Childrens University

Toy cars, game consoles, drinking cups – plastic has also become an indispensable part of our youngest’s lives. But how do you get it into shape and how can you produce new goods from already used plastic products?

These were the questions explored by 15 curious children aged 7-12 on their excursion to ENGEL in Schwertberg as part of the Upper Austrian Children’s University. The plastics machine manufacturer has been supporting the programme as one of the main sponsors for several years.

“As a future-oriented company, it is particularly important for us to promote young talents and whet their appetite for technology, and as the father of two children, this is a personal concern of mine. We are supporting the Upper Austrian Children’s University again this summer out of conviction,” says CEO Dr. Stefan Engleder.

The promotion of young talent is also of great importance outside the company’s own walls – the apprenticeship training is state-awarded. The fact that strong partners are decisive is emphasised by Children’s University Rector Andreas Kupfer, MBA, who accompanied the 15 children on their excursion to ENGEL:

“In the broad network of cooperation partners, innovative leading Upper Austrian companies like ENGEL play a particularly important role. On the one hand, the young students gain extraordinary insights into a globally active company, and on the other, they learn about the importance of technology and digitalization in a practical way. We are very pleased to see how creatively and appreciatively the excursion to Schwertberg is prepared and implemented.”