'Forever Young': Rotax retiree day 2018
Gunskirchen, May 24th, 2018: About 200 retired BRP-Rotax employees visited us in Gunskirchen to celebrate this year’s retiree day. The management of BRP-Rotax invited them in order to present an overview about the developments of the last years and to let them have an insight into the future with a company tour.
Especially during the last years, BRP-Rotax increasingly became a dynamic development and production site for innovative powertrain technologies. In order to present these changes, the company invited the retired employees. They got to know the conditions under which the future generation of modern premium Rotax powertrains are built.
This has shown how young one can be: The former technicians, workers and specialists as well as managers, left their marks on the success story of BRP-Rotax with their engagement.
Thomas Uhr, General Manager BRP-Rotax, Vice President Powertrain BRP and R&D/Operations Lynx and Wolfgang Rapberger, Vice President Global Sourcing & Operations Gunskirchen were pleased about the many visiting retirees and warmly welcomed them.
They personally informed them about general innovations, future plans and product innovations, like the high-performance Rotax aircraft engine 915iS, the new powertrains for Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo and Side-by-Side vehicles, as well as the current status of the Gunskirchen 2020 project, which is setting new milestones.
During the company tour, the participants gained insights into the changes of the manufacture and assembly department and had a look at the developments of the apprenticeshop. Many of the former BRP-Rotax employees were part of the company for more than 40 years. Because of this reason, it was very exciting for them to experience the architectural changes from the inside and the technological changes from close up.
A former employee said: „I was working in the assembly department a long time ago. I think it is overwhelming to see how the halls are equipped today. Not only the new machines, but the whole technology is working in a different way. Everything is more connected, cleaner and precise.”
After all the updates and company highlights a group photo was taken and the participants had lunch together with the whole BRP-Rotax-Managementteam at the company restaurant, where time was offered to talk and reminisce.
Thomas Uhr, General Manager BRP-Rotax, Vice President Powertrain BRP and R&D/Operations Lynx: „Our retirees belong to our company. They created the present – with their performance and passion. Today, they are our ambassadors in their municipalties and are important multipliers. Thank you to all of them for their loyalty and solidarity.”