A “Schuhplattler” for the 30th anniversary

A 1980’s innovative start-up that has grown to a global technology leader with more than 350 employees – the foundation for this success story was laid in 1987 by Josef Frauscher, when he invented his first inductive wheel sensor for detecting railway train wheels. Now in 2017 we’re celebrating our company’s 30th anniversary.

Frauscher employees at the anniversary party in AustriaFrauscher employees at the anniversary party in Austria.

At our location in St. Marienkirchen, Austria, we hosted a big family event with traditional food, drinks and music. The local folklore dance group “Pramtaler Plattlermädels” had a very well received performance of the traditional Austrian “Schuhplattler” dance. A photo box enabled us to catch some hilarious team moments. One of the afternoon’s highlights was for sure an interview with our company’s founder Josef Frauscher and our current CEO Michael Thiel, who joined us in 2009. Together they gave fascinating insights into the company’s history and some of its most important milestones from 1987 till today. After that, some of our longest employed colleagues shared some funny anecdotes from days when Frauscher was a small business with only a handful of employees. “Many colleagues are working here for only ten years or even less. Certainly they’re looking forward to getting some detailed information on the company history at first hand. And in fact there is a lot to tell, because so much has happened!”, comments Gerald Buchinger, who has been working with us since 1994 and is responsible for the entire production line today as he is our Production Director.

Josef Frauscher and Michael Thiel gave insights into the company’s historyJosef Frauscher and Michael Thiel gave insights into the company’s history.

some of our longest employed colleagues shared some funny anecdotesSome of our longest employed colleagues shared some funny anecdotes.

The local folklore dance group “Pramtaler Plattlermädels” performing the traditional Austrian “Schuhplattler” danceThe local folklore dance group “Pramtaler Plattlermädels” performing the traditional Austrian “Schuhplattler” dance.

Celebrating all over the world

Our anniversary wasn’t only celebrated in Austria, but also in all the other Frauscher locations worldwide. Whether in the office or at a restaurant, they all enjoyed individual anniversary parties together with their colleagues and families. Their respective programmes for the day were as diverse as one can imagine: Some locations organised trips to local museums or arranged some games event. For example Frauscher China visited the Chinese Railway Museum, while the US colleagues tried their best in mastering an escape room. In Haguenau, France, they hosted an “Austrian Evening” with all colleagues wearing Dirndl and Lederhosen – and learning how to do the “Schuhplattler” dance as well. And to be fair: They did this quite amazing!

Chinese colleagues celebrating the 30th anniversaryChinese colleagues celebrating the 30th anniversary.

Our French colleagues dressed up in traditional Austrian Dirndl and LederhosenOur French colleagues dressed up in traditional Austrian Dirndl and Lederhosen.


You want to discover more about Frauscher’s global anniversary parties? Find a video review of the Austrian party on YouTube or have a look at our Facebook page, where we shared a video of our French colleagues performing the “Schuhplattler” dance.

Stefan Daller

Stefan Daller

02.11.2017

People

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