News of the uvex group

Opening of the connecting building at BSA Obernzell

One year after the ground-breaking ceremony for the connecting building of our subgroup BSA Obernzell, the building was officially put into operation on 27 February 2019.

The BSA Obernzell success story has been going on for over 25 years and this step is intended to guarantee that it will continue in the future. At our location in Lower Bavaria, we produce bicycle helmets, riding helmets and ski helmets. We rely on production in Germany which is characterised by innovation, flexibility and speed and which we want to develop further. In order to be able to guarantee that our products will continue to be manufactured "Made in uvex", it is important to keep the BSA Obernzell location modern and competitive in the future. This is the only way to keep employees and motivate new employees to participate in our protecting people mission.

We would like to thank all those involved at BSA for their enormous commitment!

The uvex group is again on the podium!

In cooperation with the statistics portal Statista, the social media career network Xing and the rating platform kununu, Focus magazine identifies the best employers in Germany. For the 6th time in a row, the uvex group can look forward to outstanding placements.

In the textiles, footwear and sports equipment sector for medium-sized companies, the uvex group is on the winner's podium and occupies second place. In the overall industry ranking ("textiles, footwear and sports equipment production and trade") for all companies, the uvex group occupies an outstanding fifth place. We would like to thank you very much for your cooperation and your trust in us - only together is it possible to reach the winner's podium, which we have once again demonstrated!

Luge World Cup at Königsee and Ugly Sweater?

What does a Ugly Sweater have to do with the Luge World Cup at Königsee?

Traditionally, the Ugly Sweater Contest was part of this year's uvex Xmas Party. The winners with the most unusual Christmas sweater could look forward to a weekend in a Hotel at Königssee including VIP tickets to the Luge World Cup. Packed in a "double sweater", the two girls from HR/Employer Branding won.

On Saturday morning and with wild snow flurries they started towards Berchtesgaden. Picked up by the VIP shuttle and brought to the hut, they could walk alone the whole luge run and cheer on the athletes in every bend. Felix Loch, Natalie Geisenberger and many other luger were also there. At the finish line there was a reception for the luger and a supporting programme with bands, interviews and various activities. In the women's individual race the German Julia Taubitz won, in the men's race the German Reinhard Egger. Because of the current weather conditions and the huge amount of snow, the race had to be stopped. Also  a German team won the team luge.

Sarah "The event was really like a family reunion - everybody knows everybody and there is a great atmosphere. You're so close that you could easily shake hands with the luge runners while passing by. With about 120km/h you shouldn't do that of course. Between the races we could warm up thanks to the VIP passes in the luge house and get to know some of the athletes like the winner Julia Taubitz personally".

New COO at the uvex sports group

We would like to extend a warm welcome to commercial director Dr Michael Dannhauser in the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the uvex sports group. Alongside Christophe Weissenberger, he will form the division’s senior management team. A Doctor of Business Management, Dannhauser will assume management responsibility for the uvex sports group’s manufacturing plants in Germany and abroad in addition to overseeing the areas of Finance/Controlling, Operations and Processes.

Following the departure by mutual consent of our previous CFO in February 2018, our search for a successor has been deliberately focused on a COO. We are proud of our long-standing manufacturing expertise which makes our winter sports, cycling and equestrian products so safe and innovative.

The new position of COO is even more heavily orientated towards the increased demands on operational processes within and between our manufacturing plants as well as between the operational areas active along the entire value chain. In Dr Michael Dannhauser, uvex has an accomplished commercial director on board. With wide-ranging experience and extensive expert knowledge, he is sure to be a huge asset. These are valuable qualities which will allow Dr Michael Dannhauser to introduce renewed impetus in his area of responsibility, with the result that further progress can be made in the uvex sports group’s efforts to improve process efficiency.

Dr Michael Dannhauser's most notable professional positions include roles at Rosenthal AG in Selb, the Raps Group in Kulmbach and W. Schillig, a furniture upholstery manufacturer in Ebersdorf, where he most recently held the position of CFO.

The ability to work as part of a team was particularly important to us. With his pleasant and down-to-earth demeanour, we are convinced that Dr Michael Dannhauser shares the uvex corporate and management values in full. We look forward to attaining the corporate goals defined by the uvex sports group and its respective uvex and ALPINA brands.

All the best in your new role Dr. Dannhauser!

uvex group Christmas party 2018

From 16:15 hrs there was a lot of activity at the Sportpark Thomas Sommer, because the first of the 800 expected guests have already arrived. The mulled wine reception in the winterly decorated outdoor area offered the best opportunity to get in the mood for the following programme. In addition to the opening speech by Mr. Michael Winter, managing partner of the uvex group, Karl Platt, German professional mountain biker and his manager Friedemann Schmude were interviewed. The supporting programme was rounded off by a "Ugly-Christmas-Sweater"-Contest, which was won outstandingly by our HR-/AGM-Duo. The winners can now look forward to a voucher for a weekend in Berchtesgaden including VIP tickets for the luge World Cup.

Our managing directors also did not let themselves be lumpen and proved their musical talent! Attractions such as table football, photo lightbox, foot billiards or caricature drawing provided variety. The buffet left nothing to be desired and so it was possible to celebrate, and dance strengthened with the best musical entertainment of the band "Lauschrausch" or to hits from the 80s, 90s and 2000s mixed by DJ Frank Sonique.

The Afterparty took place at disco Frieda in the city center of Fürth, starting from 21:30 and attracted still over 280 guests, who let the evening end into the late hours.

Of course, the good cause wasn't neglected either and about 2.800,00 Euro were collected for the benefit of three selected projects of the Rainer Winter Foundation. As announced in advance, this amount was doubled by the uvex group and rounded up to a fabulous 10,000.00 Euros thanks to a private donation. A winner was drawn from the lots sold, who can now also look forward to a voucher for a weekend including VIP tickets for the Women's Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

We would like to thank all those involved who made this Christmas party an unforgettable experience, those who went all the way to Fürth and above all the organization team for the great implementation and great organization, as well as the shareholder family and the managing directors of the subgroups who made a celebration on this large scale possible. Thank you very much!

The canteen thanks for the loyalty of the employees

While we have the traditional Christmas Stollen at Christmas time in Germany, the Italians enjoy the most popular Christmas pastry: Panettone. Original from Milan, the airy-sweet Italian Stollen comes to the uvexeria today.

Today the uvexeria team thanked all guests with a special gesture. Panettone were given away as a small thank-you for their loyalty throughout the year. On average, 200 guests visit our canteen at lunchtime every day. There they are spoilt for choice between a vegetarian dish, a fish dish or a meat dish. And because we attach particular importance to health, there is of course a side salad from the buffet and drinks with the menu. For the caffeine kick after the meal you can use the coffee bar.

uvex subsidises the canteen from its own resources so that the employees can enjoy their lunch as cheaply as possible, but at a high quality.

Christmas party for pensioners 2018

Since 1990, uvex has organised a Christmas party at the Headquarter in Fürth forpensioners who receive a company pension from the uvex pension scheme. Many former employees are closely associated with uvex due to their long period of employment. The Christmas party gives them the opportunity to talk to former colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere over coffee and cake. Of course, current news from the uvex group are also of interest, which is why Michael Winter, managing partner, and Georg Höfler, CFO of the uvex group, are reporting on the economic situation of the company.

Up to 50 pensioners take part in the event every year, including Mrs Lechner: "For me, the pensioners Christmas party is a fixed event in my calendar every year. I was employed at uvex for 30 years and like to remember back to this time. It is particularly nice to see my old colleagues again, to exchange ideas and to hear what has changed. My daughter also works here, by the way!

uvex says 'Thank you!'

"On behalf of the shareholder family, I would like to thank all our employees worldwide for the fact that together we have walked the path to the podium and can look back on a successful 2018. Our thanks also go to all of the uvex group's business partners, who also played their part in ensuring that we were again able to fulfil our promise of 'protecting people' this year. For the Christmas season, we wish you a peaceful time to recharge your batteries and recover, but also time to get in the mood for the upcoming year. Thank you very much for your confidence in us and the uvex brand".

With best regards

Michael Winter

International Volunteer Day

protecting people.

This motto is reflected not only in the DNA of the uvex group, but also in its employees. For many, it is important to carry the idea of protecting people beyond working hours and to help other people with their work. Mrs. Nachtmann-Leitl, optician in our optician shop, regularly spends her free time in Nepal to support a project of the association "Vision for the world e. V.". In this interview, you can find out what motivates Mrs. Nachtmann-Leitl to and what her work exactly looks like. 


Christmas present for the employees

"Christmas bonus shows appreciation", was the title of the Nürnberger Nachrichten (article) about the payment of Christmas bonus to companies in the region. The Advent season has begun. We are pleased that this year, as many years before, we will be able to pay a Christmas bonus, even more than the collectively agreed amount. What has not been taken for granted by many companies for a long time, we are trying to maintain - for example during the global economic crisis 2008 / 2009. After all, the esteem in which we hold our employees should be reflected not only interpersonal but also financial. The Christmas bonus is, in addition to the holiday bonus, a component of our "benefits" and, along with many other fringe benefits, is one of the offers we offer you as an employer. You can find out what else we can offer you here.

Apprenticeship at the uvex group

In our motto week „apprenticeship at uvex group “we’d love to show, how diverse an apprenticeship can be, who the faces behind our apprentices are and what it means to be apprenticed at uvex group.

Today, we’re introducing Lea. Lea is 16 years old and it’s her first year as an apprentice. She’s not trained for a “classic office occupation”, she is the first electronics technician to be trained at uvex group.


What do apprentices experience at the uvex group?

Those who decide to train at the uvex group opt for diversity and variety.

Chiara, 18, is currently completing her apprenticeship as an industrial clerk was part of the team dressing the ÖSV athletes. The apprenticeship also includes tasks such as these.

What does such a day look like?

Day of Prayer and Repentance

Every year on the Day of Prayer and Repentance, we offer our employees the opportunity to register their children between the ages of 5 and 10 for our childcare program. This offer is always very popular - not only by parents and children, but also by our apprentices. They are responsible for designing and implementing the entire supporting program and also for taking care of the children.

This year´s motto of the day was "Creativity and Movement". In addition to making mandalas and Christmas baubles, our apprentice Johnny rehearsed a dance together with the children. You can see that Johnny, who has danced professionally on a national level for many years, has proven his expertise here.

"For the trainees it is not only the "normal everyday life", the training brings with it, but also a great opportunity to creatively deal with the planning of an event. Organisation and coordination are mainly the responsibility of the apprentices. They learn to structure themselves and to find a common denominator in the team. The nice thing is that our apprentices are very well networked with each other and such tasks also strengthen the network. Of course they are supported in planning, but the aim is to learn to take on responsibility and to encourage the trainees to work independently. I also did my apprenticeship at the uvex group and enjoy looking back on my time there. It is simply a good thing that as an apprentice you can and may also take on these tasks. You learn a lot," says Julia Scheuerpflug, HR Assistant HR / Family Policy.



Advent bazaar

Every year the uvex group hosts the Rainer Winter Foundation's popular Advent bazaar. This is just one of many events that our apprentices are allowed to organize and supervise during their training. At the bazaar, our apprentices sell goods donated by employees, books, pastries and much more for a good cause.The total proceeds will be donated to the Rainer Winter Foundation.

In the year 2017 a sum of 5.000 € was collected, which was donated to the Fürth children's home St. Michael for the design of a group room. Our apprentices sold more than 100 packets of Elisen gingerbread from the Rummelsberger Bäckerei, 120 handmade wooden and ceramic articles from the Rummelsberger Werkstätten in the Auhof, as well as around 50 uvex products from sports and occupational safety last year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our apprentices who support this campaign so actively and in such large numbers every year and our employees who support a good project every year anew with a purchase or donations in kind (e.g. books).

You can find out more about apprenticeship at the uvex group here

Seelandmarathon - Johannes Thiem for the uvex group

Our work is dedicated to protecting people.

Company events such as the Fürth company race or the biathlon relay are well received at uvex. But private sporting activities are also support by the company health management by paying the entry fees.

Johannes Thiem, Product Development Manager at the uvex safety group, accepted the offer and completed his annual sports highlight, the Seelandmarathon, for the uvex group:

"The Brombachsee run is an annual sporting highlight for me. The landscape by the lake and the good atmosphere at the event are unmistakable. Unfortunately I did not reach my desired time this year, which was a bit annoying. My running time for the half marathon was just under 2 hours. But also a bad time, spurs on for the coming year."

Childcare at the uvex group on the Day of Prayer and Repentance

Our child care on the day of prayer and repentance was a great success again this year! Besides dancing and handicrafts, our trainees came up with a lot of ideas. You will see more about the trainee work next week.

Here's an impression of our dance stars of tomorrow!



EMS training at the uvex group

To prevent classic office pain such as back, shoulder and neck pain, we offer EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation) training. The functional training sessions improve posture, prevent classic pain and it is fun!

We promote this health measure within the framework of company health management (more information here). With a share in the total costs of over 30%. The training units take place in our office in Fürth and those who cannot join, can make up for it at our partner, the Training Lounge Nuremberg, at any time.

More about EMS-Training can be found here

Ding dong! – Kettlebell-Training at the uvex group

Our work is dedicated to protecting people

According to the motto we also protect the health of our employees.

Within the framework of occupational health management (more) there is something new, the Kettlebell training course, which is held by a professional trainer and extends over 10 units. And the best? uvex pays about 40% of the total cost per participant.

What is Kettlebell Training? The so-called "kettlebells" are used in whole-body training and are ideal for strengthening and building up muscles and stretching tendons. Our muscle strands and tendons are shortened, especially by sitting for long periods at the workplace - pain in the back, neck and shoulder area is the result. The exercises with the kettlebell vary and are a mix of swing and strength exercises. The Kettlebells are available in different weight classes, so it is guaranteed not to be boring during training!

If you want to know exactly what you are getting into, you will find examples here.

Childcare at uvex on the Day of Prayer and Repentance

It is not always easy to combine career and family. During the holidays or on public holidays there is sometimes no child care when the day nursery, kindergarten or school is closed.

Every year, uvex therefore offers the care of employee children on the day of Prayer and Repentance. As a family-friendly company, this is a matter of course and part of our corporate culture. The compatibility of work and family is very important to us. The employee children aged 5-10 are looked after, cared for and of course entertained from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. uvex offers a colourful supporting programme. This year, there will be handicrafts, dancing, an Olympic Game and, of course, healthy and tasty food in the uvexeria canteen between the events.

The uvex group as host at the BGF Network Meeting

Our work is dedicated to protecting people.

The uvex group works closely with various health insurance funds to create attractive workplace health promotion schemes (BGF). Twice a year, representatives of the AOK and companies in the region meet to exchange information on new developments in occupational health management and thus create the best employee offer for their company.

On 6 November 2018, the uvex group hosted 17 representatives from various industries. Sarah Galonska, co-responsible for the health management team, was delighted with the active participation and the results of the day: "It is important for us to always be able to offer our employees something new and to be in contact with other companies, networking has become incredibly important! We are therefore always up to date and can expand our BGF offer with new experiences, always optimise and get suggestions on how to integrate "health" even better into the working world. It is always nice to learn that we are already very well positioned as an employer and that our varied programme is an inspiration for other companies. This shows us that we are on the right track."

The goal of occupational health management at the uvex group is to protect and promote our employees. You can find out what we offer our employees here during the course of the week.

You can find out more about occupational health management at uvex here

Works meeting of the uvex group

The annual works meeting took place on 13 November 2018 at the Headquater in Fürth. In addition to the general works council, the managing partner, Michael Winter, the trade union secretary of IG-BCE (Industrial union Mining/Chemicals/Energy), Sabrina Emrich and Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt, as representative of the Erler Klinik Nürnberg (health care) talked to about 500 employees of the uvex group.

The uvex group's General Work Council gave a lecture to around 500 employees from all locations on topics relating to benefits and cooperation with other companies (e.g. Selgros or the leisure pool "Fürther Mare"), on the various training occupations at the uvex group, as well as on collective agreements and collective bargaining rounds.

The managing partner, Mr. Michael Winter, reported on the positive business development of the uvex group and on upcoming projects for the entire group. In particular, the "Hardhöhe" location concept (location Fürth ) was presented. According to him, our mission - protecting people - our contribution to the protection of society in sport, work and leisure - stands above all. This mission applies not only to the outside world, but also within the company. We are "constantly working on being a good employer for our employees". The fact that this pays off is demonstrated by the fact that we have again been named "Top National Employer 2018".

His thanks go to all employees for "the great brand work of each individual and the development into a strong employer brand". With the quote "Working hard for something you don't care about is called stress. Working hard for something you love is called passion", Michael Winter handed over to the IG-BCE representative, who spoke on the subject of trade unions.

The meeting was closed by the representative of the Erlerklinik in Nuremberg, Dr. Eibl-Eibesfeldt, who dealt with the topic of health care and was thus able to make a contribution to our company health management.

uvex against blood cancer - DKMS donation campaign

In Germany, a person is diagnosed with blood cancer every 15 minutes and often no suitable donor is found. Following our mission of protecting people, we gave our employees the opportunity last week to register in the DKMS database to save the lives of patients with blood cancer.

We would like to thank all our employees. 86 of them have registered. Those are 86 chances for leukaemia ill ones. Many thanks!

Only a few minutes were needed to become a donor and thus a lifesaver. A cheek swab with the help of three cotton swabs is enough. These samples were sent to the laboratory to find out whether one of the uvex employees could be considered as a genetic twin of a patient suffering from blood cancer and thus as a donor. The tissue characteristics must match. If there is actually a match and a donation, there are two possibilities. With peripheral stem cell donation, which is carried out in 80% of cases, the stem cells are filtered out of the bloodstream on an outpatient basis. With bone marrow donation, bone marrow is removed from the iliac crest under general anesthesia. Just a few days later, a patient may be given the chance of a second life thanks to this donation.


More information and how you can become a stem cell donor can be found here:

uvex against blood cancer – DKMS Donation Day

In keeping with our mission of protecting people, we are offering all uvex group employees the opportunity to register as potential donors in the DKMS database for bone marrow donors on 8 November 2018 as part of our occupational health management programme. All that is required is a cheek swab to determine whether one of the uvex employees is a potential genetic twin of a blood cancer patient and therefore a potential donor. Among other things, the blood groups must match. So it only takes a few seconds to save a life in the end.

Our shareholder Michael Winter and the CFO Georg Höfler are the patrons and have demonstrated it right away.

Who brought the idea to organize a DKMS donation day read here?

uvex apprentices trip

Last Thursday our 40 uvex apprentices and their mentors started their annual trip together. The two days started with two interesting factory tours in Lederdorn and Nyrsko. Afterwards they went to the western town Pullman City, where the night was spent in traditional log cabins.

On Friday the apprentices had the chance to show of their skills as a cowgirl / cowboy by competing in challenges like throwing cowboy boots or in archery.

Everybody had a lot of fun!




56 uvex employees started at the Fürther Firmenlauf

This year, the uvex group started with 56 employees at the Fürther Firmenlauf and finished third on the podium in the team classification. Motivated by numerous spectators at the edge of the track and in sunny weather conditions, all uvex runners were able to finish successfully and receive their medals at the finish. Thank you very much for your participation!


#uvexkarriere #uvex #protectingpeople #fürtherfirmenlauf

Our new apprentices are here - Welcome!

The new training year has begun. Our 19 new apprentices have the opportunity to get to know the uvex group better over the next three years. We wish you a warm welcome and a fantastic time at the uvex group!


#uvexkarriere #uvex #protectingpeople #apprentices2018

The uvex group corporate value: responsible

"The basis for a trustful cooperation is mutual respect. It does not matter what position you occupy in the company. It is at least just as important to have a certain scope for action in the area of responsibility assigned. We can only act responsibly if we are given the opportunity to do so. Managers should have an open ear for the problems, but also the suggestions of employees, take them seriously and respond to them".

Heike Klier, Assistant to the plant management in Lederdorn, UVEX SPORTS GmbH & Co.KG.

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #uvex #corporatevalue #responsible #employerbranding

Family Day at uvex safety gloves

On August 18th, uvex safety gloves hosted a great family event! All family members were invited to experience the uvex spirit by joining either a Junior Tour or a factory tour under the theme “experience and innovation”. The children had a lot of fun experiencing the two giant bouncy castles, a children's bike course and two test grounds for fatbikes and e-bikes. A wide range of food trucks provided great food and beverages during the whole day. Due to that event our mission protecting people got present to every participant.

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #employerbranding #uvexfamilyday2018 #uvex

The uvex group leadership value: personal

"I understand every colleague as an individual behind the job and regardless of the hierarchical position. It's the human being. “Personal” as a leadership value means that we focus on the individuals, understand their needs and respect them as they are. This also means to act and communicate openly and honestly with one another. Everyone deserves the same appreciation."

Kathrin Kalt, HR Business Partner of the uvex group

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #leadershipvalue #personal #employerbranding

The uvex group corporate value: challenging and supporting

"Competencies are deployed in the right place so that "synergy effects" are generated for both the company and the employee. It is a mutual "give & take", which also reveals further potential. This enables the professional development and personal development of the employee."

Murielle Ruch, Head of Sales Planning at the uvex safety group 

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #uvex #corporatevalue #challengingandsupporting #employerbranding

The uvex group leadership value: professional

"Professionalism is versatility in thinking and straightforwardness in doing. Very professional is a compliment for reliable action with high standards, which endure through fairness, decency, loyalty and a sense of duty."

Otto Vöstner, Chairman of the uvex group General Works Council

 #uvexgroup #protectingpeople #leadershipvalue #professionell #employerbranding

uvex group is one of "Bavaria's Best 50" companies

The uvex group was awarded the Entrepreneur Prize by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and is once again among the top 50 Bavarian SMEs - for the second time since 2015. At the award ceremony on Monday, 23 July 2018, in Schloss Oberschleißheim, Franz Josef Pschierer, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, emphasised that small and medium-sized enterprises create jobs through performance, commitment and creativity. The selection criteria include above-average growth, economic success, sustainable entrepreneurship and innovative strength. The prize for medium-sized businesses was awarded for the 17th time this year. Only owner-managed companies based in Bavaria can apply every two years. The winners are selected by independent auditors on behalf of the Ministry of Economics.

Impressions of the award

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #employerbranding #bayernsbest50

uvex group hosts the Employer Branding Forum

On July 23, 2018, Susanne Bohn, owner of the Leadership Competence Academy and Martin Wilbers, expert for employer attractiveness, invited to the Employer Branding Forum at uvex. Under the theme "Digital recruiting - how employer brands are on the web" experts for employer branding from marketing, human resources and corporate communications shared their current challenges regarding Employer Branding.
The Employer Branding team of the uvex group gave interesting insights about their Employer Value Proposition, protecting people, and presented new methods of digital recruiting. Schaeffler presented concrete ideas for mobile recruiting and the service provider WhatsBroadcast gave intensive insights into the world of chatbots.
We thank all participants for sharing their experiences and opinions and for the inspiring discussions.

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #employerbranding

Opening of the outdoor communication area at the uvex group

With the opening of the outdoor communication area at the Headquater in Fürth, the uvex group employees now have access to an outdoor area with some chairs and tables for work, networking and to relax during breaks. Michael Winter, managing partner of the uvex group, opend up the Outdoor Workplace yesterday in best weather conditions. We are looking forward to an active use and thank you for providing this innovative workplace.

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #outdoorarea #worklifeintegration #sunisup

Digitalisation of personal files

In close cooperation with the Boxdorfer Werkstätten in Nuremberg the HR department turns into a digital workplace.
The Boxdorfer Werkstätten are a social institution, which takes in particular care of the concerns of adult people with disabilities to enable a meaningful day organization and thus enables a participation in the working life. In our project, the employees of the institution take over the professional scanning of the personnel files, so that they are then available to the HR team of the uvex group in digital form.
At the end of the project, the uvex group handed over the employees of the Boxdorfer Werkstätten, as a thank you for their excellent work, uvex branded T-shirts.

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #socialcommitment

Datev Challenge Roth #wearetriathlon

3,8km swimming, 180km cycling and 42,2 km running

Within two individual starters and 5 relays, the uvex group competed in the Datev Triathlon on July 1.    The athletes swam, cycled and walked in wonderfull sunshine and some mean wind. All uvex participants arrived safely and overjoyed and accepted their medals between thousands of cheering fans, friends and families in the arena. The magnificent day was celebrated into the late evening hours, which ended with fireworks. 35 years Challenge Roth - #wearetriathlon - the uvex group was part of it!

Congratulations to our employees and Chapeau for the magnificent performance of each individual.

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #swimbikerun #challengeroth #challengeforall #datevchallengeroth

Challenge for all

750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running

Wolfang Fink: "Whether you are first, tenth or last! The feeling when you get the finisher medal is the best moment."

Four individual starters and one relay team started this year's Challenge for all in Roth for the uvex group. The training was worthwhile, because everyone reached the finish line with an outstanding performance. Let's see who has caught the fever and who will cover the big distance next year.

Congratulations to everyone for the performance and the great result!

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #swimbikerun #challengeroth #challengeforall #datevchallengeroth

Challenge Women Roth

As part of the Triathlon DATEV Challenge Roth the 5km run exclusively for women took place for the sixth time in a row on June 30, 2018. After a short warm-up, seven uvex group employees started at 10:15 a.m. in the triathlon park in Roth. A total of around 2000 female athletes took part in the event.
Congratulations to all uvex group employees!

#uvexgroup #protectingpeople #uvextentparty #challengeroth #challengewomenroth #datevchallengeroth

Health days 2018 at the uvex group

As part of the uvex group Health Days 2018, employees were able to expand their knowledge about health at work through numerous campaigns. In addition to a first-aid crash course, defi-training, business yoga and a cell check, the measurement of cholesterol, blood sugar and body fat, a fire training, a lecture on stress management with personal advice, an ergonomics workshop and eye school, as well as two information booths with information on skin protection and well-being were provided.
The wide range of campaigns offered, was very well received by the colleagues and inspired the participants. In this way, our mission protecting people was made noticeable once again for each individual.


uvex sports receives German Brand Award in Gold

For its 2018 "Look for a winner" campaign, uvex was awarded the German Brand Award in Gold in the category "Industry Excellence in Branding - Sports".

According to the jury's statement, "uvex has been supplying equipment for Olympic athletes since 1972 and each time releases a special collection of helmets and ski goggles for the games. The campaign color gold and the motto "Look for a winner" for the Olympics 2018, allowed the brand to approach the games in winner colors. It was a powerful and simple idea that was cleverly implemented both formally and in terms of content, and attracted attention while at the same time claiming the high quality of the products and the brand. "

More about the German Brand Award at:

uvex employees at the Datev Challenge Roth

We are very pleased with the involvement and dedication of our employees, which inspired them to part-take in the Datev Challenge Roth. Whether as a lone wolf or in a relay - the 31 participants will do their best to achieve a podium finish next weekend. 17 individuals will participate at the Datev Challenge Roth on July 1st, 7 uvex employees at the Challenge Womens Run on June 30th and 7 more in the Challenge for All on June 29th 2018.
We wish all participants good luck!

Creative Day Challenge

12 Young Creative Individuals - 6 Coaches - 1 Task

As part of a new concept, the CommClub Bayern e.V. invited young creative minds from the region of Bavaria to creatively implement different tasks for well-known, family-run companies.

On the 19.06.2018, the uvex group welcomed participants from various Bavarian agencies to the Creative Day Challenge at the in-house uvex academy.

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June 2018 - Company-Biathlon Fürth

For the 200th anniversary of the city Fürth, the uvex group started on the 14.06.2018 with five four-member teams at the 1st corporate biathlon at the Fürther Freiheit. Each team member ran 3 x 300m and proved themselves with 2 rifle-shooting-sessions of 5 shots each. In the final, around 21:00, the uvex group team "Biathlon Excellence" prevailed against about 70 teams and celebrated its 3rd place on the podium. We congratulate the success!

Picture winning team

May 2018 - Undergraduates visit uvex group at the Fürth site

At the Fürth location, the uvex group recently received a visit from students of Campus M21. The students started the day with a production tour and thereby got a look behind the scenes. Afterwards, Johann Engelmann, HR Manager of the uvex group, was ready and willing to answer questions, in addition to introducing the uvex group as a company and employer to the prospective graduates.

May 2018 - Award for the uvex group for their Family-Politics

On 14.05.2018 there was a reason to celebrate for the uvex group. The uvex group was honored by the Bavarian State Ministry of Family Affairs, Labor and Social Affairs and the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology for its exemplary achievements in reconciling work and family life with the award "Erfolgreich. Familienfreundlich" ("Successful.Family-friendly"). As a result of that, the uvex group is now within Bavaria's Top 20 prize-winning companies.

Image Author: StMAS / Schäffler Minister for Economic Affairs Franz Josef Pschierer (left) and Labor and Family Minister Kerstin Schreyer (right) with Johann Engelmann, HR Manager of UVEX WINTER HOLDING GmbH & Co. KG


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April 2018 - Girls' Day at the uvex group

This year, the uvex group opened its doors, yet again, for Girls' Day on April 26, 2018 - the nationwide Girls' Future Day. 20 girls aged 12 to 18 visited the production, IT and maintenance departments at the Fürth site. The UVEX SPORTS Lederdorn and Alpina locations also opened their doors. On Boys Day, four interested students got a taste of the profession of fashion tailor at UVEX SAFETY Textiles.



March 2018 - the uvex group at the Vocatium training fair

On the 22.03.2018 the training fair Vocatium took place in the Stadthalle (city hall) Fürth. The uvex group was represented with a stand, four trainees and four trainers. They provided information about the training opportunities at the Fürth location.


December 2017 - Change of perspective at the uvex group

With the 2017/2018 training year, the uvex group will start a training cooperation with the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Under the motto "Change of perspective", our trainees will get to experience the everyday life of a federal authority and its trainees will get the chance to get to know the uvex group. A short insight into the kick-off event can be found here.

November 2017 - Day of Prayer and Repentance Childcare

On the 22.11.2017 it was time once again. 25 uvex children visited the Fürth site and 12 uvex children visited the Lederdorn site on their day off school, due to it being the Day of Penance and Prayer. The company premises were explored and, true to the motto protecting people, the children learned why they had to protect their eyes from the sun. Of course, there was also a lot of tinkering and playing.

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October 2017 - Trainee trip

This year's trainee trip was scheduled for the 19. and the 20.10.2017. In the exhibition year, the 45 uvex trainees from all over Germany visited the A and A in Düsseldorf. The next morning, a city rally in Düsseldorf's Medienhafen was on the agenda.

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September 2017 - uvex on the podium three times at the company run in Fürth!

On Wednesday the 13.09.2017 the 8th Fürth Company Run took place. With 73 uvex participants from Fürth, Lederdorn and Nyrsko, we placed second on the podium in the team classification. The prize was a voucher for a brewery tour at Pyraser.

Group picture

September 2017 - uvex welcomes the new apprentices

The uvex group welcomed 12 new apprentices in Fürth, Lüneburg, Laimering and Obernzell. At the location in Fürth the day was organized by the "older" apprentices and the training management. They got together in teams and engaged in several competitions, so they quickly got to know each other. We wish the "newbies" a good start into the professional life and fun at work.

August 2017 - Child holiday care at uvex

As part of this year's children's holiday care, another company's visit to uvex was scheduled. In line with "protecting people", 37 children learned how the human body can be protected and why it is important to do so.


July 2017 - B2RUN in Nuremberg

This year 17.500 runners started at the B2RUN in Nuremberg. The uvex team was still motivated despite the bad weather and bravely ran the 6.4-kilometer-long track through the rain. Our motto this year: "There is no bad weather, there is only wrong clothing". Thanks to all the runners and walkers for the participation!


May 2017 - Corporate Health Management Award

The uvex group has once again been awarded the "German Corporate Health Award - Excellence" by the umbrella association of health insurance funds BKK for its special commitment to corporate health management. The award is given to companies and organizations with exemplary health management that not only focus their activities on individual behavior, but also successfully implement measures to optimize the company environment and consider company health management as part of their corporate strategy.


May 2017 - uvex receives award in equal treatment check

The uvex group is one of the first companies in Germany to take part in the Anti-Discrimination Office's Equal-Treatment-Check and will receive an award for equality among men and women after the successful completion of the project in December 2016.

Picture (Source Kathrin Harms)

The Equal Treatment Check was developed by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Office together with the Berlin University of Economics and Law to examine the equal treatment of men and women in the working environment. Following the successful pilot phase, the check is now being rolled out Nationwide.

April 2017 - Girls' Day at uvex

During this year's Girls Day, 20 interested schoolgirls aged 13 to 16 visited us in Fürth last week. They were given an insight into the specialist areas of IT and laser protection as well as our eyewear production. We were very happy about the girls' visit.


February 2017 - uvex is again one of Germany’s best employers!

In it’s annual ranking the news magazine FOCUS has identified together with kununu Germany's best employers. uvex is receiving the "TOP National Employer’s Award" in 2017, for the fourth time in a row. We are very happy about the award and thank you all for your support!


February 2017 - uvex is one of "Germany's best apprenticing companies 2017"

Once again, the magazines Focus and Focus Money with the support of Prof. Dr. Werner Sarges awarded "Germany's best apprenticing companies". The 5,000 strongest companies in Germany were surveyed regarding their quality of education. uvex is the winner in the plastic industry sector and is one of the 413 companies that received the award this year.

Our apprentices

February 2017 - Job information days in the Fürth district

In February 2017, our trainees presented the uvex group at various career information days, for example at the Ludwig Erhard Berufsschule Fürth or the Gymnasium Stein. During this event they learned how to organize and conduct a professional exhibition appearance. The fairs were well attended by the students and their parents.


December 2016 - Christmas greetings

uvex would like to thank our employees and business partners for the trust you have placed in us and the valuable cooperation. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a healthy and successful New Year 2017.

Your Human Resource Management


December 2016 - The uvex group is an example of good practice

The uvex child care on the Day of Prayer and Repentance was selected by the Bavarian Family Pact as an example of good practice. You can find the whole article here.




November 2016 - Axia Award 2016

For 90 years uvex has been taking responsibility for the protection of people in work, sports and leisure. The now third-generation family-owned company has been awarded for its far-sighted and detailed concept of succession. Georg Höfler, CFO of the uvex group, received the prestigious Axia Award in the "Best Succession Plan" category on behalf of the uvex group in Hamburg on the 29th of November. The audit and consulting company Deloitte praised in cooperation with the magazine “Wirtschaftswoche” this year's Axia Award under the theme "Sustainable company security through successful succession regulation".


November 2016 - our apprentices on a trip

On the 10th and 11th of November 2016 our apprentices went on their annual uvex trip. This year 40 apprentices visited the headquarter and the production site in Fürth. In the afternoon the historical city center of Nuremberg was explored as part of a city rally. After a night in the Nuremberg castle they also got to learn something about the Nuremberg Reichsparteitag grounds.


November 2016 - Day of Repentance 2016

On the 16.11.2016 it was time once again. Due to the Day of Penance and Prayer being a school holiday, 30 uvex children got to visit us in Fürth. During the day, Santa Claus boots were made and safety helmets were embellished. In addition, the children learned why the eye needs to be protected, true to the motto protecting people. The highlight of the day was the lunch with the parents at the uvexeria. 


October 2016 - Businessman for Dialogue Marketing

Well advised for protection from head to toe.

Alexander Appis deals with products that protect people at work from head to toe. In his training as a merchant for dialogue marketing at UVEX ARBEITSSCHUTZ GmbH in Fürth, the 21-year-old learns how to analyze customer requirements and what is important during consultation. 

Read the full article here. (starting page 6)

September 2016 - Fürth Company Run

The uvex group took part in yesterday's Fürth company run with 77 employees and finished second in the overall evaluation of the highest number of participants. In addition, the second place was achieved in the category of men’s singles and the Nordic Walkers placed third. The changed route and the slightly longer distance of approx. 6 kilometers also provided a nice change from last year’s race. We are proud of our achievements and look forward to next year!


September 2016 - uvex warmly welcomes the new trainees

Yesterday, the uvex group welcomed 11 new trainees in Fürth, Lüneburg and Lederdorn. At the Fürth location, the day was colorfully designed by the "older" trainees and the training management. A variety of team competitions took place, allowing the trainees to quickly get to know each other. The training management and the trainees wish the "newcomers" a good start to their careers, lots of fun at work and that they enjoy going to work every day. 


July 2016 - Trainees completed in 2016

Along with the newly trained trainees, uvex celebrates the successful completion of their final examination. In the summer of 2016, a total of nine trainees successfully passed their exams and will now support us in various areas as soon as they are implemented.


July 2016 - B2Run in Nuremberg

On Thursday (21.07.2016) more than 16,000 individuals participated in the B2Run in Nuremberg, of which 60 runners and walkers were uvex employees.

Our three fastest men were:
1. Pierre - Olivier Söll
2. Markus Wiegler
3. Martin Heidingsfelder

Our three fastest women were:
1. Manuela Graf
2. Jil Pöpplow
3. Birgit Rackl

Congratulations for the great performances! We thank you very much for your participation and we look forward to next year! 

Group picture

May 2016 - Holiday care at uvex

In accordance with the Fürth Alliance for Families uvex children can be cared for during the summer and Easter holidays. Our staff members report about the positive experiences their children have had in holiday care. 

News report

May 2016 - Students of the Protestant University Nuremberg at uvex

A group of 20 students majoring in Social and Health Services of the Protestant University of Nuremberg visited our headquarter in Fürth. A company presentation, a lecture on health management and a guided tour focusing on "Occupational Safety and Security at uvex" were part of the program.


April 2016 - Girls' Day at uvex

At the locations in Fürth, Lederdorn and Lüneburg, interested schoolgirls between the ages of 13 and 16 took part in Girls' Day. The girls were given an insight into various departments and training occupations. We were very happy about the visit!


March 2016 - uvex is one of "Germany's best apprenticing companies 2016"

The journals Focus and Focus Money, with support of Prof. Dr. Werner Sarges, this year, once again, awarded "Germany's best apprenticing companies 2016". Overall, the 2,000 companies with the greatest workforce in Germany were surveyed about their quality of education. uvex is among the best 185 companies in Germany, who were given an award in 2016.

uvex educates in the following regions: Lower Saxony, Bavaria and Saxony. Are you interested in an apprenticeship at uvex?

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March 2016 - Corporate competition "Success Factor Family 2016"

This year the uvex group participated in the corporate competition "Success Factor Family 2016" of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs. In total, there were more than 400 companies that applied for the category of family-friendly companies. This shows the growing awareness of this issue in Germany. Unfortunately, the uvex group did not reach the final round of the competition. One more reason to progress further in that field, to develop, and to implement measures in order to hopefully reach the podium in that area as well.


March 2016 - uvex apprentices in South Africa

From the 02.03. to the 18.03.2016 I had the opportunity to participate in an exchange program, which happens annually in collaboration of the Ludwig-Erhard-Business School and the Ekurhuleni West Colleges (EWC) in the Johannesburg region. There, we visited five colleges of the Ekurhuleni West Colleges, where we presented our project work which we have already developed and finalized in Germany. Since we stayed with host families, we got to know the culture, the different way of life and were able to practice our English. After about 1.5 weeks packed with information about the education system and the history of South Africa, we travelled to the Kruger National Park - the highlight of the trip. There, we looked for the "BIG V", which are buffalos, rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards. In summary, it was a great experience that I would not want to have missed.

Report: Jan Gratzfeld


January 2016 - ISPO in Munich

From 24.01.2016 to 27.01.2016 the most important sports fair ISPO was held in Munich. As the uvex apprentices did not want to miss that occasion, they went to the popular event together. They started with a detailed guided tour around the fair and a short product training. Then the apprentices spread out to do some "trend research" at other companies’ stands, which gave them interesting insights outside the uvex product world. After 6 hours at the fair their legs were heavy and they set out on the journey home.
Our apprentices would like to take this opportunity to once again thank their colleagues at UVEX SPORTS for organizing and hosting that great day!


December 2015 - Christmas greetings

uvex would like to thank you our employees and business partners for the trust you have placed in us and the valuable cooperation. We wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a healthy and successful new year 2016.

Your Human Resource Management


November 2015 - Employees' children explore uvex on the Day of Repentance

On the Day of Repentance we at uvex had a very successful daycare project: 26 uvex children between 6 and 12 years old were supervised by our apprentices
at Fürth for that day. In the morning they built lanterns, later on they went on a paper chase to explore the uvex territory. Thereby the children collected stamps which they could exchange for sweet surprises afterwards. The day also included a visit to their parent’s workplace along with numerous skill games.


November 2015 - uvex Health Days

This year the uvex Health Days were held on 11 th and 12 th November. About 200 employees of our locations Fürth, Lederdorn, Passau and Sulzemoos attended various offerings on topics such as occupational safety, nutrition, exercise and relaxation. Madeleine Hager, employee at the uvex academy, was very excited and told in an interview: "I have been in business Yoga, which was great! I will try to integrate the short exercises into my break-time at work." Also human resources consultant Manuela Graf, who was in charge of the whole event, emphasized the positive feedback from the employees.
We thank our employees for their numerous participation and look forward to the next Health Days.


Offerings of the Health Days 2015

September 2015 - new apprentices starting at uvex

On the 1st of September 2015 we welcomed 13 new apprentices from uvex locations all over Germany. For this occasion uvex organised a colourful and eventful ceremony. After a welcoming from the head of human resources, work council and the head of apprentices, the new apprentices were able to get to know each other and their new working environment through different games, such as balloon memory, building paper bridges and a paper chase. A joined lunch in the uvexeria made sure that new friendships were found between the apprentices. At the end of the day, the apprentices were given a cup filled with goodies as a souvenir of their first day at work. 


06.08.2015 Take-Your-Child-To-Work-Day at uvex

During the this year’s school-vacation-childcare-program 28 children had the chance to visit uvex. According to the theme “little explorers and discovers” the kids learned how the human ear works and why it is so important to protect it. During the afternoon they were very creative by painting on helmets. The highlight of the day was the common luge-training  with the uvex-athlete Natalie Geisenberger at the ramp in fornt of the uvex-hall.


29. July 2015 - Award "Bayerns Best 50"

On 29 July 2015 the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology awarded 50 Bavarian companies with the “BAYERNS BEST 50”-award. The uvex group is honoured to be awarded.


June 2015 - uvex sports day

At our this year’s uvex sports day, our colleagues could take part in different kinds of sport like motorcycling, mountainbiking, horse riding, wakeboarding, kayaking, volleyball or hiking.
Colleagues from different sites of Germany came to that event and enjoyed their sports courses. 
After the sporting events in the afternoon, there was the chance for the colleagues to demonstrate his/her proficiency at the ski-jump simulator together with the uvex athletes Johannes Rydzek (Nordic combined) und Karl Geiger (ski-jump). In the evening there was a barbecue at the Hubert-Schwarz Center where we closed the eventful day together.


March 2015 - uvex apprentices in South Africa

In connection with a student exchange program of the Ludwig-Erhard-Vocational-School, the uvex apprentices Julia Scheuerpflug and Nadine Wein had a three-weeks-stay in South Africa. During the stay they got to know about the culture, the landscape and come together with the people.

“While staying there we had the chance to check out the various locations of the partner college and had a trip to the "Rhino and Lion Park", where we could see baby cubs. But the highlight was the 5-day stay in the Kruger National Park, where we had the great luck to see all the "Big 5". We will never forget the time and the impressions in South Africa."


February 2015 - "Youth Thinks Future"

The uvex group took part in the project work, organized by the chamber of commerce in Nuremberg, "Youth Thinks Future"

The subject of this year's project was "The field of tension: enterprises".

February 2015 - uvex apprentices organized an educational exhibition

On the 6th February 2015, our apprentices represented the uvex group at the Educational Exibition of the vocational school in Fuerth.

They learned how to organize a professional presentation and how to perform. Many pupils from Fuerth and its environs visited the event.


November 2014 – Kids at work on the day of repentance

On 19th of November uvex has organized a childcare for the children of their employees, because children don’t have school on the day of repentance. 40 uvex-children in all spent their day together at the headquarter in Fürth. They did handicrafts, played some games, painted some pictures and had a lot of fun together. The highlight of the day was the visit of their parents at their workplace.

May 2014 - Universities at uvex

On 19th and 20th of May, students of the International Business School of Nuremburg and students of the university of Pforzheim have visited uvex. 

Next to a company presentation there were presentations about the innovation processes and brand positioning. Then the students got a guided tour through the production of our safety glasses.

April 2014 - Donation to the Disability Council of Fuerth

uvex donates € 3,000.00 to the Disability Council of Fuerth to participate in the European day of protest for equality of people with disabilities. The campaign's motto is "Disabled - nevertheless mobil".

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