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Gerresheimer Bünde opens its doors for Girls’ Day

Bünde, May 2, 2012 – The fourth Thursday of April was also dedicated to Girls‘ Day at Gerresheimer Bünde. Initiated in 2001, the event encourages schoolgirls from the fifth grade upwards to consider technical occupations in which women have always been underrepresented.

Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH invited interested schoolgirls to get a taster of working in occupations such as electronics technician, industrial mechanic and process engineer at its ninth Girls‘ Day event.

Nine girls came along to spend an interesting morning at Gerresheimer Bünde. After a company presentation and a safety briefing, the young visitors set out on a guided tour of the plant. They were even taken into a clean room. Wearing protective suits, gloves and hairnets, the girls were given a hands-on experience of what it is like to work in clean room clothing.

Then they visited various technical departments. In the metalworking shop they had the opportunity to use a caliper rule to measure different syringe dimensions. In the design office the technical draftsmen explained a CAD model to them. And in the electrical workshop the girls tried their hand at using a soldering iron to make a recording device that they took home as a memento afterwards.

It was a special opportunity for some of the girls whose parents work at the plant because they were able to see their parents' workplaces close-up. “It was a fantastic day,“ the girls agreed after the event. “It definitely made a change from school.“ One of the participants enjoyed it so much that she’d have liked to have stayed for longer. Now she’s decided to apply for an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships at Gerresheimer Bünde

Gerresheimer Bünde currently has 16 apprentices training for future careers as industrial business management assistant, industrial engineering process technician and industrial mechanic. This fall a new apprenticeship in warehouse logistics will be introduced. Applications for apprenticeships starting in August 2013 can be sent in from the end of the summer vacation to the end of this year.

About Gerresheimer

Gerresheimer is an internationally leading manufacturer of high-quality specialty products made of glass and plastic for the global pharma and healthcare industry. Our comprehensive portfolio of products extends from pharmaceutical vials to complex drug delivery systems such as syringe systems, insulin pens and inhalers for safe medication dosage and application. Together with our partners, we develop solutions which set standards and have role model status in their respective market sectors.

Our Group realizes revenues of around one billion euros and has over 10,000 employees at 47 locations in Europe, North and South America and Asia. We use first-rate technologies, convincing innovations and targeted investments to systematically consolidate our strong market position.

Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH

Gerresheimer Bünde is located in Bünde-Südlengern. It has the most modern production facility for pre-fillable syringe systems in the world. The company was founded in 1947 by the Hennings and Zimmermann families as Bünder Glas GmbH. Today, Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH is able to look back on 65 years of experience. The Bünde production facility has around 700 employees and is the Gerresheimer Group’s competence center for syringes that are used for the long-term storage of pharmaceutical products such as vaccines.


Jens Kürten
Director Corporate Communication & Marketing
Gerresheimer AG
Benrather Strasse 18-20
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 6181-246
Fax +49 211 6181-241
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Heidi Vemmer
Marketing Manager Tubular Glass
Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
Erich-Martens-Straße 26-32
32257 Bünde
Phone +49 5223 164-137
Fax +49 5223 164-410
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