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Successful 85th Anniversary Celebration - Buschjost GmbH Open Day

Buschjost CEO Oliver Wehking was delighted at the lively attendance of the open day.

Die musical group Musicalitys really got the party in swing during their performance on the company’s premises.

There was a lot on offer at the open day.

The bouncy castle was in great demand among the younger guests.

Buschjost GmbH (An IMI Precision Engineering company) celebrated its 85th anniversary end of June, together with current and former employees. The celebrations began in the morning with a family open day. Around 800 people took up the invitation to spend an unforgettable day together.

It has been a long journey from the electric motor workshop, founded by Friedrich Buschjost on 28th February 1933, to becoming the global player, which today provides secure jobs in Bad Oeyenhausen-Lohe for more than 380 employees as a subsidiary of the worldwide active IMI Group. In 1953, the company began manufacturing simple solenoid valves, laying the cornerstone for its rapid rise to success.

The incorporation of the company into the IMI Group in 1997 was certainly a milestone in Buschjost’s history, opening up new business areas worldwide. It is obvious to CEO Oliver Wehking that the production department in Bad Oeynhausen benefits from this: “We have been extremely successful on the market for years and, in 2017, we experienced the best year in our company’s history to date.” For example, since the last anniversary celebration five years ago, Buschjost has been able to increase its turnover by 32% and take on 60 new employees.

“With this celebration, we would like to thank all our current and former employees, without whose commitment and success these 85 years of Buschjost would not have been possible,” said Wehking. In this, the company management certainly succeeded. It was clear that the employees took great enjoyment in presenting the company to their families.

Over the course of the day, there were games and Buschjost-themed activities, for example, a play bus and a bouncy castle for approximately 110 younger visitors who attended. One of the day’s highlights was a performance in the courtyard by a musical group, in which one of the employees took part.

On the tours through the production facilities, relatives got the chance to get a sneak peek behind the scenes. Creature comforts were also well provided for: delicious barbecue specialities, pizza, ice cream, coffee and cake were available throughout day.

In the evening, the celebration carried on for employees and their partners at “Siekmeiers Hof” in Volmerdingsen, where a DJ team provided guests with the necessary dancing atmosphere. Of course, the Germany vs. Sweden football match was also broadcast live. After the German victory, spirits rose even further and the celebration continued long into the night. The drummers from Samba for Ya, who really got the crowd going during half time and after the game, were a particular visual and acoustic treat.