TRUMPF supports carefully selected cultural institutions and creatives in the regions where we operate. In doing so, we make our locations more attractive – both for our employees and for the general public. Our engagement safeguards cultural gems for the next generation.
Culture and social issues
Engaging in society is part of our culture as a family company. We want to shape the topics that our society will be faced with in future by working together. By supporting cultural and artistic projects, we want to create an inspiring and innovative environment. We provide support either financially, or through memberships, ideas, knowledge and time.
We support technological learning at the Deutsches Museum in Munich with exhibits relating to our fields. We also support the Landesmuseum Württemberg, the Linden-Museum Stuttgart and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart.
Ars Electronica is a festival that brings together art, technology and society. It takes place annually in the city of Linz in Upper Austria. TRUMPF in Pasching, Upper Austria, supports the initiative, as industrial developments in automation and control technology are skilfully made accessible to a wide audience here.
May 2016 saw the sixth opening of Europe's biggest sculpture park, Bad RagARTz. 90 artists from 13 countries showcased their artwork around Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. TRUMPF in nearby Grüsch sponsored the event and invited employees to take a tour around the exhibition.
Our involvement in social projects is guided by the particular social requirements in the regions where TRUMPF operates. We explicitly encourage our employees to engage in society and shape the conditions for their own personal commitment. On a regional level, the employees at our subsidiaries address the concerns and issues at their respective site. TRUMPF also works together with organisations for people with disabilities and with other social institutions.
Our employees are active in many ways in helping refugees to take the first steps in their new home. Our German locations have welcomed refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria as employees or interns. TRUMPF also created additional training positions for young refugees in 2016.
The Inclusion Factory in Taicang is a workshop for people with disabilities and is similar to the concept of inclusive disability support in Germany. TRUMPF China cooperates with the nonprofit organisation and provides their employees with work clothing and safety shoes.
TRUMPF and the German Bone Marrow Donor Centre (DKMS) set up a joint type testing campaign in Ditzingen in 2016 in order to find stem cell donors for leukaemia patients. TRUMPF took care of the registration costs for potential donors.
We provide help wherever TRUMPF locations or employees are affected by disasters. For instance, we support regional aid organisations by donating money, by providing employees to help with disaster recovery and by supplying free devices and tools.