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Giving back before moving forward!

As we finished our Scandinavian leg of our tour, we had to take the time to make our donations to organizations in our participating countries. First up was Sweden, where €2355, or $2727, was donated to "Frihamnen - Hemlösas Hus," or Homeless Houses Freeport, which provides help for homeless people, and works to eliminate homelessness from Sweden. Mr. Anderberg (3rd from the left in the photo below), the organization's chairman, joined us to accept the donation. 

 

Next was Norway, where igus GmbH and our Norwegian distributor ASI Automatikk donated to a local children's hospital. We drove 910 km across Norway, which we rounded up to 1,000, then donated 20 Norwegian Krones for each, coming to a total donation of 20,000 NOK, or $2,630. With the money, the hospital can expand their playground, and purchase some new toys for their patients!  (from L to R: Geir Berven (ASI Automatikk AS), Elmar Reder (igus GmbH), Grete Nygård Spilling (nurse), Kjellfrid Tolfsen (nurse), Turid Stadheim (nurse), Karl Weinmeister (iglide on tour).

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Snowy Sweden and Denmark

We arrived in Sweden very early in the morning on just a few hours sleep to meet with Dirk Schaar, editor of the German Magazine MDA Technologies, and Oliver Cyrus, igus' head of PR and Advertising, who both joined in on the drive. Our first stop was the Swedish capital, Stockholm. We visited Riksdag, which is Sweden' house of parliament, and the stopped by the Stockholm Palace, or Sveriges Kungahus, the official residence of the Swedish royal family. 

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New Year, New Travels!

We took a short break to celebrate the Holidays in Germany with our families, but reunited to ring in the New Year in Berlin! 

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Travels Through Switzerland

As iglide on tour's time in Switzerland wrapped up, we celebrated the anniversaries of igus and iglide at the Swiss headquarters. The team donated two Swiss Francs per kilometer driven, totaling 3,182 CHF, or $3,295 based on our travel. 

Gilbert Giger of the VEBO Cooperative receives a check from Lutz Alof, CEO of igus Switzerland. 

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Photo of the Day

After a very busy day of visiting customers in three different industries (packaging, rapid prototyping, and transport), We stopped for a break at the Rhine Falls - or Rheinfall if you speak German! At 450 feet wide and 75 feet high, Rhine Falls is the largest plain waterfall in all of Europe. 

 Have a great weekend! 

-Karl