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WIKA Poland can look back on 100 years of company history. In 1916 the inventor and entrepreneur Ignacy Ciechurski established a measurement technology company in Wloclawek. Since the staff has played an excellent role in the business?s success, the subsidiary wanted to thank them for their commitment and organized a grand family picnic. More than 2200 employees, families and selected guests joined the celebration.
In the garden of Amber Palace in Wloclawek, a large family picnic with a barbecue and a varied programme happened for the invited guests, including representatives of the city headed by mayor Marek Wojtkowski. They were welcomed with sweets by two live mascots, WIKUS (male) and WIKUSIA (female). With respect to the company, Peter Koll, subsidiary manager of WIKA Poland, welcomed the guests and presented a brief overview of the company?s history. The 100-year history of the factory was documented in a well-noted exhibition, whose photos brought back memories to many participants.
Everybody could creatively add a piece to the WIKA-robot.
Aggressive for young and old
The anniversary celebration provided fun for young and old. Adults enjoyed the climbing wall and mega football, as the children had fun with the bouncy castle along with other playing equipment, with sports and handicraft competitions and a science park.
A particular attraction was the construction of a WIKA robot from scrap metal parts. The impressive construction work, a joint effort by all participants, is currently being exhibited at the reception in the primary building of WIKA Poland. Thrill- ing was also the knowledge competition in which five teams competed for the grand prize ? a jump with a para- chute. WIKA had also invited clubs and associations from Wloclawek, who diversified the picnic with performances which range from karate to bodybuilding and an automobile show of VW beetles. The evening?s highlight was the concert by ?Blue Cafe?, one of many best-known Polish bands. ?Blue Cafe? provided entertainment and animated everyone to dance.
Compare through the picnic was the Marrow Donor Day, that was organized by WIKA Poland with the support of the DKMS Foundation. During the picnic 46 people registered as potential donors.

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