We are only able to achieve and maintain our position as a successful company in a highly specialised market thanks to qualified and motivated employees. Therefore, we specifically support suitable specialist staff by means of training and advanced training incl. dual studies. In order to be successful in our innovative sector, we support creativity and idea development. We put people at the centre of our corporate success, we ensure that the working environment and processes are as pleasant as possible.
At our first production locations in Ingolstadt and Bad Lobenstein, we developed into a global player. Today, Schubert & Salzer also manufactures premium valve technology in the USA. Some subsidiaries in Belgium, England, France and India market our products and a wide network of international partners provide us with additional support. The high standards that we follow in our domestic market also apply to us all over the world.
In order to also maintain our place on the international market, we need to tackle a range of challenges. In order to do so, we require employees that work flexibly and are familiar with the local conditions. Our subsidiaries are therefore run by local managers. In doing so, we meet the needs of the market and become familiar with as well as understand the perspectives of our colleagues from other cultural circles.
I have worked at Schubert & Salzer for over 30 years as the atmosphere is just right. Everybody works together here and that's important to me. The fact that the owner family also wishes to run the company independently in the future gives us security. Despite 135 years of company history, the short decision-making paths make it feel like we're working for a start-up company. This can also be attributed to the fact that we're constantly developing new products and opening up new markets. From our company headquarters in Ingolstadt, we export to over 100 countries. Our subsidiaries only employ colleagues from the respective country. Nevertheless, we have great opportunities to see some of the world at Schubert & Salzer.
In addition to the excellent work climate, Schubert & Salzer also offers an excellent working environment with modern offices, plant halls and even an art collection. We employees enjoy meeting up in the tea kitchen or bistro during our breaks. The numerous joint events enable people to quickly become acquainted and work colleagues often end up becoming really good friends.