Commitment

We feel a sense of obligation to society and want make a contribution to the public good. We therefore take on responsibility in a number of ways. Our expertise and personal efforts make a major contribution to our success here. We are especially involved in creative activities that also inspire us. We specifically focus our efforts on our local region.


WITTENSTEIN SUPPORTS THE VDMA’S “DANKE, FREIHANDEL” (THANKS FOR FREE TRADE) CAMPAIGN

WITTENSTEIN SUPPORTS THE VDMA’S “DANKE, FREIHANDEL” (THANKS FOR FREE TRADE) CAMPAIGN

Free international trade is enormously important in our daily lives. Free trade is the key that unlocks the countless benefits of the international division of labor and specialization; it creates diversity and purchasing power for consumers, and it lays the foundation for us to export products and solutions “made in Germany” all over the world. Our competitiveness and our economic strength – and with them our jobs and our prosperity – depend on it. The same applies to our international partner countries.

The general climate for trade has become more difficult in the last few years. Nationalism and protectionism are on the rise worldwide, seeking ever new ways to erect barriers to trade. It’s a challenge which we now need to confront together. That’s why WITTENSTEIN SE is lending its support to the VDMA’s „Danke, Freihandel“ (Thanks for free trade) campaign.

 

Beyond the Horizon

Exhibition by Michael Najjar at the WITTENSTEIN Innovation Factory

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DEBUT Classical Singing Competition

The DEBUT Classical Singing Competition supports opera singers embarking on an international career. It is held every second year in the lovely Tauber Valley. DEBUT manages without any form of public funding and as such is completely independent. The competition was initiated by Dr. Manfred Wittenstein.

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Youth advancement

WITTENSTEIN Scholarship

Scholarship for outstanding high-school graduates

Every year since 1996, the WITTENSTEIN Institute has honored a high-school graduate from Deutschorden-Gymnasium Bad Mergentheim for excellence in the natural sciences. The scholarship winner receives monthly financial support for his or her studies. The institute's mission is to strengthen the next generation of scientists and engineers in the region and stem the decline in engineering student numbers.

Jugendtechnikschule Taubertal

Enthusing young people about technology

The Jugendtechnikschule Taubertal provides children, teenagers and young adults with fascinating insights into the realm of technology. Engineering concepts are made tangible in a variety of workshops, courses and projects which help the next generation deepen their knowledge and develop their inventive spirit. The Centre invites those taking part to discover new worlds and gain a better understanding of complex technologies. An interest in modern science, engineering and IT disciplines is aroused and encouraged in the long term. WITTENSTEIN plays an active role in this joint initiative, which brings together numerous local partners.

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Girls' Day

At the annual Girls’ Day, WITTENSTEIN invites interested female students to learn about training opportunities and careers in the IT and technology fields. For this event, we focus on communicating the material in the most exciting and engaging way possible. No wonder there is always such a great public interest.

WITTENSTEIN private view

Since February 2000, WITTENSTEIN private view takes place three or four times a year. Artists from the Tauberfranken region exhibit their works in our head office in Igersheim-Harthausen. We thus offer artists the opportunity to present their creations to a wider public. Moreover, the exhibitions serve as a source of inspiration to our guests and employees.
 

Corporate Social Responsibility

Fellbach Playground

We have built a playground next to our urban production site in Fellbach, which our local neighbors enjoy using. In line with our products, the playground equipment reflects the themes of gears and motion.

Creative Thinkers

In 2002, WITTENSTEIN created a new inventor competition entitled "Creative Thinkers". Its aim is to awaken the spirit of invention and discovery in young people. Moreover, we can also gain insights into our business and reinforce the spirit of innovation and growth potential in our region.


To this end, competition serves as a platform to implement ideas: Throughout the entire creation process, the young inventors receive guidance from experts to help develop their designs into functional models. Some of the inventions have even been registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office.

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Josefspflege

In 2002, WITTENSTEIN created a new inventor competition entitled "Creative Thinkers". Its aim is to awaken the spirit of invention and discovery in young people. Moreover, we can also gain insights into our business and reinforce the spirit of innovation and growth potential in our region.


To this end, competition serves as a platform to implement ideas: Throughout the entire creation process, the young inventors receive guidance from experts to help develop their designs into functional models. Some of the inventions have even been registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office.

Employee sponsorship

We support our employees in their leisure activities. Their activities range from sports, culture and training to youth and voluntary work.

Igersheim location promotion

We have demonstrated our commitment to our home town of Igersheim and provide support in the form associations, kindergartens, various events, etc.

Endowed professorship

We are involved in funding an endowed professorship for the International Business Administration degree program in Bad Mergentheim. The professorship is primarily intended for our new Industrial Marketing profile.