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Leads the way
Schneider leads the way when it comes to mirror cabinets made of aluminium profiles. In 1967, we were one of the first manufacturers in Europe to produce aluminium mirror cabinets. Today we manufacture all our mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors out of aluminium. Aluminium is characterised by a multitude of positive properties. It is extremely robust, rust- and mould-free, durable, hygienic, and particularly easy to clean.
800 tonnes of CO2 saved
We managed to save over 800 tonnes of CO2 in one year by producing exclusively with 100% recycled aluminium! *
Endlessly recyclable aluminium profiles
Aluminium is endlessly recyclable. We recycle 100% of the residual aluminium produced during production.
We source our aluminium from local producers in Switzerland and nearby Vorarlberg. This keeps the CO2 footprint small.
Efficient, environmentally friendly LED technology
In our mirror cabinets and illuminated mirrors we use state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly and efficient LED technology. This reduces electricity costs by 50% compared to conventional luminaires. In addition, the luminaires are extremely durable – with a guaranteed operating life of 50,000 hours.
New production facilities
Schneider uses state-of-the-art lean management. Just-in-time production leads to low storage costs and reduces space consumption. This saves valuable resources. Thanks to optimised production we save 1.8 tonnes of packaging cardboard annually.
With the new powder coating plant installed in Flums in 2017, we save 20% of the energy needed for powder coating and achieve a high recycling rate of 10% of the total powder.
* 100% of our aluminium profiles are based on recycled aluminium. This has a used material content of approx. 80%.