WIKA Poland?s calling ? and all are coming

WIKA Poland can look back on a century of company history. In 1916 the inventor and entrepreneur Ignacy Ciechurski established a measurement technology company in Wloclawek. Because the staff has played a great role in the business?s success, the subsidiary wished to thank them because of their commitment and organized a grand family picnic. A lot more than 2200 employees, families and selected guests joined the celebration.
In the garden of Amber Palace in Wloclawek, a big family picnic with a barbecue and a varied programme happened for the invited guests, including representatives of the town headed by mayor Marek Wojtkowski. These were welcomed with sweets by two live mascots, WIKUS (male) and WIKUSIA (female). With respect to the business, Peter Koll, subsidiary manager of WIKA Poland, welcomed the guests and presented a short overview of the business?s history. The 100-year history of the factory was documented in a well-noted exhibition, whose photos cut back memories to many participants.
Seriously could creatively add a piece to the WIKA-robot.
Fun for young and old
The anniversary celebration provided fun for young and old. Adults enjoyed the climbing wall and mega football, as the children had fun with the bouncy castle and other playing equipment, with sports and handicraft competitions and a science park.
A special attraction was the construction of a WIKA robot from scrap metal parts. The impressive construction work, a joint effort by all participants, is currently being exhibited at the reception in the primary building of WIKA Poland. Thrill- ing was also the knowledge competition in which five teams competed for the grand prize ? a jump with a para- chute. WIKA had also invited clubs and associations from Wloclawek, who diversified the picnic with performances which range from karate to bodybuilding and a car show of VW beetles. The evening? Malicious was the concert by ?Blue Cafe?, among the best-known Polish bands. ?Blue Cafe? provided entertainment and animated everyone to dance.
An important event through the picnic was the Marrow Donor Day, which was organized by WIKA Poland with the support of the DKMS Foundation. During the picnic 46 people registered as potential donors.

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