As part of the 30th anniversary, the employees and their families took a look back on the company’s history and celebrated together. The event was held in the company’s production hall. Speeches were held by not only GST’s managing directors Franz Hein and Günter Hacker, but also the mayor of Sierndorf, Mr. Ernst Kreuzinger.
On behalf of the staff, Mr. Leopold Fröhlich gave a humoristic review of the company’s evolution from his perspective as a longtime employee. Our sales representative in Germany – Mr. Rainer Balles, offered words of greeting and congratulations via telephone message. The Balles company is working for GST for 2 generations already and Germany still is the most important export market for GST.
The Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce also congratulated for the jubilee and its Vice President Dr. Moser presented an award for 30 years of successful business activity as a company and employer.
After a leisurely lunch, the celebration turned into an open day starting at 1:00 p.m., at which our gates were opened for everyone interested in taking a closer look at our everyday work processes.
A particularly large number of young people took this opportunity to take a look behind the scenes. GST offers apprenticeship programs in the fields of “Metal technician” and “Construction” within our company. Accordingly, the company is an attractive employer for those looking for an apprenticeship.
But not only local people, but also business partners from other countries showed up to celebrate with GST. Long-standing suppliers over the years became friends of the company. In summary, we are very happy to say that the celebration was a big success and used by many sides for a relaxed exchange.
In 1992, the GST company started overhauling machine tools under the name „GST – Gesellschaft für Schleiftechnik GmbH“. The first new machine was soon sold to Volkswagen AG Germany, and thereby secured our economic success.
The technical know-how was there from the very beginning, since the company was founed out of necessity, because the former employer of the GST’s founders quit the “Heid-AG” in Stockerau, thus giving up the areas of grinding technology and lathes.
Today the company operates internationally under the name GST Grinder GmbH. Around 100 people work at the Sierndorf production site. Customers are located primarily in Germany, but our high-quality machines are sold to places as far away as China and Mexico!