6120 years of service at SEW EURODRIVE

18.11.2019

The 209 employees working at SEW sites who are celebrating an anniversary this year have notched up a grand total of 6120 years at the company between them. In Germany, one is marking 50 years, 23 have 40 years with the company under their belts, and 37 joined SEW EURODRIVE 25 years ago. Another 148 employees were honored worldwide.

In all, 61 long-standing employees (48 in attendance) can look back on 50, 40 and 25 years with the company
In all, 61 long-standing employees (48 in attendance).
In all, 61 long-standing employees (48 in attendance).

"A successful company is a platform where people can develop," was how Bruchsal's Mayoress Cornelia Petzold-Schick opened her words of appreciation at this year's anniversary celebrations at Bruchsal Civic Center. After Mr. Jürgen Blickle, Managing Partner, had welcomed the long-standing employees to the event on November 15, 2019 and thanked them for their many years of service and commitment, the Mayoress highlighted the dedication and passion of the company and the anniversary staff. She then passed on the congratulations of Minister President Kretschmann to those celebrating their 50th and 40th anniversaries in Bruchsal, and his thanks for their loyal service. Christian Eheim, Mayor of Graben-Neudorf, echoed her message after also personally thanking the company, its employees, and of course the management team for its economic and social contribution. He handed out the certificates of merit from the Baden-Württemberg region to the employees from Graben-Neudorf who were celebrating 40 years at the company and brought a message of congratulations from his community.

Once all the good wishes had been delivered, everyone tucked into the hot and cold dishes that had been set out for them in a magnificent buffet. The refreshment break was also a perfect opportunity for the employees to chat to each other, whether while waiting in line at the buffet or enjoying the culinary delights at the specially decorated tables.

After the break, it was the turn of Chairman of the Works Council Rainer Mail to thank those present. Maritta Heilig gave a speech on behalf of the employees celebrating anniversaries, in which she took a look back at the company’s history and thanked SEW EURODRIVE.

Acoustic band 2-PLUGGED from Bruchsal was back again this year to provide the musical entertainment. A large number of the guests stayed on after the official end of the celebration to listen to them. There was certainly a great deal of fond reminiscing and more than a few amusing stories were told. Although there aren’t any details to share, one thing is certain – the employees and their guests won't forget this celebration for a long time to come.