Wöhler honoured with promotional award of the State of NRW

Thu January 26, 2017

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The Wöhler company from Bad Wünnenberg is proud of receiving a particular award: The machinery specialist for the brush sector was honoured for its exemplary commitment with the promotional award of the State of NRW <Honorary office in fire and rescue services> by Ralf Jäger, Home Secretary of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The jury had selected ten employers, who have liberally enabled and supported their employees in joining firefighting and rescue operations or taking part in exercises and training courses for a number of years. “They make this voluntary commitment possible, which contributes to the wellbeing of our society as a whole.” NRW Home Secretary Ralf Jäger expressed on presenting the award.

Wöhler, the machinery specialist from Bad Wünnenberg, has been supporting the voluntary fire service for over 80 years now. The family business has 233 employees. Nine of these serve in the voluntary fire service, one in the technical relief service THW and two in the rescue service DLRG. The Chief of the voluntary fire service in Bad Wünnenberg, Martin Liebing, has been in the company for almost 25 years. “Those who serve voluntarily in such unpredictable fields as firefighting and rescue work have my greatest respect and it is immensely important for me to support this.” Managing Director Dr. Katrin Wöhler stressed. All members of these named voluntary services are released from their normal work for operations, exercises and training courses. The training and instruction of these dedicated employees is actively supported: Not only are facilities provided for training courses, but also materials and machines for necessary servicing and repair work.

Dr. Katrin Wöhler was presented personally with the award, together with Martin Liebing. “It was an appreciative event in a small but festive setting and it was clearly a matter of importance for the Home Secretary.” She continued “This award means for us as employer that our natural view of social responsibility has been both highlighted and honoured. This is an obvious incentive for us to continue in this way!” 

Congratulations came also from the Town Mayor Christoph Rüther, who accompanied the duo to Düsseldorf. “My sincere congratulations go to the Wöhler company for this particular award. This is a great opportunity for me to say thank you for this exemplary support both personally and in the name of the town of Bad Wünnenberg.”

The good and trusting cooperation with clients has also helped make this commitment to the common good possible. Wöhler works with its clients at eyelevel: Individual and personal contact in the interest of optimally fulfilling customer interests and demands and making them strong for the future is always foremost. This award is also a big thankyou to all Wöhler clients.

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NRW Home Secretary Ralf Jäger presents the award to Managing Director Dr. Katrin Wöhler and Martin Liebling, Chief of the voluntary fire service in Bad Wünnenberg (from left).

Copyright: NRW Home Office.