Farmingtons Automotive is a stroke of luck for Georgsmarienhütte, said Mayor Dagmar Bahlo at the 40th anniversary, which was celebrated on Friday with the laying of the cornerstone for a new hall with many guests.
She highlighted that the Welp group has created highly skilled jobs with Farmingtons and offers interesting perspectives to employees. Chamber of Commerce Vice President Axel Mauersberger also paid tribute to employee development. At Farmingtons, 21 young people are currently being trained in six professions and can be trained to become energy scouts. CEO Torsten Rieger spoke in his speech on changes in the car market, but above all highlighted the opportunities that offer the company, which is not concerned with drive technology. The Welp Group specializes in plastic parts for vehicles, prototype and tool making as well as the conversion of vehicles for special safety requirements. The trend towards individual solutions and small series is very welcome for the Welp Group with its flexible structures. In GMHütte, the company is building a hall with 4,000 square meters of floor space and 6,000 square meters of floor space. The investment serves to secure the future of the location as well as of the Welp Group as a whole. The group includes Farmingtons "IndiKar" in Wilkau-Haßlau near Zwickau as well as "Dressler + Höfner" near Coburg, Medias in Romania and "pgam" based in the UK.
The managing partner Nina Welp took the guests on a journey in time lapse. The nucleus of the group was the planning company for automobile and mechanical engineering (pgam) founded by Josef Marold.
The laying of the cornerstone was also entertaining. After polishing Jens Busies covered the urn with mortar and Nina Welp had helped three times with the hammer, Rainer Striedelmeyer conjured up a huge marzipan cake under a red cloth. On closer inspection, cellophane concealed a true-to-original model of the new hall.