Corporate Citizenship – Overview

Many sites – one DNA:

Our self-image as a globally active company includes social commitment at all Trützschler sites throughout the world. This includes the support of charitable projects and public institutions in areas such as education, health, sport or culture, which are determined by local, social and economic conditions.

The Trützschler Foundation reflects this commitment in a very special way.

Click on the pictures on the world map to learn more about the activities at the sites.


USA

Since 2019, American Trützschler Inc. has been one of the active sponsors of the North Carolina (N.C.) Zeitgeist Foundation. It was founded in 2014 by Klaus Becker, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, and serves to promote German-American relations in North Carolina in the areas of business, sports and culture. Stefan Engel, CEO of American Trützschler, is on the Advisory Board.

Since its establishment, the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation has been a strong supporter of economic development and growth in the greater Charlotte area, including initiatives that promote and raise Charlotte's profile as a premier U.S. location for international business, trade and investment. Every year the foundation hosts a variety of events featuring notable business, sports and political figures. Some of the guests in the past included German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Hans-Joachim Watzke, CEO of Borussia Dortmund.

Here you can find more information about the foundation: https://www.nczeitgeistfoundation.org/

Since 2005, American Trützschler Inc. has supported the German Language & Culture Foundation in the form of an annual donation. The foundation's goal is to establish German as a foreign language at North Carolina universities and to promote German culture in the greater Charlotte area. This is accomplished by providing financial support to local schools and universities that teach the German language.

The provision of scholarships is intended to help bring students, teachers and parents into contact with German culture and business. For example, selected students are invited on a two-week trip to Germany to get to know the country and its social and business culture.

Further information about the Foundation is available at: www.germanfoundation.com


Brazil

In 2020, Trützschler Industria e Comercio de Maquinas Ltda. (TRUINCO) supported the Erasto Gaertner Hospital in Curitiba with donations. Within the scope of extensive renovation work, TRUINCO contributed to the technical upgrade of the children's cancer clinic as well as the unit for patients over 60 years of age.

Erasto Gaertner Hospital was founded in 1955 and is today considered the largest center of excellence for cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and teaching in southern Brazil. Its highly qualified specialists see their responsibility in "fighting cancer with humanism". Continuous modernization of the equipment forms the basis for high quality standards, which are ultimately reflected in the effectiveness of the treatment results as well as the chances of cure.


India

A uniform and practical approach to education: This is the goal of the so-called "Mobile Science Labs", of which Trützschler India Pvt Ltd (TIPL) has already purchased two (2015 and 2016) for the Agastya International Foundation. Since then, TIPL has contributed annually to their operating costs, including teachers' salaries.

Primarily in rural areas, Agastya's "Mobile Science Labs" support disadvantaged school children in grades 5 to 10 as well as their teachers through hands-on, interactive learning methods in science education. This is intended to acquire or build skills such as critical thinking, curiosity and creativity. For instance, between 2019 and 2020, TIPL-sponsored Science Labs have completed more than 320 school visits.

In 2017, Trützschler India Pvt Ltd launched the "Trützschler Training Academy". Since then, at the Indian location in Ahmedabad, young people have had the opportunity to complete a one-year industrial training course, optionally in one of the three specialist areas of CNC machine operation (Computerized-Numerical-Control machines, e.g. for milling and drilling), welding or fitting.

The theoretical courses include video and audiovisual training sessions as well as expert lectures on the topics of safety, quality management and learning strategy. In addition, there is a hands-on workshop training.


Germany

In 2015, the sports association 05/07 Odenkirchen in Mönchengladbach celebrated the opening of a newly installed artificial turf soccer pitch, to which Trützschler made a significant financial contribution. In the presence of the shareholders Heinrich Trützschler and Dr. Michael Schürenkrämer as well as the city administration, the pitch was ceremoniously inaugurated. As a sign of gratitude to the company, the sports facility "Beller Mühle" has since borne the name "Hans und Hermann Trützschler Sportanlage".

As of 2019, the Schömberg Children's Hospital has a "cuddle room", the installation of which was financially supported by Trützschler Card Clothing as part of a community project. Founded in 1972, the clinic is one of the first specialized pediatric neurological hospitals in Germany. The patients treated include children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders as well as xenophobic and auto-aggressive behavior.

Photo: A. Kraushaar

For children with the corresponding symptoms, the cuddle room offers safety and security, similar to a cave - a retreat that provides reassurance and self-regulation. Music and lighting effects generated by a projector, for example, create a pleasant atmosphere in which patients can relax and self-regulate.