Traffic safety has been the cornerstone of the VBG Group’s operations ever since the company was founded in 1951. Our greatest contribution to sustainable development is that our products and services help increase safety and efficiency in several areas of society, all over the world.
The products and services of VBG Truck Equipment and Edscha Trailer Systems help improve traffic safety and make the workplace safer for drivers. They also boost efficiency in the transport sector and thereby limit the environmental impact on society.
Ringfeder Power Transmission´s friction springs are used in buildings to reduce vibrations from earthquakes. Locking assemblies and shrink discs have several fields of application that are important to the development of society.
Responsibility for the environment and people
At the same time, we must utilise our resources as efficiently as possible and produce our products with minimal impact on the climate and environment. We are also responsible for providing a safe and secure workplace for our employees.
Herman Krefting decided back in the 1970s and 1980s to divide a large portion of ownership between three foundations to ensure the company’s future existence and secure employment for its personnel. One of these is the Herman Krefting Foundation for Allergy and Asthma Research. The foundation finances professorships in allergy and asthma research, for example, and to date has awarded more than SEK 100 M in research funding.
Group-wide sustainability work
The Group works systematically on both energy efficiency in manufacturing and on developing production safety. These matters are pursued by the individual operations of the divisions and their companies.
At Group level, VBG Group AB primarily works on sustainability issues through the VBG Group’s Keystones and the VBG Group Code of Conduct.