Processes and Instruments of Sustainable Production
Research and development
R&D: one of Wienerberger’s strategic priorities
Research and development (R&D) belong to the priorities of Wienerberger’s strategic planning and play a key role in our company. One of the core activities of R&D is to optimize production processes and product development. R&D activities are managed across all business units, but most of the results are implemented locally through the close cooperation of the various R&D departments with the local managers and engineers on site. Thus, successful developments can be rolled out quickly and efficiently to the entire Group. R&D expenditure increased from € 11.4 million in 2013 to € 17.0 million in 2014, which corresponds to 0.6% of the company’s revenues.