2019-02-28T10:54:32+00:00February 28, 2019
Laura Hartmann
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Truetzschler turns back time

It’s been almost a year since I started working for Truetzschler. To me it feels like a small eternity because of all the new impressions I received, the things I learned, the people I met and the experience I gained. After I visited our yearly pensioners’ reunion for the first time I knew – this is just the beginning!

A Truetzschler tradition

Every second weekend in December, Truetzschler invites to the yearly pensioner’s reunion in Moenchengladbach. Since many years it’s a real Truetzschler tradition. Looking back to the sixties, there were only a handful of people sitting together on a table. Over the years, the rather small event has established itself to a fixed part of the Truetzschler culture.

  • Hermann Truetzschler giving a speech at the pensioners' reunion in the 1980s

Teamwork

This time, more than 200 former employees followed the personal invitation and joined together for a reunion. The works council, the personnel department, the cafeteria team as well as some apprentices did a great job in organizing the event and creating a festive atmosphere. As it is tradition, members of the Truetzschler family and the management board welcomed the guests at their former workplace.

  • Pensioners' reunion 2018

Not only a job

While enjoying a coffee and traditional christmas pastries, the guests had time to indulge in reminiscences. For me this was the right time to get some insights in their experience of working for Truetzschler. My impression so far was confirmed: At Truetzschler, no short stories are being written. In the past and in the present, our company benefits from an exceptionally low staff turnover. Everybody I talked to decided to spent most of their lives working for our company – with pleasure, passion and devotion. It goes without saying that in this lifetime, many friends were found, memories were collected and stories were written. See for yourself in this short video:

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  1. 08/03/2019 / 11:23
    Nicole Sanders

    Everything that is written and said in this article is so true. No matter who you ask, everyone who has worked for Trützschler or is still working here has a lot of positive things to say and stories to tell. Of course there are sometimes things you complain about, but I think this is also a sign of a good working environment: you are not afraid to express yourself and point out negative things you have noticed or experienced.

    Fun Facts: My husband once met an older gentleman standing right in front of him at the supermarket checkout. He was carrying a Trützschler bag and my son (then 4 years old) shouted excitingly “This is from mom’s work”. The man turned around and started talking to my husband about the company and how grateful he was to have worked for Trützschler for many years. He was still very attached to the company and his former colleagues. The annual christmas reunion is always the highlight of the year for him, and many of his friends envy him for this tradition and the way the company still cares for its former employees.
    Here at Trützschler, family is still capitalized.

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February 28, 2019

Truetzschler turns back time

It’s been almost a year since I started working for Truetzschler. To me it feels like a small eternity because of all the new impressions I received, the things I [...]