Around 400 guests, including the entire staff, numerous customers from all over the world and almost the entire Management Board of Gauselmann AG, celebrated the 25th anniversary of GeWeTe Geldwechsel- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH based in Mechernich near Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany) at the end of June. In the afternoon, numerous customers also took the opportunity to visit the Mechernich plant. The proud anniversary was celebrated in the ‘Phantasialand’ adventure park in Brühl.
Since its foundation on 1 January 1993, GeWeTe has been a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group in Eastern Westphalia (NRW/Germany). With more than 60,000 systems installed worldwide and a product portfolio unique in the industry, GeWeTe is the leading provider of cash handling systems. Since 1993, GeWeTe has been developing, producing and selling money changing systems, pay stations and ticket vending machines for the national and international market at its Mechernich location. Around 120 employees work at the Mechernich production and development site, 15 more are employed in the GeWeTe branches in the UK, Spain and Italy.
In his welcome speech, Managing Director Aristidis Tsikouras in particular thanked the attending Management Board of Gauselmann AG, with Armin Gauselmann representing the entrepreneurial family, as well as the dedicated staff for their trust-based and successful collaboration. GeWeTe’s second Managing Director, Dr Jörg Bewersdorff, emphasised the longevity and technical quality of the GeWeTe products in his speech. In return, the management duo not only received heartfelt applause from the employees, but also a special commemorative plaque as a gift.
On behalf of his father, Armin Gauselmann held the keynote speech of the evening. He praised the countless innovations that have emerged from the GeWeTe think tank to date and which have in the meantime also gained importance internationally. With its comprehensive expertise as a cash handling specialist, GeWeTe is able to respond to a wide variety of challenges with impressive inventions, such as the CarWash vending machine model for car washes, an automated pay station for butchers and bakeries, automated pay stations for public facilities such as airports, railway stations, hospitals, canteens, swimming pools, wellness centres and much more. Armin Gauselmann also emphasised that such achievements can only be mastered with a great team and thanked the employees on behalf of the entrepreneurial family for their unswerving commitment, in some cases lasting decades.
iPad wizard Simon Pierro, who charmingly and effectively brought digital image worlds to life, provided a truly entertaining evening programme. When the Cologne cult band Bläck Fööss performed, almost everyone was up on their feet. With legendary songs such as “Drink doch eine met” or “Bye my love”, Bläck Fööss sent the crowd into raptures and crowned the GeWeTe anniversary celebration an all-round successful event.