HENSOLDT donates to Kreativwerkstatt Oberkochen

For the fourth time already, HENSOLDT supported the youth work of the Kreativwerkstatt in Oberkochen this year. It has already become a tradition: On the occasion of the Christmas party, employees collect money for a good cause in a raffle. This year, 1000 euros were collected.

from left to right) Thomas Ringhofer, Head of Oberkochen’s Kreativwerkstatt, Mayor of Oberkochen Peter Traub and Thilo Fronz, Head of HR at HENSOLDT Optronics presenting the symbolic cheque. Photo: HENSOLDT

Oberkochen, Germany, 20 January 2020 – “The Kreativwerkstatt opened its doors seven years ago almost at the same time as we did”, Thilo Fronz, Head of HR at HENSOLDT Optronics, explains the continuous commitment. He talks about the time when the Optronics division of Carl Zeiss was sold to Cassidian, part of the EADS Group. For almost two years now, the company has been known as HENSOLDT, named after the optical pioneer Moritz Carl Hensoldt. The company continues to maintain its local commitment. The reason is simple: “Here we can invest in young scientists and support their curiosity and enthusiasm for technology. After all, they are the very employees of tomorrow,” explains Fronz.

Peter Traub, Mayor of the City of Oberkochen, thanked HENSOLDT’s employees: “Especially during the Christmas season, there are so many good causes worth supporting. The fact that HENSOLDT Optronics is donating to the Kreativwerkstatt for the fourth time is nothing to be taken for granted and we are delighted about this”.

The Kreativwerkstatt, run by the city of Oberkochen, is committed to young researchers, artists, scientists and developers and thus promotes young talent. This year's donation will again be used for scientific projects. Among other things, it will be used to finance measuring instruments, test tubes and binoculars.


HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter evolving threats based on disruptive concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,300 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.


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