. Achieve CO₂ Neutrality across Scope 1 and Scope 2 by 2030

2. Achieve CO₂ Neutrality across Scope 1,2 and 3 by 2050

 

The Road(map) to Success?

Reducing CO₂ emissions requires a multi-faceted approach involving collaboration, innovation, and adopting sustainable practices. Compared to 2021, our global CO₂ emissions of scope 1 and 2 of the reporting year 2022 decreased by 18%.

 

How did we achieve this reduction?

One of the key sustainable practices we implemented was the persistent transition to green energy and installing solar panels. Since the end of 2022, 100% of the energy consumed in Rankweil, Freyung, Vsetín, and Târgu Mureș has come from green energy sources.

Furthermore, we invested in projects to use energy more efficiently. Therefore, we installed a new lighting system. The change to LED lighting contributed to a decrease in our CO₂ footprint.

Date:12.10.2023