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2020-12-09 - Major donation marks the company’s 125th anniversary

HOERBIGER donates 125,000 Euro for people in need

To mark the 125th company anniversary, HOERBIGER is supporting six food banks at selected company locations in Asia, Africa, North and South America with a total of 125,000 Euro. The employees of the Group have been able to take part in distributing the funds.

“Our company anniversary is a wonderful occasion to do good and to support people who need help,” said Dr. Jürgen Zeschky, CEO of the HOERBIGER Group. “In this difficult year, we would like to give something back to society and support regions of the world that are particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.”

The donations go to food banks at selected HOERBIGER locations worldwide: New Delhi in India, Kajang in Malaysia, Johannesburg in South Africa, Buenos Aires in Argentina, and in the USA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Youngstown, Ohio.

During the fundraising campaign, all HOERBIGER employees worldwide were called on to test their knowledge of the company in an online quiz and later to vote on the distribution of the donations. In total, over 2,800 employees took part and achieved the symbolic target sum of 125,000 Euro: 1,000 Euro per year of HOERBIGER’s corporate history.

On November 20, 1895, Hanns Hörbiger applied for a patent for the steel plate valve he had developed, thus laying the foundation for the HOERBIGER Group. The HOERBIGER valve brought about an enormous improvement in the performance of the compressors used at that time and was thus one of the key technologies for industrial development at the beginning of the 20th century.