Twenty years ago, in August 1987, Pilz Automation Technology was established as the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Pilz GmbH & Co KG. To celebrate this anniversary, Pilz chartered two yachts so that staff could spend a Saturday at the end of September sailing in the Solent and undertaking teambuilding exercises.
Almost all of the employees from Pilz Automation Technology took part, and they were joined by Susanne Kunschert and Thomas Pilz from the main board of Pilz GmbH & Co KG, together with their spouses, plus Claus Leonhard, the International Sales Manager.
Having spent a thoroughly enjoyable day on the Solent, the crews disembarked at the Lymington Yacht Haven to continue their celebrations with a barbecue.
Steve Farrow, General Manager of Pilz Automation Technology, says: "We all had a wonderful time and it was a great way to celebrate 20 years in business. While several of the staff have been with Pilz for 10 years or more, others have only recently joined, so this was also a good opportunity to get to know the newer recruits better. We are all now looking forward to building on the first 20 years as we enter our third decade as the UK market leader in machinery safety."