Donation to Mäder school home
In the picture (from left to right): Michael Temel (Gunz management), Dr. Arthur Tscharre (chairman of the supporting association and medical director), Arnt Buchwald (management of the Mäder school home), Werner Gunz (Gunz company founder)
Once again this year, social institutions in the "Kummenberg region" (Vorarlberg, AT) received support from our company's social fund.
This fund is endowed with € 100,000 per year and is intended to help our employees and their families in times of need. If our employees do not make full use of this fund, we are happy to pass the money on to social institutions or to people in our region who have been hit by fate.
For many years we have also supported the Mäder school home (all-day school and therapy centre for children with disabilities) for their exemplary work. This year we are supporting this social institution with 40,000 euros.
Licht ins Dunkel
A few weeks ago, the non-profit organisation "Licht ins Dunkel" thanked us for our social commitment with a certificate and award. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again!
BVB in Altach
At the end of the summer, a pre-season friendly match took place in Altach (neighbouring municipality of our headquarters Mäder) with our licence partner BVB Dortmund. We were allowed to present ourselves prominently with an advertisement on the LED board in the stadium.
5,800 kilometre journey
A few weeks ago, a truck from far away came to us to load goods: namely from Kish Island, 5,800 kilometres away. The island is located in the south of Iran and is considered the tourist paradise of the Arab countries. Our customer sells our products in his shops in various shopping centres, as well as very strongly in his online shop. The driver of the truck was on the road for about 12 days for his load!
What had crept in between the pumpkins for sale on Halloween? That's right, our spooky figures!
Our Woogie ghost train figures have been a fixed part of our Halloween range for years and are available all year round.
Prod Expo 2022
Prod Expo Moscow, the largest food fair in Russia and Eastern Europe, will take place from 7 to 11 February 2022. We are hopeful that we can be there with our Gunz-Eurasia trade fair team. Our stand number will be: 76C50 in pavilion 7
We are looking forward to the ISM trade fair in Cologne with great hope: 30 January to 2 February 2022
Our stand E-021 will be in Hall 11.2. We are looking forward to your visit!
Register here directly for the fair:
The PLMA trade fair planned for December in Amsterdam has been cancelled or rescheduled by the organiser for the current reasons.
New date: 31 May - 1 June 2022
This year, we have again successfully passed the food safety requirements according to the TÜV guideline ISO22000:2018 without any deficiencies. We would like to thank our employees for every single contribution that led to this excellent result. Special thanks go to our quality assurance team for their perfect work on this topic!
Review Anuga 2021
At the beginning of October, it was still possible for us to be represented with a stand at one of the most important trade fairs in the food industry, the Anuga in Cologne. This trade fair visit was the first for our export department in about 1.5 years! We are very satisfied with the outcome of the fair, as our stand was very well frequented and we were able to establish many contacts in addition to important discussions with existing business partners. Thank you for the numerous visits! Many thanks also to our terrific trade fair team - you have done a remarkable job!
Licht ins Dunkel Bike Challenge
We have been supporting the Austrian aid organisation Licht ins Dunkel for many years. At the end of October at a special event: The 24-hour bike challenge with the motto "Every ride is a good deed" - 9 federal states, 9 days, 9 teams. Numerous celebrities cycled for the benefit of people with disabilities and families and children in need. We supported Team Vorarlberg as "Team Sponsor Vorarlberg". Every kilometre "cycled" was converted into a donation. In the finals, which will take place at the end of November, the three provinces with the most kilometres will compete. We are happy to be able to participate in such an effective campaign together with all the other federal states!
We had the pleasure of saying goodbye to our long-time employee at our headquarters in Mäder, Konrad Burtscher (picture: in the centre). Managing Director Michael Temel (on the right) and our warehouse manager of the Mäder site René Ender (on the left) expressed their gratitude with best wishes and a gift.
Fire safety exercise
Being able to recall stored knowledge in emergency situations can save lives! At our Magdeburg branch, everything revolved around the topic of fire and fire protection at the end of August. In order to be best prepared in possible emergency situations, an intensive fire safety exercise took place for our colleagues on site. We would like to thank all our colleagues in Magdeburg for their interest and participation!
We were able to say goodbye to our long-time employee at our Magdeburg branch, Martin Brunner (on the left in the picture). Our warehouse manager of the Magdeburg site, Alex Weise (right in the picture), thanked him on behalf of the management with best wishes and a gift.
E-mobility - long-term test in the field
The number of electric cars on our roads is steadily increasing. We also want to face up to this issue. Better and better vehicles are coming onto the market and the charging infrastructure is constantly being expanded.
Does the topic of e-mobility, which is fraught with a great deal of prejudice, also work in the field?
For this reason, about a year ago we ordered the first affordable vehicle that was suitable for field service: a Skoda Enyaq iV 80 with a stated range of 520 km. The vehicle was delivered in spring and has since been in our long-term test. In the meantime, we have been able to gain experience from the first 10,000 test kilometres and many advantages have been demonstrated!
90% of the daily tours are accomplished without intermediate charging. The basic prerequisite for this is that a charging facility is available at home so that the battery can be started with a full charge in the morning. However, if a recharge is necessary, it only takes a few minutes per additional 100 km at a fast charging station.
In fact, 400 to 500 km can be achieved with one charge. But only if the top speed is not above 120 to 130 km/h. When driving faster, it is the same as with the combustion engine, that the consumption increases and the range decreases.
Another advantage, which we would not have expected, is an almost stress-free driving: By driving slower and with more foresight, you can reach your destination in a relaxed manner. The almost silent driving also contributes to this. In addition, traffic safety increases massively, because you are simply not driving too fast! At the end of the day, you are much less tired and stressed.
In summary, it can already be said that e-mobility in the field is feasible for frequent drivers. But we will continue testing and it remains exciting how this test will turn out!
In one of the last issues of LP.Lebensmittel Praxis, a very interesting newspaper report was published about our range and company.
Read it here:
"ich geh mit"-Tag ("I'll go with you" day)
As part of the Vorarlberg Future Day "Ich geh mit" (I'll go with you), we welcomed three young people to our company in Mäder for a whole day last summer. This day is initiated by the province of Vorarlberg and invites companies to introduce young people from relatives or acquaintances to „real“ working life. The aim is for the young people to gain as many different impressions as possible in order to create an important building block for a later career decision. All of them must have achieved this goal, because all three of them really enjoyed working in the office, warehouse and shop areas and were able to take away a lot of knowledge and impressions. At the end of the day, the young trial candidates were very happy about the successful day and the Gunz-“ich-geh-mit“ certificate.
In the picture (from left to right): Andreas Romé, Andreas Klinkenberg, Sadok Ouardani, Ukë Alija, Frédéric Lhuissier, Sébastien Vauvert, Nevzat Polat, Thierry Boulliung, Jorge Valadares, Jérémie Murgue, Mohamed Berdgue
In the summer, one of our team meetings of the field service team France could finally take place again. Taking into account the Corona guidelines, our colleagues met in Paris to discuss the half-year review and the outlook. These were very successful team days! Many thanks to all involved!
Sustainability award for Magdeburg
By consistently separating and collecting recyclable materials at our branch in Magdeburg, we once again made our best possible contribution to the sustainable use of raw materials last year. For this, we were awarded this certificate by the recycling specialist interseroh zero waste solutions (part of the international ALBA Group). Dear colleagues in Magdeburg, thank you for your commitment!
One of our customers will decorate his donuts with our articles in the future. A first test run was very positive. Even more so because the customer also brought the donuts over to our entire staff in Magdeburg for a tasting! They tasted delicious, thank you very much!
Breaking the record
A few months ago, we broke a very important record in Italy with a monthly delivery of one million cans of "Bad Dog". Thanks to a nationwide campaign for our Italian customers and the great commitment of our colleagues from the Gunz team, this incredible delivery volume of our energy drink hits was made possible. Thanks to all involved!
In the picture (from left to right): Egor Degen, Alex Weise (Head of Warehouse) and Dustin Mattern
Since the beginning of this year, we have been working more closely with the Magdeburg Inter-Company Training Centre (ÜAZ). The ÜAZ accompanies young people through an extracurricular school-leaving qualification to a vocational qualification or permanent employment. For this purpose, companies are being sought for internships and practical training.
We are very happy that we now employ our first trainee, Egor Degen, on a permanent basis through this project. Welcome to the team, Egor!
Currently Dustin Mattern is with us as part of the internship to get to know our warehouse activities in the Magdeburg branch. We are looking forward to further cooperation with the ÜAZ in the future!
In one of the last issues of LP.economy we were represented with a very interesting report about the Magdeburg branch. Everything about pallet spaces, customer wishes and chocolate specialities can be read here:
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Easter catalogue now available
Since a few days our assortment for Easter 2022 is fixed and available as a catalogue.
The Italy of Gunz
Our brand "Piacelli" reflects the diversity of Italy in the form of impulsive products from a wide range of product groups. Make "Bella Italia" tangible and palatable for your customers.
Here is an inspirational example from one of our customers:
"Gunz on the road" has recently become the motto on Jordan's roads. Our customer now transports its goods in the Only and Snackline transporter.
New warehouse management
There is a big personnel change at our Magdeburg site: our esteemed colleague, Alex Weise, who has led our camp through the challenges of the pandemic together with all our colleagues over the last few months, is now officially taking over as camp manager. Alex has been with our Magdeburg team for almost 10 years.
Variety of candies
Whether Woogie Fine Drops candy tins are placed in special areas or in our specially designed empty displays and possibly even quite significantly and impulsively in various checkout areas - thanks to the variety of types and the different placement options, all our customers will find the right way to sell our popular Woogie Fine Drops in tins!
Review Prod Expo
At the beginning of April, our team from Gunz Eurasia participated in the Prod Expo trade fair in Moscow, the largest food trade fair in Russia and Eastern Europe. This was the first trade fair visit for us in a long time. Observing the Corona restrictions in force there, our colleagues from Minsk were able to welcome a lot of visitors and thus achieve a very good result at the fair. Thanks to all who visited us on site and a big praise to our Gunz Eurasia team!
Over 3.500 tests
Since the start of our company Covid testing, we have performed about 3,500 tests so far! Our quite positive economic position in this pandemic to date is mainly due to the efforts of our employees. Many thanks to all our employees for your tireless efforts and regular willingness to get tested!
Now a new date has been fixed for PLMA 2021 in Amsterdam. The fair will probably take place from December 14th to 15th. Our booth number will be announced in time on our homepage.
The Anuga in Cologne will expected (and hopefully) take place from October 9 to 13, 2021 in Cologne. Our booth will be (not fully fixed): Hall 3.2 - Booth B62
Schuhbeck's Power müsli: Our employees have been busy
The name of the prominent TV and FC Bayern Munich chef - Alfons Schuhbeck - should be familiar to anyone who knows anything about cuisine or football.
Thanks to our Schuhbeck's FCB Power Muesli, hopefully the majority of your customers will soon be able to enjoy a "Schuhbeck" at home!
Because, after our latest Gunz test, everyone is convinced:
We tested the use of the muesli especially for our customers and the varied result is something to be proud of. Colleagues from the Gunz team have been infected by Schubeck's creativity and have conjured up everyday delicacies with the muesli mix.
You can download all the recipes and photos of our "fun project" here:
The expansion of the photovoltaic system in Mäder was completed at the beginning of March.
The output was increased from 100kWp to 170kWp. This enables us to generate about 50 % of the electricity consumption at the Mäder site ourselves.
The total output of the plant comparatively covers the consumption of 35 single-family homes.
Colourful fruit floor
Our Woogie "Makarena" jellies shine fruity and fresh in every fruit floor at the beginning of summer. The motto here is "take a look and grab it"!
Video spot from Iraq
We are delighted to have a particularly media-savvy new customer from Iraq who is successfully raising awareness of our three varieties of Gina Originale iced coffees and has therefore already ordered several truckloads in the meantime. In various video spots, they rely on the name recognition of their model: a well-known influencer in social media channels. In addition to this, the client makes very high-quality photo shoots in which the iced coffee cups shine magnificently.
Thank you once again for the photo and film material and the magnificent staging of the Gina Originale iced coffees in cappuccino, latte macchiato and vanilla!
Click here for the spot:
To the three varieties of Gina Originale iced coffees:
Gunz "test lane"
In order to keep the risk of infection as low as possible and to filter out people with asymptomatic disease, testing in many countries is currently more than ever the focus of this pandemic. We have decided to offer our employees at the Mäder and Magdeburg sites the possibility of weekly free tests. Without further ado, we have transformed our fitness room in Mäder into a Corona "test lane" (see photos). Currently, we offer our employees from administration, warehouse and packaging to be tested three times a week. We currently carry out about 500 antigen tests per week!
Interview in CASH trade magazine
In one of the last editions of the CASH trade magazine our managing director Michael Temel had his words to say in a very readable interview.
You can read the report here:
Gunz in Africa
Here we have once again received beautiful pictures of a customer from Africa. This time from Cameroon.
Newspaper report in the Vorarlberger Nachrichten
On Friday 8 January, a report on the market development and the annual accounts of our company was published in the market section of the Vorarlberger Nachrichten.
You can read the report here:
Gift from the Mäder School Home
For many years we have been supporting the school home in the home village of our main location Mäder with annual donations. Shortly before Christmas we were pleased to receive a very special gift as a thank you!
Mr. Arnt Buchwald, Managing Director of the school home in Mäder, presented us with a very creatively designed cake with loving details to celebrate Werner Gunz's 60th birthday. The cake was a thank you to say goodbye to Werner and the details on it represented his life from the perspective of the school home.
Many thanks again to Mr. Buchwald, his staff and all the children of the school for this very nice expression of appreciation!
Celebrating our jubilarians
At the end of last year, we had the pleasure of celebrating a particularly large number of anniversaries among our employees. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, we were not able to honour our employees in a proper setting.
Previously, our jubilarians would join our managing directors on a large stage to be thanked and presented with a thank-you gift. It is such a pity that we have to do it without this event and this grandiose group photo, which would certainly have been taken.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our 2020 jubilarians once again!