Gabriel Holdings A/S • Gabriel Holdings is a Danish stakeholder company engaged in developing, manufacturing and selling upholstery fabrics to manufactures of furniture, seats and upholstered surfaces. • one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of quality upholstery fabrics. • Formerly known as KjærsMølle, was founded in 1851 • Objective – creating wool fabrics for clothing industry • 1983/84 Gabriel A/S went on the stock market. • Today Gabriel has 3 major business areas • Contract • Home • Transport
Profile – Gabriel Holdings A/S • Mission: Innovation- value adding- Co-operation Is to be innovative in its field, add value to its products and services and work co-operation with its partners • Vision • To be the preferred partner and supplier to leading manufacturers and main users of upholstery furniture, seats and upholstered surfaces. • To achieve Blue Ocean status through an innovative business concept, business concept, patents, licenses etc. • To be regarded as an innovative supplier by Gabriel’s top customers • To be known as an attractive workplace partner company for employees and companies • strategies • Grow with the winners
Organisation- Gabriel Holdings A/S • Gabriel introduced horizontal organisational structure in 1988
Value chain – Gabriel A/S • Gabriel’s value chain covers all steps from idea to end user
Innovation Master • Mission- to support value creation for both Gabriel and for its partners related to value chain • Vision- is to be recognised as the preferred business partner to implement radical product or process development • Strategy- IM realises its vision via partnerships with international, market-leading businesses and knowledge institutions at which value-creating innovation is achieved. • Innovation master offers • Idea generation • Value innovation • Partner and technology scouting • Consortium creation • Process and project management
Key issues - Innovation master • Research and Development- With fast changing technologies, innovations and competition whole industry around world pursuing development of new ideas • Financing- With financial crisis and working on project which are uncertain of earning potential • Strategic planning and focus on new innovation – New ideas for strategic paling and are implemented in competitor companies and they are very focused on new innovation
Strategy for next 5 years for Innovation Master Externally- To strengthen Innovative master units finances and cooperate with research and technology institutions and stay ahead of competition and still be the preferred supplier of innovative products and processes. Internally – To develop new developments such as new value adding systems for the value chain, innovative organisational structures support Gabriel’s other business units.