The Upper Austrian machine construction company Fill opened the new technology and innovation centre as well as the new production hall. Thousands of people took advantage of the open house to wonder at the workplaces renowned throughout Austria. The family company invested 7.5 million Euros in the upgrade. Effective immediately it will bear the address “Fill Strasse 1”. A gift from the municipal authority for the opening and 40th birthday.
The Upper Austrian machine construction company Fill is 40 years young. The newly erected company building was officially inaugurated for the anniversary. The site expansion cost a total of 7.5 million Euros. Governor Josef Pühringer, member of the state government for economics Viktor Sigl, AK President Dr. Johann Kalliauer and the Mayor of Gurten, Karl Pumberger, congratulated together with around 500 party guests. Mayor Pumberger presented the new street sign: “Fill Strasse 1.”
The new building makes available 3,300 m2 of new office space, 2,780 m2 more surface area for production and 440 m2 for the innovation centre. Further features are a new training workshop, an expanded service centre as well as a new employee restaurant and an enlarged fitness club. Fill is one of the Austria’s most exemplary employers.
Progress and stability under one roof
Fill has been family owned since it was founded. After training as a machinist in 1966 Josef Fill went into business for himself and thus embarked on a picture perfect career. His son Andreas Fill has headed the successful company since the year 2000. “We focus on progress and stability”, the Managing Director outlines the company philosophy, “while our production has always been ahead of its time. In addition, we work with the most modern management methods.”
The company manages the balancing act between progress and stability splendidly. The figures also substantiate this: 20 percent of Fill’s employees have been with the company for over 20 years, 60 percent of the regular customers have remained steadfast to the company for over ten years. After all, 80 percent of all cars in Europe are equipped with Fill technology and 100 percent of the renowned ski producers trust in Fill machines and systems. Andreas Fill drew attention at the opening to a view into the promising future, and observed, “We have built progress a home. May it continue to be a successful workplace for many people in the region.”
Fill is an international leading idea factory in its field of activities for production systems designed for the widest variety of uses and industrial segments and is distinguished by the most modern technology and methods in management, communication and production. The business activity encompasses the areas of the automobile industry, aluminium foundry technology, plastics industry, wood-working industry, ski and snowboard industry and metal machining. The company is the world market leader for ski and snowboard production machines as well as aluminium core technology. Andreas Fill is the managing director of the 100 percent family owned company founded in 1966. The business has been run as a GmbH (limited liability company) since 1987, was ISO 9001 certified in 1998 and meanwhile employ a staff of 325. Around 43 million Euros operating output were achieved in 2005.
More information at:www.fill.co.at