Ambassador Fritsche Visits Hilti in Tulsa
On September 6 Ambassador Claudia Fritsche, joined by Congressman Jim Bridenstine, whose congressional district includes Hilti, visited the North American Headquarters of Hilti in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in Liechtenstein in 1941, Hilti is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of quality, innovative and specialized drilling tools and fastening systems for professional users in the construction industry. Employing 21,000 people worldwide, Hilti is located in 120 countries.
From Left: Cary Evert, President and CEO of Hilti North America, Congressman Jim Bridenstine and Ambassador Claudia Fritsche.
In Tulsa, Hilti employs 635 people and 2,500 throughought the US. Led by Cary Evert, President and CEO of Hilti North America, the visit showcased not only the various products Hilti produces but its state-of-the-art call center allowing customers the ability to talk with specialists within seconds. In addition, he explained how Hilti places a great deal of importance on developing a positive corporate culture, founded on integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment, which is marked by a very low employee turnover rate. Hilti offers extensive medical, dental, vision benefits and has a wide range of wellness programs on-site, such as yoga and pilates, in order to motivate team members to live a healthy life. In 2012 Hilti was ranked number one in the US by Selling Power magazine as the best company to sell for based on compensation, training and career mobility.
In addition to its focus on its employees, Hilti sets ecological-oriented guidlines as a foundation for the careful selection of recyclable materials, including the usage of environmentally-friendly materials in product packaging. In 2006, Hilti signed the UN Global Compact which obligates companies to maintain certain social and ecological standards.