H Anger’s Söhne celebrated their special anniversary with clients and employees at the headquarters in Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany, for two days in September 2013.
The Company, H Anger’s Söhne, was founded in 1863. Since 1952 it has its head office in Hessisch Lichtenau, close to Kassel, Germany. This anniversary was a great opportunity to celebrate together with our employees and partners who have supported us on our way to success. On the first day, greeted by brilliant sunshine and midsummer-like temperatures, clients and guests from politics and business guests were entertained by music and talks by various orators.
A major highlight of the accompanying programme was the show of the “Physikanten”, where two entertainers explained physical phenomena in a vivid and amusing way by conducting live experiments. Their interactive show of physics not only contributed to everybody’s amusement, but also filled the guests with astonishment.
Lunch, talks, entertainment: the programme of the 150-years-anniversary met with an entirely positive response. Guests as well as employees praised the event as a great success that paid fair tribute to the special occasion.
„This has been a most interesting and high class event, which differed significantly from usual anniversaries. Impressive and worth remembering!” (E. Bintakies, EBConsult)
On this occasion, the importance of the Company for the region was stressed by Stefan Reuß, administrative head of the Werra-Meissner-district as well as by the mayor of Hessisch Lichtenau, Jürgen Herwig. All these years, HAS has remained the driving force behind this region. One important partner who made that possible was the bank Sparkasse Werra-Meissner. Their chief executive, Frank Nickel, gave a short retrospective account of this exciting time and a general overview on the subject of financing of medium-sized companies. Afterwards, Prof Dr Matthias Reich from the university ‘TU Bergakademie Freiberg’ depicted what universities do today in order to safeguard the future of professions like drilling and mining engineering.
During lunch, one of the shareholders, Waldemar Müller-Ruhe, gave a short overview of the history of the Company H Anger’s Söhne. Following this was the talk by Dr-Ing E. h. Martin Herrenknecht, whose rhetoric dealt with the future of energy supply in mega cities and conurbations. Dr Herrenknecht took his audience on a humorous travel through time and space, filled with anecdotes about the history of his company, Herrenknecht AG. Last, but not least, he did not fail to mention points of contact of his company with Anger’s Söhne and to praise their long-lasting cooperation of many years.
“We liked your anniversary very much: no monotonous programme running on a scheduled modus, but nice surprises, open and honest speeches within an informal atmosphere of high level. We would like to thank you very much for this unforgettable day.” (M. + J. Krieter, Krieter Water & Environment)
Concluding the celebrations, Prof. Dr. h. c. Ludwig Georg Braun, vice president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Kassel-Marburg, granted a Certificate of Honour to the two CEOs of H Anger’s Söhne for the 150th anniversary. This honour rounded off the remarkable and successful corporate history and a worthy celebration.