Karlsruhe, December 16, 2020. Social commitment has been part of the corporate philosophy at Wiggert & Co. GmbH has been part of its corporate philosophy for many years. In particular, the support of sick children is close to the heart of the plant manufacturer of plants for concrete production from Karlsruhe. In order to keep the little ones smiling even in challenging times, Wiggert is now donating 10,111 euros to the Sonnenschein association for the support of the Karlsruhe Children’s Hospital.
The Wiggert team has been showing great social commitment to the development association since 2008, regularly supporting the financing of the hospital’s own children’s clown, among other things. This year, additional shares of the generous donation will also be used to equip and maintain the children’s ward with TV panels and Internet. Furthermore, the sponsoring association contributes to the implementation of special, cost-intensive therapy and treatment options, such as a Snoezelen room and its supervision, as well as orofacial therapy.
A total of 111,111 euros has been collected in donations over the past 12 years. Especially in times of Corona-related lockdowns, when the young patients are only allowed to receive visitors to a very limited extent, this matter of the heart is of particular importance, reports Martin Wieland, Managing Director of Wiggert & Co. GmbH. Safely behind the glass door, the clown’s pranks provide and provide welcome cheer in the clinic’s daily routine.
“With our commitment, we want to be a role model for social competence and fair dealings with each other. This also reflects our philosophy in dealing with customers and employees,” explains Martin Wieland, who is particularly keen to support charitable projects in Karlsruhe.
An attitude that is also highly appreciated by Förderverein Sonnenschein: “The long-standing support from Mr. Wieland and Wiggert & Co. GmbH is very valuable to us and we are very grateful for it.”
Social commitment as a matter of the heart
In addition to supporting the Sonnenschein support association, the Karlsruhe-based company has also been making regular donations since 2015 to the Mannheim-based “Kinderhospiz Sterntaler e. V.” association, which accompanies children with life-shortening illnesses and their families in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region on their challenging journey. To this end, Wiggert employees take part in the annual Sterntaler charity run in Mannheim.
With a total of 820 laps around the Erlachsee in Karlsruhe-Durlach, for which the company donated 10 euros per lap, the team of 29 colleagues ran this year the proud donation sum of 8,200 euros, which was topped up by the company management by a further 5,000 euros.
About Wiggert & Co. GmbH
For more than 50 years, Wiggert has been developing customized concrete mixing and transport systems for predominantly international markets at its Karlsruhe location in Germany. Areas of application are in particular the industrial production of concrete products of all kinds. What counts here is the special competence of Wiggert engineers to seamlessly integrate downstream production machines and plants into the Wiggert plant landscape. This ensures the smooth overall functioning of the customer’s plants and at the same time achieves the necessary manufacturing flexibility.
With its inexhaustible range of applications, concrete is a true product of the future. The all-round building material stands for urban life, mobility, communication and quality of life. At Wiggert, too, concrete fascinates time and again. In over 50 years, the company has successfully commissioned more than 5,000 concrete mixing plants and concrete transport systems designed to produce high-quality concrete all over the world. Particularly in plants with only one mixer to sophisticated plant designs with multiple mixers, Wiggert is one of the world leaders in the production of precast, hollow slabs, pipes, pavers, blocks, roof tiles and other similar products. “Trust in concrete innovation” is the Wiggert credo and thus both task and claim for the future.