Temperature measurement specialist Testo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
CEO Burkart Knospe said: “We can look back on six decades of dynamism and successful pioneering as a high-tech specialist. Numerous employees, customers and business partners contributed to the long-term growth and success of the company. That is why the 2017 anniversary year is under the motto, Testo says thank you.”
Daniel Auer, MD of Testo Limited added: “Testo UK would like to add its thanks to all UK customers and distribution partners for their ongoing support and business.”
In celebration, Testo held a gala dinner at the Freiburg Exhibition Centre for 1,300 employees, retirees, international guests, as well as VIPs. Guests enjoyed a three course meal, followed by live bands and performers.
To mark its 60 year anniversary the firm took on a worldwide charity challenge, with the aim to get fitter as a team and raise money for a great cause.
Testo UK challenged its employees, friends, family, customers and business partners to run, cycle or walk to help achieve the target of 25,000km and raise money for Treloar School & College for young people with physical disabilities.
The team completed the challenge and achieved the target. In October, Testo employees, Treloar’s staff and some of the students who will directly see the benefits of this donation joined together in celebration of this great achievement. Auer donated a cheque for £10,000 to Treloars’ director of fundraising, Jon Colville.
The money that Testo has donated will be used to send Treloar’s Year 9 and 10 school groups on a week-long residential adventure study course called ‘Pushing the Boundaries’. The course is specifically designed for young people with physical disabilities and allows students to experience adventure sports for the very first time, in a safe and supportive environment.
Colville commented: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone at Testo for taking part in the challenge who helped to raise a magnificent £10,000 for the disabled students who live and study at Treloar’s. Testo are at the cutting edge of their industry and understood the whole point of the Treloar ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ educational camps and were determined to help us. This money will quite literally help transform lives – thank you most sincerely.”