Our strengths


Thermador Groupe’s strengths


In-depth market knowledge, a wide range of suitable products, highly competent sales teams, extensive geographical presence, all employees are trained, motivated, reactive and stable, high performance logistics: storage capacity, organisation of stock and shipments, ensuring 24 to 48 hour deliveries throughout France, and 2 to 6 day deliveries throughout Europe (Sodeco Valves can deliver within 4 hours within its trading area).



Subsidiaries

In-depth market knowledge

Expertise in project management is an integral part of Thermador Groupe’s culture. Its management style designed to empower employees is based on the values of respect, trust and fairness, shared by its 14 subsidiaries.



Yield

A solid financial structure

Thermador Groupe knows how to control investments whilst regularly generating free cash-flow. It has little debt and a high level of liquidity. On these foundations, Thermador Groupe has regularly distributed dividends to its shareholders, including an annual return of 3.16% in 2017.



years’ service in average


Employees

A trained, motivated, agile, stable workforce

The increasing complexity of the world, the growing separation between everybody’s initial experience and the practical needs of day-to-day life, and the speed of knowledge development all mean that we have to constantly update and grow our knowledge in every field.

Our 2018 training budget represented 2.21% of the wage bill.



Orders per year


Items

A high-performance logistics

Each of our subsidiaries shares a single storage centre, from where they ship orders to their customers in France, Europe, Africa and Asia.

They promise their customers that their orders will be delivered complete in 98% of cases, and guarantee their delivery times:

  • 24 / 48 h for France.
  • 2 to 6 days for foreign destinations depending on the country.
  • Sodeco Valves, based in Belgium, can deliver within 4 hours within its trading area.

 

This implies:

  • stock management ensuring “zero stock-out”. Our purchasing departments have to work around this rule.
  • agreements with reliable transport companies.


Of the capital are individual shareholders


Individual shareholders

A stable shareholding

The presence of stable shareholders in its ownership allows Thermador Groupe to fashion a long-term strategic vision.

We have an exceptionally high number of individual shareholders for a company of our size: over 6,022, who represent 34.3% of capital. With 18.9% of group employees already shareholders, Thermador Groupe has made employee savings one of its major priorities.

Whether directly or via the Thermador Groupe FCPE (mutual fund), this accounts for 4.4% of our capital (December 31, 2018).